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Accounting Assistant

Publication Date:  Mar 23, 2023
Ref. No:  465699

Glasgow, GB, G2 8JX


About Atos:

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 112,000 employees and annual revenue of € 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) and listed on Euronext Paris.

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.


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The opportunity:

This is an office-based role, which is full time and based in Glasgow. Some travel to other sites (internal and external) may be necessary on occasion.

The Product Accounting (PA) team provide the financial custodianship associated with the control, reconciliation and reporting of the payment and receipt of NS&I funds, including on our B2B accounts.

This includes 3rd party system administration, live support, producing the monthly and annual accounting packs for each NS&I product account, TFC, HTS and CFO, management of the sales and payment channels and reconciliation of bank statements.

The purpose of the Accounting Assistant role is to:
•    To complete daily, weekly and monthly financial control reconciliations to confirm the accuracy of the transactions being processed by the Banking Providers and Agents of NS&I and through the various customer accounting systems 
•    the accuracy of the transaction accounting information being input to the financial accounting systems and being reported in the monthly, quarterly and annual Product Accounts.                                                                                                                             
•    To establish, in a timely and accurate manner, the daily National Loans Fund (NLF) Funding and Defunding figures, and to help ensure that this information is passed on to the Bank of England and the Treasury by the specified deadlines to meet Performance Indicator (PI) accuracy and timeliness targets. 
•    To support the completion of live IR accounting entries.
Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

•    Undertaking allocated tasks to the quality and productivity standards set by the Head of and Team Leader
•    Being proactive in making sure you are adequately cross skilled to help the team meet customer demand
•    Proactively contributing informed ideas and suggestions on how delivery for the Customer can be improved
•    Active engagement in team meetings


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.

As an Accounting Assistant within Product Accounting, you’ll be someone with:

  • A positive approach and a can-do attitude with a willingness to learn new skills. 
  • Be open to change, not be afraid to take on challenges and be able to work accurately and to set targets. 
  • You’ll need to demonstrate flexibility in your thinking and be able to adapt to new situations as you will be asked to work across the teams within Product Accounting.


Skills we can’t do without:


Delivery Focus: Dedicated to delivering what is promised, ensuring that results are on time, on budget and to agreed quality standards.

Communication: Communicating clearly, concisely and with passion to persuade and influence, while also seeking feedback, listening, and demonstrating understanding of others’ viewpoints 

Integrity: Acting as a role model for others by demonstrating professionalism, personal commitment and dedication, integrity and truthfulness

Personal Development: Continuously reviewing and improving personal skills, seeking challenging opportunities to stimulate personal development and growth.


Skills we’d like:

  • Knowledge of finance and accounting    
  • Knowledge of NS&I products and associated business processes 
  • Experience in the use of desktop applications, such as Microsoft Office


More reasons to join us:-

In addition to joining a large and successful company such as Atos, you can also expect an excellent range of benefits. These include:
•    An exciting salary.
•    25 days annual leave.
•    Private medical insurance.
•    An attractive pension scheme.
•    Flexible benefits scheme, permitting the purchasing of discounted products and services.
•    Unlimited opportunities to learn in our Training platforms.


 What’s more, we really value our employees' progress and it’s a top priority to engage, encourage and help improve your potential. In fact, we have comprehensive training and development programs in place demonstrating our dedication to developing our employees' careers.

Here at Atos, we want all 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 our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.