Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: 107492
  • Date Posted: 10 October 2019
  • Recruiter: Veolia
  • Location: Cannock, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive benefits
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: 12 months

Job Description

Job Title -  Assistant Financial Accountant – Fixed Assets

Salary - Competitive Salary plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Grade - 5.1

Location -  Cannock, Staffordshire

Hours - Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Fixed Term contract until March 2021

What you’ll do

We are currently seeking a part qualified Assistant Financial Accountant to join our busy team in Cannock, Staffordshire. This role reports to the Fixed Asset Manager and you will be required to build key relationships with stakeholders, who have ownership of their own contract’s assets. The role is responsible for ensuring the accurate management of the UK Group’s centralised asset processes including fixed assets, leases and capital expenditure, plus reporting of Group fixed assets.


You will:


  • Actioning all asset requests in an accurate and timely manner, according to set SLA’s, including the physical verification (rolling programme) of assets, the Financial Accounting reporting for Group consolidation tool (Vector Magnitude) and the Financial Accounting reporting for UK Statutory Accounts (IFRS)

  • Be responsible for Balance Sheet reconciliation and justification for asset related accounts and maintaining the CapEx Request Platform and transferring the data to SAP  

  • Process asset commissioning, acquisitions, transfers, disposals, lease postings etc. through SAP and create Asset Records, validating WBS Elements within the SAP System 

  • Participate in the move from incumbent ERP system (SAP) to Workday, adhere to company and Finance policies, processes, procedures and timetables, as well as all other reporting for own contracts

This role is being offered as a fixed term position, until March 2021.

The experience you will need

You will be a part qualified ACCA (F1-9 done) or CIMA Accountant (Management Level complete), ideally with knowledge of SAP or dedicated Fixed Asset software preferred, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.


You must be able to work unsupervised, in an organised way, whilst still being committed to delivering within set, stringent and demanding deadlines. Accuracy is key, as is an organised approach and the ability to manage several coterminous tasks.


Strong inter-personal skills are required to liaise confidently with other parts of the Business and an awareness of how to produce related Financial and Statutory asset notes. An innovative and pro-active nature is desired, with an inquiring and analytical mind, and be able to demonstrate good attention to detail.


Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • Eligible for Company Car or Company Car Allowance

  • The option to join the Veolia Pension Scheme

  • Private Medical Care 

  • Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits and discounts

  • Free eye testing and money towards glasses if required for work purposes 

  • 25 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays 

Where you’ll work 

The role based in our offices in Kingswood, Cannock, Staffordshire and our custom-built facility acting as a centre of support services for the business affording a great opportunity to build a strong internal network, as you carry out your day to day role.

You will form part of a small team of six, a dynamic, friendly and hardworking team, a team that builds strong relationships with one another and the wider business. 

We have a gym free to you to use, along with a subsidised canteen and a Costa coffee, for the coffee lovers out there.

Who is Veolia?

We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

It takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources.


Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.