Assistant Accountant

Specific Location
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

North East

Hours of Work
37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
31 August 2018

Assistant Accountant

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. 


  • Daily treasury administrative duties such as amendment of bank mandates, following up banking queries etc.
  • Inputting bank transfers and CHAPs payments onto the banking system daily for review by the Management Accountant.
  • 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.
  • Weekly update of the treasury cash flow forecasts.
  • Weekly treasury reconciliation duties – reconciling bank accounts and payments and posting journals for interest charges and accruals (at month end).
  • Production of weekly reports in respect of borrowings position and treasury movements for the prior week.
  • Assisting the Management 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.
  • Assisting the Management Accountant with the half-year end reporting process – a scaled down version of the year end process.
  • Completion of any Office of National Statistics surveys by obtaining relevant information from the regions and subsidiaries.
  • Quarterly reconciliation of bonds and guarantees between regional returns and Bondsman listings.
  • Dealing with bond administrative duties such as requesting statements and cancelling bonds once performance is complete.
  • Production of ad-hoc reports as and when required.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.


  • Currently studying towards an accountancy qualification (ACCA or CIMA)
  • Strong reconciliation, mathematical and organisational skills essential.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits Options


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