Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Allocate
Location
Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Jul 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Graduate scheme
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Part qualified

Allocate Software is a leading provider of specialist workforce management software.  The group operates mainly in the Healthcare sector but also within commercial sectors including Defence and Maritime under its “Dynama” sub-brand.

Allocate has its group headquarters in UK (Richmond) and operates in several international markets including UK, Sweden, Australia, USA, Macedonia and Germany, employing over 500 staff worldwide.

The business, under private equity ownership, has significant international expansion plans over the next few years both organic and through acquisition.

The General Ledger Assistant Accountant role is based within the Finance Operations team, supporting the worldwide Allocate business.  The role is responsible for general ledger, cash book and fixed assets transaction processing and balance sheet reconciliations.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, international organisation and team, with great potential for the role to develop and expand with the business.

Responsibilities:

General Ledger and month end close

Responsibility for monthly close activities:

  • Processing general ledger, fixed assets and cash book transactions
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, prepayments and accruals
  • Processing intercompany transactions and reconciliations
  • Provide support for as requested with other month end activities
  • Adhere to month-end close timetable, to ensure timely close
  • Working with Finance Business partners to ensure our financial statements are accurate

Cash book management

  • Responsible for updating/capturing daily bank transactions and reconciliations
  • Assist with setting up payments for non-Accounts payable obligations
  • Assist with cash flow forecasting and working capital management

Compliance

  • Assist with VAT, corporation tax and other taxes as instructed.Assist with all other statutory returns to satisfy government requirement – e.g. ONS statistical requests

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist with year-end audit queries as required
  • Ad-hoc tasks as necessary in line with supporting the Allocate Finance team on a financial or administrative basis

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Graduate degree in Accounting and/or CIMA part qualified
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Highly organised and able to work effectively to deadlines, managing multiple priorities and stakeholders

Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience within a finance operations function
  • Exposure to multicurrency accounting system
  • Desire to grow and learn in a fast paced organisation

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