Graduate Trainee Accountant

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1359847

 Job Description

MCS Group is urgently seeking a Graduate Trainee Accountant to join Viridian Group, an All Ireland Energy business based in south Belfast. Immediate requirement. Excellent salary & benefits on offer.

Your new company…

As Viridian Group we are already working for you every day.

How? As Ireland’s leading energy provider, we generate and supply energy to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across the island of Ireland via our Power NI, Power Procurement and Energia businesses. Chances are, when you flick the switch we’ve had something to do with the lights coming on.

As you can imagine, powering over 1 million customers takes a pretty big team of people who are as powerful and energetic as the electricity we supply. Our industry is in a constant state of change and we need exceptional people like you to help us deliver the future of energy. So… are you ready to switch on your career with Ireland’s leading energy provider?

What we offer…

Joining us on a permanent basis, you’ll receive a competitive salary plus an attractive bonus structure. With a market leading benefits package including up to 35 days leave a year, generous company pension scheme, private healthcare for all the family, access to Learning and Development opportunities, Wellbeing Programme, Subsidised Gym Membership and free onsite car parking!

Your new role…

We are offering a Graduate the opportunity of a challenging and rewarding career in accountancy with the training, challenges and support you need to develop the skills required to reach your full potential.

We will be seeking to provide meaningful and challenging work, which will benefit both you and the organisation. The successful candidate will gain knowledge, understanding and experience of a range of financial and accounting concepts and applications.

The successful candidates will be appointed to a finace team within the Viridian Group (Power NI/ Energia/ Viridian Corporate) and will quickly become an integral member of this team, providing vital support to the department.

Main Duties:

  • Operating cost analysis and budgeting
  • Completion of monthly VAT returns
  • Preparation of the monthly cost centre reports
  • Accounts payable – managing purchase orders and invoices
  • Completion of month end ‘cut off’ processes to include: calculation of accruals and prepayments
  • preparation and posting of journals to SAP
  • control account reconciliations
  • inter-business reconciliations
  • To provide assistance in the preparation of management reports and statutory accounts

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree qualified (minimum 2:1) in a discipline with a high level of financial or numerical content
  • Committed to undertake study towards obtaining a chartered accountancy qualification
  • An understanding of key financial concepts, processes and controls
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Strong IT skills to include MS Office suite, in particular Excel

Desirable Criteria:

  • Relevant work experience in a Finance related role
  • Working knowledge of double entry bookkeeping


  • Takes Ownership
  • Manage Relationships
  • Judgement & Decision Making
  • Drive for Results
  • Communication

Additional Requirements:

The job requires a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the job holders to meet quality standards and work deadlines. The individual must have a forward thinking approach and be able to work independently.