Assistant Accountant (Exam Qual or Finalist)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a Private Equity firm in Central London as an Assistant Accountant. The role will encompass taking on a broad range of duties (management reporting, accountancy & audit) alongside senior members of the finance & accountancy team at an exciting time for a business that is growing both in the UK and internationally.
The candidate should be exam qualified (requiring time qualification) or Finalist.
A private equity firm specialising in industrial investment (both portfolios and individual businesses). The firm has a great culture and would require a progressive yet personable candidate.
- for all head office companies, including processing journals to SAGE
- consolidation of head office company and trading business at month end, and investors
- preparation of covenant analysis, and management information pack and reports for
- Cash is a key focus and there is a weekly cash flow reporting and forecasting cycle
- Liaising with relevant teams within the business (Eg Legal, Operations, trading etc)
- Processing weekly payment runs
- Liaison with payroll agency, and review of payroll reports
- posting of purchase invoices
- all bank postings and reconciliations
- Preparation of sales invoices - management fees, performance fees, intercompany recharges and other ad-hoc fee invoices
- Accounts receivable management
- Preparation of VAT returns, filing at HMRC
Year end audit: assisting in the year end audit process
- Exam Qualified requiring time qualification or Finalist level (ACCA/CIMA/ACA).
- 2-3 years+ practical experience similar to the above in a broad accountancy role
- Strong educational background: degree educated (2:1 and above) in an accountancy &/or finance related field from a top university, A-B at A-Level
- Preferably Financial Services or Professional Services industry experience (desirable)
Looking to pay £40,000-£50,000 (depending on experience and qualification level) with a comprehensive benefits package including study support.