Graduate Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant (Graduate)
Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
Salary: £24,000 - £26,000
Study support + 3% flex of annual salary and amazing company benefits
All candidates will be required to go through Security Clearance: Level SC

Are you a talented, bright individual with a natural aptitude for finance, data, reporting and analysis…? This could be the next step your career needs…

Our client is now looking to hire a Graduate Finance Assistant to join their Finance team.

The candidate will be highly motivated and self-driven with a desire to develop in a finance career whilst completing professional accountancy qualifications.

The role will be ideal for someone either starting out or very early on in their finance career, who are looking to attain a professional accountancy qualification alongside a successful career within the finance sector.

The company have a proven track record of hiring a similar level graduate candidates over the last few years. All have worked with strong mentors, to develop skills and experience which have allowed them to take on opportunities in the finance team and other areas of the business.

This is a full-time, permanent opportunity which offers hybrid working arrangements. Candidates will be required to work on-site at their Salford office at least one day per week.


*Maintaining key management accounts files for the business and ensure accuracy in reporting to senior management as well as assisting in budgeting and forecasting for the business; meeting with managers, challenging performances and supporting decision making.
*Carrying out core accounting responsibilities such as balance sheet reconciliations, managing accruals and prepayments, invoicing, and other activities to manage the ledger.
*Completing and interpreting variance analysis on company performance.
*Develop and maintain financial model(s) of business performance.
*Completing tasks and responsibilities to tight deadlines whilst managing stakeholders' expectations.
*Deputising for others in the team as required to cover key roles


*Must be educated to a degree level (Minimum grade required 2.1) or AAT Qualified (Starting or studying Level 4 desirably)
*Flexible and adaptable to cope with a fast-paced environment in a large organisation
*Experience with Microsoft Office software particularly Excel and Word.
*Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse data and present variance analysis
*Strong communicator, who actively seeks to build working relationships with peers, clients, colleagues.
*Must have a commitment to studying towards a professional accountancy qualification
*Microsoft PowerPoint experience is advantageous

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.