£25000 - £30000 + Bonus + Benefits + Study Support

They are a specialist investment management firm that manages over £10 billion on behalf of private clients, institutions, family offices and intermediaries from the UK and overseas. They have an opportunity for someone looking to build a finance/accounting career and study for ACCA/CIMA, who is keen to expand on their current skills. The role offers progression and is ideal for an individual who wants to learn more on the job and develop into a senior role within a finance team. The role requires an adaptability (open to change) as the role will evolve over time, in line with the individual's development.

Assistant financial accountant within a small finance team, working with the accounting, financial and management systems of different group entities. The role includes the following:

  • Sales ledger; calculation and accounting for fee income, including accruals, invoices, receipts and related adjustments;
  • Revenue analyses, including segmental and departmental; Debtor management; Revenue query resolution involving liaison with client account directors, administrators and the wider business;
  • Maintenance of client billing data and payment details;
  • Month end analyses and journal postings; accruals, prepayments and other journals;
  • Management accounts and balance sheet reconciliation support;
  • Variance analysis to prior actual and budget;
  • Bank account management; Bank reconciliations;
  • Cash postings;
  • Purchase ledger support - supplier and expenses queries, processing and payment;
  • Assist in the production of statutory financial statements and external audit support;
  • Communication with external bodies such as banks, advisers, third party administrators and auditors;
  • Attend meetings and present suggestions in writing/verbally;
  • Propose improvements to processes, controls and systems; Maintain up to date procedural documentation;
  • Understand and adhere to financial and accounting regulations; and
  • Assist with accounting/financial tasks and projects, as required.

To be considered for this role, you must meet the following critieria:

  • Highly numerate, educated to degree level with good A leve lgrades or equivalent and studying or committed to studying towards a professional accountancy qualification;
  • Good knowledge of accounting fundamentals (accruals, prepayments, reconciliations, trial balance, double entry accounting);
  • Highly proficient with Excel and other Microsoft Office software;
  • Enthusiastic and proactive and ability to work in a small team environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication;
  • Attention to detail; Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines with accuracy;
  • Ability to self-manage (with or without supervision);