International Accounts Assistant

Posted 18 April by Huntress

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Merrifield Consultants are delighted to work with a not-for-profit organisation committed to uncovering human rights violations and acts of conflict, opposing misinformation, and confronting internet behaviour detrimental to female and minority groups.

As the International Accounts Assistant, you'll be the linchpin between the organisation and its international vendors, ensuring smooth and accurate processing of payments while adhering to international regulations and best practices. Over time this role will evolve to include more aspects of finance including account reconciliation, assisting with month-end procedures, and preparing reports.

Key Duties:

  • Process invoices and payments for international vendors, meticulously managing currency conversions and ensuring accuracy in financial transactions.
  • Research the best international payment method for each country of projects in-line with security and VfM best practice.
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams and projects to reconcile international accounts and resolve discrepancies promptly.
  • Stay up to date on international payment regulations and compliance requirements, ensuring full adherence to all relevant laws and policies.
  • All aspects of purchase and sales ledger
  • Multiple accounts reconciliation, current account, credit cards, Pleo platform
  • Reconciliation of control accounts
  • Prepayments, accruals, deferrals and depreciation journal posting.
  • Maintenance of fix asset register
  • Dealing with internal and external queries
  • Support with budgeting and forecasting.
  • Project budget monthly audit
  • Regular review of the international payment process and proactive escalation of risks to the Finance Manager and relevant members of senior management.
  • Multiple accounts reconciliation
  • Assist in month-end procedures, including preparing financial reports and analysis related to international transactions.
  • Support relevant projects with grant management ensuring payments are completed with clear timelines for delivery.
  • Provide support to the broader finance team as needed, contributing to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations.

About You:

  • AAT qualification or equivalent, demonstrating a solid foundation in accounting principles, including double-entry accounting.
  • Experience in accounts payable processes, preferably with exposure to international payments and currency exchange.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritise effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using accounting software (Xero) and Microsoft Excel to manage financial data and generate reports.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to liaise effectively with international vendors and internal stakeholders.
  • A proactive and collaborative mindset, with a willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the finance team.


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • EAP with mental health, financial and legal support
  • Standard pension
  • Annual company bonus scheme based on performance
  • Home office set up budget of up to £500
  • Flexible working
  • London office with hotdesking if required - free breakfast on a Tues and drinks on a Thurs.

We practice a diverse and inclusive recruitment process that ensures equal opportunity for all we work with, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age or gender. As an organisation, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and will ensure measures are met when required, to allow a fair process throughout.

Application questions

Do you have permanent permission to work in the UK?
Do you have an AAT qualification or equivalent, solid foundation in accounting principles?

Reference: 52496082

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