Assistant Accountant

£20000 - £26000 per annum
14 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
Will Fairhurst
Contract type
Part time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an well-known, global Financial Services firm as an Assistant Accountant in theeir Central London headquarters in the heart of Central London.

Client Details

An established, global Financial Services firm. The company has won multiple awards over the last few years most notable "Best Specialist Professional Services Firm of the Year". As such this is a really exciting time to join particularly within their accountancy function. Most of our staff are either qualified accountants or are studying for a recognised accounting qualification (for example, ACCA, CIMA) - for which full study support is given


Duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Accountant:

  • Ensuring that all permanent files are adequately maintained for existing customers and new customers for the real estate customers.

  • Preparing bank reconciliations for all client accounts.

  • Updating the financial system for all transaction related activity including the recording of cash transactions, purchase and sales invoices, accruals and prepayments and investment transactions.

  • Preparation and amendment of management accounts produced by the team.

  • Administration work including the preparation of call notices and dealing with new applications for subscription into client funds.


Technical Knowledge / Skills required of the Assistant Accountant:

  • Experience and understanding of the above duties

  • Strong academic background; 2:1 university degree or qualified AAT with A-B at A-Level.

  • Studying towards or looking to study towards a professional accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA)

  • Interest in reporting and other accounting challenges faced by private equity and real estate firms (our clients).

  • Ability to draft reports and business correspondence.

  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and clients.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations for which there may be little precedence.

  • The individual must have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

  • Numeracy and good written skills.

  • Prior experience of accounting packages would be advantageous.

Job Offer

Looking to pay up to £26,000 with a comprehensive benefits package that includes full study support.

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