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Assistant Accountant jobs

An Assistant Accountant is responsible support the finance and accounting team in routine accounting tasks. 

Key responsibilities as an Accounts Assistant include: 

  • Assisting with P&L Production
  • Sales invoicing and reports
  • Accruals & prepayments
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Journal posting
  • VAT Returns

If you are interested in a job as an Assistant Accountant then do have a look at our jobs or feel free to submit your CV 

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  • European Controller

    £80000 - £95000 per annum + Plus Pension, Hybrid Working

    Haywards Heath


    Kennedy Pearce are excited to be working with a very well known business in mid Sussex who are lookng to recruit a Regional Controller (Europe) to join their dynamic team. The role involves managing the European central finance hub, ensuring adherence to group policies, and driving process efficiency and quality improvement. Role overview As the Regional Controller, the individual collaborates closely with key stakeholders such as the VP Europe, VP Finance Director for BUEC, and local country Sales Managers. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of European Finance, driving business improvement initiatives, managing month-end processes, and providing strategic financial advice. Responsibilities: Overseeing European Finance for multiple legal entities Driving business improvement initiatives using data analysis Managing month-end processes and financial reporting consistency Providing strategic financial advice to management Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure company success Mentoring and evaluating the team Objectives: Being a business partner to the VP and contributing to building a solid business strategy Analysing data trends to identify opportunities for continuous improvement Supporting growth and profit agenda through financial insights Driving improvement opportunities using available data Collaborating with the global finance community to deliver best practices This is an exciting time to join a fantastic business where you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the role and be part of a growing business. Hybrid working is in place with a mix of three days in the office and two days working from home. If you would like more information please apply today and we will be in touch.

  • Regulatory Reporting Accountant

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + Study support, gym, medical cover

    City of London


    KennedyPearce are working with a Financial Services firm based in the City who are looking to recruit a Regulatory Reporting Accountant to join their team. This is a hybrid role paying between £30-35K. The Role: Our client is looking for a Regulatory Reporting Accountant- EMEA West (UK, Jersey, Middle East, and South Africa) to join our UK-based finance team. This role supports the Financial Accountant in regulatory reporting and contributes to our regulated businesses in the region. The Regulatory Reporting Accountant will assist in tasks related to compliance with regulatory and statutory reporting requirements in the relevant jurisdictions. This includes helping prepare financial reports for regulatory bodies and supporting the statutory audit process. This role is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in financial regulatory reporting and to work closely with experienced finance professionals. The position is based in our London office with a hybrid working arrangement. Responsibilities: Play a key role in managing statutory reporting process, including audits and external tax filings. Partner with the internal CASS team for operational issues and supporting CASS audit. Assist in preparing and maintaining cash flow reports to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and operational needs of the business. Support operational teams with any finance related queries. Help in executing financial reporting submissions to local regulatory bodies in relevant jurisdictions Collaborate with the compliance team to meet regulatory reporting requirements and address compliance-related issues. Participate in preparing materials for regulated entities' board meetings. Support in modelling regulatory and liquid capital, wind-down scenarios, and stress tests for regulated entities. Help maintain the financial risk register for presentation to the legal entity board of directors. Assist the Controllership and Shared Services team in monitoring the accuracy of financial statements for the regulated entity structure. Contribute to identifying and implementing improvements in regulatory reporting processes. Stay informed about local and international regulations impacting financial reporting requirements. Requirements: A degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; part-qualification in ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent is desirable. Some experience or strong interest in financial reporting and managing statutory audits Basic understanding of FCA reporting requirements and regulatory processes. Detail-oriented and motivated individual with a willingness to learn and manage tasks effectively. Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team. Knowledge of local UK GAAP / IFRS; familiarity with US-GAAP is a plus. Experience with or willingness to learn Oracle Financial Systems and Hyperion Financial Management. Eagerness to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and to grow within the finance function. Benefits: Pension matching 2:1 up to max 9% 25 days holiday and every 4 years get 1 month paid sabbatical 2 volunteer days Gym pass, educational stipend Medical and life insurance

