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Junior Management Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £29000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sinead Lennon-Smith

  • Contact email:

    sinead@kennedypearce.com

  • Job ref:

    bs786_1591301165

  • Published:

    4 months ago

My Client, a foreign exchange specialist, based in the City of London are looking for a Dutch Junior Management Accountant to join their finance team. This fast-paced team and looking for a positive, reliable and well organised individual who has proven experience working in a similar role. Must have excellent excel skills and be fluent in Dutch at business level.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

To work closely with the management accountants to learn all aspects of financial management across assigned entities.

Financial Reporting and Control

  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Ensure the management accounts are compliant with country/regional regulations.
  • Work with the Finance team to agree inter-company reconciliations
  • Attend a month end meeting and discuss any issues with the monthly management accounts or reconciliations and work with the team to resolve any queries and agree how to close.
  • Assist with prepayments and loans
  • Prepare local payroll in line and final payment
  • Prepare monthly reports for the local teams and ad hoc reports as and when required.
  • Monitor and reconcile Company credit cards, resolving any discrepancies
  • Reconcile bank accounts and investigate discrepancies
  • Prepare year end statutory accounts
  • Prepare information for internal and external audits
  • Monitor and reconcile petty cash budget and usage
  • Preparation of bank covenant calculations
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Assist to investigate and resolve any discrepancies or misallocated costs

Tax and Compliance

  • Prepare tax returns
  • Complete reconciliation of tax information
  • Ensure tax is processed in line with regional requirement
  • Ensure manuals and procedures are kept up to date with any change in regional requirements or regulations
  • Assist clear controls in place and followed to reduce errors

Accounts Payables/Receivables Group

  • Collate and prepare invoices for payment
  • Assist to maintain accurate and up to date supplier records

Strategic Planning and Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Maintain controls to minimise risks
  • Prepare variance analysis of financial reports as requested

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Prepare any information required to support with forecasting and budgets

Requirements and Experience

  • Previous experience of working within in a regulated investment firm
  • Some experience working within a similar role within a commercial environment
  • MS Office; Outlook, Word, advanced Excel including V-Lookups, pivot tables
  • Experience using Sun Accounts systems is an advantage
  • Good demonstrable knowledge of UK financial Regulations etc.
  • Some knowledge of the regulatory environment in which an FX firm operates
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the purpose of risk management and compliance within a regulated environment
  • Experience working with assigned country/region.
  • Ability to analyse complicated data
  • Experience dealing with both internal and external auditors

Education and Qualifications

  • Educated to Degree-level or able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience
  • A degree in accounting and bookkeeper or relevant training course an advantage
  • First 3 papers or willing to studying ACCA or CIMA or ACA
  • Current CPD Log - 12 hours per calendar year.

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