Assistant Accountant (part time 25 hours/week)

Rentokil Initial is an international business services company employing over 40,000 colleagues across more than 80 countries. Our mission is to protect people and enhance lives, for example by controlling pests to ensure safer foods and medicines, improving hygiene in schools and enhancing interior office and retail spaces with plants and scenting. We are global leaders and experts in the fields we operate in, investing in training, science, innovation and technology. Listening and acting on feedback is part of our culture to support colleagues and our customers. Rentokil Initial regards equality and fairness as a fundamental right of all of its colleagues. We live our values of Service, Relationships and Teamwork which were identified by our colleagues across the world. At Rentokil Initial, our ambition is to become a world-class employer of choice. We believe that by doing what's right for our colleagues we will in turn deliver a brilliant service for our customers and ultimately create shareholder value. This is at the heart of our RIGHT WAY plan. Creating a diverse and gender balanced workforce is part of putting this plan into action. We value diversity and inclusion and Rentokil Initial is committed to treating all colleagues with fairness, dignity and respect. As a responsible business we have mitigated 100% of our carbon footprint through the work of climate change charity Cool Earth. The Rentokil Initial family of businesses: Rentokil Pest Control is the world’s leading commercial pest control company, operating in 80 countries and ranked in the top 3 in 65 of those countries. We also have specialist businesses such as Initial Hygiene, Initial Workwear, Ambius, Medical Services, Specialist Hygiene and Property Care, which lead their respective fields. Across all of our operations globally, we have a positive reputation amongst our customers for our knowledge and integrity. We have central support functions of Human Resources, IT, Finance, Legal and Marketing & Innovation in the Rentokil Initial Head Office locations and in country. Working within our functions departments, you would be supporting all of our business globally. Your day to day responsibilities will include: Full accounting responsibility for a number of UK-based holding/finance companies. This includes: Maintenance of ledgers, preparation of monthly accruals and prepayments, posting journals in the transactional reporting system (NAV), including transactions in foreign currencies and revaluation of non-GBP assets and liabilities Preparation of monthly reconciliations and completion of evidence of accounting controls, including monthly bank reconciliations for all accounts within reporting entities managed by this role Manage recharges for BT and HMRC duty Production of monthly management accounts reported through the group reporting system (Cognos), for actuals and forecast Preparation of budgets for the same reporting entities. Prepare statutory accounts under FRS101 for a number of Rentokil group entities in CaseWare, including XBRL tagging. Manage the full accounts preparation process, through audit (where applicable) to sign-off. Prepare dormant accounts for the group’s UK dormant entities. Treasury payment approvals. Additional responsibilities as required on an ad hoc basis. Requirements Do you have what it takes? If you wish to be considered for this role you will need: Accounting technician or equivalent experienced accountant with relevant accounting experience. Experience of preparing statutory and management accounts. Intermediate Excel and Microsoft Office. Focused on strong internal controls and operating a rigorous daily and monthly reporting process. Delivery and deadline focused particularly around key deliverable dates. Qualifications: Accounting technician or equivalent experienced accountant with relevant accounting experience. Benefits Competitive salary Hybrid working - working partly from home and partly from office Rentokil Initial Reward Scheme 23 days' holiday, plus 8 bank holidays Employee Assistance Programme Death-in-Service Benefit Free parking Equal Opportunities Rentokil Initial regards equality and fairness as a fundamental right of all of its colleagues. Every colleague is required to support the company to meet its dedication to provide equal opportunities in employment and avoid unlawful discrimination. Rentokil Initial considers that all colleagues have a duty not to discriminate against any of their colleagues on any unlawful grounds.