Trainee Accountant

1 day left

Extensive: Sick pay, 25 days holiday
28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Trainee Accountant x 2 Ref: 00921

Based in Newport and Swansea, 37 hours per week

Salary - GBP18,000 - GBP22,000 pa

Fixed Term for the duration of study (3-4 years)

Are you looking for a career in Finance and Accounting?

Do you want to come and work with a great team in a progressive organisation?

Do you set yourself high expectations and want to become a qualified accountant in the next 3 - 4 years?

If you`ve answered yes to all three of those questions then we think we might have the perfect role for you.

Who are we?

We are a Group of companies providing housing and support that makes a real difference to people`s lives. Pobl Group is the parent Company and provides all the corporate services required for each of the Group companies. This ranges from Finance, Human Resources, IT and Facilities Management to Communications & Marketing and Sales.

Following a recent restructure of the team we are investing in 2 new roles suited to graduates who want a career in Finance and Accounting. The Finance and Procurement Division covers all aspects of day to day finance including the production of management accounts, financial accounts, treasury, payroll, accounts payable and receivable.

These posts will report directly into the Divisional Financial Controllers who will oversee your development and training and ensure that over the training period you fulfil all the relevant experience requirements of your professional body.

The main purpose of these posts are to assist the business partnering and financial accounts teams with the financial reporting of all areas within the Group, in line with the department`s operational plan. The role will involve working closely with other members of the finance team and ensuring the supply of accurate and timely information. You will also be expected to get out and about in the business and understand how finance operates and how we develop our services. Your role may involve different placements and projects both within the team and the wider group.

What will you do?

Support the business partnering team in:

-the preparation of monthly management accounts,
-the preparation annual budget and rolling forecasts
-analysing variances to budget and producing commentaries for schemes and areas for the relevant divisions.
-carrying out general finance duties including the posting of journals,

Support the Financial Accounts team in

-Monthly completion of balance sheet reconciliations
-preparing and processing accounting journals as required
-Investigating and resolving discrepancies including liaising with operational staff at various levels.
-Assist with the maintenance of the Groups accounting records and Chart of Accounts
-Assist with the review of new accounting standards to understand they`re impact on the business
-Assist with the production of the annual Statutory Accounts, particularly gathering data to support the notes to the accounts

Assisting the Financial Controllers in delivering key business projects

Support and guide operational teams and budget holders in developing their financial awareness.

Process and supply KPI information for budget holders.

Assist operational personnel within the Group with the completion of external return paperwork relating to finance information.

Assist in the annual audit process, providing any supporting information as required.

Assist with the completion of balance sheet reconciliations and ensure compliance with financial controls within the finance accounting systems

Communicate where necessary with third parties relating to schemes / projects on information requests in a timely and effective manner.

Provide cover for other Trainee Accountants within the finance team.

Assist with any other "ad hoc" financial reporting exercises in line with the level of the role and responsibilities.

The post holders will report directly into the relevant Financial Controller of but will rotate around the business partnering teams and the reporting and compliance teams during the length of their contract.

Who are we looking for? (For more detail see Role Profile):

We are looking for someone who has a real ambition to develop a career in a highly successful finance team. We will expect you to attend University and pass your professional exams in a reasonable time period. In return we`ll give you the development and exposure not only to help you become a great accountant but a role model for others in the department.

You will need experience and skills in the following areas:

-Excellent numeracy and literacy skills with attention to detail and accuracy
-Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and v-look ups
-Able to communicate with a range of people both internally and externally
-Ability to manage work to strict accounting deadlines whilst ensuring an attention to detail
-Ability to plan, execute and evaluate a project
-Ability to work on own initiative
-A passion for digital and continuous improvement
-A good quality degree 2:1 or higher

What`s in it for you?

Pobl is more than just a Housing Association, it`s a multi-faceted business who`s range of provision varies from care and support to individuals, through to commercial development activities. The finance department provides services for all these businesses, so you will potentially get involved in a wide range of operations adding to your professional experience.

At Pobl we look to reward our talent with a comprehensive package. Along with a competitive salary, we have flexible working, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), excellent pension options, retail discounts and company loans to name a few. Additionally we invest heavily in our employee development, and you will be part of our Leadership development programme.

Over the course of your contract you will complete a professional accountancy qualification, and will be provided with ?? day each week to attend college, and suitable additional leave for exams.

Apply today! If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for then click 'Apply'. Download our Application Form from our vacancy page, following the submission guidelines.

Closing date for applications: 10 August 2017

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