Trainee Financial Accountant

10 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Assistant Financial Accountant
Company: Reed Specialist Recruitment
Reporting to: Finance Manager
Based: Northampton Town Centre
Salary: £23,000 + Company benefits

The Company:

Reed Specialist Recruitment (RSR) is the largest part of the Reed Global Group (, which also includes Europe’s biggest jobsite - ; one of the world’s leading Welfare To Work providers - Reed In Partnership; and the UK’s leading training provider - Reed Learning.

Operating since 1960, Reed is one of the best known names in the recruitment industry because people trust us to deliver world class recruitment solutions. Reed has more than 3,000 permanent employees working across 425 business units in 180 locations worldwide, including Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Reed are recruiting for a new and exciting opportunity to join our integral Financial Accounts Team

If you are currently studying or looking to study for CIMA, ACA, or ACCA, have a strong financial accounts background and relevant experience, and you have excellent communication skills, then this could be the ideal role for you!

The Role:

REED has a fast changing and progressive culture keen to reward those that perform well. The Financial Accounts Assistant role is based in Northampton where much of the board are based including the CEO and FD. The financial accounts team are currently looking to take advantage of opportunities to improve processes around the business. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make an impact in this highly visible role.

Your role will include the following:

• Management of monthly cash process and of the month end cash journals.
• Ensure all applicable balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a timely basis.
• Reviewing the cash reconciliation in detail ensuring all items are reconciled.
• Working with the Accounts Payable team to manage the accounting of cash payments.
• Management of the Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger reconciliations.
• Aide the team in creating accounting process documentation.
• Ensure timely and accurate preparation of RSR-wide journals (in particular, cash books, AP invoice charge outs and intercompany).
• Deal with ad hoc queries and show confidence in delivering effective face to face support to senior staff.
• Support the statutory accounting and audit processes.
• Operate as a key team member meeting personal work objectives expected for the role completing all work and projects to the highest standard.
• Maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders such as: other finance departments, IT, Marketing, Property, Procurement, external auditors, ONS and HMRC.

What does the ideal candidate look like:

• You might be a graduate with a degree in finance or accounting
• You will be currently studying OR looking to study for CIMA, ACA, or ACCA
• If you don’t have a relevant degree then you will have a strong financial accounts background and proven track record in a finance environment
• You will ideally have experience of the accurate preparation of balance sheets and their reconciliation
• You will be able to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
• You will have familiarity of key finance principles, legislation and standards and their application (UK GAAP)
• You will have demonstrated business systems experience preferred, including Oracle
• You will have strong demonstrable Excel skills
• You will be driven to improve processes around the business
• You will be an excellent communicator and keen to interact with different people and non-finance staff
• You will be eager to get involved in tasks and progress within the team
• You will be able to fit in with the team’s friendly culture
• You will be results orientated with desire to ‘see things through’

Reed Specialist Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.

All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business