Assistant Accountant (Maternity cover)

Assistant Accountant (Maternity cover)

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-qualified & Transactional Finance

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  • Salary:

    Up to £37868.98 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Sommerville

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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My client, a well established not for profit organisation, is seeking an Assistant Accountant to join them on a 12 month maternity cover. You will be joining a well experienced team, assisting both the Deputy Finance Manager and the Group Financial Controller.

Main Responsibilities

  • You will be work on weekly bank reconciliations.
  • Responsible for daily review and posting of income for all departments/entities.
  • Preparation of accounting entries for all collections and distributions.
  • Assisting the Deputy Financial Controller to ensure ledgers for all companies are up to date and accurate.
  • Managing the petty cash and credit cards processes and monthly reconciliations.
  • Working with and reviewing the prepayments and accrual accounts.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assisting the of preparation of tax and statutory company returns.
  • Assisting in year-end accounts preparation and audit queries.
  • Assisting the cash flow analysis and projections.
  • Provide project accounting support and other business partner support for departments.
  • Cover essential/urgent duties of absent colleagues.
  • Carry out any additional project work.


  • Ideally Educated to degree level OR educated to A-Level/equivalent with a financial qualification, such as AAT.
  • Actively studying towards a professionally recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).


  • Experience of working in an accounts environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the basic standard accounting processes and procedures.
  • Proven experience with complex reconciliations and strong technical ability in accounting basics.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and a positive service driven attitude to colleagues.
  • Problem solving and solution focussed approach.
  • Proactive attitude; questioning as appropriate and making suggestions for improvements.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of SUN accounting systems.
  • Experience of accounts preparation and statutory/regulatory requirements.

If this sounds like a position which fits your experience and would be of interest please contact
Matt Sommerville - 0203 002 8055