Assistant Accountant (French speaking) - Healthy drinks company

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Up to £30000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Apply by:
17th December 2018
Start date:
January 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Company Overview

Since launching in the UK the brand has seen exponential growth and has seen a 19% YOY growth performance across the Convenience sector, contributing 1.4m to the category. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing brand which is currently championing the healthy drinks industry.

Job Summary

They are looking for a charismatic, ambitious and results orientated Assistant Accountant who is fluent in the French language to support the Finance Team working closely with the French market. This is a really exciting opportunity to be a part of an exciting entrepreneurial company and build your career in finance.

In a nutshell, you are responsible for:

Year end audit management and statutory accounts preparation

Month end management

Tax compliance

Stock reconciliations

Bank reconciliations

Ad hoc AP and AR assistance

In more detail, this means:

Audit management and statutory accounts preparation

Being first point of contact for local accounting/audit companies (UK , France & Spain)

Management of the year-end audit, ensuring deliverables are provided to external teams in a timely manner

Preparation of statutory accounts alongside external accounting teams for all legal entities

Tax Compliance

Preparation and submission of VAT, PAYE, Sugar tax returns and management of in preparation of corporation tax returns by external tax advisors for all legal entities

Month end management

Preparing and posting month end journals, including marketing and overheads accruals and prepayments, FX revaluations, depreciation etc

Preparing trial balance and consolidated P&Ls and balance sheets for review

Balance Sheet reconciliations

Stock Reconciliations

Working with the Operations team to ensure inventory matches between warehouses and SAP, understanding any differences and advising adjustments where necessary

Bank reconciliations

Managing weekly and monthly bank reconciliations for bank accounts

Investigating anomalies and resolving mismatches

Accounts Payable and Accounts receivable assistance

Ad hoc back up for AP and AR team members when necessary; posting invoices, credit notes, debit notes and remittances

Specific knowledge, qualifications, skills & experience required:

Either a finance or numerate degree and at least 2 years' experience in a similar role is desired

A part-qualified accountant or working towards being qualified would be advantageous

Native or fluent French speaker is desired

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent attention to detail

Strong IT skills including MS Excel and preferably SAP experience

Excellent numerical and analytical skills

Ability to work well under pressure, resilient, can-do attitude

Proactive and adaptable

A sense of urgency and ability to be flexible

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