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Graduate Finance Assistant (No Finance Experience

Graduate Finance Assistant (No Finance Experience
Job RolesTRAINEE Graduate
SectorFinancial Services - Other (FS)
Salary20,000 to 23,000 per annum - Study Support
LocationsLondon - London - Central
Job TypePermanent
 
Job Description
This is a new role reporting to the Finance Manager, with lots of opportunities to grow with the business and thrive in a fast paced expanding environment.

The finance team currently has responsibility for the accounting on approx. 150 small entities within the media sector.

Principal Responsibilities

 Bookkeeping:

o Ensuring the daily postings are done timely and accurately
o Updating purchase ledgers, sales ledgers, general ledgers daily
o Bank reconciliations


 Accounts Payable: Processing payments and updating internal tracking schedules

 Credit control: Raising sales invoices and assisting in monitoring and chasing debtors and producing daily/weekly debtors report

 Banking cheques

 Dealing with post e.g. bank statements, HMRC correspondence


The successful candidate will be supporting the Finance Team in all areas of the day to day
finance function which will include:

 Preparing VAT registrations for new companies
 Liaising with the bank on new accounts opening, amendment forms, etc
 Opening FX accounts for new companies
 Liaising with FX broker on foreign currency payments
 Assisting with Government Gateway accounts maintenance
 Assist in producing daily cash reports
 Assist in producing ad hoc finance reports as requested
 Assist in dealing with queries from HMRC, creditors, bank, etc.
 Assist in the preparation and submission of VAT returns
 Assist in the preparation annual and semi-annual investment statements for investors


Experience
This role suits someone who has bookkeeping and/or finance assistant experience, having
previously worked within accounting/finance function and looking for a role to develop or
broaden their finance experience. The ideal candidate needs to be comfortable working in a fast paced and changing environment and be a team player.

 Experience working in an accounting or similar role
 Fast learner and can-do attitude with ability to use initiative (essential)
 Strict attention to detail and accuracy (essential)


 Working experience in Xero or other accounting software (advantage):
o Posting general ledgers
o Preparing and running VAT returns
o Working knowledge on posting journals, prepayments and accruals

 Experience in processing domestic and international payments (advantage)
 Exposure or experience in dealing with foreign currency payments (advantage)
Skills
 Extensive knowledge of MS Excel
 Strong MS Word skills
 Experience in handing large volumes of data
 Strong inter-personal skills and excellent communication skills
 Be able to manage their own time well and be highly organised
 Able to communicate fluently and professionally in English, both verbally and in writing
 Is a pro-active team player


If the Finance Assistant is studying towards an AAT or ACCA qualification, GPM will support
their study.
Date Posted02/03/17 17:36
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Agency Goodman Masson
Tel 02073367711
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