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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

  • Job ref:

    CMAA-0810_1570548171

  • Published:

    11 days ago

Job: Assistant Accountant

Type: Permanent

Sector: Insurance

Salary: £35000 - £40000

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the position will play a key role supporting the general finance department activities and month end reporting process. The position would ideally suit a qualified by experience accountant looking to work in insurance in a finance context.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform the month end procedure from start to finish with the guidance and oversight of the Financial Controller.
  • Recording all invoices and reconciling all bank accounts for all entities in the accounting software. Perform various accounting adjustments in line with accounting standards.
  • Produce the month end management accounts in excel using Trial Balances generated in the accounting software.
  • Preparation of month end reports including, budget vs actual expenditure; KPI reporting etc.
  • Monitor daily treasury position, through projected income and expenditure in various currencies, and reporting daily to the FC, COO and Chairman.
  • Liaise with the FC and Chairman regarding cash requirements, monitoring currency markets and trading currency to cover expenditure when required.
  • Liaise with the administration team regarding raising and approving payment of expenditure and insurance premium.
  • Reconcile Amex expenditure submitted via SAP Concur with monthly payments.
  • Assist with the completion of VAT returns.
  • Assist with the integration of new share options management software, and the preparation of documentation for the share option schemes.
  • Prepare and maintain the fixed asset register held on Twinfield accounts.
  • Assist with ad hoc projects requested from the Finance Department.

Requirements:

  • Degree level educated or AAT qualififed
  • A background working within the Insurance sector strongly preferred but not essential
  • At least 4 years experience
  • Previous accounting experience in a commercial environment.
  • Confident, enthusiastic, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment
  • You must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail and have a hands-on approach.
  • Intermediate excel skills, proficient with functions such as Vlookups, Sumifs, pivot tables, etc.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of accounting and accounting software principles.

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