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Assistant Accountant

FirstGroup are looking for an Assistant Accountant, to work within our Accountancy Team at Transportation Claims Ltd.

You will report into the Assistant Finance Manager and be primarily responsible for transactional processing and the preparation of payment runs.

You will need to have at least 1 years' experience within a Finance Department and studying towards AAT accountancy qualification.

We are pleased to offer hybrid working, with two days working from home and three days in the office.

We also offer a competitive salary of between £25k-£30k, dependent on experience.

What will you be doing?

  • Uploading intercompany payments into the claims database
  • Various aspects of period end reporting, including the preparation of some balance sheet reconciliations
  • Reconciling Figtree to cashbook (SAP)
  • Clearing GL reports on SAP
  • Bank, cash book and credit card reconciliation
  • Completion and submission of monthly VAT return to Group tax
  • Raise purchase orders and ensure all are authorised correctly
  • Running reports producing reconciliations and agreeing intercompany balances with First Group's Operation Companies, as well as ensuring all payments are processed efficiently
  • Processing daily cheque and BAC's runs together with producing manual cheques
  • Processing and authorising all inbound cheques in line with the delegations of authority
  • Cancelling cheques older than 6 months or requested by the Claims Handlers
  • Setting up weekly and adhoc reports on the claims database

What are we looking for?

  • Professional, meticulous and diligent individual with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • A team player who also works well on own initiative
  • Committed to continuous improvement and adding value
  • Intermediate excel skills e.g V-lookups, Pivot tables etc

Who are we?

FirstGroup is a leading private sector provider of public transport. We provide easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities.

 If this sounds like the perfect next step in your accountancy career, then Apply Now!

First Group welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation, as we believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, communities and our people. Valuing our differences and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience, helps us develop new services, open up new markets and broaden our customer base.

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TCL - Reading
Abbey Gate, 57-75 King's Road, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 3AB
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  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
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  • Location:
    TCL - Reading
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