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Accounts Assistant - Arts and Creative - Central London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Charley Callier
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 07 August 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH99623

Accounts Assistant - Arts and Creative - Central London

A creative Art Gallery based in London are looking for a polished Accounts Assistant to join the team on a permanent basis. This Accounts Assistant would be responsible for AP, cash management and staff expenses of the gallery, and ultimately becoming involved in all aspects of the finance department.

The company are going through an exciting growth phase and are looking for someone who is driven with good accounting fundamentals and the desire to get stuck in!

The gallery have offices based in London, New York and Paris, any candidates with a level of French language would have be highly desirable but not at all essential within the role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the daily cash book
  • Assisting with monthly bank reconciliations
  • Reviewing and posting any missing bank movements
  • Reconciling the gallery's petty cash and posting expenses
  • Reviewing and posting staff expenses and working with assistants to ensure expense reports are satisfactorily prepared each month
  • Matching incoming AR payments to sales invoices and updating sales software
  • Notifying relevant parties once AR payments are received
  • Posting AR receipts to accounting software
  • Preparing sundry invoices from order forms
  • Reviewing AP payment requests and ensuring correct approval has been obtained
  • Posting AP invoices and setting up the regular AP payment runs on accounting software
  • Preparing payment files for uploading to the bank
  • Responding to internal and external queries on AP payment statuses
  • Assisting the accountant on AP statement reconciliations
  • Working with other teams in the gallery to help reconcile exhibition budgets
  • Assisting the accountant and the finance director in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements and responding to auditor requests

Key skills:

  • Prior experience working within a Finance function with experience within Accounts Payable or Receivables
  • Degree educated would be ideal
  • A polished professional with discreet office manners and ability to deal with high wealth individuals and environments
  • Good fundamental knowledge of UK accounting and VAT principles
  • Great knowledge of Excel and Google docs and the ability to work with and manipulate financial data
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A background working within the Creative industry would be highly desirable
  • Languages: French speaking would be a huge bonus!

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