Finance Assistant, Central London – Publishing, up to GBP26,000
An exciting new graduate opportunity has become available in a publishing company based in Central London. This entry level accountancy role is looking for a recent graduate to join the team to help with all sides of transactional finance, covering AP/AR, banking, and fixed assets.
Key Responsibilities:
· Banking – import transactions into accounting system, match/post transactions and reconcile at period end
· Suppliers – set up and maintain supplier accounts on accounting system, credit check new suppliers, check and post all invoices onto supplier accounts, send for approval via ApprovalMax system, reconcile A/P ledger and resolve any issues expediently
· Payments – ensure correct supplier bank details on accounting system, prepare weekly payment run and create BACS file on the banking system, ad-hoc payments
· Income – enter all income received onto customer account in accounting system and onto spreadsheet tracker, calculate commissions owed on income and raise supplier invoices, maintain royalty database and track income owed to third parties, raise sales invoices for non-royalty contracts, credit control, reconcile A/R ledger at period end and resolve queries
· Petty cash – issue cash to staff ensuring valid VAT receipts are obtained, post transactions onto accounting system, count physical cash and reconcile to system at period end
· Credit cards – complete paperwork for new credit card requests, manage Expensify system used by staff to record credit card expenditure including checking transactions and approvals, provide training to staff on Expensify and company expenditure policies
· Fixed assets – enter new assets onto the register in the accounting system, post monthly depreciation and reconcile
· Organise archiving of physical documents annually
· Ensure process notes kept up to date and accurate
· Clear suspense account, retrieving accidental personal spend from staff
· Participate in annual audit
· Adhere to the company’s financial policies and procedures
Key Skills & Qualifications:
· Graduate calibre with 6-12 months experience preferable
· Superior attention to detail and accuracy in work
· Experience of accounting software, preferably Xero, and Excel spreadsheets
· Excellent time management and organisational skills
· Good team player, able to prioritise tasks and complete them with minimum supervision
· Integrity and honesty, foster a culture of trust and respect
· Solid communication skills, both written and verbal
· Part-qualified or wanting to further their career by studying for an accountancy qualification – support will be given

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To Apply for this role
Talk to Ellie Prideaux
T: 020 7042 8429