Finance Assistant

England, London, City of London
£22000 - £25000 per annum
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Harry Foster
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified

An Accounts Assistant position for a leading shipping firm in London. This position provides career progression and study support.

Client Details

My client is a leading shipping firm in London


The key responsibilities of this Accounts Assistant position include:

  • Assist in preparation of monthly accounts for group reporting.
  • Preparing and posting journals, i.e. prepayments, accruals, intercompany recharges and month end journals.
  • Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, National Statistics Surveys, and the annual PAYE Settlement Agreement.
  • Investigate material cost variances.
  • Intercompany Reconciliations
  • Assisting with the weekly and monthly financial trading reports.
  • Assisting with the preparation of year end financial statements.
  • Monitoring and developing internal controls and systems.
  • Liaise with auditors and assist with the preparation of schedules for auditors.
  • Identify and support continuous changes and improvements within the business


The successful candidate for this Accounts Assistant position will display the following:

  • Numerate and knowledge of accounting principles i.e. double entry book-keeping/prepayments/accruals would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Applicants must be self confident with good communication and problem solving skills and have experience of working in a team environment within a large organisation.
  • Desire to pursue an accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA)
  • Be organised and able to prioritise own workload in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excel - intermediate Excel skills is essential.
  • Knowledge of SUN Systems or equivalent and Vision would be an advantage but not essential.

Job Offer

This position offers the chance to join a leading international shipping firm in a progressive position which offers study support and other benefits.

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