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Accounting Officer


Accounting Officer

  • Homer Road, Solihull

Business Area: Group Finance

Brief description

This role is an exciting opportunity to join the Financial Accounting team within the Group’s Finance division.

The ideal candidate will have a strong eye for detail and be able to produce work accurately and to timetable. They will have a desire to pursue a career within Finance.

Purpose of the role

You will be part of the SPV and Third Party Accounting team of 9 people. This is part of the wider Financial Control team of 20 people, which is responsible for accounting for all Group companies and for making most of the Group’s payments to borrowers, introducers and suppliers.

You will have a busy and varied workload and will be expected to develop good working relationships with other departments and external parties including our banks and auditors.

Duties & responsibilities
  • Processing invoices, bank statements and journals through the nominal ledger
  • Preparing accrual and prepayment schedules
  • Dealing with enquiries from external parties, including suppliers, banks and auditors
  • Preparing periodic reports for both internal and external customers
  • Supporting the year end and interim statutory reporting and auditing process
  • Maintaining and reconciling bank, investment and intercompany accounts
  • Preparing reports and payments to Paragon’s funding providers
  • Providing information to Treasury to enable them to manage the Group’s cash position as well as performing the administration tasks necessary to support these activities
  • Prior experience of working within a financial environment or undertaking a finance-based study course
  • Strong numeracy skills and the ability to analyse large volumes of data
  • Effective communication skills for face to face, telephone and written communication
  • Strong IT skills, particularly with spreadsheets
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • An inquisitive mind and the confidence to ask questions to develop knowledge and understanding
  • Flexible working approach and the ability to commit to extended hours if required to at short notice


  • Previous financial services experience preferred, but not essential
  • Experience of using account software including Coda Financials

Qualifications and experience

Ideally be AAT qualified or part qualified, or have 18 months experience of working in a finance based department.

Working hours

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (one hour for lunch).


Relevant training will be provided.

Paragon Banking Group PLC.  Registered in England number 2336032.  Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands  B91 3QJ.

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