Letchworth Garden City , Hertfordshire

Assistant Accountant

Full Time , Fixed Term

Reference number: HOL00187

Closing date:

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The Role

About Willmott Dixon



Willmott Dixon is a privately owned company which operates under three sister companies:



  • Willmott Dixon – delivering large construction projects
  • Fortem – support services and housing maintenance
  • Eco World – property development 


The Group has a turnover in excess of £1.4bn and over 2,500 employees. All parts of the business are supported from the head office in Letchworth Garden City which houses the main board and a range of support functions including Finance, Legal, HR and IT.

The Project

About the role 



We are looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant on a fixed term 18 month contract. This role sits within the Accounting Team responsible for servicing the Group’s operating business units, Management and Financial Accounting of the Group, assisting with a range of IT developments to improve the efficiency of reporting throughout the group and we are also currently in the process of setting up an internal audit function. 



The main responsibilities of this role are in relation to the property development arm of the business and include: 



  • Maintaining the financial ledgers e.g. producing journals for sale completions
  • Raising supplier payments and sales invoices
  • Producing VAT and CIS returns
  • Assisting with production of monthly management accounts
  • Undertaking various reconciliations
  • Producing quarterly financial consolidations
  • Supporting the annual external audit process
  • Production of statutory accounts


The role will also incorporate various central function routine tasks and accounting for other small group subsidiaries.

Essential and desirable criteria

Pre-requisites 



  • Strong Academic record.
  • Part qualified accountant or qualified by experience.
  • Good working experience in using Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and Vlookups.


Key desired qualities



  • Accurate
  • Flexible
  • Organised Efficient; completing tasks on time, every time
  • Provide support
  • Proactive
  • Team player

Additional information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

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