Assistant Accountant

£25000 - £28000 per annum
23 Oct 2019
23 Nov 2019
Will Fairhurst
Contract type
Full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global financial services firm in Central London. The role has come about due to growth and will sit within their Private Equity or Real Estate team. The role offers clear progression prospects, excellent levels of training and responsibilities from day one. The candidate should be confident, able to deal with deadlines, have the ability to multi-task as well as supervise junior members of the team

Client Details

A recognised, global Financial Services firm specialising in fund administration within Real Estate & Private Equity. This role sits within their large finance function in their ideally located, impressive Central London office. The role offers rapid progression through a finance function with a clear structure in a supportive environment.


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:

  • Strong educational background; minimum 2:1 Degree qualification. Preferably A-C at A-Level too. The client will also consider candidates with strong A-Level grades (A-B) who then went straight into work and preferably also studied AAT.

  • Knowledge or previous experience of double-entry bookkeeping would be advantageous as the process involves a basic test around this. Candidates who have worked in practice before or worked with a portfolio of client accounts tend to do well.

  • Studying or looking to begin professional accountancy studies (ACCA/CIMA)

  • Interest or previous experience 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

On offer to the Assistant Accountant:

Looking to pay up to £28,000 with a very comprehensive package which includes full study support from day one. Other benefits on offer include:

  • Private healthcare
  • Gym discounts
  • 24 days annual leave, excluding bank holidays (Manager level receive 25 days, Head of Department receive 27 days)
  • Discretionary bonus scheme 5% pension contribution
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