Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant

The Opportunity

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for an Accounts Assistant. Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.

We currently have a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant to join the Central Finance Team with Leonardo UK Ltd at our site in Basildon.


  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups : To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
    o Carers (employees who care for someone who is either older, disabled or seriously ill)
    o Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
    o Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
    o Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
    o We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
  • Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development through training and mentoring
  • Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days

To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit:

What you will do

Responsible for : –

  • Processing bank transactions in PITECO (The companies cash management system) for specified bank and loan accounts ensuring that they are analysed, posted into SAP in a timely manner and in line with Treasury requirements and the period end timetable.
  • Allocation of cash receipts in SAP.
  • Monthly Balance Sheet control account reconciliations for bank, loan and cash related accounts.
  • Processing PITECO Journals and checking PITECO Reporting
  • Creation of Direct Debit file for AP Processing
  • Create / amend Vendor accounts on both SAP and SAP Central
  • Creation of EPA File for weekly Expense payment run and check personal Expense > £1k
  • Support for the Administration of the Companies Credit cards
  • Monthly reporting for the Companies Export Insurance Declarations
  • Ad hoc duties as identified by line management.
  • Work alongside Team members providing cover for the following :-
  • Revaluation of Currency bank Accounts
  • Maintenance of monthly cash receipts file.
  • Running debtors file at month end
  • Ad-hoc SAP Journals

What we are looking for

Personal attributes : –

  • Computer literate
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Numerate

Experience : –

  • MS Excel
  • Accounting systems (Preferred SAP experience but not essential)
  • Previous accounting experience
  • Accounts transactions processing