Assistant Accountant - Competitive Package - Milton Keynes, Linford Wood
DRS Data Services Limited (DRS) is owned by AQA, an independent education charity that is the largest provider of academic qualifications in UK schools and colleges. We provide large scale, high stakes examination processing solutions for the education sector and support awarding organisations in the UK, India and Africa and technology partners worldwide.
We aspire to be the best provider of e-Assessment software and services and we are wholly focused on ensuring that every examination candidate gets the result that they deserve.
We do this by providing our innovative e-Marker® solutions coupled with sophisticated services, that support our global partners, whilst reliably delivering trusted outcomes to students. Our core values of 'Inspiring, Clarity, Simplicity, Ingenuity
and Together' are at the heart of everything we do.
What we're looking for
We are seeking an Assistant Accountant to join our team. You will be responsible for all aspects of fixed asset accounting, including tax and statutory reporting, alongside all financial aspects of the stock module, including reconciliations, write-offs and provisions, and the projects module.
The successful candidate for the Assistant Accountant role will also be required to oversee weekly payrolls managed by third parties, posting of payroll journals and organisation of weekly payments. You will also review live projects monthly, using information provided by the Project Managers to ensure that project forecasting is accurate and that revenue is recognised correctly. In addition, the role will also involve responsibility over the monthly Sales and Cost of Sales forecast, incorporating the Sales pipeline as provided by Customer Services, as well as uploading budget and forecast data into Workday as required.
You are naturally diligent with a good eye for detail, you also look for opportunities for self-improvement. We are looking for someone who is confident, keen to learn and is willing to challenge how we do things so that the team grows and develops as a whole.
Ideally, we are looking for someone with AAT level 3 or 4 accountancy qualification. Alongside an excellent understanding of accounts to trial balance, you will also have experience of: fixed asset accounting and reporting, stock accounting, and project accounting/deferred income/payments on account. Having a high level of competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook, you will also be a good written and verbal communicator, while having strong IT/systems and analytical skills. We are willing to support further professional development for the right candidate.
Furthermore, the successful candidate will possess positive personal attributes including being: approachable, a team player, well organised, confident and resourceful.
What we're offering
At DRS we believe that to be truly happy at work, you need a stimulating and rewarding role, with first class development opportunities and inspiring colleagues, where you can achieve a great work/life balance.
That is why, in addition to your salary, we offer additional financial benefits such as income protection, life assurance, contributory pension, contributory private healthcare scheme and generous leave including 25 -27 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays and for most roles, the opportunity to take up to 10 flex days per year (subject to service), if additional hours are accrued throughout the year. We also offer an extra day's leave each year to enable every employee to get involved in voluntary service in the local community.
Our Social Committee organises numerous activities throughout the year from regular yoga, badminton, walking and running groups to tournaments in football, cricket and squash.
Ready to find out more?
If shortlisted for this role you will be invited to a telephone interview week commencing date 28th September 2020.
Face to face virtual interviews will follow for successful candidates on 6th, 7th or 8th October 2020.
If this sounds like what you are looking for, and you believe you can share in our mission, purpose and values, we would love to hear from you