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Assistant Financial Controller

Posted Yesterday by Magpie Recruitment Easy Apply Ended

Our client a global marketing company based in Putney is seeking a senior accountant to join their team with a view to progressing to Financial Controller over the next 12 - 18 months. This role would suit a newly qualified ACCA, ACA or CIMA professional.


  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Report to the Financial Controller / Finance Director with timely and accurate financial information
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Responsible for US office accounts
  • Responsible for aspects of UK accounts
  • Deputise for Financial Controller when required
  • Perform routine calculations to produce analyses and reports as requested by the finance controller

Daily / Weekly

In relation to UK and US accounts:

  • Update UK and US cash books with bank transactions
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly posted, recorded, filed, and reported in Exchequer and cash book.
  • Check CRM for invoiced clients and ensure clients are invoiced in a timely manner
  • Create, send, and follow up on invoices
  • Post invoices to the accounting system in a timely manner.
  • Maintain ledgers.


  • Ensure US accounts are closed within 8 business days of month-end
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies
  • Reconcile all key balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis and no later than end of following month
  • VAT/GST returns.
  • Intercompany account review and necessary postings
  • Payroll - process and send returns as directed by financial Controller
  • Collect information for and prepare payroll payments for employees
  • Monthly review of debtor ageing and chase any long overdue balances
  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Process and prepare financial and business forms for the purpose of checking account balances, facilitating purchases, etc.
  • Help oversee and manage individual accounts
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets
  • Review and audit financial statements and reports, ensure all calculations and data entries are correct
  • Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients
  • Report any troubling discoveries or suspicion of wrongdoing
  • Assist the financial controller in creating financial reports on a regular basis
  • Answers question and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed

Reference: 34264590

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