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Assistant Accountant

  • Job reference: CS-002146
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Worcester

This position is within the SSF Financial Accounting Department. The role involves the provision of support to the SSF Financial Controller. The main activities cover the reconciliation of payroll information posted via an electronic interface. Reconciliation of payroll balance sheet accounts to the information provided by payroll and ensuring third party payments are made in an accurate and timely way. Provide assistance in the budget & forecasting process for payroll accounts. Reconciliation of Agency Control Accounts.

Responsible to: Financial Controller

Key Relationships: Internal – other members of the Financial Accounting Department; other departments within the SSF; the broader Finance community, HR Department, Pensions Department and the Payroll department.
External – pensions providers and Payroll Consultants.



Responsibilities

• Reconciliation of payroll information posted via an electronic interface.
• Ensuring that third party payments are made in an accurate and timely way.
• General ledger reconciliations.
• Journal preparation.
• Analysis of bonus and pension payments.
• Provision of data for quarterly SCR reconciliations.
• Assist Financial Controller with budget & forecasting.
• Operation of leavers procedure and monitoring of staff indebtedness to the Company.
• Reconciliation of Agency Control Accounts.
• Ad hoc projects/tasks.

Experience
Essential

• Studying for the AAT or qualified by experience.
• Must have a good knowledge of computer systems, including a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
strong reconciliation skills.
• Attention to detail – Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
• Organising - ability to prioritise workload in order to achieve daily tasks and meet deadlines.
• Team worker – willingly co-operates and supports all team members, and appreciates being part of a wider SSF team.
• Initiative – able to think about work resolutions with minimum supervision.
• Communication – recognising, selecting and using appropriate channels of communication in a professional manner.
• Task focused – able to process, manage and follow up all work assigned to them.
• Problem Solving – Identifies, owns and follows problems through to resolution.
• Analytical – approaches tasks in a logical manner to identify and analyse data or rectify problems.

Desirable

• The candidate should ideally be AAT qualified.
• Knowledge of JD Edwards.
• Payroll experience.
• Experience of working in a financial/management accounting environment

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