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Assistant Financial Accountant

Requisition ID: 54680

Domain: Support Services/Finance

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for an Assistant Financial Accountant to join our team based at Quorum Business Park, Newcastle on a 15 month fixed term contract. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package. 

General Overview: 

Opportunity to join a diverse, inclusive and dynamic team supporting the wider Equans’ business with reports, analysis and insights helping deliver the zero-carbon transition. The role offers opportunity for professional and personal development with experiences that support your ongoing continued professional development (CPD).


The role holder will support the Financial Accounting Team in month end processes and the Business Partners and the Business by posting journals, providing reports, analysis and insights in support of management decision making.

What will you deliver? 

  • Complete month end processes as defined in desk top procedures to pre agreed timetable
  • Review and process journals submitted from business partners
  • Produce high quality, actionable management information reports and insights
  • Be focussed on developing insightful value-added management information which allows the business to deliver optimal performance
  • Challenge existing ways of working and develop a continuous improvement culture
  • Instil a customer facing culture to enable the delivery of best in class services to all stakeholders
  • Work as part of a team in the completion of month end procedures as defined in the desk top procedures per the Service Level Agreement
  • Review and post journals submitted from the business whilst providing robust challenge to Finance Business Partners if required
  • Support the month end process with detailed analysis as needed, both on a regular monthly and ad hoc basis, delivering value added insights
  • Completion of balance sheet reconciliations including investigation and reporting on items at risk
  • Provide analysis and respond to management information requests, supporting and challenging appropriately in support of key business decisions
  • Support audit queries as required
  • Undertake or contribute to special projects as requested
  • Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Business.

What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app.

Who are we looking for? 


  • Ideal role for a recent accounting graduate or someone wanting to start a professional qualification (ACCA or CIMA)
  • Experience of complex business processes and tools for large data analysis
  • Good at managing relationships particularly with the business / customers
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • MS Excel
  • SAP experience would be a bonus.

Why work for us?

  • We offer a hybrid approach to working where we are encouraged to work smartly between the office and home
  • Our flexible work policy allows all employees to maintain a work-life balance
  • We encourage the rotation of processes across Financial Accounting to maximise your learning and development
  • We offer a fully funded study package with dedicated revision time. You’ll also be joining a network of fellow assistant accountants studying towards their qualification
  • Our people focussed culture gives you the chance to work on skills away from finance
  • You’ll get access to discounts off hundreds of high-street brands
  • The opportunity to join a diverse network of employees with dedicated diversity and inclusion forums

Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.