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Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Barnet, London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
REF: SM 200219 SAA_1550856513
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a large UK business who have shown tremendous growth in the last 10 years are looking to source an ambitious Financial Accountant to join their team. This is a newly created role that will involve working across a number of divisions of the business and will require a technically strong accountant able to make an immediate impact.

Key Responsibilities:
-Complete and review the monthly management accounts for four companies within the business.
-Monthly P&L reviews (including detailed gross profit, wages, contract revenue/cost and overhead analysis) and responsible for the collation, review and challenge of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
-Responsible for maintaining the companies' sales and purchase ledgers, including:
Coding and entering purchase ledger invoices and dealing with any invoice queries by liaising with internal management and suppliers.
Raising supplier payments and updating the cash flow forecast and cash movement schedule on a monthly basis.
Raising sales invoices/certifications and allocating receipts to invoices. Resolving any sales invoice queries by liaising with internal management and customers.

-Performing bank reconciliations on a regular basis.
-Help lead the monthly financial close process.
-Development of monthly management packs and internal KPI's and MI.
-Liaising with quantity surveyors and operational teams regarding the financial performance of both contracts and companies.
-Submission of quarterly VAT returns to HMRC for companies responsible for and dealing with any HMRC correspondence including VAT registrations, VAT return queries, etc.
-Production of annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts. Helping with additional budgetary tasks.
-Production of year-end audit pack and resolving any audit queries.
-Ad-hoc tasks/projects.

This would suit a Part-Qualified / Qualified Accountant with excellent communication skills, confident enough to go into the business and make changes where required. At least 3 years' experience in a similar role would be preferred.

Due to the ambitious nature of the business, the ideal candidate will be progressive, forward-thinking and someone able to come in and make an instant impact in the finance team.

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