Accounts Assistant Retail London 2024

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This is a newly created role to support the growth of the finance function within the Aman Retail Brand. The role’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the general processing for a number of legal entities in a fast paced, start-up environment, as well as supporting the Finance Manager in the setup of the finance function and implementing efficiencies across existing processes.

Responsibilities 

  • Accounts Receivable – responsible for raising sales invoices across entities, maintaining clear records, and communicating with customers to ensure accurate billing.
  • Credit control – reconciling, collecting and clearing aged debtors on a timely basis; helping the operations teams with raising invoices.
  • Accounts Payable – responsible for posting invoices, settling payments, dealing with supplier queries, clear record keeping for payments in advance, and maintaining the aged creditors reconciliation.
  • Banking – Maintaining clear banking records and reconciling the bank accounts on a regular basis.
  • Assist with month end closing (book-keeping for multiple legal entities, prepare journals, monthly financial reports, intercompany reconciliations, cashflow).
  • Assist with preparation of VAT returns.
  • Assisting in the year end audit process with external auditors.
  • Assist in office administrative tasks.
  • Maintain the Chart of Accounts in the accounting system.
  • Involvement in the eventual budgeting and forecasting process within the Retail organization.
  • Involvement in the roll out of implementing new systems and driving efficiencies across the organization.
  • Maintaining and updating policies and procedures to provide support to the business and creating an internal control framework.

Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in general ledger, month end reporting, VAT & book-keeping.
  • Accounting qualifications would be desirable e.g. AAT
  • Strong verbal, written communication & interpersonal skills .
  • Effective team player, self-motivated, well-organized, with an eye for detail.
  • Ability to multitask workload successfully and able to adhere to deadlines.
  • Experience of using Xero or SAP is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the retail industry is a plus.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office suite of products essential, especially MS excel.
DEADLINE 9th April 2024