Financial Accountant

Quintessentially Limited
Covent Garden
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary: The Financial Accountant role will lead the reporting of multiple subsidiary companies in the Quintessentially Group. The role will involve top to bottom financial accounting, including daily processing, month end and management report preparation. This role would be a fantastic development opportunity for newly qualified or part qualified candidate who is looking to get a broad exposure to accounting and financial management of a small to medium sized business.
Hours of work: The position is a full-time role with contractual hours being 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. It may be the case that in order to fulfill the duties of the role, different or additional hours may be necessary.
Main Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Ownership of daily accounting function top to bottom.
  • Ownership of the month end processes, reconciliations and monthly reporting.
  • Preparing company cashflows.
  • Regular dealings with business operations.
  • Assistance with, and preparation of budgets.
  • Client invoicing, and debtors' management.
  • Ownership of purchases, payments process. Including process supplier invoices, ensuring authorization rules are met and challenging all invalid documents.
  • Answering supplier phone calls and resolving queries.
  • Monitoring and management of daily bank activity.
  • Process expense payments to employees.
  • Process all petty cash payments.
  • Prepare multi-currency bank reconciliations, petty cash and credit cards.
  • Process payments through internet banking
  • Liaise with auditors and provide information and analysis as required.
  • Supporting other Financial Controllers as and when needed.
  • Managing the commission collection process.
The nature of the role and the size of the team and culture of the business is such that there will be opportunities for exposure to different roles and development opportunities for a fast-learning and adaptable candidate.
Ideal skill set required:
  • Work experience in accounting, finance, or math based roles.
  • Newly or part-qualified accountant.
  • Excellent written & oral communication - fluent English is a prerequisite.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of SAGE accounting software
  • Very strong with Excel.
  • Excellent numerical skills.
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • A proactive 'self–starter' with a 'can-do' attitude.
  • Fast learner – adapting to new processes in rapid change climate.
  • Creative problem solver.
Nice to haves:It will be looked at very favorably if you have the following skills:
  • Experience in writing excel macros.
  • Strong IT, Accounting Information Systems experience.
  • Basic coding experience.

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