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Assistant Corporate Accountant

Private Equity Firm

Ref: SVS50452

Type
Permanent
Location
London, UK
Salary/rate
Up to £40,000 per annum, depending on experience

Our client is a leading private equity firm based in the City. They are seeking a part-qualified Accountant to join their finance team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will take responsibility for a broad range of tasks within the finance function, reporting into the Senior Corporate Accountant. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to develop their experience within a private equity setting.

Description

  • Processing accounts payable (suppliers, staff expenses and credit cards), including associated ledger entries for approval
  • Payment runs (BACS and CHAPS)
  • Bank reconciliation across all corporate entities (70+ bank accounts) on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Manage bank account opening process
  • Prepare distribution notices
  • Raise recharge invoices
  • Raise sales invoices
  • Assist with quarterly VAT and GST returns (UK and Singapore – photocopying invoices)
  • Filing of monthly bank statements for all corporate entities
  • Assist in month-end procedures
  • Provide assistance with annual audit and tax compliance processes
  • Ensure accounts payable function operates on time and accurately
  • Ensure staff expense claims are in line with policy
  • Ensure all bank accounts are reconciled in accordance with procedures
  • Ensure all filing is up to date
  • Manage the bank account opening process seeking guidance as required
  • Ensure queries are appropriately responded to and escalated where necessary 

Skills

  • Degree educated, with excellent academics; 
  • Studying towards ACCA/CIMA or equivalent qualification;
  • Previous accounting / book keeping experience, ideally within financial services or public practice; 
  • Experience using Sun Systems software is desirable; 
  • Previous cash management experience (forecasting and production of reconciliations); 
  • Experience dealing with high volumes of work and the ability to be highly organised; 
  • Understanding of the need for a financial control environment and ability to adhere to procedures; 
  • Knowledge of alternative asset classes within private equity and infrastructure an advantage; 
  • Proficient in Excel and Word; 
  • Highly numerate and able to use finance systems; 
  • Reliable and deadline-focused; 
  • Able to work calmly and accurately under pressure; 
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Sam van Staden: onlinejobs@walkerhamill.com quoting reference SVS50452. 

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. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com

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