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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    West End, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Samuel Everton

  • Contact email:

    Samuel@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    AA123_1634897804

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Assistant Accountant

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to work for a leading multi-national organisation. Owing to internal changes this organisation is seeking a commercially astute finance professional to work closely with Operations. Supporting efficient and effective accounting services for group finance and subsidiary business units in accordance with company policies and procedures. A key role within the business supporting the Accounting Manager in the delivery of initiatives across EMEA.

The responsibilities

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, you will gain exposure to end to end finance. Your main duties will include:

  • Matching supplier invoices with POs (three way matching)
  • Perform periodic supplier statement reconciliations prior to making supplier payments
  • Processing supplier payments in accordance to the payment terms and allocate those payments on a regular basis
  • Processing weekly customer refunds
  • Maintenance of payment schedules with local authorities
  • Preparation of month end journals and calculation of accruals
  • Perform regular accounting controls, confirm the accuracy of the information
  • Fixed asset accounting and reconciliations
  • Periodic controls around sales invoices
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory returns including VAT
  • Lease accounting - processing lease invoices.
  • Providing support to the finance team
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects of the finance department

The successful applicant must:

The candidate must be a Part Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent)

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet tight deadlines;
  • MS Office with Advanced Excel skills

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