Assistant Financial Accountant, Colchester

Are you a forward thinking, self-motivated Assistant Accountant looking for your next step? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.


Penguin Random House UK is the UK’s largest book publisher, following the merger of publishers Penguin and Random House. Penguin Random House employs more than 2,000 across the UK and 10,000 globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually.


The Penguin Random House Group has recently moved to a Shared Service Centre model, and we are now looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join our growing Finance team based in Frating, Colchester. Based at the main distribution centre, you will report into the Financial Accountant to provide key support in this pivotal role.


Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Supporting the FA with month-end activities, include reporting and balance sheet control
  • Liaising with internal & external stakeholders to ensure the integrity of reporting
  • Managing certain financial accounts activities to ensure compliance
  • Assisting with the completion of Statutory Accounts, filing and group reporting
  • Assisting with the delivery of year end, half year and interim audits
  • General administrative and financial duties as required


To excel in this role you will be a strong team player who is able to work on their own initiative to complete tasks to a consistently high level. You will have a structured and disciplined approach to managing and organising your own workload, and will relish the opportunity to learn new skills and competencies.


Ideally you will possess strong IT and systems skills and will be a fast and determined learner. You will be a confident and natural communicator who isn’t afraid to ask questions and speak to people at all levels of the business.


If this sounds like a challenge you are ready to take on, please send your CV and Cover Letter by midnight on Tuesday 24th September 2019.


Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: Essex 

City: Colchester 

Postal Code: CO77DW 

Job ID: 35960

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