Accounts Assistant Accounts Assistant …

in Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jul 21
in Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jul 21
The Accounts Assistant will assist the Business Partners and the Lead Management Expense Accountant in the monthly preparation of management expenses, including processing journals, completing review of expense variances, producing cost centre reports and the reconciliation of the balance sheet accounts. They will also assist with the preparation of the budget and forecasting process on expenses.

About Us

Quilter is a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management in the UK and internationally. Managing over £100 billion of investments on behalf of over 900,000 customers, we operate in one of the largest wealth markets in the world – and one that is growing.

Our promise

At Quilter, we're committed to creating an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We promote equal opportunities and make sure no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. We select candidates for interview based purely on their skills, qualifications, experience and potential.

About the Role

Monthly and quarterly reporting

Support the Finance Manager in completing the following tasks:

  • Provide support for a full expense close on all month ends
  • Report all cost centre key variances as part of the draft review process and then ensure all necessary actions are taken before expenses are finalised each quarter
  • Provide timely and accurate management information and maintain cost centre structures within the systems in line with requirements
  • Provide reconciliations for areas as required and in a timely fashion
  • Posting of journal entries required for expenses
  • Assist with production of accounting and actuarial management information
  • Assist in the generation, input and reconciliation of the financial results
  • Assist with the intercompany reporting process
  • Support the preparation of monthly expense commentary and other qualitative requirements

Budget & Forecasting Process

  • Support the functional cost centre budget and forecasting process as required
  • Support the business in submitting their budgets and forecasts within the agreed timetables

About You

Key behavioural skills

  • Ability to engage and consult senior colleagues
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to produce high quality, timely deliverables
  • Credibility, professionalism and strong personal integrity
  • Able to work in a complex and changing environment
  • Embraces change and initiates new and better ways of working to deliver positive customer outcomes
  • Proactive approach to the resolution of problems and obstacles, escalating issues as required
  • Embraces a collaborative working environment to achieve shared objectives
  • Acts as a role model for the Quilter values – Pioneering, Dependable, Stronger Together

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Working towards an accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with working with multiple stakeholders and to tight timescales in a delivery focused fashion
  • Ability to interrogate systems and navigate complex infrastructure
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering on time and quality
  • Advanced MS Excel skills


  • Holiday:  26 days
  • Quilter Incentive Scheme:  All employees are eligible to participate in our incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and their contribution to it
  • Pension Scheme:  10% non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions
  • Private Medical Insurance:  Single cover as standard, cover can be increased at your own cost
  • Life Assurance:  4x your salary, cover can be increased at your own cost
  • Income Protection:  75% of salary payable after 26 weeks of absence

In addition to our core benefits we offer a range of flexible benefits that you can choose from and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction.

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