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Accounts Assistant

Publish Date:  Oct 7, 2021

Edinburgh, Scotland, GB-United Kingdom

Company:  Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.


The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.


The opportunity

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to work in the Finance Operations team based in Edinburgh. The area is responsible for managing the financial transactions that impact the client’s ledger for their legacy business and for managing the contractual critical metrics within target. This includes the processing of cash receipts and payments and the financial relationship with IFAs (including the maintenance of agency data). The role has a significant risk management element to it and the team are required to work within a robust risk and controls framework.



  • Perform reconciliations to standard and deadline highlighting any issues.
  • Identify accounting and transaction anomalies within reconciliations and investigate and resolve these.
  • Carry out day to day tasks in relation to banking services including receipting of money in, processing payments out and reconciling BACS, cheque and DD payments.
  • Performing daily cash flow forecasts.
  • Process journals including month end accruals to ensure records are complete and accurate.
  • Carry out investigations into money received into bank account with no identifiers.
  • Process payments runs for IFA payments.
  • Carry out calculations for commission payments and liaise with IFAs to resolve queries around these.
  • Respond to queries directed from business areas within service standard.
  • Contribute to change initiatives within Finance Operations to improve current working practices and controls.
  • Ensure you have a sound knowledge of SOX principles and controls and adhere to these.


Signs of success

To be successful in this role, you’ll need a rich combination of experience, proven skills and personal attributes. See below to find out if you’re the person we’re looking for. This role is based in our Edinburgh office at Edinburgh Park. Occasional travel may be required to our Lytham office.



  • Be able to acquire a BPSS clearance
  • Previous experience working in Life and Pensions
  • Good oral and written communication, which is clear and suited to audience
  • Good PC skills including MS office and in particular MS excel
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated
  • Accuracy in performing tasks
  • Be a teammate who demonstrates good collaboration across team
  • Demonstrates good time management skills, well planned and organised. Easily adapts to changing priorities
  • Ability to plan and work to tight deadlines without compromising accuracy
  • Positive & flexible attitude
  • Ability to influence colleagues and key partners in a Tactful Manner


Skills we’d like

  • Accounting qualification or working towards CAT, ACCA/CIMA
  • Previous experience of working in a Finance role
  • Good breadth and depth of knowledge of general ledger accounting
  • Proven experience in analytical thinking and problem solving


How to apply

Confident this sounds like you? Then do not hesitate to apply! Please click below to complete our online application form and attach your CV in either Word, rtf or text format.


We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the application process for people with disabilities.

Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.