Thursday, 14 June 2012

Assistant Financial Accountant

Assistant Financial Accountant

Reference Number CSL0446
Region UK - South (South East, South West & London)
Location Staines
Business Centrica Storage Limited 
Specialism Accounting, Finance, Credit, Risk & Compliance 


Assistant Financial Accountant - Overview

The purpose of the role is to provide support to the Financial Accounting Manager in accounting for financial transactions related to the day to day business of Centrica Storage and ensuring internal and external reporting requirements are met.

The role provides significant benefits that come with working for a large corporate. But Centrica Storage also has a small business feel where they will see firsthand many of the activities of a finance function and will have continuous interactions with the commercial, IS and HR teams.
Base salary : £27,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Location : Staines ( TW18 3BY)

Assistant Financial Accountant - The Role

Financial Accounting & Reporting

Assisting the Financial Accounting Manager with accounting for the financial transactions related to the day to day business of Centrica Storage, including posting of bank transactions, sales and purchases invoices.
Perform month end close processes; including journal preparation, account reconciliation and uploading month end report to the Group SAP system for consolidation and external reporting.
Help in the preparation of the month-end, half-year and year-end reporting packs
Prepare supplementary reporting schedules for half year and year end reporting disclosures as required by Group Finance
Assist in the preparation of the Statutory Accounts for 4 entities
Provide evidence to the auditors to support balances reported in the Consolidated & Statutory accounts
Back Office

Running billing calculations and invoices on a monthly basis
Reconciling gas sales and purchase invoices to the trading system
Making trade amendments and confirming payments/receipts with trade counterparties
Agree gas netting with counterparty and ensure payments are set-up and authorised promptly.
Set-up weekly BACS and Business Master payments
Preparation of weekly cash-flow forecasts
Tracking cash flow and chasing outstanding receivables.
Other Support

There is also opportunity to be involved in special projects on an ad-hoc basis; such as systems and process improvements, budget preparation and analysis of new storage projects

Assistant Financial Accountant - The Person

Knowledge skills and experience
Pro-active approach to work and Excellent attention to detail
Strong organisation skills and work on own initiative
Good understanding of basic double entry bookkeeping
Ability to communicate with finance and non-finance staff
Ability to work under pressure and to tight month end deadlines
Advanced Excel skills
Good system skills (knowledge of SAP/Sun) beneficial but not essential
Financial accounting and reporting experience which should have been gained on a hands-on role.
Analytical and numerical skills with an understanding of company financial information and accounts

Assistant Financial Accountant -The Company

Centrica Storage Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centrica plc. We operate the Rough gas storage facility in the southern North Sea, the Langeled gas receiving terminal and the Easington onshore gas processing terminal in East Yorkshire. We store gas in the Rough field on behalf of a large number of customers, including utilities, gas traders and gas producers. Centrica Storage's commercial team is separated from those parts of Centrica that deal in gas supply, gas shipping, trading and storage procurement

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the ‘Apply’ button. Please upload your cover letter and CV as one document. This role will close on Monday July 9th, 2012.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the 'Apply' button,

To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email  typing 'Update Required: Head of Occupational Health (CSL0446) in the subject title.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.