Job description

  • Location:
  • Department:
    Asset Finance & Leasing
  • Division:
    IBP Private Companies Group
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Financial Accountant (12 month maternity cover) (5170)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Role: Financial Accountant (12 month maternity cover)

Location: Reading

What is the purpose of the role?

To work within the busy AFG finance operations team based in Reading, working alongside 2 other accountants with responsibility for the 5 legal entities and 2 securitisations. The role offers exposure to all sides of financial control from AP & AR through to the preparation and signing of statutory accounts.


What are the key responsibilities?

The team is looking for someone diligent, motivated and reliable with relevant experience to join the team for a 12-month maternity cover contract.

Your key responsibilities will involve:

  1. Preparation of monthly management accounts and balance sheet recs
  2. Maintaining the integrity of the ledgers
  3. Quarterly VAT returns, annual PSA returns and other ad-hoc reporting
  4. Preparation of statutory accounts
  5. Month end procedures
  6. Other ad-hoc tasks as requested

What core skills andknowledge do we look for?

  • Market Knowledge: Awareness of the financial market landscape, competitors and market drivers.
  • IT Skills: Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Investec Specific Knowledge: Knowledge of Investec procedures and compliance protocols.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced finance team
  • Ability to work well under pressure

What other attributes would be helpful for this role?

  • Experience using JD Essbase
  • Awareness of asset finance and financial services

What qualifications do we need? 

  • CIMA or ACCA – part or newly qualified

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Reading International Business Park, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 6AA

Meet the recruiter

Charmaine Bannerman

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