Assistant Accountant

Reed Accountancy
London Borough of Ealing
11 Feb 2017
11 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is based in West London.


Reporting to the Head of Finance & Business Development, the job will incorporate a number of areas including:
• Prepare management accounts
o Update management accounts template to show current month, budget and forecast.
o Export relevant reports from Sage.
o Update forecasts quarterly in management accounts.
o Update management accounts template with monthly figures.
o Prepare KPIs for senior management and budget managers.
o Liaise with budget managers each month to review accounts.
? Review KPIs and forecast against actuals.
Complete balance sheet reconciliations (Bank, accruals and prepayments).
• Manage monthly close down tasks.
o Record all internal transfers.
o Check sales and purchase invoices for any accruals and prepayments.
o Calculate staff holiday accrual.
o Process and record accrual and prepayment journals.
o Record staff pay and holiday accrual.
o Record stock adjustments.
o Calculate and record Extra cost transfer.
o Check all transactions have been coded correctly.
o Lock date on Sage after month end, once management accounts have been completed.
• Manage the fixed asset register.
• Submit VAT Returns.
• Cash Management
o Post receipts and payments to Sage and allocate against relevant invoices.
o Monthly bank reconciliations.
o Monitor bank balances in accounts, transfer as required to maintain cash flow and maximise interest.
o Take cash to bank to comply with our insurance policy for cash kept on site and cash in transit.
• Assist and support HOF with duties.
o Support budgeting and forecasting process.
o Assist with compiling audit file.
o Assist auditors with their queries.
• Assist and support finance assistant with duties.
o Help to ensure that invoices are posted accurately to Sage.
o Complete duties during periods of annual leave.
? Update payroll of any new starters, leavers, salary changes and staff hours.
? Process takings when required.
? Ensure cash in safes comply with insurance policy and do not exceed limits.
? Administer petty cash and ensure sufficient cash is in petty cash tin.
• Prepare commercial trading reports.
o Produce weekly reports and analysis for commercial team.
o Prepare monthly reports and KPIs and review with manager.
• People management
o Provide training to new staff within finance.
o Support and develop staff.
• Stakeholder management
o Manage relationships with pension provider to ensure compliance with rules and regulations set out by the pensions regulator.
o Liaise with bank and business relationship manager on issues that may arise with day to day banking including setting up online banking system.
o Liaise with software providers to ensure correct running of applications.
o Develop productive relationships with existing colleagues and stakeholders within the organisation, such as payroll and finance department, and with potential new partners and stakeholders.
• Payroll and Pensions

Some of the qualities my client is looking for are:

*ACCA or CIMA Part Qualified or equivalent.
*Experience of VAT accounting.
*Good working knowledge of Sage Line 50.
*Strong Microsoft skills (Word, Excel etc).
*Strong Team Player.
*Flexible working approach.
*Ability to manage a work load and meet tight Deadlines.
*Excellent Problem Solving Skills.

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