Accounts Assistant

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Quality Assurance

An opportunity has arisen within Head Office Finance for an Accounts Assistant to join the Global Finance Function. Reporting to the Head Office Financial Controller, the successful individual will be part of the team responsible for the accounting of the UK Head Office companies, including the main Finance Company and Holding Companies. This is a broad role and therefore the right attitude and a drive for learning will be crucial to help maintain the high standards within the Head Office team.

  • Anywhere

Quality Assurance

An opportunity has arisen within Head Office Finance for an Accounts Assistant to join the Global Finance Function. Reporting to the Head Office Financial Controller, the successful individual will be part of the team responsible for the accounting of the UK Head Office companies, including the main Finance Company and Holding Companies. This is a broad role and therefore the right attitude and a drive for learning will be crucial to help maintain the high standards within the Head Office team.

Description

The duties and responsibilities for this Accounts Assistant role include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the purchase ledger.
  • Preparing monthly reporting packs for Head Office Financial Controller
  • Performing coding of invoices.
  • Preparing month end cash book and journal for each entity.
  • Supporting year-end and mid-year financial audit.
  • Assist with intercompany billing raised within an agreed time period.
  • Assisting with accruals, prepayments, fixed asset registers, tax and VAT.
  • Preparing of annual statutory financial statements.

Skills

The skills and experience required for this Accounts Assistant role include but are not limited to:

  • A minimum of 12 months experience in a similar position and studying towards an accounting qualification.
  • Strong Excel skills and computer literacy.
  • Self-motivated, efficient and reliable.
  • The ability to work under strict time constraints.
  • Integrity to handle sensitive and confidential data.
  • Very good interpersonal skills.

Experience in any of the following accounting packages is an advantage (though not essential): IBM Cognos Controller, SUN Accounting, and PeopleSoft.

Apply

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Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe.

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