Accounts Assistant, London

London
£12 - £15 per hour
27 Sep 2013
25 Oct 2013
SK6
Sabiha Kaba
Accountancy
Interim
Full Time
Highly profitable and rapidly expanding Financial Services Company seeks an experienced Accounts Assistant to work within the Finance Department in a temporary to permanent role. The successful applicant will report to the financial controller and will gain a broad range of exposure to the accounting and operational aspects of a venture capital/private equity operation.

The Accounts Assistants responsibilities will include:

• Updating and maintenance of cashbooks for all accounts held.
• Preparation of bank reconciliations for all accounts .
• Preparation and issue of sales invoices.
• Payments (purchase invoices, expenses, PAYE etc)
• Updating and maintenance of SAGE for all companies, including sales and purchase ledgers.
• Monthly trial balance preparation with supporting analyses for all companies.
• Prepare draft quarterly VAT Return with supporting analysis.
• Prepare Stock Assets Reconciliation.
• VAT analysis to assess irrecoverable Vat ratios.
• Set up and monitor investments on excel.
• Credit control.
• Prepare analyses to support the management and statutory accounts and assist in preparation of the audit files.
• Support the financial controller in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
• Support the financial controller in the preparation of the quarterly board packs.
• Support the financial controller in the maintenance of the investment database.
• Support the financial controller in the preparation of investment valuation packs.
• Support the financial controller in other operational duties (IT, insurance, fundraising/shareholder processes).
• Dealing with correspondence/queries from IFAs, shareholders, limited partners in respect of new and existing funds.


Successful Accounts Assistants Profile:

• Bright, hardworking, can do attitude
• Good written and oral communication skills with attention to detail essential.
• Ability to work in a small team and to tight deadlines.
• Willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business.
• Essential: Bookkeeping/Accounts experience (Primary records to TB).
• Sage Accounts experience / Venture Capital/ Private Equity knowledge.


Excellent long term opportunities for progression exist as the company continues to grow. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to build a stable career within a successful and rewarding company.

Location: London