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Assistant Financial Accountant

This vacancy is now closed

Benenden Health have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Financial Accountant to join our team.

You will support the Financial Accountant and Interim Financial Director in the delivery of the Benenden Group Strategy and other finance objectives, including preparation of timely and accurate financial statements, financial data whilst providing financial challenge, support and insight to aid decision making and deliver tangible benefits.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Preparation of timely and accurate entity and consolidated financial statements under UK GAAP
  • Support the production of the monthly management accounts and bi-annual financial statements, taking responsibility for key processes
  • Identify areas for improvement in the month-end/year-end process
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset Register
  • Maintain cash flow forecasts
  • Completion of quarterly VAT returns
  • Complete monthly balance sheet, including intercompany, reconciliations
  • Preparation of forecast financial statements (including balance sheet and cash flow statements)
  • Ensure the period-end processes are appropriately documented and adherence to internal controls/policies is in place
  • Undertake completion and testing of the monthly ICE audit pack
  • Undertake regular review of process controls to ensure adequacy and sufficiency of control framework
  • Preparation of capital adequacy reports
  • Preparation of quarterly Board reports
  • Assist with delivery of relevant information during the group internal and external audit
  • Working on ad-hoc projects alongside the Financial Accountant and other Senior Finance Managers

Working for a business with a strong commitment to ‘doing the right thing’, you can expect a broad range of benefits, including:

  • Free Benenden Health membership
  • Up to 35 days’ holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Excellent training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee engagement events
  • Opportunities to give back to our community through volunteering
  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking

For further information on this role, please refer to the Role Profile.

Further information


At or around £38,000 per annum, pro rata

Hours of Work 

37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Closing Date 

9am, Monday 19th August 2019

To apply for this position please provide a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role along with your CV and the following documents to

 If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful in this instance. Please visit our website for further vacancies which may be of interest to you.