Assistant Accountant

English National Ballet
United Kingdom
From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Department: Finance

Reports to: Head of Finance

Liaises with: Internal and external contacts at all levels

ENB’s Finance Team makes a significant contribution to delivering ENB’s strategic priorities by focussing on strengthening our ability to meet our organisational challenges through:

·Managing a tight financial envelope and significant financial risk

·Providing timely information and efficiencies so that we can maintain our artistic impact and make it pay so that we have a sound financial base

·Growing our revenue streams

·Increasing our commercial skills and striving to develop and professionalise our corporate services function


·Prepare monthly management accounts for department overheads, reporting variances, and providing support to departmental heads to monitor costs and ensure cost efficiencies wherever possible.

·Be responsible for weekly and monthly reconciliations between the fundraising database for memberships and events and the finance system, and supporting the Management Accountant in providing timely and relevant reports for the Development Department.

·Post weekly and monthly payroll data to the general ledger on a timely basis, ensuring correct coding and allocations to deliver high quality management information. Working with the Head of Finance and Payroll Manager to streamline payroll processes wherever possible, while maintaining strong controls and ease of reconciliation.

·Undertake a number of month-end balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring all reconciling issues are promptly resolved.

·Manage, reconcile and post all transactions relating to bank accounts and ensuring key personnel are notified of income receipts or payments, and be a key contact for the bank on administration matters.

·Prepare the organisation’s VAT returns for review and submission.

·Be responsible for collating appropriate data and evidence to prepare the organisation’s Gift Aid returns and Foreign Entertainer Tax returns.

·Manage and post the organisation’s monthly credit cards transactions on a timely basis.

·Manage the full process of several smaller tasks, such as petty cash, taxis control account.

·Review debtor balances on a monthly basis and support the Management Accountant with any credit control requirements (small volume of transactions).

·Provide cover for the Finance Assistant ensuring urgent payment runs, one-off payments, and supplier queries can be dealt with appropriately in their absence.

·Be part of the Finance Team’s drive to improve processes, educate and support non-financial colleagues, increase efficiencies so that the team can create space and time to support the organisation’s strategic priorities.

·Carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required by the Management Accountant or Head of Finance.

·Participate in the provision of a safe working environment adhering to the company’s Health and Safety policies at all times

Skills & competencies


·At least part-qualified ACCA or CIMA accountant, or fully qualified AAT with significant demonstrable professional experience

·Strong IT skills including Microsoft office, particularly Excel, Word, and finance software

·Strong, clear communication skills at all levels including being able to explain financial concepts to non-financial colleagues

·Excellent attention to detail

·Highly numerate

·Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines and under pressure

·Organised, efficient and effective with time

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required of the prospective employee and does not form part of the contract of employment. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and therefore does not preclude change or development that will inevitably be required in the future.

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