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Assistant Financial Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

  • Contact email:

    Celia@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    CMAA-0401_1609765501

  • Published:

    7 months ago

Our client, a leading Financial Services firm, are seeking a technically strong part qualified accountant to join their team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will have previous accounts preparation experience and have an excellent understanding of IFRS/UK GAAP. The candidate will be responsible for the financial administration and accounting related functions for a portfolio of international clients within diverse industries. They will work closely with all business areas to assist in ensuring our strong client relationships and high service levels are maintained and enhanced.

Responsibilities

  • Recording client transactions in designated accounting software, ensuring all transactions are recorded timely and accurately
  • Preparation of monthly and/or quarterly management accounts
  • Preparation of annual statutory financial statements in accordance with UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Preparation of group consolidated statutory accounts under IFRS
  • Preparation of tax declarations to UK tax authorities
  • Provide Audit assistance, serving as main point of contact for statutory audits of clients
  • Attend clients' meetings and demonstrate professional rapport with all clients
  • Responsible for the set-up of newly on-boarded companies in allocated portfolio
  • Provide open and transparent communication with clients, third party providers (payroll, tax advisors), tax authorities (HMRC), and Companies House
  • Maintain client documents with integrity

Requirements

  • ACCA - actively studying towards
  • Degree level educated (Accounting, Finance, Business etc)
  • Strong technical accounting skills, thorough knowledge of FRS 102 and working knowledge of IFRS
  • Previous experience in preparing statutory financial statements under UK GAAP
  • Understanding of VAT and experience in preparing and submitting VAT returns
  • A strong desire to exceed expectations
  • Excellent communicator and strong team player
  • Holds a "can-do" attitude
  • Enthusiastic and intelligent

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