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  • Assistant Accountant

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £competitive plus benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 07-Jun-2021
  • Job reference: 32799

Job Description

Travis Perkins plc is one of the largest Builders Merchants and Home Improvement companies in the UK, with over £6.2bn annual turnover. Due to career progression within our team, we have an exciting opportunity for an ‘Assistant accountant’ to join our Fixed Asset Team, part of the Finance Shared Central Services Department, based in Northampton.

What you’ll do 

Reporting to the Fixed asset supervisor, you will be responsible for maintaining the Fixed asset registers for the group, maintaining ownership & control over the capital approval process with reconciling the c.£1bn fixed assets across the group providing challenge and insight to the business level finance teams. 

Part of a close knit team you will assist in achieving key departmental deadlines.You will act as a business partner to key stakeholders across the group, work on accounting projects and ensure the required accounting processes are performed only on a monthly basis. You will ensure high quality balance sheet reviews and reporting is performed on a monthly basis, along with being a key contact for the external auditors.

Is this you? 

A continuous improvement mindset is essential, you will take the lead to resolve issues as they arise and you will also undertake investigations/queries raised by the wider business on the monthly accounts. Depending on issues that arise, small projects may need to be undertaken and you will be proactive and driven to complete these.

Joining a dedicated team of four you will utilise your strong excel skills and accountancy knowledge. You will be a part qualified accountant, with a drive for continuous improvement, great communication skills and a desire to develop relationships across the wider group.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be supported by some fantastic training and development and have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop across the Travis Perkins Group. 

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:
- Competitive bonus
- Save-as-you-earn scheme
- Buy-as-you-earn scheme
- Contributory pension scheme
- Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including; 20% off at Wickes plus special discounts across our Trade Merchanting businesses.

A bit about us

As the largest distributor of building materials in the UK, Travis Perkins has been helping to build Britain for over 200 years.
With over 10 businesses, 20,000 colleagues and more than 1,700 branches, stores and sites around the UK we believe we have the best people and the best place to work. Everyone works hard together to deliver results, but most importantly, have some fun along the way!

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