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Senior Accounts Assistant

Publication Date:  Jan 29, 2023
Ref. No:  446688

Edingburgh, GB, EH7 5XX

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC 40 ESG and Next 20 Paris Stock indexes.


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

The Senior Accounts Assistant will be part of the Finance Operations team and will be responsible for managing the financial transactions that impact the client’s ledger for their legacy business and for the contractual KPIs management within target. The role has a significant risk management element and is required to work within a robust risk and control framework.


This is a full time, permanent role based in our Edinburgh office at Edinburgh Park. Occasional travel may be required to our Lytham office.

BPSS Security Clearance will also be required to undertake this role.


Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Perform reconciliations and carry out in-depth investigations back to source system to understand and articulate actions needed to resolve exceptions.
  • Carry out tasks in relation to banking services.
  • Carry out analysis of ledger balances and trends highlighting issues to manager and stakeholders.
  • Identify any issues with recognition of income/expenses impacting financial reporting.
  • Complete and issue trial balances for ledgers in the team’s remit to standard and deadline.
  • Monitor and ensure that controls are operating as expected over financial records and transactions.
  • Provide input and technical commentary into the production of department metrics and monthly MI packs.
  • Participate in cross-departmental working groups to help resolve issues and drive improvements.
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with managers in first line risk and controls and customer service areas to highlight processes issues and improvement.
  • Respond to queries advised from business areas within service standard.
  • Contribute to local and corporate projects including being involved in testing and creation of technical specs team training ensuring all risk and controls are addressed throughout the process.
  • Provide support and training to colleagues to contribute with the team development and learning process.
  • Conduct sampling on processes carried out in the team to help identify training needs and support the Manager with management activities
  • Ownership and responsibility. Ensure SOX principles are followed. Highlight any vital changes that need to be made on processes and their respective documentation, ensuring that business practices are followed.


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:


Skills we can’t do without:

  • Previous experience working in a Finance role.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, which is clear and suited to audience. Ability to articulate technical aspects of the accounting framework in an effective way.
  • Excellent PC skills. MS office tools with a good to proficiency level of MS excel.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and be self-motivated as well as part of a Team. Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with co-workers and Managers promoting team collaboration and positive interactions.
  • Accuracy in performing tasks. Excellent time management skills, planning and organisation. Ability to easily adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to plan and work with tight deadlines without compromising quality. Positive & flexible attitude.
  • Ability to Influence colleagues and key stakeholders in a Tactful Manner.


Skills we’d like:

  • Accounting qualification or working towards ACCA/CIMA




In addition to joining a large and successful company such as Atos, you can also expect a phenomenal range of benefits! These include:

  • Attractive salary
  • 25 days of Annual leave + an option to purchase more through our Flexible Benefits
  • Flex benefits system – exciting opportunity to choose your own benefits.
  • Retail discounts.
  • Pension - matching contribution up to 10%.
  • Private Medical Scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Enrolment in our Share scheme - subject to scheme eligibility criteria.
  • Unlimited opportunities to learn in our Training platforms.


What’s more, we really value your progress and it’s a top priority to engage, encourage and develop you to help you maximise your potential. In fact, we have comprehensive training and development programmes in place demonstrating our dedication to developing your career.


Does this sound like the right opportunity?

Please click below to complete our online application form and attach your CV in either Word, rtf or text format.


Atos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation. All recruitment decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, knowledge, experience and relevant business requirements.

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.