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Assistant Accountant

St John Ambulance
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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A fantastic opportunity to join the Financial Reporting team as an Assistant Accountant. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the team with the documentation, maintenance and improvement of financial processes, controls and data, as well as taking responsibility for a range of detailed accounting tasks. For the right candidate there will be opportunity to receive full study support towards professional qualifications.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days.

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

About You:

Experience in preparing and explaining accounting transactions
Experience of complex reconciliation of financial information
Experience in using SUN and Proactis or similar accounting systems
Knowledge of accounting principles under UK GAAP
Able to use Microsoft technologies at an advanced level including Excel
Capable of multi-tasking and prioritising work to meet challenging deadlines
Professional Accounting Qualification (part qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA or Level 4 AAT) or demonstrably qualified by experience is desirable.

About the Role:

Key responsibilities include:

Handling complex financial reconciliation processes
Performing creditor account reconciliations, together with variance analysis and investigation where necessary
Involvement in monthly and year-end financial reporting
Involvement in VAT checking processes
Providing month end support to the Management Accounts team, including the reconciliation of accounts, as well as the creation and posting of journals relating to and reconciliation of accrual, prepayment and accrued and deferred income balances
Completion of year end audit requests and preparation of statutory accounts processes

About Us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 30,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning. As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future.

St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women's groups. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.

Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only.
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