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Assistant Accountant

Trace Recruitment
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Key points:
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Part or fully qualified
  • 2-3 months Temporary position
  • £200-£250 per day

Working for a listed business with a global network of offices, the UK finance team requires an experienced Assistant Accountant to join them for 2-3 months.

The team is very collaborative and will be keen for you to settle in quickly and help during a very busy period. You will be trusted to work autonomously to ensure the deliverables are completed. There will be initial training and a handover, as well as a very approachable team if you have questions.

Reporting into the Financial Controller, this Assistant Accountant role will be working within a fast paced financial services environment. The duties will include:

Cash management, financing and treasury:

- receipt of distributions from investments

- assisting with cash analysis

- ensure payment runs are approved and processed

- Updating of cash flow forecasts

- Manage drawdowns and repayments

- Preparation of weekly cash plans

- Assisting with the establishment of bank accounts

Assisting with the preparation of financial reporting:

- Preparation of cash books and accounting journals

- Quarterly interest accruals

- Interaction with external auditors

- Preparation of holding company accounts under FRS 102

- Liaising with finance managers and where appropriate third-party service providers

- Maintain loan

- Providing support for the preparation of quarterly reporting packs for the Board of Directors

Ad-hoc responsibility:

- Working with the Fund Manager, Portfolio Director to identify efficiencies, process improvements and provide information requests to the business

Skills & Experience
  • Ideally be immediately available.
  • Experienced as an Assistant Accountant.
  • Will have strong communication skills both written and verbally.
  • Will be willing to work in an hybrid environment: 3 days a week in the office, 2 days a week at home.
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