Job Summary
  • Salary
    £173.00 (per week)
    £50 travel expenses
  • Location
    Colchester, Essex
  • Sector
    Accounting Level 4
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    31st October 2016
  • Employer Name
  • Distance from acadmey
    • 24.3 Miles
    • 32 Minutes
  • Address
    Colchester CO3 3LP, United Kingdom

Job Description

This role is responsible for business specific deliverables for either a dedicated division or across multiple divisions. You will have responsibility and ownership for reporting on the profitability and associated balance sheets of your divisions.

Key responsibilities

The Accountant 7C is expected to assume the following key responsibilities plus any other reasonable duties as required:

  • Prepare account reconciliations
  • Prepare, reconcile and analyse where appropriate aspects of the monthly Management Accounts
  • Reconciliation of revenue to information and explanations from the business and between the General Ledger, sub-ledgers and other systems
  • Assist in the production of financial analysis
  • Prepare the calculation of commission, royalty and profit share calculations
  • Calculation of bad debt provisions
  • Preparation of accruals and release of prepayments Accruals and prepayments
  • Analyse and solve ad hoc problems using your knowledge of the business and the systems
  • Assist with ad hoc duties as needed, including covering workload in other teams
  • Assist with processing Intercompany transactions
  • Liaise with other departments for reconciliation queries
  • Contributes to the process of capitalising assets and running depreciation
  • Treasury postings & reconciliations
  • Perform reconciliations of balance sheet accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of audit queries
  • Assist with WIP analysis, product costing, provisions (i.e. stock)
  • Process Intercompany transactions
  • Publish financial results in SAP FC
  • Tax & Compliance duties as required by your SSC



  • General duty of care to colleagues
  • Work collaboratively across teams/businesses
  • Act as a role model to others
  • Provide help and a buddy system to other members of the team depending upon your level (SSC Specific)

Working Week

Monday-Friday 37.5 hours pw


Requirements & Prospects


Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

• Good knowledge and understanding of R2R processes within your area
• A good knowledge of SAP system
• Knowledge of best practice in an R2R environment
• Recognised qualification/Accounting degree preferable (SSC Specific)

Personal Qualities

Skills & Abilities
• Good communication skills with the ability to build good relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, internal departments and key contacts
• Proficient skills in Excel, Word and Outlook are essential
• Remain approachable under pressure
• Knowledge and ability to use relevant internal systems
• Act with integrity, tact and diplomacy
• Work as part of a team
• Ability to complete a variety of related tasks
• Pro-actively solve problems
• Excellent Customer Service skills
• Good time management skills
• Ability to be flexible within role
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Highly organised, diligent with attention to detail

Future Prospects

A permanent position for the right candidate

  • Apprenticeship Length
    12 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Throughout the duration of your Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Accountancy Academy in Chelmsford on a day release basis, the remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.

You will work to achieve the highly recognised AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and receive MAAT (Member of Association of Accounting Technicians) status.

You will be learning about all aspects of Accounting and learning new skills related to how businesses work. On the Apprenticeship there will be a good mixture of hands-on practical work and written work.

Qualification Gained

Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)