Group Treasury Assistant Accountant

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Job Sector:
£20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£20,100 per annum
Skipton Building Society
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The Group Treasury Accounting team provides timely and accurate management information for the treasury function and the Group’s Equity Release portfolios to support strategic decision making and meet our regulatory reporting requirements. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to start or progress a professional career in Finance. You will automatically be part of the finance progression scheme, studying towards becoming a qualified accountant, for which we will provide support and training. You will join a small friendly team located within the treasury room and gain experience ranging from data analysis, production of management information, regulatory reporting and statutory reporting.
Package descriptionIn return for all your hard work and commitment, you will get the support and recognition you deserve. You can expect a structured training and development programme tailored to your needs. You will also be eligible for the following:


Competitive Employer pension contribution
Company paid life assurance scheme
25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and the opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Trading Scheme to buy/sell extra days)
Annual discretionary bonus scheme
Childcare vouchers
Volunteering days
Colleague discounts at a range of UK wide retailers, including holidays, restaurants, fashion, days out and more. Accessible via an online platform and mobile app.
Discounts/cashback on selected products and services
Employee Assistance Programme
Diverse culture

Skipton are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age
Main responsibilitiesKnowledge sharing is one of the key elements of the Group Treasury Accounting team’s vision. As a result, you will be involved, over time, with all areas of work that fall under the teams responsibility. These include:

Monthly production of hedge accounting adjustments – this relates to the accounting rules applicable to the Group’s derivative portfolio
Monthly production of regulatory returns for treasury instruments
Monthly production of management information relating to the Group’s Equity Release mortgage portfolio
Daily reconciliations between the Group’s treasury management system and the Group’s accounting system

As part of our team you will work closely with and build strong relationships with other departments across the Group. You will be able to question the movements in the treasury numbers and ensure that knowledge and information is effectively captured, analysed and shared within the team.

You will work flexibly to provide support across the team when required, having strong organisational skills and be able to prioritise your work well. All of these responsibilities mean it is essential you are keen to gain a detailed understanding of complex technical issues through investigative work on your own but also through discussions with teams around the Group.
Ideal candidateTo succeed in this role you should have a keen eye for detail, have excellent numerical and analytical ability, be a fast learner, have a proven track record for understanding complex information, possess the ability to communicate effectively with different levels of the organisation and be able to thrive in a challenging and rewarding environment. The ability to plan and organise your own work to focus on priorities and achievement of deadlines is also very important.

It is important you can show a strong level of commitment towards studying for a professional qualification (ACCA/CIMA), a level of study support will be provided through an apprenticeship scheme however self-study is also required.

We would also expect you to have the ability to question and challenge and work with the team to deliver high quality, well controlled management information. 

We are looking for you to share our values and build positive working relationships thus instilling confidence and trust.
About the companyAt Skipton Building Society we are not just another Financial Services Institution we are a mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and believe in placing them at the heart of everything we do.

The same goes for our people. We can only be successful as a business if we have great people and we believe in treating people as individuals. Our values are Trust, Ownership and One Team which reflect the attitudes and way of working everyone here displays on a daily basis, and which are key to the delivery of the outstanding level of personal service we offer our customers.

Contact Details:
Skipton Building Society
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Emily Reynolds

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