Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: April 2018
Reference: BBBH62470
Contact Name: Dora Bagshaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2018 11:17

Job Description

A World Leading, Innovative Entertainments and Media Agency are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant in their busy team. Reporting into the Finance Manager the Accounts Assistant will be responsible for supporting day-to-day finances. If you have previous experience in an accounting role, with demonstrable understanding of accounting transactions and are looking for a progressive role, with training please apply:

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing payments in Navision
  • Checking and logging incoming client payments
  • Invoicing clients for commission and preparing remittance advice
  • Running reports to track commission due
  • Liaising with banks over any payment difficulties and tracking problems
  • Ensure Accounting files are maintained and kept up to date
  • Covering Finance team desks
  • Other projects and duties will be assigned subject to capabilities
  • Depositing and Process all incoming monies for clients and preparation
  • Managing client trust accounts and liaising with music assistants in-regards to accounting changes
  • Liaising with US office regarding client tax exemption / withholding tax
  • Interacting with agents, assistants, buyers and client representatives on a daily basis to answer questions or resolve problems
  • Maintain a detailed reconciliation of our GBP, Euro, USD and AUD accounts
  • Photocopying, filing and sending payment paperwork to clients
  • Other ah-hoc responsibilities

Key Skills:

  • Previous experience in an accounting role, with demonstrable understanding of VAT, withholding taxes, etc.
  • Strong IT skills, particularly regarding accounting software, advanced Excel skills (preferably to macro level) and the proven ability to master other software
  • Experience within a similar role, preferably within the media/music industry
  • High level of customer service
  • A hard-working ethic a professional and flexible attitude adaptable
  • Strong communication skills with excellent written and oral skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people
  • Excellent time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines
  • High motivation and ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail, even under pressure
  • A passion for working with numbers and the ability to build strong relationships and work successfully and professionally across the whole organisation
  • Absolute confidentiality and discretion at all times.

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.