Assistant Accountant Placement

by Volvo Group UK

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Job Details

Deadline: 23rd January 2022
4 days remaining to apply for this job
Salary: £18,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Accountancy
Location: West Midlands
City: Warwick

Assistant Accountant Placement

Current degree requirements:

  • Studying for a related business / management degree (accounting/finance/economics preferable, but not essential).
  • 2 years completed – placement between 2nd & 3rd study years.

About the role:

This internship is a rotational program, with placements in Tax, Accounting and Business Control respectively working on BENE markets. Throughout the duration of the internship, work will be focused primarily on projects in each area, with some element of involvement in regular reporting activities to help build your wider business understanding. Providing support to the Chief Accountants and Finance Managers across the finance function in relation to various finance activities undertaken within the service centre.



  • Assist in development of in-house systems and processes for legislative changes in multiple countries
  • Input into data extraction and analysis for the corporation tax returns
  • Assist Tax Accountant and Tax Manager with elements of VAT and Corporation Tax month-end reporting


  • Develop an understanding of the markets covered for group reporting purposes
  • Drive improvement in reconciliation control for accounting purposes
  • Responsibility for assisting in month-end reporting, including direct responsibility for the preparation of certain reconciliations for review by Chief Accountants

Business Control

  • Market/commercial analysis and regular performance report input
  • Assistance in preparation of bi-annual budget/forecasting

The existing team leaders and their line manager will support the successful candidate in their development in this role.

Other Duties:

In addition to the core elements, this new role will also support the wider remit of the Volvo Financial Services team, with a range of tasks to support team deliverables & providing a broader placement experience for the successful applicant.

  • General assistance to other members of the team as required
  • Any other duties as assigned

Competencies, skills and knowledge required:

  • Good knowledge / understanding of key accounting concepts
  • Skilled in problem solving and proactive resolution of tasks
  • Ability to manage to deadlines and prioritise daily workload
  • Good communication skills
  • High level of accuracy and reliability
  • Intermediate Excel skills

About Volvo Financial Services (VFS)

Volvo Financial Services (VFS) is a global company and in the UK employs over 90 people. We provide financing to the truck, bus and coach and construction brands at Volvo. With Volvo Financial Services you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals working with energy, passion and respect for the individual. Please visit for more information.

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