Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

My Client, a reputable Retail business in West London is looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their team.

Reporting to the Management Accountant the Assistant Accountant will be responsible for:

* Bank Account Maintenance, working with the Management Accountant on particular accounts to carry out postings, reconciliations and reporting
* Recording sales and accounting for receipts.
* Carrying out data entry and first steps of analysis
* Liaising with merchandising, the warehouse and shop teams to get data and issue invoices.
* Analysis of sales including cost of sales analysis
* Ensuring data entry is carried out in an accurate and timely manner.
* Preparing analysis against budget and looking at margins
* Questioning any areas which look unusual/wrong
* Preparing the month end accounts for allocated areas
* Involvement in preparation of European VAT and US sales tax returns
* Supporting the Management Accountant to ensure that month end deadlines are met and reporting is accurately included in the monthly board pack.

You will be educated to degree level with a 2:1 (minimum) class in a relevant Finance and Accounting subject.

You will ideally have a year’s work experience in assisting with month end processes.

You must have a desire to study for an accountancy qualification. Preference would be ACCA/CIMA and will be supported

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