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Client Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant, Central London – Publishing, up to GBP28,000
A large media company are looking for a Client Accounts Assistant to join their publishing finance team. This role will work in a team of 5 to process payments and provide financial assistance to the book agents in the agency. The role requires good numerical understanding and strong interpersonal skills to be able to work directly with clients to help resolve any issues and promptly respond to queries. This is an excellent opportunity for graduates looking to kickstart their career in finance, or those with some experience in an accounting team that would like to cover a different set of skills and work in a fast-paced publishing company.
Key Responsibilities:
· Processing payments through our bespoke payments system for both Books and Translation Rights departments.
· Raising VAT invoices on behalf of clients.
· Collecting post, taking post to reception, taking cheques to the bank.
· Credit control on behalf of clients.
· Investigating unallocated amounts received and payments on hold.
· Liaising with agents as required e.g. payment queries, client information etc.
· Dealing with clients queries, for example tax, VAT, paperwork, outstanding payments etc. via phone or email, in a timely and professional manner.
· Updating financial records e.g. Excel Cashbook (spreadsheet showing money in and out of the accounts).
· Using online banking to download bank statements, transfer money between accounts and make CHAPS, BACS or International payments.
· Financial analysis as and when required.
· Other administrative duties as and when required.
· Contributing new ideas to increase the departments efficiency.

Key Skills & Qualifications:

· Degree at either 2.1 or higher in a scientific/numerical subject
· Experience in an office environment would be preferred, particularly within finance
· Perfect candidates will have experience in media/publishing
· Skilled working with numbers
· Happy with data entry
· High level of accuracy and attention to detail
· Highly organised
· Fast learner and happy to ask questions
· Strong communication skills – good email and phone manner essential
· Good team player but also happy to work unsupervised
· Experience of working with Excel
· Interest in Books