Outsourcing University Work Placement (12 months)

Job Title: Outsourcing University Work Placement (12 months)
Contract Type: Work Experience & Placements
Location: London
Salary: London Living Wage
Reference: REF N/A
Contact Name: Megan Casey
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2021 15:36

Job Description

Business services Outsourcing Team 

The Outsourcing department is a growing and dynamic part of the Business Services Team, offering room for career progression.  The Outsourcing department harnesses the best of technology to deliver bespoke accounting solutions and services to a wide variety of businesses.

Purpose and aim of the job  

The successful candidate will assist the Manager and Bookkeepers in providing a high quality bookkeeping service to a wide variety of businesses. 

Job duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will be taught to assist in all aspects of bookkeeping including:

  • Transactions processing to trial balance
  • Preparation and processing of journals
  • Reconciling accounts payable and receivable
  • Producing aged debtor and credit listings
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Year-end statutory financial statements
  • Extended trial balance
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Maintaining cash books/nominal ledgers/sales and purchase ledgers
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Writing cheques and bank processes
  • Use a variety of accounting systems including Xero, QuickBooks, Sage and many more

Skills and qualifications

  • Be on target for a minimum of a 2.1 degree in any discipline
  • Minimum of 112 UCAS points (2017 tariff) (excluding General Studies)
  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or 9-4 or above (or equivalent)

Personal Attributes 

  • Flexibility
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Work to deadlines
  • Able to work on his/her own with limited support
  • Team player
  • Computer literate, ideally familiar with Word, Excel
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to ask for help/ask questions
  • Willingness and ability to learn
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good attention to detail
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Problem solver

IT skills

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate some administrative skills which include the use of Word, Excel and email.