Are you forward thinking and are able to improve processes and systems?
Do you have the ability to work with a wide range of people to influence how things are done?
Do you want to take a lead on process improvements working with a Head of Finance?
If so, then we have the perfect role for you!
Training 2000 is at the heart of the Lancashire economy, developing talent and training the next generation. We are growing and an exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Project Accountant on a 12 month fixed term contract basis
If you haven’t already heard of us, we are part of the University of Central Lancashire Group and have over 50 years’ experience of delivering high quality technical and professional training programmes to industry and individuals.
We have a strong heritage, skilled workforce, state of the art facilities and above all a great team ethos. We are on a mission to deliver learning excellence and create outstanding talent for Lancashire and beyond and we firmly believe our people are our biggest asset in achieving this. Our customers are diverse and their businesses varied, from micro businesses such as Dental Practices to national companies such as Chubb.
The role that we are recruiting for is part of our Finance team and therefore, you will be joining a team of Finance professionals who are keen to make improvements to how we do things here at Training 2000.
Around 18 months ago we started a journey to amalgamate our financial systems and processes with our parent company, UCLan. As such, we’re now looking for a Project Accountant on a 12 month fixed term contract basis that will take the lead on specific pieces of project work to improve our processes in our Accounting system to support this journey. You will be responsible for project work which will add value and streamline systems and processes making them efficient and easy to use for our customers. You will be required to consider improvements to our current systems and make recommendations based on your knowledge of accounting for consideration both within Training 2000 and at group level. Some of the process improvements we envisage will be small from the updating of forms and mapping of processes through to supporting the wider business within Training 2000 to understand our financial processes including embedding the month end processes.
Whilst your main role will be process improvement we are currently approaching year end and therefore, you will be required to support the team with the year-end accounting process. You will be working closely with the finance team to support the existing team with their annual statutory accounts, annual statutory audit and reconciliations of balance sheets.
We are looking for someone who has a minimum of three years’ experience working within a Finance department with financial transactional processing experience. We are looking for someone who is part qualified in an appropriate accounting qualification and has knowledge of the practical application of financial processes. Finally, we are looking for someone with great attention to detail and with financial acumen who can look holistically at a process and recommend ways in which this can be improved.
In return, you will work with a highly motivated finance team and have the opportunity to improve processes and the way in which Training 2000 operates.
Terms and Conditions:
For this role, you will receive a salary of £27,000 – £34,000 and a competitive benefits package. To give you an idea of our benefits, we firmly believe in having a good work life balance and therefore, they include 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. In addition to this, from the day you join, you will receive life assurance whilst employed at 4 x your annual salary. Finally, with pensions being an important part of peoples career, following 6 months service you will be entitled to enrol into our Group Private Pension scheme where we will match contributions up to 5%.
We firmly believe that everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life who will join our inclusive culture. We are committed to equality, diversity and access for all which makes Training 2000 a great place to work.
Safeguarding of our learners is at the heart of everything that we do. Therefore, due to having children (under 18’s) on our site, all appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced child workforce disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS; formally the CRB), or a check via the Update Service on a relevant enhanced disclosure. Further information on these checks can be obtained from the Government website.
If this sounds like the kind of role and place for you then we are really excited to hear from you. If you’d like an informal discussion ahead of applying, please contact a member of our HR team on 01254 54659 and they will be more than happy to help.