Assistant Corporate Accountant - Private Equity Assistant Corporate Accountant - Private Equity …

Carnegie Consulting
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jun 19
GBP30000 - GBP40000 per annum + 15% bonus and benefits
Carnegie Consulting
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 16 Jun 19
GBP30000 - GBP40000 per annum + 15% bonus and benefits
Assistant Corporate Accountant - Private Equity

Assistant Corporate Accountant - Private Equity

Function of the role:

Your responsibilities will be set out by the corporate accountant, who will assign and manage your daily responsibilities. The role reports into the Corporate Accountant. You will be responsible for ensuring accounts payable (suppliers, staff expenses) are processed in a timely and accurate manner, reconciling all corporate bank accounts, preparing sales invoices and assisting with general accounting tasks of the corporate entities.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Processing accounts payable (suppliers, staff expenses and credit cards), including associated ledger entries for approval
  • Payment runs (BACS and CHAPS)
  • Bank reconciliation across all corporate entities (70+ bank accounts) on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Manage bank account opening process
  • Prepare distribution notices
  • Raise recharge invoices
  • Raise sales invoices
  • Assist with quarterly VAT and GST returns (UK and Singapore - photocopying invoices)
  • Filing of monthly bank statements for all corporate entities
  • Assist in month-end procedures
  • Provide assistance with annual audit and tax compliance processes

Accountabilities:

  • Ensure accounts payable function operates on time and accurately
  • Ensure staff expense claims are in line with policy
  • Ensure all bank accounts are reconciled in accordance with procedures
  • Ensure all filing is up to date
  • Manage the bank account opening process seeking guidance as required
  • Ensure queries are appropriately responded to and escalated where necessary

Experience required:

A confident and committed individual, with keen attention to detail and a disciplined and organised approach to work. You will need to ensure a large number and variety of tasks and responsibilities are completed within tight timescales, therefore, the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively is key. Accuracy is vital in this role.

A willingness to learn and develop within an accounting environment and to study towards professional accounting qualification is required.

  • The ideal candidate will currently be working towards professional accounting qualification, i.e., part qualified.
  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of operating an accounts payable or sales ledger function would be beneficial
  • Previous accounting/book keeping experience
  • Experience on accounting software, Sun Systems preferable
  • Previous Cash Management (forecasting, and production of reconciliations) experience
  • Experience of dealing with high volumes of work and the ability to be organised
  • Understanding of need for financial control environment and adherence to procedures
  • It will be advantageous to be familiar with the alternative asset classes of private equity and infrastructure
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