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Brands Accountant

Location: QUEENS PARK, LONDON Salary: 28000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3115547
Our client is an international event management business.  Due to continued growth and strategic planning, they are looking to recruit a bright and ambitious Assistant Accountant to join their head office finance team.  The role is new and will be responsible for the management accounting and processing activity of the recently formed Brands region. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all of the month end procedures are carried out efficiently and effectively including preparing monthly accruals and prepayments, calculating payroll, preparing cash flows and carrying out balance sheet account reconciliations. This will include building relationships with the key finance contacts for each of the Brands businesses across multiple geographies.

As the Brands region is relatively new, there are numerous opportunities for process and control improvement and it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to this with their own ideas as well as implementing any identified improvements.

• Prepare monthly accruals, prepayments and payroll journals (amongst others)
• Prepare monthly cash flow reporting
• Carry out balance sheet account reconciliations
• Contribute key data required by Brands Financial Controller including trade debtors and capital investment analysis
• Assist with sales commissions calculations
• Build and maintain relationships with key regional finance contacts
• Proactively identify risks and challenges to the Brands group
• Be part of a continuous improvement culture across finance
• Contribute to the future design & development of the Finance Strategy
• Identify ways of improving how the team works

Experience & Knowledge - Essential
• University degree or equivalent
• Part qualified accountant
• Ability to pull together and analyse data from multiple sources quickly

Experience & Knowledge - Desirable
• Experience in multi-national listed businesses
• Previous events business exposure

Skills - Essential
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Commercial awareness

Skills - Desirable
• An additional language (ideally Russian, Mandarin or Turkish)

Personal Qualities
• Motivated, confident, enthusiastic, creative, well organised
• Hard working – a sense of urgency, but calm under pressure
• Team player
• Results driven
• Polite and diplomatic
• Sense of humour, perseverance, friendly

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