Assistant Accountant

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Location
Romford
Posted
11 Apr 2019
Closes
14 Jun 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Accountant (part qualified ACCA, CIMA OR ACA)
£25,000pa+ along with an excellent benefits package and career prospects
Romford, Essex

Our client based on the outskirts of Romford are looking for a Part-Qualified Accountant to join their team. The ideal candidate will have a great personality, excellent people and communication skills along with good knowledge of Excel and Sage. You will be responsible for supporting the Group Financial Controller, Finance Department, Head Office and overseas Accounts Teams by completing clerical and accounting tasks. The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, have an outgoing personality and be willing to travel with this role overseas 2 or 3 times per year. This role would suit someone dynamic, career minded and looking to progress their career further.

Duties for the Assistant Accountant role:-

 Assist in the preparation of the monthly Group management accounts
 Assist in the production of the detailed quarterly accounts
 Carry out monthly balance sheet reconciliations and reviews, correcting any omissions or errors
 Reconcile monthly the Debtors, Creditors and Payables module to the GL
 Developing and contributing to financial systems and policies
 Calculate, post and reconcile the monthly payroll for overseas technicians
 Raise invoices for UK head office fees to overseas subsidiaries / associate companies
 Reconcile and agree, on a monthly basis, intercompany account
 Visiting overseas locations
 Upholding and promoting the Company's health, safety and compliance procedures
 Assistance with the preparation of the annual Group budget and 3-year forecast
 Monthly review of actual and comparative figures
 Assisting with preparing and answering with the annual audit
 Review, code and post project invoices (disbursements)
 In conjunction with the Commercial Dept. raise code and send sales invoices to customers, as well as monitoring receipts and acknowledging monies received
 Manage and reconcile the foreign and sterling petty cash
 Provide support to Head Office Accounts team with the managing and accounting of our 5 overseas entities at month-end, quarterly reviews, etc. With the goal to provide both cover and develop processes to increase efficiency, quality of reporting and information being provided.
 Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience or training

Requirements for the Assistant Accountant role:-

 Ideally educated to degree level but as a minimum, applicants must have at least 5 GCSE ('O' level) standard including minimum grade C or 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
 Minimum of 2 years' experience in accounts team and currently actively studying for an Accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA)
 Good and concise communication skills, both written and verbal
 Good grammatical and numerical skills
 Good analytical approach to financial management
 High attention to detail
 Able to work using own initiative when necessary
 Competent with IT including Microsoft Office applications especially Excel
 Ability to multi-task, manage workloads and prioritise
 Ability to travel both within the UK and overseas when required (approximately 2/3 times per year)

EXPERIENCE (PREFERRED BUT NOT ESSENTIAL)

 Exposure to other cultures in either personal or professional capacity
 Proficient use of Excel in a previous role
 Proficient use of SAGE 300 in a previous role preferable
 Exposure to reporting in United States Dollars and other foreign currencies

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 Organised and accurate with high attention to detail
 Self-motivated and able to work to strict deadlines in a fast paced, customer focused environment
 A pro-active problem solver
 Effective personal time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
 Personable with good interpersonal skills and a genuine team player
 Good sense of humour
 Willingness to attend any relevant training courses to develop knowledge and skills
 Ideally an interest in shipping, ports and terminals industry, with an eye on world current affairs
 Willingness to travel overseas is essential for this role

Hours and benefits for the Assistant Accountant role:-

9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday (1 hour lunch)
Pension
Training
Free car parking
International Travel
Travel insurance
Travel inoculations
Death in Service Insurance
Private Health Insurance
On-site Gym
20 days increasing to 25 days with service
Holiday Purchase Scheme
Bonus after qualifying period

IF YOU HAVE THE RELEVANT SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS ROLE PLEASE APPLY WITH YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT VIA THIS WEBSITE.

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