Accounts Assistant

Page Personnel Finance
London, UK
28 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global financial services firm as an Accounts Assistant. This role will be working in support of the Financial Controller and will involve the initial migration of the US & Aus accounting responsibilities to the London head office. The role offers a great opportunity to take on a broad spectrum of duties, work with a fantastic team and 'put your own stamp' on the role/position.

Client Details

An international financial services firm who are a pioneer in their field and growing at an impressive rate. They are a non-bank loan-agency, structured finance & corporate trustee market place. This role sits in the ideally located Central London headquarters. You will be working with in a small-medium sized team with a great culture.


Roles and Responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant:
  • Assisting the migration of overseas accounting functions to the London head office
  • Dealing with internal and external customer and supplier queries and providing day to day support for finance related tasks
  • Coordinating expenses and purchase invoice approval
  • Processing Bank payments and XERO system bank reconciliations
  • Preparing supplier statement reconciliations
  • Prepare sales ledger invoices
  • Credit Control
  • Management of the fixed asset register
  • Assist in the production of monthly management accounts for each geographical area
  • Ensuring month end tasks run smoothly including raising journals and preparing accruals and prepayments
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in the production of annual budgets and forecasts
  • Assist in preparation of cash flow forecasts
  • Assistance with year-end procedures and liaising with auditors
  • Assisting with the preparation of statutory year end accounts
  • Work alongside overseas teams, the FC and FD, delivering financial services to the business
  • Completion of ad-hoc duties and providing support to finance operations


Candidate Profile of the Accounts Assistant
  • Strong educational background; 2:1 degree educated preferably.
  • Studying or about to start CIMA or ACCA accountancy qualification.The client will also consider AAT qualified A-Level leaver who has moved onto to ACCA/CIMA.
  • Knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • XERO system knowledge an advantage
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and willing to learn
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to get involved at all levels of the business
  • Flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of a growing business

Job Offer

Looking to pay up to £30,000 with a comprehensive benefits package that includes full study support.

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