Role details

Assistant Accountant

South East London   •   £28,000 - £30,000   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • Assistant Accountant - Treasury
  • Treasury Assistant Accountant, Financial Services

About Our Client

My Client is a Financial Services organisation in Bromley, Kent.

Job Description

Current job description

  • Purchase ledger function

- Coding of invoices.

- Entry of invoices on to the system.

- Distributing invoices for authorisation.

- Preparation of payment runs including creation of payment register report.

- Filing of paid supplier invoices.

- Communication with suppliers via phone/e-mail.

- Setting up new suppliers in the accounting system.

  • Cash/Treasury function

- Production of monthly/weekly group cash reports.

- Communication with regions to gather information .

- Monitoring receipt of rebates and ensuring transferred to clearing house.

- Monitoring levels of cash/currency held at clearer and proposing transfers as required.

- Monitoring petty cash and processing petty cash requests as required.

- Generation/distribution of cheques if required by UK companies.

- Banking of cheques and collection of cash from bank.

- Monitoring levels of cash at company level to ensure sufficient funds available for payment requirements.

- Setting up forwards/trades as required to regulate levels of non-base currency held by UK companies.

- Communication with UK banks and clearers as required to investigate transactions or deal with issues.

- Setting up UK bank accounts in the accounting system.

- Entry of all UK bank transactions in to the accounting system.

- Monthly reconciliation of cashbook for all UK bank accounts.

  • Month end roles (in addition to those detailed above)

- Issuing of desk fees invoices to independent traders.

- Running depreciation report and updating fixed asset module to include new purchases for UK companies.

- Petty cash reconciliation for Bromley.

- Issuing invoices to regions for CQG/data fees/loan interest.

- Posting of additional month end journals for UK companies.

- General accruals and prepayments for UK companies.

- Communication with regions to reconcile intercompany balances with regions.

- Balance sheet reconciliations for all UK companies.

  • Additional roles

- Managing credit card process: distribution of forms to cardholders, entry of completed reconciliations on to system and reporting where forms have not been received.

- Managing expenses process: entry of expense forms on to system and processing these for payment.

- Providing assistance to other members of the accounts team as and when required including entering journals to the general ledger.

- Creation of general ledger accounts/report categories within the accounting package.

- Dealing with daily post and re-distribution to other staff if required.

The Successful Applicant

Skills Requirement

  • Must have treasury experience, cash management - essential
  • Ideally have worked in a Financial Services organisation previously
  • Part qualified or studying towards AAT
  • Ability communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work in a small team environment
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Strong Excel ability
  • Strong time management skills to cope with workload
  • Working knowledge of SAGE200 desirable but not essential

What's on Offer

In return my client will offer a temporary to permanent placement starting in July 2016. The role will be paying from £13-16 per hour on the temp basis and £30k when the role becomes permanent.

To be successful you will have previous treasury and cash management experience and ideally have worked for a financial services company previously.

You must also be able to get to Bromley, south east England / Kent with ease.

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