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Accounts Assistant

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Job title:           Accounts Assistant
Salary:             £30,000 - £34,000 pa
Location:          London
Job type:          Permanent
As well-established insurance and financial recruitment firm, based in the city of London, we are looking for an accounts assistant to join our ambitious team. Arthur Recruitment are currently on a 4 year growth strategy to scale the business from 36 consultants to 86 by 2026. This role will be pivotal in supporting the growth of the company.
The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with recruitment industry experience and have excellent numeracy skills. You will work alongside industry leading professionals and gain valuable experience in accountancy and finance processes. This is a new role for the company as much of the finance function is currently outsourced. This role will support the transition to an in-house team and assist to build the financial processes internally with the support of an experienced FD.
The duties for this role involve but are not limited to:
Sales Administration

  • Invoice processing, chasing billing confirmation and preparing invoices for review before issuing.
  • Issuing monthly statements and allocating payments received.
  • Prepare and update the monthly Booking record sheet for all teams to be reviewed by the finance director for month end.
  • Reconcile the invoiced/un-invoiced revenue position as held within the accounting records to the position as advised by the placement listing. The reconciliation is to be undertaken at the end of each month.

Purchase Ledger

  • Ensure that the purchase ledger is properly maintained such that only costs which have budget approval are incurred and approved prior to posting.
  • Review unauthorised costs are brought to the immediate attention of the Finance Director for his written approval.
  • Ensure that all liabilities are properly recorded.
  • Implement payment procedures to settle all amounts due by company in line with approved payment approval levels.

Management Accounts

  • Maintain clean, accurate, simple audit trail of the nominal ledgers by company to ensure that all liabilities/assets are recorded.
  • Ensure that a proper register is maintained of the fixed assets such that they are purchased and disposed of in accordance with properly authorised budgets and procedures.
  • Assist with monthly variance reports comparing actual to budget performance and provide explanations for the major variances.
  • Help with compiling the year end management accounts and provide all documents and accounting schedules in accordance with agreed timescales for the year end audit.

Credit Control

  • Check that all monies received from clients is banked and accounted for daily.
  • Chasing overdue debt and being first point of contact of client queries

Cash Reporting

  • Ensure that all payments and receipts made by the company are properly controlled such that a daily cash position can be maintained.
  • Check that each bank account is reconciled on a weekly basis and agrees to the month end nominal ledger balance.

The successful candidate for this role will have an interest in finance, have good communication skills, attention to detail, work well under pressure, able to multitask and manage priorities.
We are looking for candidates available immediately or on short notice.

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