Assistant Accountant

Postgraduate degree
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Company:      Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP

Position:          Assistant Accountant

Reports to:      Financial Accountant

Location:        London, Moorgate


Role Background

Due to the growth of the business we require additional resource within our accounting team to help us maintain the accuracy of our records and meet our statutory requirements both in the UK and our European entities. For strategic and planning reasons, the legal structure is relatively complex and the European operations currently involve more than 50 separate legal entities of which approximately one half are registered in the UK including 9 UK Limited Liability Partnerships.

With numerous locations around Europe this role will work closely with our overseas accountants and will report to the Financial Accountant within our finance team of 36 based in the European Head Office in Moorgate, London.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Finance Manager, working alongside four Financial Accountants and three other assistant accountants on all financial accounting for the UK & European businesses

  • Assisting with the preparation and drafting of the statutory financial statements for subsidiary groups and companies in both the UK and other European countries the European entities and IFRS financial statements for the Middle East entity.

  • Preparing detailed schedules of management accounting data to enable the statutory financial statements to be presented in accordance with FRS102 and where appropriate local regulations and to generate detailed disclosures for statutory reporting purposes, tax analysis and reporting to individual LLP members.

  • Assisting with the monthly close, to global deadlines

  • Prepare intercompany reconciliations and invoices

  • Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations and comment on outstanding balances

  • Liaising with Accounts Payable and Billing Teams to ensure that costs are correctly allocated to each business unit within and between regions

  • Preparing data for foreign and UK VAT returns

  • Looking for efficiencies within the department (Billing, AP, General ledgers)

  • Assistance with Ad-hoc Projects as and when required

Skills and qualifications

  • AAT qualified accountant studying or having a willingness to study towards the CIMA/ACCA qualification

  • Previous experience of an international multi-site business with exposure to FX transactions

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Professional services experience would be desirable

  • The candidate should be able to meet deadlines, be results orientated and have a “can do” attitude.

  • You will be a natural team player who can interact easily with your colleagues and have strong communication skills.

  • A&M is an organization where a hands-on approach is adopted by all, candidates should understand that this is a hands-on role and should be prepared to get involved in the transactional side of accountancy to resolve issues.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits including 25 days holiday, private medical, dental insurance and the opportunity to travel aboard to our oversea offices

  • Career development: A&M expects high performance and rewards individual contributions to the team’s success.

  • Study package

  • The opportunity to work for a dynamic global organisation and deal with the complexities of a pan-European business.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree