Assistant Accountant

Shepton Mallet, UK
17 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Becoming an Assistant Accountant with Capita Local Public Services

Supporting the Senior Accountant this is an excellent opportunity for a numerate and organised individual looking to further their accounting knowledge and experience. It is likely that you will be studying for or nearing completion of AAT.

What you will do:
  • To be a technical financial accounting resource for the Financial Accounting team assisting in ensuring the financial statements of the authority are closed down in a timely manner and all other related financial matters that the section is responsible for are delivered accurately and on time.
  • To support the financial accountant, where appropriate, with internal and external audit dealings on any matters affecting the closedown of accounts, audit of accounts or anything else of a significant financial nature ensuring the relevant Financial Accountant is aware of any discussions.
  • Assist in providing sound, pro-active and flexible financial advice and technical accounting support services to managers and business partners and ensure that effective and proactive support is available and provided at all times
  • Support the financial accountant in ensuring that comprehensive procedures are developed & maintained that are compliant with all Council policies, best practice and statutory requirements
  • Assist the Financial Accountant to ensure that appropriate controls are in place safeguarding the integrity and completeness of accounting ledgers and any internal or external accounting procedures are complied with.
  • To process journals on the financial management system
  • To support the financial accountant in ensuring the completion of all balance sheet and other reconciliations on a timely and accurate basis.
  • To assist in completing all period end processes, final account preparation and internal and external reporting activities in accordance with required timescales and current accounting standards

Your experience will include:
  • Highly numerate
  • Well organised, accurate and efficient
  • Experience of developing productive, meaningful, trusted and positive working relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, understand and disseminate complex and detailed technical and professional issues in an easy to understand way
  • Commitment to maintain professional and ethical standards.

About Capita Local Public Services

For over 25 years, Capita has been the UK's leading provider of services to local government. We help councils to improve efficiency, provide better services and become more commercially sustainable. This works through a variety of frameworks, service agreements, commercial partnerships, shared services and joint venture companies. We cover all local government operations - from customer management, HR and property development to back office processing, administration and IT. Join us and you'll be part of a team providing a full range of back office, middle office and customer facing services.

What's in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply - you can contactfor guidance and to request a full job description.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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