Accounting Specialist

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Accounting Specialist

Posted 30 January 2024
Salary £25 - £26 per hour
LocationCity of London
Job type Contract
Discipline Professional Services
Contact NameJessica Price

Job description

Position Title: Accounting Specialist

Duration: 6 Month Rolling Contract

Location: London

Division: Finance

Rate: Umbrella rate £26 per hour INSIDE IR35

About the Role

  • Our Client is looking for an individual to support the transactional work in our expanding captive businesses.
  • Our Client requires a team member who is flexible in a changing environment and can contribute in defining the finance and management accounting structure going forward.
  • The successful candidate will own large parts of the month-end process, maintain robust internal control processes whilst working closely with the wider finance team and operational teams to produce high quality, accurate and timely finance information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Full ownership of processing and gatekeeping for purchase orders and supplier billing activity.
  • Processing payment runs in relation to supplier activity and payroll for multiple projects and entities through the banking platform.
  • Administration of the monthly payroll and expenses, and the ongoing control of income and expenditure.
  • Management of the overall sales and purchase ledgers, ensuring consistency in process and compliance with financial policies.
  • Support in compiling monthly trial balances, including working closely with Deloitte, our outsourced provider.
  • Preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of accounting records within Xero, including intercompany accounts.
  • Support the preparation of year-end accounts, tax returns, and monthly management accounts.
  • Support annual statutory audit and other compliance audits as required.
  • Monitoring of local control environment.
  • Preparing management information /statistics as required by senior management.
  • Local point of contact for the Clients' treasury, accounting and tax teams, as well as external suppliers and the local operational team to ensure smooth running of the day-to-day accounting activity.
  • Maintaining the accrual and prepayment schedules and inputting various journals into the accounting system.
  • Driving the quality of our financial and management reporting through ensuring accuracy of transactional postings on the accounting system.

Key Relationships

  • Company's Finance team
  • Operational teams for captive businesses
  • Gravita (Outsource Partner)


  • You will have experience in the following:
  • Working knowledge and experience of Accounting Systems and the fundamental principles around transactional treatment for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, VAT, Tax, etc, within both general ledger and sub-ledger
  • Knowledge of accounting, control and financial management principles pertinent to an organisation of similar size and complexity, including Inter-company accounting
  • Advance Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills with a close attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Agile worker, with ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Champion for driving efficiency, process improvements and challenging the status quo
  • Collaborative style of working


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Annual performance bonus scheme
  • Healthcare cash back scheme via Medicash
  • 25 days annual leave, plus a day off for your birthday
  • Annual allowance for professional training and development
  • Awesome office in the heart of Kings Cross
  • Work alongside inspirational founders, mentors and other start-ups