Accounts Assistant
London office (also open to remote working)
£30000 - £35000 + Benefits + Study support

They are a law firm and also a leading private equity and alternatives investment firm and consultancy operating in Europe and the USA. They launch new firms, new funds and new services and then support them to ensure they operate efficiently, effectively and enable them to maximise returns. The company has invested heavily in data, technology and analytics and provides legal and investment services to alternative investment firms, institutional investors and alternative assets fund managers, based primarily in Europe and North America.

* Minimum two years' experience working with cash management and forecasting required,
* Experience with multi-currency accounting/cash flow.
* Experience with Accounts payable postings and payment runs.
* Understanding of monthly management accounting, basic debits and credits knowledge required.
* Working through AATs/additional studies in accounting and finance (optional)
* Previously worked in a legal company where you would have had experience with SRA client monies transactions and SRA Accounts Rules knowledge is required.
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word in particular)
Key Attributes
* Be able to work independently and take initiative
* Must work to a high degree of accuracy
* Be accountable
* Be innovative - finds new ways to make processes more efficient
* Good communicator, raise issues and communicate progress of work in a timely manner
* Hard-working and able to work well under time pressures and able to think logically.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the finance team are seeking a diligent and responsible accounts assistant to work mainly on treasury operations, cash forecasting and accounts payable. Responsibilities include the following:
* Timely cash management including daily cash balance reporting and forecasting for all divisions. This includes ensuring all future cash movements are captured in the forecast, bank accounts are adequately funded and intercompany cash transactions.
* Coordinate debt funding requirements and regular reporting e.g. drawdown requests, interest payments, covenant calculations
* Key contact for banking platforms management and relationship with key stakeholders. This includes admin tasks like account set up and closures, processing access rights and general banking enquiries
* Preparation of cashflow analysis for month end reporting
* Posting of month end journals and reconciliations of intercompany balances, funding and interests.
* Assist with completion of month end bank reconciliations for 50+ accounts in multiple currencies across the Group
* Coordinate weekly payment runs with another accounts assistant
* Be responsible for client account transactions in line with SRA Account Rules
* Assist management accountant in completion of monthly management packs
* Assist in cash and accounts payable related integration steps for new acquisitions
* Assist in annual reporting and audit related matters
* Provide cover for the cashier on cash and accounts payable postings for all entities
* Any other treasury, reporting, finance task and absence cover as required for other members of the team.