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Assistant Accountant

Finance

Assistant Accountant - Part Qualified (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)

Location: Coleshill

The Works is a unique place to… well… work. We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.

The bit "About the Role"

As the assistant accountant you will have full responsibility for Fixed Asset reporting and Utilities accounting, as well as other aspects of financial accounting. The right candidate will have the opportunity to mould this role, and to grow and develop whilst supporting changing business needs.

  • Full responsibility for Fixed Asset Accounting, including:
    • Activating new assets and allocating assets into cost centres/types/subtypes
    • CAPEX reporting and analysis
    • Budgets & forecasts
    • Fixed Asset note in the statutory accounts
    • Improving fixed asset processes and controls
  • Utilities accounting, analysis and process improvements.
  • Support stock reconciliation and variance analysis. Identify and Investigate system errors and see through to a resolution.
  • Month end accruals, journals and reconciliations to support the wider finance team.
  • Involvement in year-end audit requests and liaising with auditors. Proactively collating information through the year to ease pressures at year end.
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary as the role and business develops.

The bit "About You"

  • Part qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) keen to qualify and gain experience.
  • Experience of Fixed Asset Accounting and General Ledger accounting.
  • Experience of working to deadlines and a month end timetable.
  • Have a good understanding of controls needed in an accounts department; able to question existing controls, and have experiences to draw from to be able to identify areas for improvement and propose solutions.
  • Self-motivated and self-sufficient, not be afraid to get stuck in.
  • Committed to unpicking the past and improving processes for the future.
  • Naturally inquisitive and not shy to question processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under time pressure with high attention to detail.
  • Comfortable with remote learning and working.
  • Strong organisational skills, flexible and able to adapt quickly to change, if not suggest the changes that are needed.
  • Confident and professional manner with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to all levels on all platforms.
  • A willingness to learn from, and share knowledge and experience with others.

What we will give to you…!

  • Excellent hands on training.
  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It’s a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over  500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud  to be a Sunday Times 2020 Top 25 “Best Big Companies” to work for. 

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

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