Assistant Accountant – International

We are recruiting for an Assistant Accountant with experience of working across international operations to join our fast-paced, friendly team based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Wallingford, Oxfordshire
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The Assistant Accountant (International) holds the key responsibility for overseeing financial and management accounts across our overseas offices. Reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller, you will be a crucial member of our finance team, actively engaged in preparing, planning, and analysing these accounts. Your role encompasses maintaining stringent controls and delivering vital commercial support to our Group.

You will lead monthly account preparation, handle efficient financial reporting collaborations with external partners, ensure compliant international payments, support year-end audits, manage accruals, and contribute to balance sheet reconciliations. You will serve as the primary contact for guarantees and letters of credit, be responsible for intercompany postings and reconciliations, prepare monthly Group KPI reports, aid in budgeting and forecasting, optimise treasury operations with the GFD and GFC, update bank mandates, streamline accounting processes, assist payroll, and manage ad-hoc duties.

As with all our roles we hybrid working (2 days in the office, 3 days working at home), along with flexible working arrangements.  We offer ongoing training and development opportunities and pride ourselves on our collaborative, inclusive and supportive work environment.

Key Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field would be beneficial.
  • Part Qualified - studying towards an accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA).
  • Proven experience of working with international accounting operations.
  • Excellent accounting software user and strong administration skills.

The ideal candidate will possess a foundation of integrity and leadership, coupled with a proactive outlook and effective communication skills, both verbal and written, supporting seamless teamwork and thorough documentation. You will be a highly motivated problem solver able to adapt to changing priorities, along with being able to demonstrate exceptional organisation skills and the ability to maintain composure under pressure.

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • An defined contribution pension scheme with minimum 10% contribution from the employer (on top of which we match your contribution up to a further 5%). 
  • 25 day holiday (saving 3 for Christmas shutdown) plus bank holidays.
  • Life insurance x 3 of salary.
  • Health insurance providing dental/optical cash back.

Further information, along with a full job specification and person specification, along with information on our exceptional benefits can be found below.

How to apply

Click the Apply now button below to submit your application. Your application should include a CV, tailored to this position, and a covering letter. 

Closing date: 12 October 2023

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

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Emma Thomas
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