Assistant Management Accountant - 12-month contract Major international trading company based in the City of London seeks a management accountant to join their accounts team on a 12 month FTC. The Accounts Department has direct responsibility for the UK Accounting function, as well as supervision of the regional Accounting function, including Moscow. It liases closely with all business and non-business units located in the UK and the Region The position holder will support the internal and external management, the accounting, tax and VAT functions, its branches, subsidiaries and associated undertakings. The position holder will report to the General Manager of the Accounting Department, and the Deputy General Manager Principal Accountabilities Monthly Management Accounting for Business and Non-Business units located in London Supporting Business Units with accounting, tax and VAT advice Preparing statutory financial statements ready for audit Preparing Corporation Tax Returns ready for review Maintaining Fixed Asset Registers Supporting the JSOX audit, including gathering of evidence and updating of documentation in conjunction with GM and DGM Assisting with quarterly and year-end consolidation reporting to Tokyo HQ Preparation of ad-hoc reports, including analysis and variance reporting Liaison with Japan HQ, SEU branches and other entities located within the European, Russian, NIS Region Provide cover and support for other members of London accounts team Supporting and mentoring junior members of staff Ideal candidate Previous accounting experience in a commercial environment Previous management and financial accounting experience Previous exposure to UK Corporate Tax and VAT Previous experience with Group Reposting / Consolidation Previous experience with managing month-end close Advanced-level English language ability Advanced Microsoft Excel & Word skills Recently Qualified Accountant (ACCA / CIMA / ACA) Knowledge & Practical Experience of IFRS Ability to work to strict deadlines Work effectively with other accounting team members, willing to share knowledge and skills Excellent Communication Skills in dealing with employees of all levels Ability to confidently deal with external advisers including auditors Ability to assess, prioritise and manage own workload Previous management and financial accounting experience Previous exposure to UK Corporate Tax and VAT If your application is successful, you will be contacted within two working days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs.