Robert Half financial services are exclusively recruiting for an Accounts Assistant position for a boutique private investment business based in Soho, London.

The Role

The successful Accounts Assistant will provide accounting and bookkeeping services to some of the businesses in which CCPU invests (systems training will be given), as well as our growing third party client base.

The candidate will also be providing assistance with the administration of wider group and third party companies that are covered by the team internally, for example, submission of Companies House returns and HMRC returns and correspondence. As skills develop, this will cover other aspects of bookkeeping and accounting, such as R&D claims, and Monthly Business Review support.

This role would be ideal for a bookkeeper or accountant who may be, but is not necessarily, keen to become a qualified accountant. It is a great environment to learn practical accounting and finance skills.

Accounts Assistant responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Recording and maintaining internal and external business's financial transactions, such as purchases, expenses, sales revenue, invoices, and payments.
Posting financial data into general ledgers, which are used to produce the balance sheet and income statements.Relevant Skills and Knowledge

Basic understanding of double entry
Understanding accounting best practices
Data entry skills
High attention to detail
Produce work with a high level of accuracy
Professionalism and organisation skills
Knowledge of XERO, Quickbooks, SAGE, SUN, Twinfield or other applicationsJob Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain an accurate record of financial transactions
Update and maintain the general ledger
Reconciliation of entries into the accounting system
Reconciling Debits and Credits
Maintain the trial balance, by a reconciliation of general ledgers
Account reconciliation to assert the accuracy of transactions
Use knowledge of local laws to comply with reporting requirements
Monitor any variances from the projected budget

What we are looking for:

May be (but not a pre-requisite) working towards AAT, ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualifications
A desire to build a career within finance and accounting support, and private equity
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office.

What we offer in return:

£35,000 – £45,000
Disc bonus
Life Assurance
Hybrid working
On-the-job training and mentoring from the CCS team
Career progression and development to suit the needs of the candidate
Modern office with a hotdesking environment
Study support towards AAT, ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualifications

The salary range/rates of pay is dependent upon your experience, qualifications or training.

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