Accounts Analyst - 6 months

Orion Group
20 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Leading energy company with offices in Scotland, London and Berkshire is seeking an Accounts Analyst for their offices in Reading.

6 month Fixed Term Contract

The Accounts Analyst is responsible for supporting the General Accounting team through the accurate and timely execution of transactional processing activities such as posting standard journals, running reports and less complex balance sheet reconciliations.

The Accounts Analyst provides transactional accounting services across the business during the monthly accounting cycle.

* Period End Close - extract accounts data and reports to calculate, prepare and post mid-month and month end journals using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager and Accountant as necessary

* Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review

* Ownership by delegation of all queries from Finance and other areas of the business, communicating directly with the requestor via the finance inboxes and timely resolution of such queries

* Maintain all required lists and registers to a high standard processing updates when required using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager and Accountant

* Prepare P&L and BS control account reconciliations highlighting and investigating material variances prior to detailed review by the Finance Manager / Accountant

* Consolidation of various reports and preparation of presentation packs (e.g. consistent formatting, accuracy checks etc.) in a timely manner

* Preparation of statutory technical areas with guidance from the Finance Manager /Accountant

* Prepare regulatory report pro-formas using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager / Accountant

* Preparation of VAT return pro-forma using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager

* Consolidation of regulatory and VAT reports and submission to regulators/HMRC

* Perform a clerical review of capex and project budget requests (e.g. checking all paper work has been submitted and completed in full), prior to further review and approval by the Finance Manager / Accountant

* Responding to Fixed Asset related business queries and taking ownership for their resolution

You will be

Studying towards an Accounting/Business degree

Ability to work with minimal supervision after a training period and deliver high quality work to deadlines

Basic knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures

Awareness of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantage

Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel)

Degree-level education or equivalent

In depth knowledge of ERP software (Oracle desirable)

Undertake any necessary training associated with the duties of the post and participates in training and development procedures

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion

As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment

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