Assistant Accountant

Fulham, London (Greater)
05 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019
Job Title
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Accountant 



We are looking to recruit a Assistant Accountant to add to our friendly four-person accounts team, helping to service six small/medium companies in a fast-paced, vibrant environment near Chelsea Harbour. The new Assistant Accountant will need to be able to turn your hand to most finance department transactional tasks (including sales ledger, purchase ledger and cashbook), and to manage your own time to ensure deadlines are met. You should be happy working independently and as part of a team, and enjoy communicating with other staff and externals.

Please read the job description and person specification, and if you would like to apply, email your CV and a covering letter (no more than 1 page) to explaining why you feel you would be a good fit for the role, making sure you explain any gaps in your CV and your availability. This must be no later than the 12th February. 

The Assistant Accountant's Purpose: 

To provide finance office support to the company and any of its associated companies as required, ensuring financial processes are completed fully within a timely fashion. This will include (but is not limited to): sales, purchases, cashbook and nominal transactional functions, assisting the finance manager in preparation of management information, and adhoc support duties.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of the Assistant Accountant:

  • Processing and posting of sales and purchase invoices using the Sage accounts system
  • Dealing with customer and supplier queries
  • Credit control
  • Checking, analysis and coding of company credit card statements and employee expense claims
  • Processing of bank payments and posting of bank receipts and payments in Sage
  • Maintenance of finance department filing system as necessary

General and Other Duties:

  • Identification of and engagement in improvements to new and existing procedures
  • Cover for other team members as required
  • Performance of any reasonable requests from a director of the company

Qualifications, Experience and Skills required of the Assistant Accountant:

Qualifications and experience:

Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent)                                                                             

Previous experience in a finance department                                                                                                        

Full or part accountancy qualification: at least AAT (or equivalent)                                           

Personal Skills:

Enthusiasm and eagerness to learn

Sufficient financial skills to be able to reconcile nominal and ledger accounts

Attention to detail and accuracy

Logical, methodical and highly organised approach

Sufficient literacy to be able to communicate effectively (both written and orally) with staff and externals, including our customers

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Good Excel skills

General IT literacy, familiarity with MS Office and Google applications

If you would like to be the next Assistant Accountant please apply below.