Accounts Assistant

Location: Ripon

Yorkshire and Humberside

Other information: 40 hour week

Salary: £Competitive

Reference #: 127048

Part Qualified Accounts Assistant

Wolseley UK is the UK operating company of Ferguson Plc, a FTSE100 Company, the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. In 2016 Wolseley UK announced a major programme to transform the way it serves its customers following a wide-ranging review of its plumbing and heating operations resulting in a £100m investment in the business.

We are currently recruiting for two Part Qualified Accountants to join our dynamic central finance team based in our Ripon offices in North Yorkshire. This is a fantastic entry point into a large Plc which offers full study support and a proven history of developing its people through learning, development and career opportunities.

We are looking for ambitious individuals who want the opportunity to play a key role in our finance department. You will initially be responsible for supporting at month end, leading the collation, preparation and input of financial data to agreed timetable and contributing to strong control environment through review of key data and reports.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Finance department to support the accounts preparation process. You will be responsible for a variety of finance tasks which may include reconciliations, supporting the business in accounting and some transactional processing. Team working is essential as you will be pro-actively working with a number of finance colleagues in both Ripon and Leamington Spa to meet deadlines and identify and improve month end practices.

We offer a full study support package and actively encourage further training and developing.

You will be responsible for:

  • Month end duties including bank reconciliations and posting journals.
  • Pro-actively identify and assist with implementation of process improvements and opportunity for value add within finance team.
  • Proactively work with other finance teams in Ripon and Leamington Spa to resolve identified issues and improve month end practices.
  • Preparation of department reports within agreed deadlines.
  • Completion of tasks to ensure compliance with Wolseley Base Financial Controls and audit requirements.
  • Answer queries on financial data from business stakeholders.
  • Assist with operational stakeholder training days.  Feedback on issues from training days and put together appropriate strategy for resolution.
  • Undertake balance sheet reconciliations as required.


About you

You will have previous finance experience and be studying towards a finance qualification, (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with good people and communication skills and some previous experience working in a fast paced environment that operates to tight timescales. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a company who values their employees and has a proven track record of promoting from within. We actively promote further learning, development and career opportunities. We offer a 40 hour working week, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm, 23 days Holiday + Bank holiday, study support, free parking on site and a fantastic pension scheme. 

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