Graduate Management Accountant

Job Title: Graduate Management Accountant
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Battersea
Salary: 27000 - 28000
Reference: 0402
Contact Name: Berkeley Group Careers
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2021 15:44

Job Description

Job Purpose:

To support to the Finance Team through assisting with the provision of a professional and timely accounting service in respect of payments of invoices and expenses, and the production of accurate reporting and management of company accounts, while completing an accredited accountancy qualification

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly board reports
  • Assisting in the preparation of weekly/monthly management information reporting.
  • Supporting the preparation, analysis and communication of the annual budget & monthly management accounts
  • Preparation and posting of journals
  • Completing the bank reconciliations for relevant bank accounts in a timely manner
  • Assisting with financial reporting obligations (e.g. VAT & CIS reporting)
  • Maintenance of the Profit & Cashflow Forecast system (PCF) - database of current and future year costs, revenues and cash flows
  • Providing general administrative support to all areas of the Finance department to ensure effective, accurate and timely delivery of financial reporting to aid key strategic decisions
  • Supporting the Senior Finance Team in any ad-hoc projects and/or implementation of strategies to improve divisional performance
  • Providing support to Accounts Payable including assistance with processing invoices, staff expense claims and subcontractor valuations.
  • Liaising with suppliers and staff to resolve invoice and expense claim queries in a timely manner
  • Assisting with ensuring all relevant documentation related to payment of invoices is accurate and attached, such as bank details and company addresses

Technical Competencies:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree, preferably in Finance
  • Eagerness to complete an accredited accounting qualification (e.g. ACA)
  • Experience using an accounting system preferred but not essential
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel preferred
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word and Outlook preferred
  • Professional communication skills (written & verbal) with both internal & external stakeholders
  • General organisation & coordination abilities
  • Ability to deliver world-class customer service to all

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined
  • Team player
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view
  • Well-presented and business like

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday.