Assistant Accountant

Posted 11 September 2023
Salary £30000 - £40000 per annum + hybrid working + bonus
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameFerdie Arkwright

Job description

Currently recruiting for a dynamic and rapidly growing private equity firm in the City of London. As they look to expand their portfolio, they are seeking a talented Assistant Accountant to join their team. This hybrid role will play a crucial part in maintaining financial integrity while providing support for their investment activities.

Key Duties:

  • Prepare and review financial statements, reports, and investor statements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards.
  • Assist in the due diligence process for potential investments, including financial analysis, data gathering, and documentation.
  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger, posting journal entries, and ensuring accuracy in account balances.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations to verify the accuracy of financial transactions and resolve discrepancies.
  • Manage invoices, process payments, and assist in collections to optimize cash flow.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to create and analyze budgets and forecasts, providing insights into financial performance.
  • Assist in tax preparation, compliance, and filings, ensuring adherence to tax laws and regulations.
  • Conduct financial analysis and provide reports to support decision-making, identifying opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.


  • Degree in Accounting & Finance, or a related field and part qualified in a relevant accounting qualification.
  • 2+ years of experience in accounting in private equity or asset management.
  • Proficiency in accounting software, financial modelling, and familiarity with financial databases.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail, capable of identifying and resolving discrepancies.
  • Collaborative attitude, capable of working in a team-oriented environment and communicating effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity when handling sensitive financial information.
  • A proactive problem solver who can propose innovative solutions to financial challenges.

The successful candidate will be paid up to £40,000 alongside a number of perks and benefits including study support, private healthcare, dental care and a lot more.

If you feel you meet the requirements of this role, please don't hesitate in applying.