Assistant Accountant

Robert Walters
Solihull, UK
19 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Robert Walters are currently recruiting for a permanent Part Qualified Assistant Accountant join a market leading business based in Shirley.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Understanding and managing the WIP and billing fundamentals; monitor profitability and budgets as required.
  • Preparation of work-in-progress reports and monitoring of WIP & billing for specified clients or divisions ensuring recovery of committed costs.
  • Preparation and coordination of existing, and development of new, monthly reports as required.
  • Support the implementation of new information systems or technologies in line with the changing needs of the business.
  • Maintain areas of master data in the system in line with agency standards and provide other adhoc financial tasks as required.
  • System maintenance including estimate approvals, billing profiles and job closing to ensure an accurate up to date WIP position.
  • Taking an active role in month end closedown to ensure the accurate and timely production of monthly management information data and reports.
  • Monitoring of fees for key clients involving analysis and reporting to track actual performance versus target, time reporting, variance analysis and PO tracking.

Key skills and attributes
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships within the finance office and the wider business
  • Highly numerate with a meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to work under pressure, with large volumes of data whilst consistently meeting deadlines
  • Highly organised with excellent time management skills and an ability to prioritise workload
  • The ability to adapt and respond to meet changing agency needs and requirements
  • Working knowledge of systems including SAP and the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel

You will be either part qualified in one of the major accounting qualifications e.g. AAT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA etc or have previous experience of working in a commercial finance role.

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