Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: KU001
  • Date Posted: 18 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Coyle Personnel
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  • Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £250 to £350 Per Day
  • Sector: Administration, Commercial & Procurement
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Assistant Financial Accountant - Outside IR35. Temp-Perm

Due to internal promotion an opportunity has arisen to join the Central Finance team within the Rail Infrastructure (“RI”) business, reporting to the RI Senior Financial Accountant. This is a great opportunity to be involved at the heart of a dynamic and forward-looking business that is leading the way in the Railway Signalling industry through new products and services and through internally digitalisation as part of driving continuous improvement. The Central Finance team provides support to the RI management team and co-ordinates with a variety of other teams within the business and with headquarters functions in UK and in Germany to deliver the business strategy. 

This is a great development role for a part-qualified or newly qualified accountant looking to apply their skills and to help drive the business forward by providing analysis and insight, driving effective financial controls, and getting involved in business improvement initiatives. There are excellent career development prospects and team members have progressed into project accounting, business development, the Commercial function, as well as to other businesses in UK and abroad.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Finance partnering for selected business functions, providing cost centre managers with insights on their results and helping them produce robust monthly forecasts
  • Proactively develop and deepen skills in Finance tools (SAP, Tableau, Cyberquery, Dash, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Getting involved in digitalisation projects and process improvement, simplification and automation initiatives (e.g. Robotics)
  • Ownership of a defined range of monthly finance controls, aimed at ensuring the integrity of our financial results. Examples include analytical review of the balance sheet, and reporting on sensitive topics e.g. payroll
  • Coordinating the overall monthly internal controls process for the RI business
  • Deputise for the Senior Financial Accountant when needed

What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • Part-qualified or newly qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Excellent Excel skills (pivot tables, lookup functions, data analysis)
  • Experience of using SAP or similar ERP software
  • Able to successfully communicate with non-Finance staff to explain finance topics
  • Able to work to tight timescales and using their own initiative
  • Team player willing to get involved and contribute towards meeting the wider team objectives
  • Creative thinker