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Assistant Accountant ( Financial Accounting)

  • Job reference: GDH000005
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Support Services
  • Location: Bangalore

 

Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.
As of 2016, Atkins is UK's largest engineering consultancy and the world's 11th largest global design firm. It employs approximately 18,000 staff based in 300 offices across 29 countries and has undertaken projects in over 150 countries

 

Job Title

Assistant Accountant – Financial Accounting

Job Description

  • This new role is in the offshored team within the Finance Shared Services function of an international engineering & design consultancy company. 
  • The shared services team will be co-located with several hundred fee-earning staff in a professional business environment.       
  • This position is within the Financial Accounting team.  The role will report to the Senior Assistant Accountant in Bangalore and the Financial Controller based in the UK .
  • The main activities include bank and intercompany reconciliation.
  • This new position is a great opportunity for the right person to make a positive impact on a dynamic business.  


Requirements

Qualifications

  • Batchelor’s degree
  • Qualified in a recognised professional accountancy qualification.  This role would suit a candidate with around two years’ post-qualification experience.  Excellent candidates with less experience would be considered.

Essential Criteria

  • The candidate must have some bank reconciliation experience.
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including use and set-up of Pivot tables.
  • Good English skills – written and verbal communication.
  • Strong reconciliation skills.
  • Experience of an accounting software package.

Desirable Criteria

  • Good working knowledge of JD Edwards accounting software.

 

Responsibilities

  • Auto bank reconciliations.
  • Manual bank reconciliations.
  • Assisting with weekly cash reports and quarterly cash flow forecasting.
  • Reconciliation of intercompany trade balances on a monthly basis for over 100 entities.
  • Assist with quarterly intercompany reconciliations.
  • Collating documentation to support intercompany recharging.
  • Ad hoc tasks

 

The Individual

  • Sound analytical skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and take responsibility - must be able to identify the deadline for a piece of work to be completed e.g. period end and take responsibility for ensuring that the deadline is achieved
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels.
  • Organised - they must be able to work in a structured way demonstrating an audit trail.
  • Good Attention to detail.
  • Team Player – as a small team it will be necessary to cover colleagues’ workload

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.  These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.  We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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