Assistant Accountant

Hays A&F
England, London, City of London
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Partly Qualified

Job Details

Your new company
You will have the opportunity to work with a leading European asset management firm with a large and well-known presence in Europe, and an expanding global reach. As the investment arm of a hugely successful group listed on the Milan stock exchange, this firm is now expanding and developing their business in the UK through a new London office. This role will be supporting the very beginnings of the London entity and is an incredibly unique opportunity for broad experience and professional growth as you will play a large role in creating their UK presence.

Your new role
Your main responsibility will be to support the Finance Manager in London. As a close-knit team of two, you will be working closely with the CFO and the wider Finance team who are based in Europe to begin and maintain financial operations in the UK. Initially, you will be required to assist in the set-up of all financial processes, giving you an excellent insight into the operations of a finance team. The daily tasks of the wider role will include monthly journal entries, monthly and quarterly account preparation, paying invoices, bank reconciliations and cash monitoring, support UK consolidations, support tax coordination and preparation, and interacting with other company entities for consolidations.

What you'll need to succeed
The most important factor in succeeding in this role is your attitude. You must be interested in working with a very small team and building a function from the start. You will either be degree educated or fully qualified AAT with ACCA/CIMA/ACA part-qualification. This is a junior role, so it will be a great opportunity for a recent graduate with an interest in Asset Management. For this role, you need to be confident with accounting basics such as double entry bookkeeping, taking accounts up to trial balance, balance sheet reconciliations, AP/AR and month-end duties. You will be confident with Excel functions such as sumifs, vlookups and pivot tables. This role will be very varied, and you should have an adaptable and enthusiastic attitude with a strong desire to give an extra hand with adhoc tasks. It is not a requirement, but if you are an Italian speaker, this would be a valued skill to liaise with the companies\' home-base.

What you'll get in return
In return, you will receive a competitive salary based around your experience and expectations. The firm will operate with a very flexible hybrid working policy especially during the initial set up. Most importantly, you will get exceptional experience expanding a leading asset management firm into the UK. The exposure to processes and the insight you will get in this role is second to none.

What you need to do now
If you are interested, please send a copy of your CV.

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