Accounting Assistant

  • Negotiable
  • Horley, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Gatwick Airport
  • 15 Mar 19

The Accounting Assistant will be a part qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience. You will play a key part in the processing of project and capital expenditure, and ensuring that they are capitalised correctly. You will perform fixed asset accounting ensuring assets are correctly added to the Fixed Asset Register.

Accounting Assistant

Salary: Competitive + excellent rewards and benefits
Our payslip is only part of the package

To become the most efficient single runway in the world Gatwick has had to set a number of world firsts in terms of process, people and technology excellence in a highly complex and fast moving environment. Gatwick Airport Limited has won numerous awards in its history, including over ten major awards in 2017 alone. These awards include airport of the year; best airport; favourite airport for short-haul flights and marketing campaign of the year by a retailer.

Our people are passionate about Gatwick too. We value every person that works with us and reward them and their commitment to us by providing great opportunities for development, excellent rewards and opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of our customers. The Finance team at Gatwick Airport is a high performing team which sets high standards across the business; a key central function whose role is to drive value and efficiency.

The Accounting Assistant will be a part qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial finance experience. You will play a key part in the processing of project and capital expenditure, and ensuring that they are capitalised correctly. You will perform fixed asset accounting ensuring assets are correctly added to the Fixed Asset Register.

As an Accounting Assistant you will also assist with month end reporting processing, assisting both the Capital Accountant and the Financial accountant with the production of the audit deliverables and reporting requirements.

To be successful you will demonstrate

  • Fixed Asset and/or Capital Accounting exposure in a Finance department
  • An ability to work to deadlines, and under pressure if necessary
  • An ability to work accurately, with good attention to detail
  • An ability to work with high volumes of data
  • High level of numeracy, with appropriate systems experience - Excel (advanced) and SAP
  • Confident in communicating with people at different levels in the business
  • Ability to work on own initiative and without close supervision if necessary

Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) is the most efficient single runway airport in the world. It serves more than 45 million passengers to over 220 destinations in 74 countries a year on a short and long-haul point-to-point basis. Gatwick is a major economic driver for the UK contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP, generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 jobs on the airport campus alone. Gatwick is a high growth business regularly achieving double digit year on year revenue growth. It has beaten its stretch EBITDA target every year for the last five years. Passenger volumes have grown by over 40% in the eight years since private ownership. GAL is owned by a group of international investment funds of which the private equity firm Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.