Junior Accountant

Central London, UK
11 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Junior Accountant (Graduate), West London - FMCG Wholesaler, up to £25,000

An opportunity for a junior to progress their career within a growing FMCG business. The position has lots of room to grow and take on new responsibilities as you learn about your role and the business. The day to day responsibilities cover all accounts payable duties along with month end responsibilities to help the Finance Manager with preparation of the management accounts. You will be part of a dynamic Finance team of four, working alongside the Credit Controller, Finance Manager and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager to deliver high quality financial reporting, maintain the Accounts Payable function, and collaborate with other departments to drive the business forward.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the accounts payable ledger, preparing supplier payments, planning currency requirements and supporting the Finance Manager on cash flow planning.
  • Playing an integral part in the month end process, maintaining schedules for prepayments and accruals, reconciling balance sheet accounts, and working with the Finance Manager to suggest and enact remedial actions where required.
  • Deliver the monthly Overhead Management Accounts Pack and commentary, adhering to strict deadlines. Analyse variances, identify potential concerns and communicate implications with Heads of Departments.
  • Assistance in preparing schedules for audit, including liaison with auditors where necessary.
  • Review expense postings to ensure accuracy and legitimacy, working with budget holders to resolve any identified issues.
  • Support the Finance Manager with HMRC reporting requirements ensuring accurate and timely VAT, Excise and Duty reporting.

Key Skills & Qualifications:
  • 2018/2019 Graduate
  • Placement year/internship in finance desirable
  • Understanding of accounts payable as a function
  • Highly numerate and comfortable using finance systems and Excel
  • Well developed communication skills and ability to explain financial principles to non-finance stakeholders and management
  • Strong interpersonal skills

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