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General Ledger Accountant - The Works - Finance

Birmingham United Kingdom, B1 Permanent

Posted: 6 hours ago


General Ledger Accountant

As the general ledger accountant you will have responsibility
for month end journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and accuracy of
financial statements, as well as other aspects of financial accounting. The
right candidate will have the opportunity to mould this role, and to grow and
develop whilst supporting changing business needs.

Key Tasks

  • Preparation of month end journals including accruals and
    prepayments followed by balance sheet reconciliations to support the wider
    finance team.
  • Monthly P&L analysis to budget, identifying and justifying
    material variances
  • Utilities accounting, analysis and process improvements.
  • Support fixed asset accounting and reconciliations.
  • Support stock reconciliation and variance analysis.
  • Periodic VAT returns and reconciliations.
  • Involvement in year-end audit requests and liaising with auditors.
    Proactively collating information through the year to ease pressures at year
  • Identifying and promoting best practice and communicating where
    process improvements can be made, both within the role and across the wider
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary as the role and business

  • Part qualified accountant
    (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) keen to qualify and gain experience.
  • Experience of Fixed Asset
    Accounting and General Ledger accounting.
  • Experience of working to
    deadlines and a month end timetable.
  • Have a good understanding
    of controls needed in an accounts department; able to question existing
    controls, and have experiences to draw from to be able to identify areas for
    improvement and propose solutions.
  • Excellent Excel skills and
    experience of streamlining and automating manual excel documents.


  • Self-motivated and
    self-sufficient, not be afraid to get stuck in.
  • Committed to unpicking the
    past and improving processes for the future.
  • Naturally inquisitive and
    not shy to question processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work quickly and
    accurately under time pressure with high attention to detail.
  • Comfortable with remote
    learning and working.
  • Strong organisational
    skills, flexible and able to adapt quickly to change, if not suggest the
    changes that are needed.
  • Confident and professional manner
    with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to all levels on all
  • A willingness to learn
    from, and share knowledge and experience with others.

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that's fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It's somewhere that's designed for people who love getting busy, whether that's helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It's a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK's leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over 500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we're here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud to be a Best Companies, Best Big Company to work for in the UK in 2021

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it's also somewhere you can thrive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom