Assistant Accountant
£30000 - £37000 + Bonus + Benefits + Study Support
Central London

The company is a highly successful fast expanding private investment firm investing across Europe, UK and USA via equity and debt structures in real estate and leisure businesses. They have over £12billion assets under management. They have a new position available due to further expansion of the finance team. Previous financial services or real estate experience is not necessary.


  • Strong academic background and studying towards a professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA). Study support will be provided.
  • Minimum of 12 months professional accounting
  • Ambitious and
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a growing, dynamic and high-performing
  • IT skills - Excel & Word; knowledge of SAGE 200 is an
  • Excellent attention to detail combined with strong organisational and time management
  • Flexibility to provide support on new projects within the business as
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills are French is an advantage but not essential.

Reporting to the Senior Financial Controller, The role will be primarily focused on assisting and providing support on a variety of projects including European real estate assets and hospitality businesses. Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support the production of monthly/quarterly management accounts and detailed reporting packages across the business and underlying investments, including:
    • Purchase ledger and accounts payable management for projects,
    • Preparation of payment runs for various entities,
    • Weekly cash management & bank posting to the accounting system,
    • Regular bank & balance sheet
  • Maintain the internal reporting used to produce the management
  • Assist with the cash forecasting
  • Provide support with the preparation of monthly finance drawdown information as
  • Assist with responses to JV partner
  • Liaise with the external auditors and handle audit queries, where
  • Preparing and submitting monthly VAT returns, CIS Returns and other tax
  • Maintenance of records and submitting filings with Companies

In addition, there will be frequent ad-hoc projects and other duties as required