Assistant Accountant in London - Walker Hamill

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London, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 days ago

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Posted by Alexis Kirby ConsultantOur client is looking for an Assistant Accountant to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing both the purchase and sales ledger and monthly reporting, alongside the reconciliation of multi-currency bank accounts and petty cash. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and driven Assistant Accountant to join a fast-paced Finance team with considerable scope for learning and career progression. This is a twelve-month maternity cover starting January 2023, if not earlier.
Day-to-day responsibilities of the Assistant Accountant:

Manage general supplier ledgers.
Manage and record transactions in Sage.
Creating bank payments, bank receipts and journals.
Maintain an accurate aged purchase and sales ledger.
Reconcile supplier statements on a monthly basis.
Process invoices and expense claims on a weekly basis, resolving queries as needed.
Provide departments with monthly general ledger reports and look into any queries.
Manage the electronic expense claim platform SAP Concur.
Manage corporate credit cards for staff.
Process online payments, as well as manual payments and remittance advice as needed.
Liaise with internal and external customers to ensure all queries are dealt with.
Manage, post and reconcile petty cash entries (GBP).
Generate sales ledger invoices and credit notes.
Post monies received and allocate against invoices on a receipted basis.
Credit control, including customer reminders and chasing for payment.
Prepare weekly and monthly cash balance reports.
Prepare monthly multi-currency bank reconciliations.
Complete quarterly VAT returns and submit to HMRC.
Liaise with the Compliance team to ensure that contracts are in place for all purchase invoices.
Support the Finance Director as required. 


Degree educated with strong academics.
Strong IT skills – Excel, SAGE Line 100, SAP.
Experience working in or with large corporate organisations.
An interest in sport and the sports industry will be advantageous.
Experience working with intercontinental multi-currency organisations.
Highly organised, with the ability to simultaneously work on different entities and adhere to tight, changing deadlines, often under extreme pressure.
Confident communicator with both finance and non-finance customers and staff. 

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see
Job ID AK52617


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