Accounts Assistant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

JOB TITLE: Accounts Assistant

REPORTING TO: Management Accountant


LOCATION: London Bridge

A new opportunity has become available for an Accounts Assistant to join a leading publishing firm in the City of London. They offer an exciting position with the opportunity to learn and progress within the company so an ambitious individual actively studying towards the ACCA/CIMA is a must.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Daily, weekly and monthly reconciliations
  • Cost accounting for Events ensuring costs incurred are matched against Budget sheets
  • Cost accounting for Overheads for Group
  • Accruals and Prepayments postings and reconciliations
  • Reporting on KPI's for operating units within the business
  • Monthly payroll journal preparation and commissions calculations
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Assisting with budgeting and forecasting process

Other ad-hoc duties as required.


  • Be part qualified and actively seeking to finish their exams
  • Strong knowledge of debits and credits
  • Strong knowledge of accruals and prepayments
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Be pro-active and flexible in approach with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills in order to meet strict reporting deadlines
  • Have strong analytical skills
  • Possess excellent problem solving ability and is a quick learner
  • Demonstrate strong communications skills
  • Have the ability to develop strong internal relationships
  • Sociable personality - outgoing, confident communicator

The key knowledge/skills required for the role are:

  • Strong Excel skills (pivots, lookups, sumifs)
  • Practical experience of several accounting systems
  • Highly analytical and self-motivated to resolve problems
  • Ambitious and highly professional

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