Assistant Accountant

Clapham, UK
22 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to work for a fun and vibrant retail company based in Clapham?

Job Description

Supporting the finance department, accountant, and wider management team

Daily Invoice Finance notifications and reconciliations to UK & US banks

Manage Key Account Customers Credit Control incl. Amazon accounts for UK, USA & International, manage through customer portals

Customers Debit Note Management - including analysis, challenging and overturning these & monthly meetings with Customer Support team

Credit checking new account applications & set credit limits for new and existing customers using online service and advising of any issues.

Manage various inventory accounts and assist with monthly reconciliations

Maintaining purchase ledger and sales ledger accounts with monthly reconciliations

Monthly Sales agents and reps commission statements & Aged Debtor Reports for UK, Europe and USA

Monthly Sales Rebate Reports

Monthly EC Sales Reporting to HMRC

Monthly Petty Cash Account Reconciliation

Quarterly Royalty Reports to Licensors

Inter-company account reconciliations for cash and stock

Post all bank charges for US bank accounts

Monthly Budget tracking, reporting & variance analysis

Assist with ad hoc financial reporting, including for Audits

Liaising with customer service team, account managers and agents/sales reps regarding any potential issues, arrange regular meetings.

Provide support/cover to team during holidays/busy periods/projects

As the role grows, and with continuing business needs, tasks may change and new tasks may be added.

Job Specification

Be a team player

Excellent attention to detail

Excellent communication skills

Excellent analytical & reconciliation skills

Ability to solve complex queries

Microsoft Office including Excel skills essential

Knowledge of VAT including international implications

Organised and accurate & work to tight deadlines

Proactive and a self-starter with initiative

Comfortable learning/working on new and complex systems

High energy levels, comfortable in fast paced & high pressure environment

Flexible as necessary

An interest in Party, Homewares, Gift, Beauty, Fashion or Accessories would be beneficial


The working hours will be 9am-5.30pm

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Christmas and party boxes to take home

Office celebrations for birthdays etc

Free fruit, cereal, coffee.

Costco membership

Training and development opportunities

Childcare vouchers


Private medical insurance after 3 years service


Death in service

Season ticket loan

Clubs- football, supper, book, theatre, cinema etc.

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