Undergraduate Placement – Trainee Financial Accountant

Type: Graduate
Region: East Midlands

Undergraduate Placement Trainee Financial Accountant – Saint-Gobain (East Leake, Loughborough)

Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenges faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join as an Undergraduate Trainee Financial Accountant for your placement year with Saint-Gobain where the focus will be to support our manufacturing clients with their accounting and reporting functions.

As a Trainee Financial Accountant with Saint-Gobain the key responsibilities are:

  • Prepare and post all accruals and journal entries into SAP as agreed with clients
  • Reconcile sub-ledgers with General Ledger
  • Perform the fixed asset accounting, reporting and reconciliation process
  • Finalise month end inter-company reconciliation processes in liaison with AP, CM and AR team members
  • Prepare monthly and yearly balance justifications and balance sheet reconciliation files
  • Ensure that all work conforms to current internal control procedures
  • Populate the group reporting packages with the financial data
  • Assist in the preparation of periodical declarations such as VAT and PSA etc
  • Anticipate month end processes to ensure smooth and efficient closing
  • Respect closing calendar
  • Assisting with and supporting internal and external audit visits and requirements; including preparation of reports, schedules and procedures

Am I who you are looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

To be suitable for the Undergraduate Trainee Financial Accountant role with Saint-Gobain you need to have:

  • IT literate (knowledge of MS Office tools particularly Excel & Word)
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well in a team and on own initiative
  • Good degree of accuracy & numeric skills
  • Results oriented with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Adherence and awareness of internal controls
  • Ability to learn new systems (training will be given for SAP ERP system and in house reporting tool)

Regardless of the degree you’re studying, as long as you have an interest in finance and the qualities above we would love to hear from you.

You are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

So are you up for handling the ultimate, frontline responsibility for a business and its goals? Could you help sustain a world class reputation? Then apply today!

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