Accounting & Finance

Assistant Financial Accountant

£40k - £45k per annum


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Assistant Financial Accountant (Part Qualified)
Moorgate, London
Offering between £40,000 – £45,000 per annum
Hybrid working (4 days in the office)

About the role

An opportunity to join the Finance Function as Assistant Financial Accountant with a primary focus on accounts payables, receivables, maintaining fixed asset accounting and accounting for property related revenues and expenses has arisen. The individual will play a key role in enabling the London Branch to fulfil its obligations towards timely payment to suppliers. The role holder will also have ample opportunity to be involved in assisting other team members in internal reporting and also have an opportunity to play a significant role in internal projects.


  • Provide vital support to the financial controller in reconciling financial records and performing bookkeeping tasks. (Such as posting journals, investigating aging balances, and reviewing bank reconciliations).
  • Support the financial controller in handling monthly and quarterly financial accounting tasks to ensure timely and accurate month-end closing.
  • Provide support to the financial controller in developing and implementing existing financial control processes, forecasting, and budgeting. This includes coordinating the formulation of business plans and budgets in collaboration with individual business units, as well as monitoring progress toward their achievement.
  • Ensure the completion of the invoice processing and Accounts Payable-related tasks in a timely manner.
  • Reconcile the monthly AP/AR balance sheet.
  • Collaborate with the property services team to manage reporting and reconciliation related to rental properties.
  • Ensure the completion of monthly scheduled payment runs.
  • Participate in the production of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for the Head Office.
  • Any others ad hoc projects.
  • Complete training required by the Bank with quality
  • Read and understand the Risk Management & Compliance framework (and the policies referenced therein) and the UK Staff Handbook
  • Identify, report and escalate material risk events, including conduct risk events and conflicts of interest, or losses to the Senior Financial Controller or Head of Department;
  • Properly use of IT systems and of data, particularly personal data, in accordance with the IT Security Policy and the Data Protection Policy and any applicable departmental procedures
  • Any ad-hoc duties as required by the Head of Finance/Deputy head of finance


  • Experience working at a similar level, within accounting, banking or auditing fields, preferably in the financial services sector
  • Highly competent in time management and managing high volume of invoices and expense claims in a manual environment.
  • Good knowledge of reconciliation principles and basic accounting knowledge for accruals and prepayments processes
  • Good Knowledge of SAGE and exposure to VAT principles Excellent IT skills including MMS office and Excel
  • Ability to work in a flat structure and with different stake-holders within Finance and the Bank.
  • Proficiency for making financial evaluations and judgments and an ability to present recommendations, both oral and written
  • Excellent IT skills including MS office and Excel
  • Ability to work within a small team

In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.

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