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Junior Accounts Assistant - Fixed Term Contract

  • Role type
  • Fixed Term Contract, Full time, Part time

  • Location
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell)

  • Closing Date
  • 19/04/2019

Job Description

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


We have an opportunity for a Junior Accounts Assistant to join our team. You will be responsible for providing accounting support to ensure the smooth running of the business. You will also be responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger, processing employee expenses and raising sales invoices. 

This is a fixed term contract until the end of October. 

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensure purchase invoices are processed within agreed guidance
  • Ensure employee expenses and credit/purchase cards are processed within agreed guidance
  • Preparation of sales invoices including compliance with VAT guidance
  • Resolve queries from employees and suppliers and proactively deal with account discrepancies including supplier statement reconciliations
  • Ad-hoc support to other roles in finance during periods of leave
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as and when required

Key competencies and experience:

  • Experience of using accounting software
  • Previous accounts experience

Skills and behaviours:

  • Have a strong can-do attitude, as well as being a team player to support colleagues
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Have strong organisational and communication skills
  • Be highly motivated and reliable
  • Have a good ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment. 

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.