Junior Accountant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £22000 - £26000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Celia Matkins

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

Our client is a vibrant market research firm in London's West End. They are looking for someone with unfaultable attention to detail and a drive for excellence in all they do. The successful candidate will have massive energy, and will work smart and deliver quickly to meet deadlines.

The preferred profile is a bright graduate with at least one years experience in accounting.

The opportunity offers a structured path for progression, and the selected candidate will be expected to study towards the ACCA/CIMA with the support offered alongside the role.


  • Setting up new suppliers on Sage
  • Obtaining signature authorisation for purchase invoices and credit notes
  • Posting purchase invoices and credit notes and staff expenses onto Sage
  • Ensuring project expenditure is in line with project budgets
  • Maximising recoverability of VAT and ensuring correct VAT coding of transactions
  • Reconciling supplier statements and liaising with suppliers in relation to discrepancies, payment, and any general queries
  • Processing multi-currency payments to ensure all suppliers, staff expenses, etc, are paid in a timely manner
  • Processing credit card expenditure on Sage
  • Accounts receivable duties:
    • Setting up new clients on Sage
    • Raising sales invoices and credit notes
    • Ensuring correct VAT coding of sales invoices and credit notes
    • Allocating sales invoices and credit notes to projects
    • Chasing internal account leads for purchase orders
    • Credit control
  • Multi-currency petty cash and incentive management
    • Signing out cash
    • Ensuring prompt return of receipts / respondent signature forms / cash
    • Posting of cash expenditure on Sage
    • Monthly reconciliations
  • Multi-currency bank posting and bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining Finance Mailbox under an Inbox Zero approach
  • Finance filing


  • Educated to degree level with strong academics
  • 1 years experience minimum
  • Practical experience gained within industry preferred but not essential
  • Intermediate Excel skills (pivot tables, Vlookups, sumifs)
  • Self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail & strong presentation skills
  • Well organised

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