Finance Assistant

Warwick, Warwickshire
Dependent on experience
Jul 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified


The Finance Assistant will have responsibility for the core preparation of management accounts for the business. This role will require a high level of accuracy and a good understanding of double-entry bookkeeping. Must be able to work to time constraints and meet deadlines, work well as part of a team, and have the confidence to work under own initiative and provide support to immediate team members

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Weekly preparation/review of unit returns for individual contracts
  • Monthly preparation of trading account results for individual contracts
  • To assist operations managers in the monthly monitoring of income and costs against budget and forecasts and to promote the focus on increasing profitability and efficiency by challenging current practices.
  • To carry out variance analysis on actual versus budget and forecasts and associated commentary to be included in the monthly management accounts report.
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations as required
  • Various ad-hoc financial analysis
  • To liaise with external parties in relation to any queries which may arise
  • To maintain and update various financial models.
  • To ensure the company job costing system (Integrity) is kept up to date by the units to ensure all records are accurately recorded
  • Any other reasonable activities at the request of the finance manager

Ideal Candidate:

  • Graduate-level or currently working towards a professional qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • High level of Excel skill
  • Numerate with a passion for accuracy whilst working to tight timescales
  • Meticulous and self-organised with an ability to prioritise
  • Reliable and with a “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent relationship builder with an ability to work in teams
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity, trust and professional ethics