Assistant Accountant

England, London
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Study Package, Bonus and Benefits
18 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Mary Cotter
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Part qualified

Excellent opportunity to join a venture capitalist firm investing in high growth tech companies based in Central London.

Client Details

One of the UK's leading venture capital firms investing in high growth technology companies, having backed more than 60 companies with a portfolio has c. £280m under management.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this role will cover both corporate accounting and fund accounting and offer broad scope as well as career progression.

Duties include:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for Board within 2 weeks of month end (including all required journal entries
  • Managing the accounts receivable function which comprises calculating and preparing fee invoices to funds and portfolio companies and monitoring debtors.
  • Managing the accounts payable function including entering purchase invoices and managing weekly payments.
  • Reconciling bank accounts and monthly cashflow forecasting
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns. Experience of partial recovery method advantageous
  • Assist with preparation of half yearly and annual regulatory returns to the FCA
  • Process staff expense claims on a regular basis (via Xero) and reconciling and analysing credit card expenditure
  • Work with IR team to calculate the bi-monthly commissions
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget and the annual audit process
  • Maintain all internal investor and investment records and work with wider teams
  • Take ownership of the reporting requirements for the fund including maintaining internal documentation (e.g. drawdowns and distributions) and liaising with senior staff from investee companies to collect data.
  • Assist with quarterly reporting cycle which will extend to collection and analysis of data from portfolio companies and working with administrator to ensure timely and accurate production of reports.
  • Assist with the monthly provision of financial information to 3rd party administrator for 2 legacy funds. Assist with the subsequent review of accounts prepared.
  • New fund launches - initially work with COO to implement and develop internal systems for new fund launches. Once launched, administer and account for all transactions in the funds.

  • Profile

    You will have some previous experience in either corporate or fund accounting and be looking to develop your career within an SME financial services business and be happy to do a broad role covering accounting and funds.

    You must be planning to or actively doing a professional accounting qualification (ACCA or CIMA).

    Articulate and well presented professional.

    Interest in investment and financial services sector

    All round accounting understanding including double entry.

    Job Offer

    Competitive salary and benefits package including full study support for ACCA or CIMA and a bonus.

    This is an excellent opportunity with a desirable industry and will offer career progression.

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