Assistant Financial Accountant - 6 month FTC

Assistant Financial Accountant - 6 month FTC

  • Location

    Watford, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 25 days holiday + bens

  • Contact:

    Fiona Price

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Assistant Financial Accountant - 6 month Fixed Term Contract initially

Watford based - 5 days per week in the office

£26,000 - £30,000 + 25 days holiday + pension + bens

Ideally you will be close to the location and be able to offer some recent similar Financial Accounting skills. Gleeson Recruitment Group are delighted to be partnering our client as they move to their next phase of growth, via acquisition. It's such an exciting time to be joining them and continuing your career. You will offer recent UK experience, be able to multi-task and be able to start by early November ideally.

Supporting the Financial Controller and the General Ledger Manager and working in a close-knit finance team of over 30 staff, you will be responsible for:

  • Updating financial records and ensuring all transactions are processed correctly in a timely manner
  • New acquisitions statutory accounts (small companies) assistance and support with preparation and filing as required
  • Post journals to reallocate debtors and reconcile debtors to cash monthly
  • Tracking and performing reconciliations, ensure Month End reporting is completed as per the published timetable and all reconciliations are completed in a timely manner and appropriately supported.
  • Assisting the central departments with financial queries and any required entries pre-Month End Close with review of balance sheet/P&L variances and provide Quality Variance Analysis
  • Ensuring the day to day and long-term compliance of financial procedures
  • Drive accurate accruals processes with attention to detail for statement of unrecorded liabilities
  • Prepare monthly sales summary for review
  • Preparing and posting journals
  • Support with day-to-day transactions in finance and perform AP/AR functions as required
  • Monitor team inbox and communicate with both external and internal stakeholders
  • Request and chase information from vendors and other business stakeholders
  • Make payment requests and ensure these are processed for suppliers, HMRC and vendors
  • Perform companies house functions and file confirmation statements ensuring that completion accounts are filed on time
  • Identify and make appropriate process improvement suggestions
  • Comfortable with dealing with people at different levels of management
  • Maintain simple progress tracking for allocated tasks/works
  • Perform adhoc tasks as and when required

The ideal Assistant Financial Accountant will offer the following profile:

  • Available at short notice for interviews
  • Be AAT Qualified, or CIMA/ACCA studying or QBE
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to continually develop good teamwork
  • Be able to perform GL & Balance sheet analysis - identify and explain variances
  • Knowledge of book-keeping
  • Previous experience of general ledger posting and double entry concepts essential
  • Experience in professional office environment essential
  • Knowledge of Sage desirable
  • Strong Excel skills (V-Look ups & Pivot Tables)
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • English essential, with strong communication skills (face to face and over Teams etc)
  • Passionate Finance professional
  • Excellent stakeholder management & influencing skills

This is a superb role, really to continue your finance career, in a driven, hard working and team-spirited environment. My client offers modern offices, free parking and only a few minutes walk from the main Watford Train Station. Please do get in touch for more details.


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