Assistant Accountant

  • Salary: £20,750 - £22,500 (Grade 3)
  • Hours: 37 hours, Monday to Friday
  • Closing Date: 12 June 2022 at 05:00 PM
  • Interview Date: 23 May 2022
  • Location: Nottingham

At Futures we lead by example. People are at the heart of everything that we do, and we’re determined to help the people we work with be the best they can be. We put people first when it comes to our workforce; a happy and motivated team is vital to us and most of our people have been with us for years – so we like to think we’re pretty good at taking care of them.

The Role:

Futures have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Accountant looking to build on their career.  The successful candidate will play a critical role within the Finance team, taking responsibility for key daily, monthly and ad hoc tasks while working in a fast-paced environment to deliver an exceptional service to internal and external stakeholders.  They will provide support to the wider finance team with value adding information and support throughout the year, including during Budgeting and year end periods.  The successful candidate will be extremely diligent and thorough in their work, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the key elements of the role are carried out to the very highest standards. It is essential for the candidate to have a ‘can-do’, be proactive and have a flexible style of working.

The successful candidate:

  • AAT qualified or working towards this
  • Excellent IT skills that include Microsoft Office
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced finance team, including sales ledger and purchase ledger
  • Experience of month end processes including processing key schedules, reconciliations and process improvement
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise in a high-pressured environment
  • Able to create and maintain effective processes, procedures, records and systems
  • Understanding of fundamental accounting principles and transactions

What we can offer:

  • Work life balance with sociable hours Monday to Friday (9 to 5).
  • Continual training and upskilling (including IEP and other courses).
  • Working with a great team and caring organisation.
  • Pay scales offering increase in salary based on performance.
  • Opportunity to develop and make a career in the employment sector.


  • Pension Plus Plan: Automatic enrolment into the People’s Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution and 3% employee contribution.
  • Holidays: 25 days Annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays during first year of service increasing to 30 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10.
  • Westfield Health insurance covering optical and dental appointments and 24/7 counselling and advice.
  • Westfield Rewards: Access to special offers on goods and services from 450 leading online and high street retailers
  • Holiday Plus: Opportunity to buy additional leave after a year’s service.
  • Protection of Loss of No Claims Bonus/Excess Insurance Scheme: Designed to provide a measure of compensation for Loss of Bonus or payment of Excess,
  • Travel Schemes: Schemes with Nottingham City Transport and Tram network to provide discounted rates for regular bus and tram travel.

Application Method: To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description at https://www.the-futures-group.com/jobs/ - Your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting so please ensure to attach this to your application!

Disability Confident: As a Disability Confident employer, we undertake to interview disabled people who meet the minimum essential criteria as detailed on the person specification. If you have a disability, please make this known in your application.

Job Reference: FUT09

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement which matches your skills to our Person Specification which you can find on our Job Description to recruitment@the-futures-group.com

Your supporting statement will be used for shortlisting so please ensure to attach this to your application!

Please also note that the entire recruitment process will be conducted digitally given the current restrictions arising from the COVID-19 situation.

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