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Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant, Advertising, Central London, GBP26-29k + Study

A creative technology agency operating under a well known global brand are looking for a passionate Accounts Assistant to join their busy finance team.

The main job purpose will be to carry out day to day financial operations including supporting the senior finance team and liaising with international offices New York and Sydney.

Other responsibilities include:

Raise sales invoices for the Marketing Business Unit, ensuring correct authorisation and compliance with relevant estimates, contracts and Sarbanes Oxley
Raise requests for hedging currency invoices and use hedged rates appropriately
To post all purchase ledger invoices timely and accurately, and be first point of call for suppliers with queries on payments
Reconciliation to receipts and posting to system
Maintain month end P&L for the Marketing Business Unit, providing analysis and explanation of variances to forecasts as well as discussing variances with Financial Accountant
Assisting financial Accountant with month end journals as necessary
Update and maintain cashflow forecast, and enter cashflow information into the Working Capital System
Ensure payment of PAYE on a monthly basis in line with HMRC payment terms
Liaising with IT Department regarding purchase orders for equipment and software to ensure all costs are accounted for on a timely basis
Collation and preparation of information for Sarbanes Oxley Testing when required
Assist Financial Accountant and FD with ad hoc projects

At least two years of experience in an Accounts Assistant, Purchase or Sales Ledger role, ideally in a creative Agency environment.
Have commenced CIMA/ACCA
Strong planning and organisation skills
Excellent interpersonal skills – needs to work well as part of a team with various levels of financial and operational understanding, to be skilled at explaining financial terms and support to non-financial people
Effective verbal and written communication Excellent attention to detail
Continuous drive for improvements and efficiencies in the Finance Department
Good time management and ability to prioritise tasks
Effective problem solving
agency are keen to hire someone who wants to be involved in the cultural and social activities of the company as well as a candidate who is ambitious and keen to progress.