Assistant Accountant

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to

Finance and Treasury Manager


Lacon - Holborn London

Overall Purpose

Working in our well-regarded and high output Outdoor Finance Team, this role works to ensure accurate reporting and analysis of costs compared to forecasts. Your role is part of our finance and treasury team of 6 which sits as part of the larger Finance Control team.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assistance for completion of month end processes, including posting journals, creating accruals and prepayments, and reconciliation of key balance sheet control accounts.
  • Assist with the preparation of Statutory Accounts, tax computations and liaising with auditors.
  • Assistance in completion of other ad hoc reporting to various stakeholders.
  • Learn the Outdoor business from top to bottom, and to use this knowledge to put forward ideas on how to improve current systems and processes.
  • Be the go-to person for finance related requests and queries.
  • Contribute to the positive team morale through active engagement and can-do attitude.

You’ll have these skills and experience

  • Accurate with a very high attention to detail
  • Takes full responsibility for tasks from inception to completion
  • Self-starter and prepared to challenge the status quo
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) with diverse audience at all levels
  • Proven ability to manage a busy workload whilst working to deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and develop relationships
  • Independent thinker
  • Able to fully engage with all levels of management
  • Able to demonstrate a collaborative approach – willing and able to help out with any departmental activities and needs across all client groups
  • A good sense of document and presentations formatting and layout
  • Background in a financial team/environment
  • Exposure and understanding of internal controls
  • Used to using Finance Systems, ideally Microsoft Dynamics AX

On top of that, you’ll be someone who

is willing to get stuck in, helping out on a number of tasks and projects. Above all someone who has a positive attitude.

And of course you’ll demonstrate our Global behaviours:-

  • Straight talking and sincere

  • Love to Deliver

  • Obsessive about detail

  • Strive to do it differently