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Assistant Accountant

  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum + + study support per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Contact: Holly Dean
  • Contact Email: hollyd@cedarrecruitment.com
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 30 September 2021
  • Job Ref: JO0000009732_1630429775

Cedar are currently looking for an Assistant Accountant to join a property company based in Central London.

Please only apply if you are on a 3 week notice period or less as this role is to start ASAP.

Salary £32,000 - £34,000 per annum + study support

Reporting into the Financial Controller

Duties include:

  • Preparation of bank reconciliations for multiple entities.
  • Preparation of VAT returns for multiple entities.
  • Preparation of CIS returns for multiple entities.
  • Assist with the accounts payable process, including:
  • Coordination of invoice and purchase order approvals.
  • Posting of invoices onto the accounting system.
  • Processing payments via internet banking.
  • Dealing with supplier queries.
  • Review and booking of staff expenses.
  • Assist with the accounts receivable process including:
  • Processing of standing orders and direct debits.
  • Allocation of payments to invoices on accounting and property management systems.
  • Raising and processing sales invoices.
  • Processing deposit refunds and inter-company cash transfers.
  • Preparation of journals and other supporting workings for review by the Management Accountant.
  • Assisting the Management Accountant with monthly and quarterly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assisting the Management Accountant with tax returns for the Group's property owning SPVs.
  • Assisting with the external audit process.
  • Involvement in the administration of the Group's transfer pricing arrangements, including identification and execution of recharges.
  • Testing of bank covenants and the drafting of associated compliance certificates.
  • Drafting of utilisation requests and the preparation of debt drawdown packs in connection with the Group's borrowings.
  • Preparation of credit card reconciliations.
  • Preparation of petty cash reconciliations.
  • Holiday / absence over for Credit Controller including; liaising with tenants for the collection of rent arrears.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required.

Experience, Qualifications and Attributes required:

  • Ambitious and hard working.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • The ability to communicate confidently with finance and non-finance professionals.
  • An organised approach to work.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Prior experience of working within a finance function.
  • Studying towards a professional accountancy qualification.
  • Strong IT skills and the ability to quickly pick up new systems.

If this role is of interest, please apply online ASAP. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.