Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Professor Puzzle
Location
Twickenham, London (Greater)
Salary
Between £32,000 and £36,000 depending on experience
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
07 Sep 2017
Ref
13014A
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Accountant - Twickenham, London (Greater)

The Company

Specialise in the design and manufacture of the best puzzles and brainteasers from around the globe. Our focus is on quality products that intrigue and amaze - creating gifts that are delightful to give and fascinating to solve. Established in 2002, the business has grown to become a major international distributor. You can see our products in almost every UK High Street Retailer, hundreds of independent stores and in over 40 countries worldwide.

We’re hugely passionate about our brand, regularly developing new ranges that are imaginative and unique. Our design-team also love working with customers to create stunning bespoke ranges. In recent years we have extended our original brainteaser ranges and now offer traditional games and novelties as well as a great range of garden games. We’re a young, exciting British company focused on innovative products, who want to spread our passion for puzzles and games far and wide!

In the last year we have featured in both the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and the Sunday Times Export 100 league tables which rank SME businesses in the UK with the fastest-growing sales and fastest-growing international sales respectively. We have also been shortlisted for the Nectar Small Business of the Year awards and gained a finalist place in The Gift of the Year 2017.

The role

This is a new role which spans across two businesses within the international Group- one in UK and the other in the USA.  It is very much an all-rounder role covering most areas of the finance department and varying levels of skill, therefore the right candidate must be willing to do some lower level work as enthusiastically as more challenging duties. This is a mid-level finance position which involves communication with people at all levels.

Responsibilties

  • Cashbook and banking posting and reconciliations
  • Purchase ledger- managing invoices and payments
  • Sales invoice uploading (from US warehouse)
  • Expense claims- managing the process, from collating info, chasing, posting to paying
  • Credit cards management
  • Receipts allocation
  • Assisting in month-end processes, reconciliations including collating and checking month-end folder
  • Assisting with management accounts
  • Reporting and financial analysis
  • Assisting CFO in budget process
  • Admin tasks and liaising with government bodies
  • Petty cash
  • Sales credit notes management – investigation, creation and reporting
  • Payroll- data and forms gathering, data inputting into software, and preparation of draft payroll submission for approval
  • Assisting with intercompany invoicing
  • Checking VAT and Duty postings
  • Point of contact for outsourced HR provider

Desired Qualities

  • Excellent excel skills
  • Details oriented
  • Very Highly organised
  • Experience of working in most areas of a finance department, up to balance sheet recs, month end reporting and financial analysis
  • Must be highly confidential, professional and have integrity
  • Must have drive and be able to work on own initiative
  • Some systems/ IT knowledge would be advantageous but not essential

Education

Would suit newly qualified, part-qualified or qualified by experience