Accounts Analyst - 1 Year Student Placement

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Work type: External Fixed Term Contract
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Accountancy & Finance

Job title: Accounts Analyst ( 1year student placement)
Location : Reading
Salary: £16833 - £22228  (depending on skills and experience) 


OUR ROLE

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic & ambitious Accountancy student to join our team based in Reading for a 1-year placement as part of their ongoing studies.

This role is responsible for the execution of comprehensive general accounting and period closing activities. The Accounts Analyst is responsible for supporting the General Accounting team through the accurate and timely execution of transactional processing activities such as posting standard journals, running reports, and less complex balance sheet reconciliations.

The Accounts Analyst provides transactional accounting services across SSE during the monthly accounting cycle but crystallise at period end to support a specific BU within SSE.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Period end close & reporting
Extraction of accounting data and reports to calculate, prepare and post mid-month and month end journals using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager and Accountant as necessary
Extraction of accounting data to prepare mid-month and month end reports, performing an initial review of the reports to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data presented prior to review
Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review
Ownership by delegation of all queries from Finance and other areas of the business, communicating directly with the requestor via the GA inboxes and timely resolution of such queries
Maintain all required lists and registers to a high standard processing updates when required using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager and Accountant

2. P&L preparation & BS reconciliations
Prepare P&L and BS control account reconciliations highlighting and investigating material variances prior to detailed review by the Finance Manager / Accountant

3. Management Reporting
Extraction of accounting data to prepare management reports (e.g. Flash reports, KPI, etc.) performing an initial review of the reports to verify the integrity and accuracy of the data presented prior to review
Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review
Consolidation of various reports and preparation of presentation packs (e.g. consistent formatting, accuracy checks etc.) in a timely manner

4. Statutory Reporting
Preparation of statutory technical areas with guidance from the Finance Manager /Accountant
Consolidation of statutory account following approval by the Business Partner, and submission to Companies House
Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review

5. Regulatory and Other Reporting
Prepare regulatory report pro-formas using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager / Accountant
Accurate and timely processing of adjustment journals and report changes following any review
Preparation of VAT return pro-forma using detailed job aids and guidance/support from the Finance Manager /Accountant prior to review by the Finance Manager / Accountant
Consolidation of regulatory and VAT reports and submission to regulators/HMRC


6. Fixed Assets
Weekly monitoring of capital project spend and ageing with responsibility for effective and timely communication with Finance and other areas of the business to resolve any overspend or project closure delays
Perform a clerical review of capex and project budget requests (e.g. checking all paper work has been submitted and completed in full), prior to further review and approval by the Finance Manager / Accountant
Responsible for handling requests from the business for new project codes, allocating these codes against a register and communication of the code set up to the business
Responding to Fixed Asset related business queries and taking ownership for their resolution

7. Continuous improvement
Support the General Accountant team to identify initiatives and opportunities e.g. process improvements

8. Continued Compliance
Adhere to Group and BU specific policies and procedures
Support External and Audit activities as required, such as providing information as requested in a timely manner
Ensure accurate recording of transactions for tax purposes

 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential Job Specific Skills and Experiences
• Studying towards an Accounting/Business degree
• Ability to work with minimal supervision after a training period and deliver high quality work to deadlines
• Basic knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures
• Awareness of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantage

Functional and Technical Skills
• Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel)
• Degree-level education or equivalent
• Knowledge of SSE equivalent systems, processes and workflow technology
• In depth knowledge of ERP software (Oracle desirable)


Firm Wide Expectations
• Undertake any necessary training associated with the duties of the post and participates in training and development procedures
• Comply with all Company Health and Safety policies and legislation in the performance of their duties and responsibilities
• Maintain confidentiality and observes data protection guidelines
• Carry out any other reasonable duties commensurate with their capability

Our Company
We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.
Our Benefits
Lots of good things, including 34 days’ holidays (inclusive of public holidays), pension plans and paid volunteering days. Click here for a full breakdown; http://sse.com/careers/benefits-and-development/
Next Steps
Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn’t take long.
Closing date for applications is 28th February 2019
Successful candidates will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal record check.

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