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Accounts Assistant

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Date: 05-Feb-2019

Location: Solihull, GB

Company: Britvic

Britvic, the name behind great brands like Pepsi, J20, Tango & Fruit Shoot, is on a journey to become the world’s most creative, dynamic and admired soft drinks company by the year 2020. To get there it’s vital that we keep on innovating and find the best ways to bring fantastic new products to market… having the right people in the business is essential in making that happen.

We’re looking to make an exciting addition to our progressive Finance Shared Services centre and bring on a part-qualified Accounts Assistant to work as part of our dynamic and personable team.

This is a role that would particularly suit an ambitious and resilient individual, with post-graduation experience within a large/medium sized business and who is keen to continue their accountancy qualification... if that sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you


What the position involves…

The Payments Team are responsible for the day to day management of a number of activities within the Financial Shared Services team including payment runs, cash allocation, month end reporting, currency forecasts and treasury deals.

The role and tasks required will be determined by the level of experience, ability and where required the level/stage of qualification of the individual.


The Finance Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Business Partnering with teams including Finance, AP, Treasury & Procurement.
  • Producing accurate data and analysis feeding into Finance.
  • Proactively driving compliance & continuous improvement.


The role will sit as part of the Payments Team within Accounts Payable covering a variety of tasks and duties that include but are not limited to those outlined above.


Key Responsibilities are:



  • Preparation of accurate currency forecasts
  • Automated and manual payment runs
  • Day to day management of cash & bank
  • Payment processing via HSBC
  • Treasury Deals
  • Direct Debit reconciliations

Business Partnering:

  • Work closely with Finance to ensure reporting is timely & accurate.
  • Work closely with AP to ensure cash forecast is accurate & variances understood & explained
  • Work closely with Treasury ensuring banking transactions are cleared in a timely & accurate way.
  • Work alongside the business to ensure payments are approved, processed & recorded in a compliant and controlled way.

Other responsibilities:

  • Drive continuous improvement in relevant areas to ensure processes are lean
  • Additional relevant duties to support business/FSS team change and growth


Why choose us…

This is a chance to work with a market leader in branded drinks innovation and work as part of a dynamic, ambitious and collaborative team that take huge pride in their work. You’ll also get exposure to the fast-growing international business, and see the tangible product outputs from the wide range of projects you’ll support. Further to that, opportunities for career development are stronger than they’ve ever been and you’ll be supported throughout your time here with our outstanding Growth, Performance and Success (GPS) programme.






  • Part Qualified CIMA (other financial qualifications will also be considered)


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:


  • Good understanding of financial & accounting principles
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Systems: SAP, MS Office
  • Proactive approach with a personable communication style
  • Compliant & disciplined
  • Ability to identify a problem & see through to resolution

We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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