Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH79788
Contact Name: Jade Olanrewaju
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 23, 2019 11:19

Job Description

A great new opportunity has just become available for a confident and experienced Assistant Accountant to join a fast growing agency within the London Media sector. Working with the Head of Finance and Production Accountant this role will have have a broad range of accounting responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable

  • Process supplier invoices across the group.
  • Review invoices against POs, sending for approval where needed.
  • Process staff expenses
  • Draw up recommended payment runs for approval by Head of Finance.
  • Generate payment runs.
  • Support production team in creation of job costs.
  • Ensure all jobs have complete costing.

Cash and bank

  • Post daily cash from bank statements
  • Reconcile bank accounts on daily basis
  • Maintain petty cash ensuring that all disbursements are covered by an approved voucher.

Credit control

  • Weekly review of debtor balances with the Head of Finance.
  • Chase cash as needed


  • Support the Head of Finance through the month end process (eg. prepayments and accruals calculation and posting) as and when needed
  • Ad hoc reporting as and when needed

Key skill set:

  • Good working knowledge of debits and credits
  • Computer Literacy - Excel, Outlook
  • A year's experience in a busy financial environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong administration & time management skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative & self-motivation to meet challenging deadlines
  • Detailed and thorough approach
  • Team Player
  • Experience of working in a creative agency or knowledge-based service business an advantage
  • Extensive experience of working in an accounting department of a small company, ideally with experience of both purchase ledger and general ledger

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 unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.