Ref: MY44017

Finance Assistant (Ref: MY44017)

Sector Accounting/Audit
Type Full-time, Temp/Contract/Project
Location London
Salary (Annual) £ ~ 28,000 / Year
A Japanese cultural platform is looking for a Finance Assistant at their office in London.
You will assist with the processing of accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions in our small finance team. The role will extend to all areas of accounts payable from authorisation through to payment. You will also be required to support the Financial Accountant and the Finance Analyst with the preparation of financial reports for management. This position will cover a range of financial tasks which are integral to both a commercial retail and a not-for-profit company.
Understanding of Japanese culture and some Japanese skill will be advantageous.
TYPE: Fixed term contract up to end March 2024, Full-time
WORKING HOURS: Standard eight hours per day, five days per week. Core working hours are 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday
SALARY: up to £28K depending on experience
START: ASAP
LOCATION: London (Due to ongoing Covid-19 precautions, this role will begin as a remote-first position, with a gradual return to an office environment.)

RESPONSIBILITY:
 Process all invoices in a timely manner with great attention to detail
 Ensure proper escalation, prioritisation, and remediation of issues so no backlogs occur
 Ensuring all invoices are approved in accordance with our internal processes
 Preparation and review of payment runs as required
 Assist with stock reconciliations and sales analysis
 Reconcile supplier accounts and review all supplier statements
 Liaise with suppliers and project managers to resolve issues
 Working as part of a team to assist with the raising of sales invoices
 Assist with the month-end close including processing of accounting journals and reconciliations (inc. bank) as required
 Assistance with ad hoc finance projects as they arise
 Deal with ad hoc queries as necessary

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
 At least two years’ experience in a finance or accounts-based role
 Educated to degree level or equivalent in finance-related field from an accredited college or university is preferred but not essential
 Excellent written and spoken English, proficient to high business language standard
 Japanese language skills are advantageous
 Excellent excel skills including pivot tables and VLOOKUP
 Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
 Excellent time management skills, including ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines
 Proactive, self-starter attitude; helping to improve processes and reduce likelihood of errors
 Experience using Xero accounting software would be an advantage


** All applicants must have the right to work in the UK as the Company is not able to offer visa support.
Updated: 13 days ago
Ref: MY44017