Trainee Accountant
£25000 - £35000 + Bonus + Benefits +Study Package
Central London


They are 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 £4 billion assets under management. They have a new role offering career development and opportunity. Previous financial services experience is not necessary.


  • MUST HAVE: Strong academic background and either studying towards with at least 18 months to completion or keen to begin studying towards a professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA)
  • MUST HAVE: Minimum of 12 months accounting experience
  • MUST HAVE: Ambitious and motivated - both individually and for the team and business as a whole
  • MUST HAVE: Ability to work effectively as part of a growing, dynamic and high‐performing team
  • Strong IT skills - Excel, Word, PowerPoint; knowledge of SAGE 200 (Peoplesoft an advantage)
  • MUST HAVE: Strong aptitude for numbers
  • MUST HAVE: Excellent attention to detail combined with strong organisational and time management skills
  • MUST HAVE: Efficient, reliable and thorough
  • MUST HAVE: Good communication and inter‐personal skills


Reporting to the Senior Financial Controller, they are looking for someone to join the finance team to support the continued growth of the business.The role will touch upon all areas of the group's activities including individual development projects, managed and advised investment funds and the groups regulated investment adviser. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing business in a diverse role. Key Responsibilities

  • Support the production of monthly / quarterly management accounts and detailed reporting packages across the business and underlying investments, including:
  • Purchase ledger management for development projects
  • Preparation of payment runs
  • Weekly bank postings and period end accruals
  • Weekly cash management, regular bank & cash reconciliations for corporate and development project entities
  • Maintain the internal models used to produce the management informatioAid cash forecasting process
  • Provide assistance with the preparation of monthly drawdown information to lenders for development projects
  • Assist with responses to JV partner queries
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual financial statements
  • Prepare supporting schedules to the financial statements
  • Liaise with the external auditors and handle audit queries
  • Assist in the preparation of tax and VAT compliance
  • Maintenance of records with Companies House