Accounts Assistant

London, East London
£22000 - £25000 per annum
09 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Tara Magwenzi
Contract type
Part time

The role poses a perfect opportunity for either a graduate or a second jobber to get in a really progressive role and excel within a prestigious and reputable company. The Accounts Assistant role has the opportunity to involve yourself in the month end, analysis and reporting elements of Finance.

Client Details

The client is a FTSE 250 shipping services provider based in East London that has 4 different streams of revenue. With a presence in over 20 countries and having been established for over 150 years, it's a very prestigious and professional place to work. The company is big on internal growth and as a result, this is a newly formed role and they are keen to add another asset to their ever growing team. If you're looking for a progressive role with a company that invests in you both emotional and temporally, then this could be the place for you.


Key Duties:

  • Assist in preparation of monthly accounts for group reporting.
  •  Preparing and posting journals, i.e. prepayments, accruals, intercompany recharges and month end journals.
  •  Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, National Statistics Surveys, and the annual PAYE Settlement Agreement.
  •  Investigate material cost variances.
  •  Intercompany Reconciliations
  •  Assisting with the weekly and monthly financial trading reports.
  •  Assisting with the preparation of year end financial statements.
  •  Monitoring and developing internal controls and systems.
  •  Liaise with auditors and assist with the preparation of schedules for auditors.
  •  Identify and support continuous changes and improvements within the business
  •  Fulfil any additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


Candidate Requirements:

  • A relatively recent University Graduate with strong academics across their degree and A-levels
  • A confident and articulate individual who feels confident to present in meetings with key stakeholders
  • Numerate and knowledge of accounting principles i.e. double entry book-keeping/prepayments/accruals would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Applicants must be self-confident with good communication and problem solving skills and have experience of working in a team environment within a large organisation.
  • Be organised and able to prioritise own workload in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excel - no beginners, intermediate Excel skills is essential.
  • Knowledge of SUN Systems or equivalent and Vision would be an advantage but not essential.

Job Offer

On offer to the candidate:

  • A salary up to £25k
  • Study Support available after probation
  • Office hours 9.00am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch

  • 25 days holiday per annum

  • Occupational pension scheme 10% employer / 5% employee contributions

  • Interest free season ticket loan

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Free canteen lunch

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