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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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  • Senior Finance Officer

    £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, medical cash plan

    Slough

    Permanent

    Our Client in the Educational sector seeks a Senior Finance Officer to join their team on a permanent basis. The Senior Finance Officer would require a strong background within budgeting and excellent attention to detail. Duties of the Senior Finance Officer include: Prepare budget templates based on established guidelines Coordinate budget schedule and review budgets received. Enter individual budgets into master budget and test for reasonableness Import budgets into accounting system Assist with annual budget preparation Provide mid-year budget projections. Monitor monthly reports for budget to actual variances Ensure all expenses are within the assigned budgets Prepare and reconcile bank statements Update contracts and liaising with suppliers Maintain and reconcile general ledger Perform special projects as assigned Review internal controls, implement and/or update policies and procedures Requirements for the Senior Finance Officer include: Minimum three years accounting experience with a focus on complex spreadsheet tasks using all aspects of excel including functions, charts, pivot tables and large workbooks with complex calculations Strong analytical ability, including the ability to quickly and effectively analyse, compare, and interpret data Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines Demonstrated expertise with computerized accounting systems Sage, Excel and Access Commitment to ensuring financial integrity, and ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion Strong communicator Benefits include, pension, generous annual leave entitlement, cycle to work, employee assistance programme, medical cash plan.

  • FP&A Manager

    £85000 - £95000 per annum + bonus, hybrid working

    London

    Permanent

    A fast-growing FMCG brand are expanding their UK operation and are looking to recruit a FP&A manager to help implement and improve reporting processes and build out their commercial finance function. Proving high-level analytical support to the senior leadership to assist in strategic business decisions Assist in the building of the commercial finance team to complement the existing group reporting team Implement processes to facilitate regular analytical reviews including cost analysis, sales forecast and year-on-year comparisons Build financial models for new and existing projects including new acquisitions Prepare 3/5 year plans including associated costs and forecasts Provide operational stock control and insight The ideal candidate will have the following experience; Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA OR ACCA) with PQE ideally within a stock-based organisation Exposure to IFRS/UK & US GAAP Working with listed businesses (either in practice or industry) Hands-on FP&A experience A track-record of building and/or leading teams Experience within luxury retail/fmcg would be advantageous In return, the company will offer; 10% bonus Flexible working (2-3 days per week in the office) Chance to be a part of a fast-growth business Private medical insurance

  • Assistant Accountant

    £200.00 - £215.00 per day

    London

    Temporary

    Instantly recognised, this international icon in the gaming industry has posted incredible results with strong growth plans in place. Offering career development, flexible working and a fantastic culture. This is an amazing role for an ambitious Assistant Accountant who leads by example and strives to excel in a high-profile division based in central London. Duties: Preparation of monthly Central Overhead Cost Centre reports of actuals and commitments versus budget/forecast and review reports with budget holders. Production of monthly cost centre reports and month end rationalisation against flash and forecast, and presentation to stakeholders. Perform GL coding reviews of key P&L accounts. Posting of key month end journals. Monthly clearance of open items in Balance Sheet Manage and maintain fixed asset register on a monthly basis ensuring correct capitalisation of assets and posting of depreciation. Reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts including Fixed Assets. Assist Internal audit, SOX audit and External audit teams with general ledger data requests and ensure all requested data is accurate and provided to requested timelines. Support Corporate Planning in reviewing the output from annual budget packs and quarterly forecast packs. Produce monthly cost centre reports and liaise with budget holders/finance business partners on key variances. What we're looking for: Studying towards finance qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA) At least 2 years' experience working within a finance team of large multinational organisation. Previous experience of project accounting and managing large project budgets (preferred) Systems literate - with experience of SAP and Business Warehouse preferable.

