- Role Type
- Fixed Term Contract (inc Secondee)
- Closing Date
- Company Info
We take pride in being there for our customers. We help them deal with whatever life has in store and support them in achieving financial security; and that’s thanks to the talented and dedicated people who work with us. For us, ‘social responsibility’ is not just a buzzword. It defines us and runs through everything we do for our customers and as an employer. And working with us, you’ll get a competitive reward package and have the flexibility and autonomy to deliver your personal, business and career goals.
- Department Info
From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms – our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad. Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
- Job Duties
Process data in accordance with documented procedures and controls, this includes posting journals as part of statutory financial or regulatory, in accordance with Expense Governance & Planning deadlines.
Responsible for reconciliation, including the investigation and clearance of outstanding items, as per deadlines mandated in Expense Governance & Planning, ensuring the reasons for reconciling items are clearly and concisely explained.
Contribute to the accurate and timely preparation of the monthly financial / management accounts, related revenue and balance sheet commentary, regulatory and tax returns and other management information, in accordance with Expense Governance & Planning timetables.
Assist with the delivery of analytical support and management information, as well as assist with ad hoc requests.
Adhere to robust financial controls in compliance with Group Standards, statutory and regulatory requirements and the risk and control framework.
Assist in the ledger maintenance, development and integration of relevant systems and support the team with project work as and when required.
Identify and suggest improvements to processes directly to accounting ledgers management.
Maintain procedure notes, ensuring they are up to date and fit for purpose. Provide cross training within the team.
- Skills Required
Either, already studying towards a recognised professional accounting or other relevant qualifications, or with relevant experience within finance or accounting environment.
Practical experience of accounting and and/or tax/book keeping procedures.
Must be capable of understanding and applying applicable accounting and tax standards.
Understanding of product ledger, expense ledger or operational tax processes.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of staff throughout the business and prepared to actively participate in meetings.
Attention to detail and able to work accurately to tight deadlines.
Able to work independently or as part of a team, while planning and prioritising tasks.
Good analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to identify process improvement opportunities.
Proactively seeks solutions to problems and escalates concerns and is prepared to challenge existing processes and suggest improvements.
Clarifies objectives, aims and timescales to deliver the required outcome.
Build and develops strong relationships with peers and the leadership team.
Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Competent user of ORACLE, Hubble, Strategic Reconciliation Tool (SRT), Money In / Out and Data load.
Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 22 days’ (with potential to rise to 26 days) holiday, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.