  • Tax Manager

    £400 - £500 per day

    Hammersmith and Fulham


    KennedyPearce are hiring a Tax Manager on a 6-9 month contracting basis for a Media/ Talent agency based in West London. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in UK direct tax advisory and compliance, with a willingness to build up their exposure and knowledge of international direct taxes. This is a varied role, supporting the Director of International Tax with the coordination of external reporting requirements for the International Business and assisting with tax advice on ad-hoc issues, as well as specific projects. Hybrid working with 4 days required in the office. Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following: Collaborate with the Director of International Tax to provide tax advice to the business on specific projects and on an ad-hoc basis. Co-ordination of direct tax compliance processes, including reviewing filings prepared by external advisors. Review of tax accounting provisions for financial statements. Preparation of management accounting tax provisions and liaison with Finance teams regarding this. Monitoring UK corporation tax quarterly payments on account, UK group relief position and UK CFC position. Assistance with the preparation of Transfer Pricing documentation, CbCR and Pillar 2 requirements. Review of controls and processes impacting tax accounting arrangements, assistance in documentation and identification of improvements and efficiencies. Liaison with Payroll on taxation of employee benefits, P11Ds and PSA. The Ideal candidate: Available at short notice CTA/ ACA or equivalent Relevant multinational company tax experience or from a Tax advisory firm

  • Financial Accountant

    £60000 - £650000 per annum + bonus



    A fast-growing FMCG business based in London are recruiting for a Financial Accountant to be part of their exciting journey. This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified ACCA/ACA to join a business that has experienced fantastic (and consistent) growth. Duties as Financial Accountant will include; Preparing statutory accounts for multiple entities within the group in accordance with FRS 102 Creating and maintaining the investor report for external stakeholders Updating of budgets and forecast model Accurate and timely month-end accounting close including the recording and reviewing of journal entries Cash-flow management including forecast and the management of working capital Ensuring compliance with relevant tax regulations Responsible for overseeing the year-end audit external audit process Ongoing process improvements The ideal candidate: Recently qualified ACA/ACCA Ideally you'll be audit trained within a top-tier practice Technically very strong including up-to-date IFRS knowledge Multi-currency group consolidation experience Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Senior HR Generalist

    Up to £50000 per annum



    Senior HR Generalist Hybrid working (4 days in the London office 1 day at home) We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior HR Generalist to join our busy and growing team within the financial services industry. Role Description Reporting to the HR Director, the Senior HR Generalist will be responsible for managing the ER caseload from start to finish, implementing and maintaining HR policies, managing HR projects, ensuring compliance with employment law and providing HR guidance to managers. As part of the HR Operations Team, the Senior HR Generalist is pivotal in supporting the Organisation's HR function. Responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on a range of HR and employee relations matters, this role supports the alignment with organisation policies, legal requirements and employment best practice. Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities include: Acting as the first point of contact for employees and line managers on all Human Resource queries and supporting the Director of HR on all day-to-day operational HR duties. Provide in-house HR advice and support, ensuring that all company policies and processes are consistently applied and that all HR queries are dealt with promptly and reliably. Managing & supporting managers with ER matters from beginning to end with matters such grievance, disciplinaries and escalation to Director of HR when necessary. Conducting exit interviews and identifying key trends Coordinating the appointment process for successful applicants Collaborate with HR colleagues to support a 'one team' approach to ensure we maintain continuously improvement within the team and business. Supporting cases of maternity and paternity leave, flexible working queries and other practices Supporting the team with relevant training as and when necessary Providing monthly reports and assisting with various HR projects Overseeing and monitoring staff performance, career development and appraisal processes Responsibility for all Personnel Files including auditing the files, electronic filing, and adhering to the internal audit process, DPR & Data Protection regulations. Identifying, sourcing, and booking training courses both from internal and external providers. Must be able to exercise judgment and independently take appropriate action within defined HR Policies and procedures. Skills and Qualifications Experience operating as a Generalist working across all aspects of HR including learning and development, resourcing, employee relations, remuneration and benefits. Strong ER background and excellent employment law knowledge Experience of ER case management from start to finish. Ideally you will have experience of working in a small - medium sized organisation and experience of working within a professional body or similar institution may be an advantage. Up-to-date knowledge of good practice and emerging trends in the field of HR. Experience supporting the implementation of change initiatives, ideally within a rapidly growing or evolving business setting. If you are actively seeking your next career challenge, keen to join a diverse, exciting team, or want to grow your career within an industry leader, we welcome you to get in touch or apply!

