Accounts Assistant

East London, London
£22000 - £25000 per annum
05 Oct 2018
23 Oct 2018
Tara Magwenzi
Contract type
Part time

The role poses a perfect opportunity for a second jobber to get in a really progressive role and excel within a prestigious and reputable company.The Accounts Assistant role has the opportunity to involve yourself in the month end, analysis and reporting elements of Accounting.

Client Details

The client is a FTSE 250 shipping services providing company based in East London that has 4 different streams of revenue. With a presence in over 20 countries and having been established for over 150 years, it's a very prestigious and professional place to work.


The responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing P&L nominal ledgers and analysing expenses for all of the London trading entities.
  • Preparing and posting journals, i.e. prepayments, accruals, inter-company recharges and month end journals.
  • Assisting with the weekly and monthly financial trading reports.

  • Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, National Statistics Surveys, and the annual PAYE Settlement Agreement.
  • Inter-company Reconciliations
  • Assisting with accounts payable and treasury in busy periods.
  • Assisting on the year-end financial statements.
  • Other ad hoc accounting/analysis duties.


The successful candidate will be:

  • Either a University graduate with 1+ year experience or an AAT studier with 2+ years experience
  • Numerate and knowledge of accounting principles i.e. double entry book-keeping/prepayments/accruals would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Applicants must be self confident with good communication and problem solving skills and have experience of working in a team environment within a large organisation.
  • Be organised and able to prioritise own workload in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excel - no beginners, intermediate Excel skills is essential
  • Knowledge of SUN Systems or equivalent and Vision would be an advantage but not essential.

Job Offer

On offer to the candidate is:

  • Salary up to £25k depending on experience
  • Office hours 9.00am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Occupational pension scheme 5% employer / 10% employee contributions.
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Free canteen lunch

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