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The Accounts Assistant will be assisting the financial controller from the London Office with various daily tasks as well as preparing for month end reporting. The bookkeeping and accounting function is processed using corporate ERP system SAGE-Diapason

Client Details

My client are a rapidly growing, established and renowned beauty and cosmetics brand specialising in high quality sustainable products with many of them taking the market by storm. This role will be based out of their London office and work alongside their Italian HQ to offer business support to the wider business.


The Accounts Assistant with be responsible for the following:

  • Posting account receivable receipts
  • Maintaining customer accounts and ensuring receipts and credit notes are fully matched to invoices
  • Assisting with posting supplier invoices and payments to the supplier accounts once these have been coded
  • Processing cash expense claims ensuring all supporting receipt and vouchers are received and checked
  • Processing and posting credit card expenditure and by ensuring all applicable receipt and vouchers have been received from all cardholders and any necessary reclaimable input VAT is identified
  • Preparation of the weekly bank account and PDQ receipts reconciliations
  • Independently prepare the quarterly VAT returns with minimal supervision from the financial controller
  • Assisting with the maintenance of education allowances accruing to qualifying customers
  • Assisting with any adhoc tasks in connection with monthly internal reporting for submission to HQ in Italy
  • Where the need arises or cover is required, assisting the Customer Care team in dealing with customer queries.


The successful Accounts Assistant:

  • Must have 2-3 years of accounting experience within fast paced retail/FMCG environment and educated to degree level
  • Must have knowledge of accounting systems and procedures preferably SAGE ERP X3, Diapason 6
  • Must have experience in the management of both Accounts Receivable and Payables
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and work by priority
  • Attention to detail and must be more proactive than reactive
  • Proficiency in MS Excel (V look ups, Pivot Tables)
  • A quick learner, with a calm & measured disposition
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and a clear communicator

Job Offer

The successful Accounts Assistant will receive:

- Competitive salary

- Competitive Annual Leave allowance

- Generous staff discount

- Progression and development

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