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Accounts Assistant - Arts - London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Elisha Demeester
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 07 March 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH109165

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Assistant/ Bookkeeper to join one of the most highly regarded British contemporary artists team on a permanent basis. We are looking for someone who has experience with day-to-day bookkeeping including VAT returns, balance sheet reconciliations and cash-flow management, along with having strong use of Xero.

An ideal candidate should have an interest in the arts along with being IT proficient and have impeccable communication skills. Within this role you will be supporting with both business and personal tasks, so excellent time management is key.


  • Raising and preparing customer invoices

  • Inputting supplier invoices

  • Payment run preparation and making payments in the bank

  • Bank reconciliations

  • Debit and credit card management

  • Shopify sales management

  • Managing supplier relations

  • Dividends payouts / Director loan adjustments

  • Inputting stock data into the database File Maker

  • VAT returns

  • Liaising with external accountants for statutory reporting

  • General administrative duties

  • Journal entries including salary journals

  • Balance sheet reconciliations

  • Intercompany balances

  • Accruals & prepayments

  • Purchase order inputting

  • Cost reporting

Personal Tasks

  • Cash-flow Management:

    • Accounts payable: including household and supplier payments, staff, and personal expenses

    • Accounts receivable: dividends, rental income, DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) reporting

  • Bank reconciliations

  • Cards management - Coutts Silk credit card and AMEX

  • Maintaining Xero account transactions for personal tax assessment

  • Managing subscriptions & renewals


  • Strong use of Xero, along with Advanced excel functions

  • Excellent time management and problem solver

  • Accountancy studier (ACCA/AAT)

  • Self-motivated and fantastic communicator

  • Strong interest in the arts is preferred but not essential.

Apply today!

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