Senior Accounting Associate 106 views

Job ID R173896

Location: Nottingham

About this role

We’re excited to have an opportunity in our Finance team for a Senior Accounting Associate. This role sits within the UK Accounting team which owns the Month and Quarter End close processes, Balance Sheet reconciliations and internal and external reporting on actuals, making continuous improvements and ensuring these continue to be well managed.

In this role you’ll partner closely with a range of stakeholders including wider UK Finance, US Finance and the wider business. You’ll provide oversight of key financial controls as well as independently managing processes and relationships, in addition supporting key partners in project work. You’ll have the opportunity to further your Finance experience in both US GAAP and IFRS reporting, all the while developing a range of skills in this diverse role.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead the US GAAP monthly close process
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting and variance analysis
  • Own and lead the Monthly Close meetings
  • Support with journal entries, both US GAAP and IFRS
  • Be responsible for key finance processes including oversight of reconciliations
  • Provide technical accounting advice to the wider team and business
  • Partner on business wide project work

What we’re looking for 

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA or CIMA)
  • Experience working in a Finance or Audit team
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills e.g accurate and timely reporting and commentary, spotting potential errors or adjustments
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge – ability to advise on adjustments and review results and variance explanations provided
  • Comfortable with new technology and using multiple systems
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and manage own time across multiple tasks
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships within team, wider department and offshore teams
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

Where and how you’ll work

This is a permanent position and can be based in our Nottingham office.

Our hybrid working model offers you the flexibility to work from our offices and from home, when you need to.

We’re big on collaboration and connection, and so generally encourage our associates to use our offices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The number of days you spend in the office will usually be led by the type of work you’re doing, and the hybrid working patterns of the people you partner most closely with.

Many of our associates have flexible working arrangements, and we’re open to talking about an arrangement that works for you.

What’s in it for you

Bring us all this – and you’ll be well rewarded with a role contributing to the roadmap of an organisation committed to transformation

We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)

Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave

Open-plan workspaces and accessible facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms. In London, you can heighten your mood with a run on our rooftop running track or an espresso at the Workshop Coffee café

What you should know about how we recruit

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, not the same people. Building diverse and inclusive teams is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We want to work with top talent: whoever you are, whatever you look like, wherever you come from. We know it’s about what you do, not just what you say. That’s why we make our recruitment process fair and accessible. And we offer benefits that attract people at all ages and stages.

We also partner with organisations including the Women in Finance and Race At Work Charters, Stonewall and upReach to find people from every walk of life and help them thrive with us. We have a whole host of internal networks and support groups you could be involved in, to name a few:

  • REACH – Race Equality and Culture Heritage group focuses on representation, retention and engagement for associates from minority ethnic groups and allies
  • OutFront – to provide LGBTQ+ support for all associates
  • Mind Your Mind – signposting support and promoting positive mental wellbeing for all
  • Women in Tech – promoting an inclusive environment in tech
  • EmpowHER – network of female associates and allies focusing on developing future leaders, particularly for female talent in our industry

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.If you require a reasonable adjustment, please contact  All information will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of applying a reasonable adjustment.

For technical support or questions about Capital One’s recruiting process, please send an email to

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Who We Are

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

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