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Assistant Accountant

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Social Housing
Date Posted: 23/03/2021
Salary: £36,000 - £41,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB14769
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Are you experienced in assisting with management and financial accounts and looking for a new challenge? Keen to work for a rapidly growing organisation and play a leading role in the development of new financial processes? Want to secure an all-encompassing finance role that offers excellent development potential?

If yes, this could be the role for you!

My client is a London based housing association who is looking to recruit an Assistant Accountant on a permanent basis. This critical role will support a high performing finance team following the acquisition of several new subsidiaries. Through improvements to operational efficiency and the provision of financial support, you will enable to Group to smoothly absorb the finances of these new entities.

The key duties and responsibilities of this Assistant Accountant role are as follows:

  • Full responsibility for setting up and developing the monthly and yearly reporting processes for the organisation’s newly acquired subsidiaries.
  • Prepare financial statements for the organisation’s key subsidiaries and be a key contact for the External Auditors at year end.
  • Regularly liaise with senior stakeholders to provide sound financial advice to aid decision making and support them in the preparation of the annual budgets.
  • Lead the preparation of the monthly management accounts for your directorate, producing reports with supporting commentaries for your line manager and the Board.
  • Provide invaluable support to your line manager in the month and year end processes for the whole Group.
  • Play a key role in the preparation of financial analysis, including the comparison of actual performance against budgets to monitor financial position.

Although initially homebased, applicants will need to live within a commutable distance from their offices in London. This is the perfect opportunity for a driven, ambitious accountancy professional with previous experience in management and financial accounts who is looking to join a vibrant, dynamic organisation that has recently been through a period of change.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Part qualified as an accountant. However, candidates who are active studiers and have good, demonstrable experience will still be considered.
  • Experience of at least assisting with the management accounts and year end processes.
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Ideally worked within a housing association.
  • Previously used SAGE.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please do not delay in applying as applications are being reviewed daily and my client is looking to schedule interviews ASAP.

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