Assistant Accountant

London (Greater) (GB)
Circa £28,000
15 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
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Contract type
Full time

Assistant Accountant (Strong Numerical, Literacy, Multi-Tasking & Accounting skills) - Chartered Accountants Practice
London WC1
Circa £28,000

IMPORTANT: Please include in your cover email to us:

- What mathematical skills you have used in your previous positions/education;

- Demonstrate that you are literate and can communicate in good English;

- How you are eligible to work in the UK (if not an EU citizen, what type of visa you have);

- Your accounting experience and qualifications to date; you are likely to be AAT qualified or have made progress with the ACCA;  please show how your previous accounting experience will enable you to fulfil this role.

Who we are:

We are a firm of Chartered Accountants in Gray’s Inn, Holborn, London WC1 providing specialist accounting services to mostly media and financial services clients.

Unusually, we also run a publishing company called Ryland Peters & Small Ltd (

The Opportunity:

You will be responsible for the accounting function of the publishing company running everything from the purchase and sales ledgers, payroll and VAT to producing final accounts. Along the way, there is management reporting covering profitability, cash flow and ad hoc metrics.

The successful candidate will be proactive, extremely organised and have a can do attitude. Strong numerical skills are essential. You must have very good Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook skills, and a strong personality to deal with a varied range of tasks with minimum supervision. Being able to multi task is a very big requirement as you will have several tasks to deal with on a daily basis. You will have a very good knowledge of double entry.

Whilst you will primarily work for the publishing company you will have the opportunity to engage with other clients – so whilst this is a ‘commercial accounting’ role, some public practice exposure is available.

This is an opportunity to work in a small team for two qualified managers and learn a lot. For the right candidate we will provide ACCA support. We are an ACCA registered training office.

Hours per week: Core Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 6:00pm
Duration/Status: Permanent after 6 months’ probation
Start Date: ASAP

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