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Assistant Accountant

  • Location:

    Richmond upon Thames

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Magpie Recruitment

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Assistant Accountant
Richmond, Surrey
£35,000PA Hybrid

We are working with an international FMCG company based in Richmond. As they establish more presence across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, they are looking for a dynamic Assistant Accountant with strong attention to detail to provide key finance operational support.

Assistant Accountant Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the finance department, and management team by completing routine clerical and accounting tasks for the month-end procedure and reporting back to the Finance Manager and Director.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the purchase ledger function
  • To ensure the integrity of the purchase ledger in various currencies including Euro, GBP, US Dollar, Yen and Thai Bhat.
  • To set up new supplier accounts in the accounting system
  • To ensure all purchase order invoices are matched and posted against the relevant purchase orders on receipt of goods
  • To resolve all queries with the suppliers and the Purchasing Department and ensure prompt resolution of queries.
  • To process overhead invoices directly into the system ensuring the correct coding to support cost centre reporting.
  • To post manual payments and allocate against suppliers' accounts
  • To ensure suppliers' statements are reconciled on a regular basis
  • In addition, you may also be asked to be responsible for one or more of the following
  • Liaise professionally with internal/external customers, suppliers, and company employees by phone, email, and fax to resolve queries and other issues
  • Processing ad-hoc payment requests received, raising a journal for payment, and posting to the relevant nominal ledger or Accounts Payable accounts.

Assistant Accountant Must have:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence senior stakeholders.
  • Experience in Balance Sheet Account Preparation;
  • Strong Bookkeeping Skills;
  • Understanding of Budgetary Principles
  • Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Strong business partnering experience with a proven ability to interact with senior management and influence outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills with good attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Basic Excel skills (V-look up, pivot tables).

Assistant Accountant Good to have:

  • Experience in Net Suite/ Oracle
  • Part Qualified or Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA).
  • Experience working with international organisations.
  • Well-organised and motivated team player.
  • Able to work calmly under pressure & meet specific deadlines.
  • Work on your own without close supervision
  • Clear, confident communication skills

Assistant Accountant Job Package

  • Salary £35,000
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Study Support
  • Hybrid Working