  • Treasury Operations Specialist

    £33000 - £35000 per annum + Hybrid Working, 15% Pension, Bonus



    Our client, an international a bank based in London seeks a Treasury Operations Specialist to join their Treasury Operations Team. This role offers hybrid working. As the Senior Treasury Operations Specialist you will be responsible for providing operational support for the banks treasury products and interbank market transactions. You will be required to handle and monitor various day-to-day activities related to the treasury operations, including money market transactions, foreign exchange, and treasury settlements. Key Responsibilities Facilitate timely and accurate processing of transactions. Additionally, you will also be expected to contribute towards continuous improvement initiatives and the development of new processes and procedures for a more efficient treasury operation. Booking, processing, settlement, reporting and positioning of all products handled by Treasury Settlements, including Securities, Derivatives and FX/MM transactions Essential Experience At least 3 years of experience in a similar Treasury Operations role at a financial institution UK based Banking experience with full rights to work in the UK -This role cannot offer sponsorship Strong knowledge of treasury products, money market, and foreign exchange transactions Experience in dealing with interbank markets is preferred Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Previous experience in a dynamic fast paced Treasury Operations environment Benefits Hybrid Working 15% Non Contributory Pension Life Assurance Private Healthcare Annual Bonus Gym Subsidy Internal/external training

  • Compliance Monitoring Manager - 12M FTC

    £85000 - £95000 per annum + 2 days wfh and wider benefits.

    City of London


    Are you a proactive Compliance professional, looking for your next FTC opportunity? Our client, a global leading Asset Management firm are hiring a Compliance Monitoring Manager on a 12 M FTC (maternity cover) within their dynamic London office. Offering up to £95,000 alongside 2 days working from home, an amazing inclusive culture, and competitive wider benefits. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to… Work as part of collaborative team and undertake compliance monitoring, conduct risk assessments, and complex thematic reviews. Engage with the business being responsible for governance reports and regular compliance testing activities. Business partner with high profile and senior level stakeholders across the business. You will also, ideally have a good practical knowledge and have… A good knowledge of compliance regulations, ideally gained within an asset / investment management environment. Practical experience with compliance monitoring, testing, and performing thematic reviews. Relevant practical experience in analysing compliance frameworks and managing junior members of the team. Excellent written and verbal communication, to board members and internal stakeholders across all levels within the organisation. If this sounds like it could be one for you - please don't hesitate to apply or reach out directly for more information on

  • Loan Administration Officer

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + Hybrid + Excellent Benefits

    City of London


    Our client, a London based bank who offer excellent benefits and Hybrid working currently seek a a Loan Administration Officer As a Loan Administration Officer you will be responsible for the administration of a portfolio of UK and overseas corporate Loan facilities consisting of syndicated, agent and bilateral deals Duties & Responsibilities Calculation, claiming and reconciliation of fees and interest Liaise with Loan Administration Departments of other banks regarding instructions under syndicated transactions Receive instructions from bilateral customers and act upon these in the appropriate manner Manage agency loans administration throughout the loan life cycle. Process general Loan agency activities - drawdowns, rollovers, prepayments, fees General deal maintenance Reviewing Loan Facility documentation Essential Experience Required Loan Administration or Loan Agency experience required Knowledge and experience of formatting Swift messages Knowledge and experience of LoanIQ is desired due to ongoing system migration project.

  • Market Abuse Manager UK

    £70000 - £80000 per annum + 1 day wfh, pension, Annual leave

    City of London


    Are you a Market Abuse, Surveillance or Compliance Monitoring Specialist with Financial Services experience? Our client, a Fintech and trading brokerage, are looking to hire a Market Abuse Manager (no line management!) with ideally at least 3 years' of previous trade surveillance / compliance monitoring experience. Based in their London (City) office and offering a competitive base salary up to £80,000. Alongside 1 day working from home, pension, annual leave, and wider benefits! Responsibilities: You will support the Head of Compliance & MLRO with managing the group's UK market abuse framework and ensuring potential related risks are identified. Provide sound advice and act as a stakeholder in relation to trade surveillance and market abuse matters and build relationships with Front office to undertake smooth investigations. Lead on market abuse investigations and perform daily trade surveillance activities. Ideally you will be or have: 3 years (at least) of previous compliance monitoring and trade surveillance experience within a Financial Services (ideally trading / brokerage) environment. Practical knowledge of market abuse practices and conduct regulations and undertaking the market abuse risk assessment. An excellent communicator with comfortability liaising with stakeholders at all levels (Director / Senior Management). Detailed knowledge of FCA Regulations, horizon scanning in relation to market abuse regs, conduct reviews and drafting STOR forms ready for submission to the FCA. A collaborative nature, relationship builder and desire to influence a positive and pro-active approach towards compliance. If this sounds like a fantastic opportunity for you, or someone in your network, and you're interested in hearing more. - Please apply today!