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Assistant Manager of Finance and Accounting

  • £Negotiable depending on experience
  • Permanent
  • Central London
  • Ref: 20008

Your New Job Title: Assistant Manager of Finance and Accounting

The Skills You'll Need: Some finance accounting experience, AAT,ACCA or CIMA qualification, knowledge of SAP

Your New Salary: negotiable depending on experience

Location: Central London


Who You'll Be Working for: a Chinese company’s oversea branch



What You'll be Doing Each Day:

  • Support the Head of Finance & Accounting
  • Ensure the branch accounting records in SAP follow the best practice and meet the required standard.
  • Prepare Daily Controls and reconciliations
  • Review Daily Nostro Positions of the Operations Department on outstanding items.
  • Review Claims for Expense Reimbursement documents, Invoice Authorisations, and Departmental Cost Allocation and ensure the payments
  • Reconcile Fixed Asset Balances and movements
  • Reconcile all Accrued and Prepaid Expenses within the SAP system for Administrative expenses
  • Periodically reconcile the Administrative Expenses Bank Account and forecast the required funds on a monthly basis, creating a request for new funds when necessary.
  • Prepare the VAT records in support of the periodic return to HMRC.
  • Produce schedules and reports in support of the budget or reforecasting, analyse actual performance and write a suitable commentary for managers to review.
  • Maintain adequate filing and archiving systems, as required.


Your Main Accountabilities:

  • Maintain adequate records and reconciliations of all balances within the SAP system
  • Ensure the audit trail for the authorisation of expenses or the purchase of Fixed Assets is maintained.
  • Prepare monthly MI, and reporting any material accounting or risk variances to the Head of Finance & Accounting in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of forecast of Income and expenses. Demonstrate the capacity to manage and analyse any variances.
  • Ensure all payments and receipts booked through the SAP system are accounted for correctly in accordance with the required accounting department policies and procedures.
  • Maintain the SAP Fixed Asset and Accounts Payable System, and settle expenses in a timely manner.
  • Support adhoc request for information to support senior managers and/or periodic audits within the required deadlines.


The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Relevant experience as a Finance Clerk.
  • Association of Accounting Technicians desirable.
  • A good understanding of SAP
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of Fixed Asset Accounting and Depreciation
  • Explain the main accounting requirement for the Accounting for VAT
  • Some experience of the preparation of the VAT Return using a Partial Exemption Methodology
  • Experience of creating and amortising Accruals and Prepayments
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Communication & interpersonal skills, with the capacity to obtain data from other departments.
  • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability.


Job status: Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Working hours: 9 to 5

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