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Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Staines, Middlesex
Industry: Accounting & Finance, Financial Services
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JN -092018-175059
Contact Name: Tom Ryan
Contact Email: TRyan@argyllscott.com
Job Published: September 13, 2018 14:39

Job description

Assistant Accountant

Salary between £25K-35K DOE plus Bonus and Benefits.

The Company

A rapidly growing Financial Services Company is looking to appoint a strong Assistant Accountant. Reporting to the Head of Finance and based near Heathrow.

The company is currently preparing for an exciting period of growth and transformation as they prepare for further investors, banking licenses and a potential IPO.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to make a move into a modern, dynamic and expanding financial services company. This role will provide a solid stepping stone for anyone looking for a long-term career path to financial/management accountant.

The Assistant Accountant will have a key role to play within the financial control and operations area as the business continues to expand.

Responsibilities

Process and maintain control over the release of funds and fees daily.
Maintain the accounts payable ledger.
Monitoring supplier payments to ensure good credit relations are adhered to.
Work closely with the wider finance team to understand the process and report any exceptions as needs be.
Prepare the weekly supplier and expense claim payment run.
Assist in month end processes and controls.
Assist in the annual statutory accounts.
Be the main contact point in Finance for the purchase order process and staff expense claims.

Knowledge & Experience

Studying towards an accountancy qualification, AAT, ACCA, CIMA or similar.
Experience with general ledger functions gained within industry or practice.
Excellent attention to detail.
Flexible can-do attitude.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
A tenacious problem solver.
Team player.