Accounts Assistant

£30,000 - £35,000
Greater London, Surrey


William Spilsbury

I work as a Senior Recruitment Consultant within a team who specialise in Banking & Finance and Property & Retail graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients ranging from startups to more established companies. We focus on anything from operations jobs within cool tech companies to client services jobs at established FinTech businesses.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

Looking for accounting graduate jobs in Surrey, and want to join a national FMCG company?

Company profile

In this Accounts Assistant job, you will be joining a leading FMCG company whose brands include many of the UK’s favourite dairy products – like Utterly Butterly, Clover and Cathedral City. A well-established business within the food industry, they have a number of offices up and down the UK, and are continuing to grow year-on-year. Having established relationships with major supermarkets and farmers across the UK they are now looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their finance team.

Job description

In this Accounts Assistant job, you will be responsible for a variety of general accounting, payroll, and reporting duties. Supporting the Procurement Finance Manager, you will be analysing broad sets of data which come into the system, looking at query logs and making relevant adjustments. You will need to have some previous accounting experience, as you will be taking responsibility for managing the company's financial records and making important calculations.

Key responsibilities

In this Accounts Assistant job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the day to day financial accounting records
  • Paying farmers and calculating the cost of their key product (the most important payment run the business)
  • Liaising with farmers over the phone and email to ensure that payments are made
  • Analysing data which comes into the system
  • Looking at query logs and making adjustments, forecasting, financial reporting, and balance sheets
  • Supporting the Procurement Finance Manager with internal reporting outside of milk
  • Supporting the wider procurement team of about 20

Job requirements

  • A 2.1 from a good university in a related degree
  • Previous experience in an Accounts Assistant type role or a Accounting based a placement year
  • Part qualified in CIMA or ACCA
  • An analytical mindset is essential
  • Proficient and experienced user of Microsoft Office suite including Excel
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to present financial information in a logical, structured and clear manner

Benefits of the job

  • A competitive starting salary of between 30,000 - 35,000, depending on experience
  • Access to a robust pension and health care scheme
  • The opportunity work beneath an experienced Finance Director – giving you amazing exposure very early on in your career!
  • Sponsorship for the remainder of your CIMA or ACCA qualifications

Looking for finance graduate jobs in Surrey, and want to work in FMCG? Apply for this Accounts Assistant graduate job in Surrey.

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Graduate Patent Associate

£30,000 - £33,000
Greater London

Looking for legal graduate jobs in London, and interested in joining a prestigious intellectual property company?

Company profile

In this Graduate Patent Associate job, you will be joining an established intellectual property firm who provide a range of IP services – including patents, trade marks and designs. Working with a number of global clients, the firm are experts in fields ranging from physics and engineering to materials and chemistry. This prestigious company are focused on the cutting edge of science, looking at their clients’ newest innovations and creating the legal backing necessary to protect their inventions.

Job description

In this Graduate Patent Associate job, you will be working closely alongside one of their partners to create patents for the latest innovations of their clients, and forming arguments to defend their intellectual property. In a role that is both challenging and stimulating, you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, in order to gather the necessary information from clients and write in a detailed manner about the nature of their IP, as well as a keen interest in engineering and the latest innovations.

Key responsibilities

In this Graduate Patent Associate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting new patent applications, including patent drafting for some of the world’s largest companies in their field
  • The prosecution of patent applications pending before a national or regional patent office such as the UK Intellectual Property Office or the European Patent Office
  • Patent oppositions, where they either oppose a third-party patent for a client or defend a patent of a client against a third-party opposition
  • Patent landscape work, in which the firm evaluate the scope of protection and strength of existing patents in a technical field of interest to a client
  • Freedom to operate opinions, where the firm evaluate the product or process of a client against existing patent rights to determine if the client can safely market the product or use the process without risking infringement proceedings

Job requirements

  • A 1st or a 2.1 from a top 20 university in Engineering or the Sciences
  • A personable and organised graduate with an excellent eye for detail and written communication skills
  • The desire to meet and exceed measurable performance goals
  • A proactive, enthusiastic and confident individual
  • Previous commercial experience in a technical role would be advantageous but is not necessary

Benefits of the job

  • A great starting basic salary of between 30,000 - 33,000
  • Incredible long terms training and development opportunities to become a full qualified Chartered Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney
  • Flexible working hours
  • The opportunity to work on the cutting edge of innovations with the world’s largest companies

Looking for legal graduate jobs in London, and want to work for a market-leading intellectual property firm? If you're a STEM graduate with an interest in finance and law, apply for this Graduate Patent Associate job in London today.

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