  • Assistant Management Accountant

    £45000 - £48000 per annum

    London

    Contract

    This Internationally acclaimed Interior design business has posted incredible results with strong growth plans in place. Offering career development, mentoring and top shelf training programs. This is an amazing role for an ambitious Assistant Management Accountant who leads by example and strives to excel in a high-profile division based in central London. The role: Support Head of Finance in routine management accounting month end processes, tax and related matters pertaining to all group entities including journal preparation and processing. Management accounts for two small entities with support from Head of Finance. Assisting with the preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations. Reconcile and submission of VAT returns. Support the Head of Finance for the annual group audits to ensure queries are answered on time. Credit control duties including management of the receivables report daily. Support key accounting processes and the improvement of finance infrastructure. Providing cover for Finance team members as required to ensure the orderly functioning of the Finance department. Background of candidate: To be either recently qualified or actively studying for an accountancy qualification (CIMA/ACCA/AAT equivalent qualification) Experience of reconciliations, variance and data analysis Experience with intercompany/entity recharges is advantageous

  • Strategic Implementation Analyst

    £35000 - £38000 per annum + Hybrid + Excellent Benefits

    City of London

    Permanent

    Our client, a UK based Financial Services Firm who offer hybrid working and excellent benefits currently seek an Operations Implementation Analyst to provide routine analytical operational and technical support to the Relationship Management team within the Global Capital Markets division Essential Experience Required Excellent Data analysis skills Managing BAU operational controls within a banking environment Analysing processes, identifying and communicating process improvements and presenting key MI to Senior Stakeholders Minimum of 1 year working experience in a similar role from Banking or Financial Services firm based in the UK Key Responsibilities: Maintain internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable Develop and produce routine, non-complex standard and ad-hoc departmental reports and spreadsheets, including but not limited to, project or product strategy analysis, profitability, historical reporting and work flow, statistical and financial analysis in support of the Global Capital Markets business. Research and gather business, process, and/or financial information to support these activities. Complete basic ad-hoc analyses to support business decisions. May provide feedback to senior team members. Develop a basic understanding of the Global Capital Markets business and its functions, processes and operations. Remain current on business and market trends that may affect the business/department. Participate in planning and implementing new projects, products, programs and plans within Global Capital Markets to achieve short and long-term business objectives; assist in coordinating the design and execution of various projects for the promotion and maintenance of the business. Participate in developing system/process enhancement plans. May be involved, to some extent, in developing and overseeing the implementation of procedures or controls related to compliance requirements within the overall business processes, directly or indirectly monitoring functions that, on a daily basis, ensure procedures and controls are functioning as designed, completing or overseeing embedded compliance self-testing, and/or assisting in examinations or audits involving regulatory matters and any resultant corrective actions.

  • Fund Finance

    £70000 - £78000 per annum + Hybrid + Excellent Benefits + Bonus

    City of London

    Permanent

    A London based Bank who offer Hybrid working and excellent benefits currently seek a Fund Financing specialist from a bank with experience in originating and executing Subscription Credit Facilities JOB PURPOSE Develop and Oversee SCF Portfolio: Build and manage the subscription credit facility (SCF) portfolio in alignment with branch policy. Coordinate with department members to ensure adherence to credit quality and investment standards, including comprehensive risk analysis, continuous monitoring, meticulous documentation, and effective negotiation with counterparties. Oversee internal application processes and ensure smooth execution. Support Senior Management: Collaborate with and assist the senior management team in establishing and maintaining an efficient and robust credit portfolio management system. Provide insights and strategies to optimize credit operations and maintain high standards of performance. Business Expansion: Proactively identify and pursue opportunities for business growth. Work closely with senior team members to develop and implement strategies aimed at expanding the branch's credit portfolio and enhancing overall business performance. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Deal Origination: Proactively source and originate new SCF deals, leveraging industry contacts and market insights to identify potential opportunities. Deal Execution: Lead the execution of SCFs, including detailed financial analysis, credit memo preparation, and presenting proposals to credit committees. Legal Negotiation: Manage and negotiate legal documentation for SCFs, collaborating closely with internal and external legal counsel to ensure terms and conditions align with both client and bank requirements. Risk Monitoring and Management: Monitor and manage the risk of each investment and the overall portfolio on an ongoing basis, producing periodic review reports to ensure risk mitigation and portfolio health. Crisis Management: Take necessary measures to protect the value of loans and investments when difficulties arise, implementing strategic solutions to safeguard portfolio integrity. Operational Excellence: Maintain and improve the level of operation and internal control within the department, addressing internal/external audit and compliance issues promptly and effectively. Client Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, acting as the primary point of contact for all credit-related matters. Market and Industry Research: Stay informed about market trends, regulatory changes, and industry developments to provide strategic insights and maintain a competitive edge in structuring credit facilities. Additional Duties: Carry out other duties as requested by the Head of the Department, contributing to the overall success and efficiency of the team. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 2-4 years at banks originating and executing Subscription Credit Facilities Proven legal documentation negotiation skills Extensive credit analysis and client due diligence skills

