Role details

Assistant Accountant

London   •   £33,000 - £34,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Media Background
  • Paprika Desirable

About Our Client

The business are an award-winning specialist public relations consultancy focusing on London and London issues. From the Olympic Legacy to health service change, major transport projects to long term regeneration schemes, we are experts in communicating change and shaping opinion.

Our team brings together 36 talented professionals with experience of journalism, politics, business and government - all of whom have a passion for London.

Job Description

Sales Invoices

Drafting all sales invoices on first working day of the month, liaising with relevant project leads within the team, making amendments in accordance with the agreed billing arrangements, finalising and distributing.

Credit Control

This includes regular calls to debtors, re-sending invoices where required, sending monthly statements, resolving queries and assisting in preparation of weekly Aged Debtors Summary.

Purchase Ledger including Credit Card and Petty Cash

Entering all supplier invoices to Paprika, ensuring that the correct coding is applied and relevant VAT is claimed. This includes verifying some of the cost codes with team members as well as regular Aged Creditors reconciliation. Monthly reconciliation of Directors' Credit Cards and Petty Cash account, including posting the entries to Paprika using the relevant nominal codes is also included.

Billing Summary

Updating the Monthly Billing Summary according to the sales invoices issued. Calculating the under/over servicing and answering questions from the management team on this as required.

Payroll and Pension

Submitting payroll information to the external provider, ensuring that all relevant monthly changes are processed correctly. Managing pensions and pension submissions and liaising with Pension Advisors.

Client Agreements

Maintaining an up-to-date Client Agreement Schedule including setting up client records on the system, ensuring correct rates and billing details are all logged. This also involves managing job alerts using a bespoke system and liaising with team members on this.

Management Accounts and Tax

Regular liaison with our external accountants, preparation of Management Accounts and assistance in tax computations and reviews (VAT, P11d, Corporation Tax).

Budgeting and Forecasting

Supporting management in preparation of cost forecast and budgets.

Ad-hoc financial duties as required including covering for the Finance Manager when not in the office.

The Successful Applicant

  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • High level of numerical competence and accurate in all work
  • Thorough and comprehensive in approach to work
  • Confident in producing ad-hoc reports using Excel
  • Self-starter, clear thinker with a confident attitude
  • Integrity and understanding of care needed with sensitive information
  • Analytical with good problem solving skills
  • AAT qualified or part ACCA or CIMA
  • Previous experience using an accounting system - understanding the double-entry concept is essential
  • Previous payroll experience is desired but not essential
  • Ability to juggle a variety of tasks from various levels of seniority across teams
  • Good people skills, able to get on with and work wide range of people
  • Thrives in a small, relaxed, informal environment and is able to work on their own and in a team
  • Approachable, team-spirited and happy to get hands dirty and muck in
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Good IT skills (MS Excel - Intermediate or higher)
  • An interest in London and London issues would be an advantage but is not essential

What's on Offer

£33,000 plus benefits.

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