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Accountant

Job Title: Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
REF: AF230119_1548259971
Contact Name: Alex Feeney
Contact Email: alex@consultancygroup.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Bookkeeping

  • Accounts payable
  • Invoice approvals and payments
  • Intercompany transactions
  • Managing expenses payment
  • Paying and recording supplier invoices

Banking

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Ordering new cards
  • Opening and closing accounts
  • Managing direct debits and standing orders
  • Completing mandate forms
  • Transfer instructions
  • Dealing with queries

Documentation, reporting and analyzing

  • Reporting of financial transactions
  • Maintaining a monthly ledger
  • Managing profit and loss statements and balance sheets
  • Reporting on historical financial data
  • Responsible for producing annual operating budget
  • Cash-flow forecasting
  • Reviewing and forecasting operating costs
  • Creating analysis templates and individual reports

Payroll

  • Responsible for recording and payment of payroll and payment of HMRC taxes.
  • Responsible for 'auto enrolment'.
  • Monitoring overtime.

Systems

  • Use Sage and Excel

General admin

  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
  • Providing administrative and clerical support as designated by management

Candidate Profile

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years' experience in a finance function which requires monitoring budget, spend, supplier payments and payroll
  • Experience of handling confidential data
  • AAT bookkeeping or similar qualifications required
  • Proven success in a high-volume work and shifting priority environment
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe and Sage
  • Experience of working in an environment where written and numerical reports are expected on a daily and weekly basis
  • An interest in time efficient apps and the latest technology to make office systems efficient

Preferable Qualifications and Experience

  • Part ACCA or CIMA qualified

Personal Attributes

  • Attention to detail and good with numbers
  • Self-starter and initiative taker
  • Good sense of humour and people orientated person who enjoys working in a team environment
  • A desire to work collaboratively with an interest in helping others
  • A lack of interest in office politics
  • Strong work ethic, flexible approach to work during busy periods
  • Adept at problem solving and anticipating change
  • Highly organized and focused
  • Analytical and able to summarize key information quickly and concisely
  • Remains open to others' ideas, and seeks to proactively build connections with internal and external partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to establish and maintain superior electronic filing and tracking systems
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to follow precise and detailed instructions
  • Not satisfied until a task is completed properly