Assistant Accountant

North West
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
30 Oct 2020
Salary Details:
What you'll be doing?

Our Finance teams, don’t just process numbers, it’s about collecting vital information which informs decisions and drives our business. As such, it’s at the heart of our commerciality.

We hold Finance in high regard as a pivotal driver in our continued success and performance, so if you enjoy working in a front-line, operational function where your work is highly valued and impacts visibly on our people and business, this could be your kind of place.

Reporting to the Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for, along with the Financial Accountant, the preparation of consolidated group accounts for both internal and external reporting and for the Group Treasury function on a daily basis.

You will be expected to:    

  • Complete daily treasury administrative duties such as amendment of bank mandates, following up banking queries etc.
  • Input bank transfers and CHAPs payments onto the banking system daily for review by the Financial Accountant
  • Complete daily production of the treasury borrowings reconciliation to ascertain how much and where to borrow from/deposit each day (whilst remaining within facility limits) using daily bank downloads and regional completion information
  • Complete weekly update of the treasury cash flow forecasts
  • Complete weekly treasury reconciliation duties – reconciling bank accounts and payments and posting journals for interest charges and accruals (at month end)
  • Produce weekly reports in respect of borrowings position and treasury movements for the prior week
  • Assist the Financial Accountant as required in the year-end statutory reporting process, which involves consolidating the results of all subsidiaries and producing statutory financial statements for audit and for submission to Companies House
  • Assist the Financial Accountant with the half-year end reporting process – a scaled down version of the year end process
  • Complete any Office of National Statistics surveys by obtaining relevant information from the regions and subsidiaries
  • Complete quarterly reconciliation of bonds and guarantees between regional returns and Bondsman listings
  • Deal with bond administrative duties such as requesting statements and cancelling bonds once performance is complete
  • Produce ad-hoc reports as and when required
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
What you'll need?

    Specific Divisional duties for this role are:


    • Support the Finance team in ensuring the monthly management accounts are completed to meet required deadlines

    • Own & reconcile the bank account/ cash book, including writing and banking cheques

    • Maintenance & reconciliation of petty cash

    • Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable)

    • Produce the Monthly Balance sheet reconciliation file for review

    • Review and input Completion statements on to the ledgers for Month End

    • Prepare Weekly Cashflow forecast for review

    • Prepare monthly Vat returns for review

    • Input bank payments onto the banking system for review

    • Produce ad-hoc reports as and when required

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder eleven years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

 We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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