Assistant Accountant - French Speaking with Parking

Job Title: Assistant Accountant - French Speaking with Parking
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London
Salary: 27000-35000
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Sean Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

Assistant Accountant - French Speaking with Parking


International, expanding and dynamic company are recruiting an Accounts Assistant due to growth. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a leading business that have been established for decades, are extremely financially secure and have contracts to supply their products internationally. The company offers on-site parking, excellent benefits and have a low staff turnover.



The accounts assistant will report to the financial accountant and finance director and will assist in the running of routine accounts duties as outlined below primarily to support the growth of the company’s international ventures and inter-company account management and well as assist in ensuring the parent company meet its statutory reporting requirements, and stakeholders have a transparent and accurate representation of group performance.


Job Summary:

  • Intercompany Office Support The parent company, based in the UK supports 3 subsidiaries in various stages of development; all three require accounts and processing support. The accounting function outlined below, as well as support for email and phone enquires relating to the subsidiary businesses as the arise, handling the group emails
  • Purchase ledger Input purchase invoices, validate invoices against items or services received & process payment runs to suppliers for international Subsidiaries
  • Employee expenses Process employee expense reports, credit card receipts and travel advances for international Subsidiaries
  • Sales ledger Ensure all intercompany invoices are posted accurately and in a timely manner
  • Credit Control maintain accounts receivables, submit monthly customer statements and follow up overdue accounts for Australian and French Subsidiaries
  • Monthly Accounts Assistance with preparation of Trial Balance review and monthly management reporting and verification of control accounts, primarily in the 3 subsidiary businesses and supporting preparation of UK
  • Annual returns Assist in preparing the interim and year-end audit files to ensure that all information is ready and available for the statutory audit for the UK and Group accounts
  • Bank Reconciliation Process and reconcile bank accounts for Australian and French subsidiaries
  • Banking prepare payments, , BACS (UK), priority Payments (Overseas), Euro Payments and intercompany transfers in multiple currency across 3 companies (UK, French & AUS) control payable ledger to ensure payments are made in a timely fashion and that credit terms are best utilized
  • Payroll assist in preparation of payroll of permanent staff across 4 companies
  • Tax Assisting in VAT, Intrastat, Sales Tax reporting and Australian Tax office Returns
  • Insurance and Pension Administration Assist in general and health insurance administration, preparation for the annual insurance reviews and attending to queries relating to Insurance and Pension provider and broker
  • Administration minute and note taking, keeping filing systems and support in record keeping


  • Assist the Financial Accountant and Finance Director with any other duties as required, Liaise with customers and suppliers to assist with queries as they arise


  • Excellent attention to detail, methodical approach to work and ability to accurately enter data
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to manage several matters simultaneously and work to deadlines
  • Good computer literacy and confident working with numbers
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An honest and discreet attitude when dealing with company accounts
  • French language skills desirable
  • Experience working with SAP or similar ERP systems desirable
  • Basic Accounting qualification desirable

Salary £27,000 to £35,000