Assistant Accountant - Reconciliations

Undisclosed Company
Greater Manchester, Oldham
Up to £32272 per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2021
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Responsibilities & Outcomes Skills / Experience General Role Expectations

Key Responsibilities:

 Analyse and interpret key financial information to support the accurate and timely production of the Balance Sheet reconciliations, taking action to resolve queries by dealing with appropriate stakeholders.

 Develop a thorough understanding of the business processes impacting the Balance sheet reconciliations to recommend process improvements or enhanced controls.

 Implement or enhance internal controls to ensure process and financial risks are mitigated.

 Contribute to projects to deliver continuous improvement in the delivery of financial operations.

 Utilise financial and accounting understanding to propose and implement process and performance improvements.

 Support the team with additional tasks and ad hoc queries.

Key Outcomes:

 High quality Reconciliations are completed on a monthly basis and any reconciling items are properly reviewed and resolved.

 Delivery of continuous improvements in the quality of management information provided to senior managers. Budget holders and boards.

 All necessary work is completed on time in preparation for budgets, audit, month ends and quarter ends.

 The completion of all financial and other returns required by external bodies are monitored and reviewed.

 A clear understanding of impact of own area(s) of responsibility on wider business processes.

 Training and support provided to operational staff where appropriate.


 Good working knowledge of accounting fundamentals.

 Experience in balance sheet reconciliations.

 Ability to analyse and manipulate data (component accounting extracts).

 Good understanding of internal financial controls.

 Good attention to detail with ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload to meet agreed deadlines.

 Good oral and written communications

 Proven customer service experience.

 Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.

 Demonstrates the Guinness Behaviours.


 Experience of using Oracle Financials or equivalent finance system.

 Proven experience of managing projects.

These are the requirements for roles at Grade C. There may be certain headings against which the requirements of individual roles are higher or lower. Your manager will advise if this is the case.


 Operates largely autonomously, within set guidelines with managerial guidance.

 End results largely defined but interpretive judgement is used to achieve them.

 Works to clearly defined budgetary parameters and targets.

People Skills:

 Typically oversees/co-ordinates the work of others, and may be a knowledge leader or lead a small-medium sized team.

 Required to maintain effective relationships within own area of responsibility.

 Manages and ensures consistency of the employment experience in own area.

Impact & Influence:

 May be required to make a variety of decisions, some complex in nature, with concern for impact on others.

 Actions may have internal and external impact/influence.

 Provides guidance and shares knowledge with colleagues relating to own specialism.

Thinking Challenge:

 Required to identify, assess and resolve complex issues/problems within own area of responsibility.

 Sufficient job knowledge to enable the analysis of principles and concepts.

 Designs and develops a continuous improvement approach within own area.

Customer Service:

 Respects and values customers, both internal and external, and demonstrates our commitment to high quality customer service in all that is done. Qualifications


 Part qualified CCAB/CIMA accountant. Other

Driving Licence Required


Mobile working required


Evening and weekend working required


You are also required to undertake any other duties within your capabilities as may be reasonably required.

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