Job accountant in Brighton, England at Mitie

Job Details

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Company Mitie
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address London, United Kingdom
Industry Building & Personnel Services
Sector Management & Consulting
Salary 46462 - 27052 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location Brighton, England

Job Description

Job Overview

We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant to assist the Finance and Commercial Manager in their duties along with the wider team. The role is based on site at the University of Sussex for Sussex Estates and Facilities LLP (SEF). SEF is a partnership between the University of Sussex and Mitie Limited, providing the University with total facilities management.

We offer hybrid working (1-2 days a week work from home) but also value time spent in person as a team.

This is a broad role offering exposure to both Financial and Commercial accounting, ideal for someone part qualified – or soon to be starting their professional qualification journey – who is looking for broad exposure to accounting duties.

Main Duties

  • Assist Commercial and Finance Manager with various financial performance reports including budgets, forecasting and business planning.
  • Assist the Finance and Commercial Manager in the preparation of periodic internal and customer reporting.
  • Ensure process is followed to ensure Purchase and Sub-Contract Orders are processed efficiently.
  • Ensuring SEF contractual commitments are met and to manage the efficient performance and output of the commercial function, ensuring revenue maximisation and therefore profit margin protection.
  • Support Finance Assistant and wider team in resolving supplier invoice issues effectively.
  • Assist budget holders with relevant and accurate payroll, agency, and sub-contract information to effectively manage budgets.
  • Assist Commercial and Finance Manager with internal and external audits.
  • Manage work reporting to ensure correct revenue recognition and timely customer billing.
  • Manage and support supplier set up process when needed.
  • Support Finance Assistant and Graduate Accountant in their general duties when required.
  • Ensure payment is received in line with the contract agreement and that any queries which are withholding payment are promptly responded to.
  • Proposals – Assist in the valuation and submission of contract variations, maximising both revenue and profit margin.
  • Work with contract management to develop systems to monitor contract performance.
  • Work with contract management to ensure contract amendments are applied in a timely and accurate manner in agreement with the customer, keep records of contractual change controls.
  • Ensure contract payment terms are followed within the conditions of the contract.

What we are looking for


  • Advanced Excel
  • Part Qualified CIMA ACCA or suitable QBE
  • Self-starter looking to grow in their role
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong numerate and analytical skills
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Methodical approach
  • Team Player
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Experience in use of PowerPoint Package.
  • Concept Evolution CAFM
  • SAP Knowledge

Job Location

Brighton, England

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