Graduate Opportunity

2022 Graduate - Finance Assistant

Dartford, Kent. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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We're looking for bright and committed graduates who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.   

Role Overview  

The role is within the UK Overheads Team based in Dartford. It is a diverse and varied role and will involve working with the wider finance and business community. The role is involved in the preparation and analysis of periodic reporting regarding the UK Overheads cost centres. 

A flexible approach and the ability to embrace change within a dynamic and challenging work environment are crucial. 

Laing O'Rourke - Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

You will be a detailed and deadline focused individual who has the ability to embrace change within a dynamic and challenging working environment. An ability to work within a team is essential as is the desire to streamline and improve the information flows within the team. 


  • Dartford – Head Office


  • Business degrees preferred (i.e., Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, STEM etc) but other degrees considered 

Professional Accreditation  

  • Option of either CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW accounting qualifications 

Key Deliverables and Accountabilities 

The primary responsibilities for this role within the UK Overheads Team include: 

  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management reports in accordance with the finance timetable and deadlines
  • Creating and posting journals into the general ledger
  • Analysing monthly results and providing variance analysis 
  • Updating monthly forecasts by department within our financial systems
  • Maintaining schedules of prepayments and accruals in addition to providing monthly forecast updates
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting with the preparation of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets for Overhead departments
  • Updating various ad hoc excel reports as required, including Legal and Communication functions spend analysis
  • Assisting with various analysis as required
  • Establishing key relationships with finance and non-finance personnel for all UK Overheads
  • You will support in driving cost efficiency and performance, by providing business insight and analytical support, evaluating opportunities/risks and driving finance transformation

The Laing O'Rourke Graduate Development Programme - what can you expect? 

Our Graduate Programme is designed to embrace and develop your capabilities. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to continue learning throughout your career. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your personal development and the achievement of professional accreditation as a priority.  
Our programme will give you the practical experience, technical learning and professional development while being part of the some of the most exciting construction and infrastructure projects in the UK.  

Entry requirements 

We are looking for graduates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable 
  • Full mobility as you may be required to relocate for your role 
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills 
  • A degree course with a clear route to professional accreditation  
  • Your degree classification should be 2:1 or higher  
  • Entry degrees will be listed within each of our graduate vacancies and differ from role to role

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 6th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Dartford, Kent
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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