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Assistant Accountant

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Assistant Accountant

74% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Work from: United Kingdom

Offer summary

Qualifications: Working towards accounting qualifications with experience in month-end accounts, balance sheets, and reconciliations., Good knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures..

Key responsabilities:

  • Oversee preparing balance sheets, maintaining reconciliations, posting journals, and ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
  • Support business units through ad-hoc queries, investigative work, communication with all Kier entities.
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Kier Group
Construction & Civil EngineeringLarge

10001 Employees

Job description

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Our Kier Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) provides a high-quality service to our customers and is an exciting and engaging organisation to work for. Our customers are at the heart of what we do and we recruit people who are proactive self-motivated individuals, who care about what they do and who enjoy working individually and as part of a team. The FSSC is a forward-thinking organisation that operates a fully agile way of working, which will provide you with the option to work from home and/ or work from our Salford Quays office. Our ways of working support high standards of service delivery and puts trust in our colleagues to deliver.

We’re currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant to provide support to the Record to Report (RTR) team and assist with all aspects of the financial accounting and all related financial matters.

Location: Salford, Manchester with flexible agile working

Contract: Permanent, full-time


In this exciting Assistant Accountant Role, you’ll oversee preparing balance sheet account reconciliations and maintenance and preparing and posting of journals (Oracle). You’ll ensure all management information is reported in a timely and accurate manner, whilst maintaining clear and precise records to ensure an adequate audit trail and communicating with all Kier entities, within the Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) and Business Units. You'll also support the business by assisting with ad-hoc queries and investigative work.

Who are we looking for?

You'll have good attention to detail and working towards your accounting qualifications with previous experience with month-end accounts, balance sheets and reconciliations. You'll also have good knowledge of the core financial systems and general accounting procedures, and able to adapt to changing objectives and priorities to deliver effective results.

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at to discuss and arrange these.

Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • New and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • 26 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
  • A 24/7 virtual GP service available to you and your immediate household

And so much more! You can read the full details of all our benefits on our website.

Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK.

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

If you would like to have an open and informal career conversation, then please reach out to Liam Murison, Senior HR Business Partner or Kerri Hurn, Assistant HR Business Partner.

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2023

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

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  • Attention to detail, ability to adapt to changing priorities and deliver effective results.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, strong team player with good communication skills.

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