Junior Management Accountant - Outsourcing Division (Top 20)

Michael Page - Finance
City Of London
£20k - £26k pa
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This opportunity is based in the outsourcing division of a Top 20 firm in central London. This is a role in which you will be heavily involved in client processes and will require you to work under your own initiative. Our client requires a part qualified individual with a management accounts focused background. A preference will be given to those who have previously worked in an outsourcing department.

Client Details

Our client is a Top 20 accountancy practice based in the city of London. They have a well-established practice in professional services; covering outsourcing, auditing, accounting and taxation services along with expert business advice.

Our client also provides a great opportunity for client exposure with a client base that covers the length and breadth of the country, as well as having an International branch covering clients globally.

This firm looks after its staff and put a lot of effort into ensuring they feel rewarded and providing opportunity for career progression.

Please submit your CV and if you are successful the name of the firm will be revealed.


- Act as a point of contact for the clients on their day to day affairs, with supervision where necessary, and ensure that all communication, whether written or spoken is in a professional manner
- Maintain good relationship with clients
- Respond to and deal with client queries in a professional and timely manner
- Ensure that the manager is kept up to date with any issues arising from the client or its activities
- Assist with the training of the more junior members of the team
- Allocate work of an appropriate level and supervise junior team members
- Assist with preparation of management accounts (monthly/ quarterly /annual) or, depending on the individual job. Prepare management accounts which are as complete as possible
- Prepare year-end audit files for clients with supporting schedules for all balance sheet items and tax sensitive profit and loss items
- Draft VAT returns and have an understanding of what is allowable under the VAT rules with a basic understanding of the principles of partial exemption and how this operates
- Liaise with tax, ESG and other departments for client matters
- Have an awareness and basic understanding of the disclosure requirements of Companies Act and how this affects how accounts are prepared and presented
- Bookkeeping including preparing, processing and recording bank transactions, processing purchase, sales and general ledger entries
- Processing and raising of invoices (sales and purchases) and expenses - authorisation, processing, and setting up for payment without supervision
- Preparation of bank and petty cash and all other balance sheet reconciliations
- Be able to prepare basic statutory financial statements for clients with little or no supervision
- For certain members of staff, have an understanding of the FSA returns and be able to process information for the returns, asking for assistance where necessary


- Part qualified ACA/ACCA
- Team player
- Good communication and presentation skills
- Strong organisational and time management skills with proven ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus
- Competent using MS Office, particularly Excel - intermediate level is required
- Confident in use of accounting software such as Sage and Access and other relevant packages
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Adaptable and flexible working attitude
- Keenness to learn new skills and knowledge
- Self-motivated
- Able to use own initiative

Job Offer

- £20000 - £26000
- Top 20
- London Based
- Accounts Assistant