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Darren Buckley

Financial Control - Assistant Manager

We are delighted to be partnering with a Top 20 firm of Chartered Accountants based in the City of London.

You will work as part of the Financial Control team, providing support and cover for the Finance department’s office accounting function (supporting all UK offices).

You will ideally have already started your career within a Finance department and are nearing completion of your formal accounting qualifications or are newly qualified.

The Finance department consists of 21 Finance professionals, operating within three pillars – Financial Control, Financial Operations and Financial Planning and Analysis, offering a friendly and supportive working environment The team.

You will work under the day-to-day supervision of the Financial Control Manager, the team provides accounting services to the business, including good governance, and monitoring risk and controls within the Finance Department.

You must have either completed/nearing completion of your professional qualifications ACCA/CIMA or ICAEW and have a high level of computer literacy (Word and Excel, or equivalent), with a desire to develop a career in an accounting finance role within a busy Finance department of a professional services organisation.

You will have excellent attention to detail and be well organised, with a flexible, enthusiastic attitude to work and a strong ability to learn through practical experience. Professional services firm experience in finance for an LLP is highly advantageous.

Your Responsibilities and Skills

  • You will review Balance sheet reconciliations and have proactive engagement with stakeholders
  • You will be responsible for payroll accounting; therefore, you should have a thorough understanding of payroll
  • You will thoroughly review and understand accruals and prepayments
  • You must have an understanding and knowledge of project accounting
  • You have a thorough understanding of the implications of tax with LLP accounting and have experience preparing tax schedules
  • You have a good understanding of VAT
  • You must review various journals for posting within the Finance system ensuring supporting documentation is signed off
  • You will review and sign off daily manual payments and payment runs for completeness and appropriate signatories adhering to signatory approval limits
  • You will set up bank payments and verify bank details in the Finance system
  • You have excellent accounting knowledge i.e., comfortable with performing corrections in the general ledger
  • You will be distributing contribution reports monthly to cost Centre owners and responding to queries promptly
  • You will support the financial control team members with accounting and daily running of one offshore entity as and when required
  • You will be reviewing management information on an ad-hoc basis, e.g., assistance with completing ONS and various surveys
  • You will be responsible for PO queries
  • You will support the Financial Control Manager with the smooth running of the Financial Control team.
  • You must continuously monitor risk and controls within the Finance department and report any breaches to the Head of Financial Control
  • You will provide support and cover for the rest of the financial control team members and work closely with Financial Operations and Financial Planning and Analysis teams

Remuneration and Rewards

  • £50,000 base salary
  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • The agile working policy gives you the option to work from home for up to 3 days per week
  • 25 days annual leave. After 5 years of service, the entitlement will be increased by 1 day
  • In addition, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days of holiday a year
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with the employee from their date of joining)
  • Life assurance cover of 4 x annual salary
  • Work from-home allowance of £25 a month
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year
  • The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000. Paid in December
  • Employee referral scheme. Assistant Manager level and below, including support staff, will attract a referral reward of £5,000, Manager level or above, will attract a referral reward of £10,000
  • New client referral scheme. Members of staff introducing a new client to the firm, have the potential to receive a referral payment of up to 10% of the first year’s total fees
  • Eligibility for the discretionary bonus scheme. This is based on both individual performance and firm performance
  • Access to health assessments, cancer screenings and health cash plans through the flexible benefits programme
  • Access to several additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefits programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA
  • Paid travel expenses when working at offices other than your contracted office
  • The firm is committed to being a fully inclusive employer and has a huge focus on ED&I. Upon joining the firm, you will have the opportunity to join several people network groups as well as be a part of the growing ED&I network

For further information on this exciting new Financial Control - Assistant Manager position, please contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

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