Assistant Accountant (Exam Qual or Finalist)

£40000 - £50000 per annum
26 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Will Fairhurst
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

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.

Client Details

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.


Management reporting:

  • 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


Ideal candidate:

  • 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)

Job Offer

Looking to pay £40,000-£50,000 (depending on experience and qualification level) with a comprehensive benefits package including study support.

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