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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £25000 - £28000 per annum + flexible working, study support

  • Contact:

    Dior Tinling-Cooke

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Startdate:


Assistant Accountant required immediatley for my client who deal with private equity based in the City of London. You will support the Finance team in completing all reporting requirements to deadline ensuring finance records are reconciled, accurate and kept up to audit standards at all times.


  • Allocation of Supplier Payments for all suppliers
  • Reconcile, calculate and process all cost of sales journals
  • Prepare and post month end Opex journals in accordance with the Group's Accounting policies
  • Upload all invoices generated from the Pay and bill system
  • Setting up new supplier accounts and maintain existing account details on the systems
  • Bank Reconciliations- weekly basis & at month end
  • File invoices
  • Checking supplier Statement reconciliation's/accounts, ensuring all information is up to date/clearing debit balances on a monthly basis
  • Dealing with manual and urgent payment requests
  • Dealing with suppliers and resolving any queries
  • Allocation of direct debits against supplier Invoices
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives, suggesting changes to enhance accuracy and efficiency of all financial reporting including the reporting of the management accounts, management information and monthly framework returns.
  • Preparing and processing BACS payments on Navision and upload file & Pass for on-line banking
  • Processing and reconciling the Monthly Company Credit Cards Expenses/posting/allocating
  • Checking and Processing Staff expenses for payment / posting / allocating
  • Check & code all Purchase Invoice's post / taking approval
  • Maintaining cashbook in multi currencies
  • Processing staff credit card expenses


  • Available on a short notice period - Ideally 1-2 weeks (will wait maximum 1 month)
  • Working in a busy paced office environment
  • Managing a busy workload to meet necessary deadlines
  • Working in a finance department or high volume pay and bill function
  • Previous Accounts Payables experience at least 1-2 years
  • Good understanding of accounting double entry
  • Confident, pro-active with strong communication skills
  • Intermediate Excel skills minimum
  • Studying towards AAT, CIMA or ACCA qualification
  • Competent user of IT, including Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Understanding of basic business finance
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Understanding of process improvement


  • Experience of using SAP
  • Working in a transactional environment
  • Working in a sales enviorment
  • Working in a target driven environment


  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday
  • Study support

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