Hot VacancyAccounts Assistant - Permanent


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Stephen Coffey


Accounts Assistant 
London, City
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Salary c£25,000 – 26,000 pa

cer Financial are working with an insurance company based in London, who urgently require an Accounts Assistant to join their accounts department on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. Ideally candidate will be immediately available, or have a notice period of no more than 4 weeks.

The main purpose of the role is to assist the finance team in creating accurate and complete accounting records and financial analyses. 

Responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant will include: 

  • Administer payments and receipts
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Perform general ledger tasks
  • Liaise with underwriting and claims teams in respect of insurance balances receivable and payable
  • Assist with the preparation of IPT and VAT returns
  • Administer accounts receivable and accounts payable including matching cash to debtors and creditors
  • Assist with the monthly bank reconciliation process
  • Reconcile designated balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare analysis of financial data as requested
  • Assist with monthly closing process and relevant analyses

Successful Accounts Assistant will have: 

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in an accounting function – ideally within the Insurance industry, alternatively wider Financial Services industry experience would be beneficial
  • Either degree (or equivalent) educated or progress post A level in an accountancy qualification would be preferred
  • The job holder will wish to study a professional qualification such as ACCA, ACA or CIMA
  • Previous knowledge of accounting/double entry bookkeeping 
  • Familiarity with applicable laws, codes and regulations regarding finance, insurance and taxation.
  • An understanding of financial principles and financial reporting and control
  • Proficiency in relevant accounting software such as SAP and Excel

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Stephen Coffey

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I am a Senior Consultant at cer Financial with experience since 2008 placing permanent and contract staff across 4 continents.

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