Financial Accounting Placement (BMW UK, Financial Services) Farnborough July 2024

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DEADLINE 30th November 2023
Farnborough
£21,600

We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your own areas of responsibility from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to show what you can really do.

Our Summit ONE in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate, and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough. We decided in November 2020 to bring together BMW Financial Services and Alphabet to stay relevant to our customers and continue to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

  • Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
  • Flexible working hours - working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance, not burnout, through focusing on output, not attendance.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued support of our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table-tennis tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.

Financial Accounting

In this role you will be assisting the team to support the delivery of timely and accurate financial reporting on a monthly basis to BMW Group Headquarters. The successful candidate will also assist in preparation of the Annual Financial Statements, ensure compliance with national legislation, IFRS’s, and BMW Group Accounting Guidelines.

On a day to day basis the candidate will be responsible for the monitoring, control and reconciliation of various bank accounts of Alphabet (GB) Limited. The candidate will also be responsible for the reconciliation and control of specific balance sheet accounts, incorporating analysis of postings within the accounts and journal preparation and posting.

The successful candidate will also learn to support the business and assist with customer management and issue resolution from a financial perspective.

As with all BMW departments, we strive for continuous improvement, therefore this role should also investigate new ways to innovate and improve processes and procedures within the Finance department. The candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved in financial accounting projects and enhancements as they occur.

Qualifications

  • Should be studying for a Finance, Accounting or Economics degree and on track for a 2:2 or higher.
  • Alternatively we would consider a numerical discipline such as Mathematics or Science/Engineering along with a demonstrable interest in financial topics.
  • Must have good A Levels in numerical subjects.
  • Ability to work at both a detailed and high level, prioritise activities, work under pressure and multi-task.
  • Analytical and objective approach to problem solving.
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work within in a team as well as on own initiative
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office products, especially Excel and Powerpoint

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract), and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations, and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include; online testing, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager.

Please note

We operate rolling recruitment. This means we may close the application window earlier than identified if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed. Please also include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies for a minimum of 6 months after completion of this placement and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK if you are not a UK passport holder.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Any further questions? Email us on FutureTalentRecruitment@bmwgroup.com

DEADLINE 30th November 2023