Financial Accountant (Part-qualified)

Warrington | Accountancy

Financial Accountant (part-qualified)

Warrington - hybrid (occasional travel to other Serco offices)
Full Time, Permanent 

Between £30,000-£45,000 per annum (dependant on experience & qualifications)   


Here at Serco, we are seeking a part qualified Financial Accountant to continue study via the apprenticeship route with Serco whilst on the job. You will be responsible for the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the various accounting and internal control activities in the Asylum Accommodation and Support Contract (AASC).


As part of this you'll:


  • Execute accounting processes including period-end (with initial focus on Lease Accounting (IFRS16))
  • Ensure accounting records maintained in compliance with Serco's policy and accounting standards
  • Perform or review the reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and clearance of reconciling items
  • Help to maintain and test the group RACM for the processes in AASC
  • Produce agreed monthly reporting and make recommendations for improvement
  • Complete ad hoc analysis for the business area as required
  • Support and engage with other areas of the business and external stakeholders on accounting queries
  • Providing support to improve accounting processes and controls
  • Build and cultivate relationships with the Property Team to assist query resolutions
  • Develop in depth understanding of the operational aspect of the property portfolio
  • Taking responsibility of allocated monthly review tasks.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Basic understanding of accounting for leases with IFRS 16
  • Part qualified
  • Evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of building trust with a team
  • Clear communicator, capable of simply describing complex issues
  • Experience of having worked successfully in a virtual team
  • Demonstrates diligence and integrity
  • Adaptable, energetic and a continuous learner
  • Attention to detail and being resilient.


Why Serco:

Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.


What we offer:


  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits.



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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24/06/2023 02:48:00
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