  • Strategic Implementation Manager

    Up to £38000 per annum

    City of London

    Permanent

    A financial institution is seeking a GCM Strategic Implementation Analyst I to provide routine analytical, operational, and technical support at the business/department level within Global Capital Markets. Primary Responsibilities: Develop and produce routine, non-complex standard and ad-hoc departmental reports and spreadsheets. Conduct project or product strategy analysis, profitability, historical reporting, workflow, statistical, and financial analysis. Research and gather business, process, and financial information to support these activities. Complete basic ad-hoc analyses to support business decisions and provide feedback to senior team members. Develop a basic understanding of the Global Capital Markets business, its functions, processes, and operations. Remain current on business and market trends affecting the business/department. Participate in planning and implementing new projects, products, programs, and plans to achieve short and long-term business objectives. Assist in the coordination, design, and execution of various projects for the promotion and maintenance of the business. Develop and oversee the implementation of compliance-related procedures or controls. Understand and adhere to the company's risk and regulatory standards, policies, and controls. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management. Promote an environment supporting diversity and reflecting the company brand. Maintain internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points and issues raised by external regulators. Perform other related duties as assigned. Scope of Responsibilities: The role requires substantial interaction with internal and external contacts to obtain pertinent information in support of the Global Capital Markets business. The jobholder works independently under general supervision and as a member of a project team. The incumbent works within generally established parameters, seeking guidance from more experienced personnel as required. Education and Experience Required: Bachelor's degree, OR in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 4 years of higher education and/or work experience. Skilled proficiency in the use of pertinent spreadsheet, database, graphing, and presentation software. Working knowledge of financial models and pertinent operating systems. Education and Experience Preferred: Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience. Banking industry experience. Working knowledge of department-specific software. Ability to work independently and as a member of a project team. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong analytical ability and creative problem-solving skills. Working level project management skills.

  • Credit Analyst (Commodities)

    Negotiable

    City of London

    Permanent

    Our client are an International Bank that are currently searching for a Credit Analyst with a passion for minimizing credit-related losses and evaluating financial risks. As a Credit Analyst, you will play a crucial role in assessing and mitigating credit risks while providing clear recommendations to the banks Credit Committee. Principal Purpose of the Job: Minimize the Bank's credit-related losses by accurately identifying and measuring credit risks and mitigants in various proposals and reviews. Provide clear and unambiguous recommendations to the Credit Committee regarding the acceptability of business deals, maintaining an independent and objective perspective. Monitor, identify, and measure credit risk within the Bank's asset portfolio effectively. Key Responsibilities: Conduct credit evaluations and prepare reports that include transaction overviews, risk analysis, and credit recommendations. Focus on commodity finance business while potentially covering other sectors based on front office proposals. Provide challenges and guidance to front office proposals, drafting and presenting credit opinions to the Credit Committee. Monitor credit ceilings, exposures, financial performance, and loan covenants, ensuring compliance and performance. Perform credit reviews and research industry/customer-related information for new and existing customers. Proactively monitor industry and sector trends, identifying early warning signals for counterparty risks. Support Head/Deputy Head of Credit Risk with professional risk analysis and mitigation measures. Skills Required: Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in credit review, particularly in Commodity Finance. In-depth knowledge of risks and mitigations across various industries, countries, and client types. Excellent financial analysis, projection, and stress test skills. Exceptional analytical and negotiation skills with a positive, can-do attitude. Collaborative personality with the ability to work independently.