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Finance / Accounting Assistant – Part Qualified

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Location: Based in Central London
Salary: Depending upon background and experience working with guide £32 - £38k plus benefits

Overview

Our client is leading organisation within the educational technology and software sector, whom  provide an operating platform focused on building digital learning products and services for millennial families, teachers, and their children. The Company is relatively young, yet already managed to assemble a portfolio of 15 companies across three verticals reaching a peak audience of 55 million kids, teachers, and parents monthly.

There are currently 3 divisions, operating in the video, gaming, and eLearning subsegments, and the Company is continuing to buy and build businesses aligned to our goals, to incorporate and grow them.

 

Outline of the role:

This role would suit a driven, proactive, diligent, and thorough individual that possesses the desire to be part of an entrepreneurial growth journey. The ideal candidate will have been working within industry or within an outsourced finance team within a larger accounting practice who wants to join a fast-growing business, operating internationally in the Digital Edutainment sector.

Primarily, the candidate would carry out tasks such as bookkeeping – updating the sales and purchase ledgers, bank accounts, fixed asset registers and key balance sheet control accounts.

The successful candidate will report to the Financial Controller and should be capable of working with minimal supervision.

 

Key responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Processing sales invoices, reconciling trade debtors and chasing overdue items monthly.
  • Processing purchase invoices within the purchase order system, reconciling trade creditors and generating payment runs on a weekly basis.
  • Updating the bank accounts daily and reconciling the bank accounts to the accounting software.
  • Maintaining records of prepayments and accruals (including holiday pay accruals) as well as accrued and deferred income monthly.
  • Posting monthly journals in respect of payroll and liaising with external payroll providers in relation to the payment of salaries.
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register of the companies and preparing and posting monthly depreciation journals.
  • In conjunction with the financial controller, generate VAT returns and submit to HMRC.
  • Provide schedules to and address queries from the internal and external stakeholders: operating teams, auditors, suppliers, debtors, and external advisors.
  • Liaise with external advisers in relation to annual accounts preparation and corporation tax returns.
  • To communicate effectively with all parties, the team, managers, partners, and clients

 

Key requirements:

  • Hands on approach, comfortable working in an evolving environment
  • Team player and strong communicator, with an ability to work with senior stakeholders
  • AAT Qualified
  • Ideally ACA/CIMA/ACCA Part-Qualified
  • Strong technical knowledge of statutory accounting, processes, and controls
  • Advanced excel and analytical skills a must
  • Experience in technology, software, or media type business preferred

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