Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £23000 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abigail Furlong

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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As the Assistant Accountant you will support the Finance team you'll be a main point of contact for all account and invoice enquiries for various clients and stakeholders, but more than that you're a crucial part of the Accounting team in completing all reporting requirements to deadline ensuring finance records are reconciled, accurate and kept up to audit standards at all times.

The Role

  • Allocation of Supplier Payments for all suppliers
  • Reconcile, calculate and process all cost of sales journals
  • 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
  • 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
  • Various other ad-hoc tasks as required
  • Assisting other members of the finance team during busy periods

The Candidate

  • 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
  • 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
  • GCSE English & Mathematics (or equivalent) Grade C or above
  • 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
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Understanding of process improvement


  • Previous Experience of NetSuite desirable
  • Working in a transactional environment
  • Working in a target driven environment
  • 1-2 years working in a similar role


  • Flexible working
  • 25 days holiday
  • Study support once probation is passed
  • Dental Care
  • Pension
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Life Assurance
  • Birthday off

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