Assistant Accountant

  • Job Reference: 1724
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Benefits
  • Sector: Finance / Accounts
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

An expanding US law firm based in stunning offices currently has an Assistant Accountant opportunity to join their friendly accounts team. The Assistant Accountant will work very closely with the Finance Manager and will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the VAT returns and compliance, working closely with external accountants with regards to the annual SAR audit, year-end and audit queries. You will also be responsible for raising complex multi matter invoices, liaising with Fee Earners on a regular basis to reconcile and confirm both Fee WIP and disbursements, taking responsibility for the debtors ledger and pursuing outstanding debts where required, maintain the client account and posting all required transactions including client account bank reconciliation at month end as well as dealing with internal / external adhoc account queries and projects.

The Assistant Accountant must have previous legal accounts experience, ideally using Elite 3e/ Enterprise or Aderant software within an international law firm environment. This is role that would suit an accounts candidate who is currently either part-qualified ACA / ACCA/ CIMA or actively working towards their qualification. Solid working knowledge of VAT and SARs is essential. Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will be highly organised with strong verbal, written, leadership, creative and interpersonal skills. If you are a strong communicator a with a flexible and adaptable approach to work, and are looking to progress within a professional and friendly environment, please contact Ryder Reid Legal for further details.