Assistant Accountant
£32000 - £35000 + bonus + benefits + study support

The company is a fast expanding and successful specialist lender providing short- and medium-term financing solutions to developers and investors within the UK real estate sector. They are specialists in more complex, higher leverage and development-led opportunities, lending between £10m and £50m on each scheme. The team covers all sectors of real estate, from residential through to commercial assets such as offices and hotels.


  • Strong academic background and either studying towards or keen to begin studying towards a professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA). You must have at least 12 months left on your qualification to be considered. Study support will be provided.
  • Minimum of 12 months accounting experience
  • Ambitious and motivated - both individually and for the team and business as a
  • Able to manage their time effectively and work efficiently and independently to tight deadlines.
  • 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
  • Strong aptitude for numbers
  • Excellent attention to detail combined with strong organisational and time management skills
  • Efficient, reliable and thorough
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills

Reporting to the Finance Director, the role will be primarily focused on assisting the Finance Director to assist across the financial aspects of business and securitisation structure. Responsibilities:
Support the production of monthly / quarterly management accounts and detailed reporting packages across the business and underlying investments, including:

  • Maintain and operate effective account payable process
  • 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
  • Aid cash forecasting process
  • Provide assistance with the preparation of monthly drawdown information to lenders
  • Assist with responses to Investor 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
  • Preparing and submitting monthly VAT returns CIS Returns and other tax compliance
  • Maintenance of records and submitting filings with Companies House
  • In addition, there will be frequent ad-hoc projects and other duties as required.