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Part-Qualified Accountant – Financial Brokerage Firm

London, United Kingdom
Posted 6 days ago Permanent £35,000
A fast-growing institutional brokerage company, following a sustained period of expansion, requires a part-qualified Finance Assistant to support its rapidly growing business. Based in the heart of the City of London and reporting to the Group Finance Controller, the role is diverse and comes with varied scope and responsibility.

About you

We would expect the successful candidate to have:

Key Competencies:

  • Experience of financial services preferred
  • Effective written and oral communication – Able to express yourself clearly in business writing and language
  • Analytic thinking – Able to tackle a problem by using logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Initiative – Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or the situation requires it
  • Teamwork – Ability and desire to work cooperatively with others as part of a team
  • Building collaborative relationships – Being able to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with stakeholders
  • High performer with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Analytical mind-set

Skills and Experience:

  • Part-qualified accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a finance department, preferably in brokerage
  • A good knowledge of bookkeeping and basic accounting principles
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Essential)
  • Systems knowledge - Good knowledge of the Xero accounting system preferred


1. Financial Accounting

  • Management of Xero accounting system updated on a daily basis
  • Bank account reconciliations, ensuring that the bank accounts are maintained and posted on Xero daily
  • Processing all purchase and sales invoices, ensuring that all invoices are recorded and approved in accordance with company policy
  • Ensure the correct nominal coding is applied to all invoices / expenses
  • Query invoices where applicable
  • Responsible for the preparation of weekly supplier payment run, ensuring payments are made within credit terms agreed
  • Supplier statement reconciliations (aged creditors maintenance)
  • Managing broker expenses
  • Assist with revenue reporting
  • Posting of intercompany transactions
  • Treasury – review bank balances daily and assist with periodic cashflow forecast
  • Assist with the preparation of annual audits
  • Ensure that procedures in relation to the role are recorded and kept current
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required

2. Compensation Accounting

  • Assist with broker performance analysis
  • Periodic compensation analysis and calculation

3. Other Accounting

  • Wider accounting responsibility for management accounts of smaller group entities
  • Prepare the quarterly VAT return and reconciliation of smaller group entities
  • Management and liaison with external payroll provider
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