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Assistant Accountant

  • Job Ref: AAR
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: South East London
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 pa
Date Posted: 3rd February 2020

Job Description

Our client offers bespoke security solutions for the private and commercial sectors in and around London.

Job Purpose: To support the team by ensuring that entries to the Xero accounting system are performed accurately, completely and to the agreed deadlines. This will include; sales ledger, purchase ledger, credit card payments, expenses, bank accounts, fixed assets, payroll and other journals.

Specific duties:

· To help maintain customer information in the line of business system (currently Smart Task)

· Raise, verify and issue all sales invoices

· Match cash received

· Credit control tasks

· To check and process the purchase ledger invoices, notably sub-contract invoices

· To check and process credit card receipts (currently via Receiptbank)

· Prepare proposed supplier payment lists

· Execute bank payments

· Post supplier payments to the ledger

· Reconcile the bank account

· Reconcile all debt financing accounts (including Market Finance)

· Fixed asset accounting and depreciation

· Assist with the preparation of monthly purchase accruals, prepayments and deferred revenue journals

· Prepare control account reconciliations

· Assist with the production of monthly management accounts and annual financial accounts

· Assist with the preparation of forecasts, including cash flow

· Reconcile the VAT account, prepare and submit the approved VAT return

· Control the Petty Cash

· Assist the Senior Finance Manager in other tasks as required

Skills and Qualifications

· AAT Qualification preferred

· Experience of excellent book-keeping practice in all ledgers

· Knowledge of accounting terminology

· Experience of computer systems, preferably Xero and very proficient at Excel

· Thinking skills to identify and resolve problems

· Organisational skills including self-starting

· Very good communication skills - to liaise with internal and external parties

Personal Qualities

· Absolute integrity

· Flexible, hard-working and with pride in high standards of work

· High level of attention to detail

· Motivated to meet deadlines

· Team-worker with a can-do attitude - eager to take initiative and to help colleagues

· Keen to learn new skills and processes

· Loyalty to the team and the business

· Possess a sense of humour

· Aligned with the goals and ethos of the company


· Based in London

· 40 hours per week

· Workplace pension

· 4 week’s plus Bank Holidays paid holiday

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00 to £40,000.00 /year

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