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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    West End, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25000 - £35000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

  • Contact email:

    Celia@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    CMAA-1208_1597255646

  • Published:

    3 months ago

A prestigious investment firm are seeking an Assistant Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Financial Controller the Assistant Accountant will be responsible for supporting Financing, Accounting and Tax elements for the business. The successful candidate will be studying towards or have completed the AAT and have a strong academic record.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring timely receipt of distributions from investments and providing cash analysis for semi-annual portfolio valuations
    * Preparing and reviewing documentation to ensure payment runs are approved and processed in a timely manner and in line with Company policy
    * Updating of cash flow forecasts and identifying funding requirements for different entities withing the group, including ensuring dividends are sufficiently funded to shareholders,
    * Manage drawdowns and repayments of the fund's revolving debt facility including compliance requirements
    * Assisting with the establishment of bank accounts and incorporating new companies
    * Executing FX trades and ensure the fund is sufficiently hedged in line with its hedging policy
    * Assist with structuring acquisitions with debt and equity to manage gearing and FX exposure
    * Preparation and/or review of cash books and accounting journals for quarterly management accounts and statutory accounts prepared under FRS 102 or IFRS
    * Quarterly and year end close processes, including reconciliation of balance sheet items
    * Working closely with external auditors and the wider business, as required, to support timely preparation and audit of annual statutory accounts
    * Liaising with finance managers and where appropriate third-party service providers
    * Maintain loan schedules to ensure principal and interest amounts are kept accurate and up to date, including the management of listed Eurobonds
    * Providing support for the preparation of quarterly reporting packs for the Board of Directors
    * Assisting with the semi-annual preparation of the groups budget

Requirements

  • Degree level educated in NON ACCOUNTING & FINANCE related subject (2:1 or above) OR
  • AAT qualified - STRONGLY PREFERRED
  • Strong secondary level academics (A levels and GCSE's graded A*-C)
  • ACCA candidate with exams 1-4 complete will also be considered
  • Double entry bookkeeping ability
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Socialble personality

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