Assistant Management Accountant

Assistant Management Accountant

My client is looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their ever growing team. Your specific accountabilities will vary depending on technical responsibilities – financial accounting, management accounting or control accounting.

The Assistant Accountants may work on any aspect of the accounting service to support colleagues in delivering a high-quality service. They work under the specific or general direction and supervision of a qualified accountant.

General Accountabilities;

* Supporting colleagues across Group Finance, and the Group as required
* Accurate and pertinent financial analysis related to financial statements and management accounts
* Working as a flexible team with colleagues of all specialism
* Developing and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the systems, processes and activities related to the role

* Supporting preparation of statutory accounts / preparation of financial statements for charities
* Maintaining financial control and financial records for the divisions
* Balance sheet management including reconciliations as directed
* Support preparation of taxation returns / submissions
* Effective and efficient preparation of journals
* Operation of key controls including review of expense claims and approval of bank payment
* Liaise with internal and external auditors
* Supporting the analytical review of accounts and preparation of recommendations for action
* Assist in the preparation of business plans, and the monitoring of the achievement of those plans
* Deputise for the Management Accountant

Essential:

* Trainee or Part-Qualified accountant
* Advanced Excel Skills
* Technically developing strength in chosen accounting specialism, up to date with latest developments and requirements
* Experience of operating as a management accounting assistant or similar in practice or a commercial organisation
* Knowledge of Tax workings under a Mutual / professional body partial exemption
* Working in a professional team
* Strong communication skills, written & oral, with the ability to establish meaningful and trusted relationships
* A specific focus on customer service
* Able to prioritise workloads and work to strict deadlines
* Prioritisation and time management when reporting to multiple stakeholders
* Available for regular travel to London

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