Assistant Accountant – FMCG Distributor




Accounting & Finance


£20,000 to £24,000 Per Annum


North West London

Contract Type:


Our Client who is a well-established family run FMCG distributor is currently seeking to recruit an Assistant Accountant to join their team. The role will be based at their offices in North West London.  The role will include but not be limited to supporting the senior accountant by completing routine clerical and accounting tasks. Preparing budgets, maintaining reports, and completing basic bookkeeping and accounting duties for the company.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Business Administration or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Has strong IT skills and MS office proficient.
  • Detail Oriented
  • Organised with strong time management skills.  
  • Has strong Data Entry skills
  • Must have strong Written and Oral Communication

Who we are looking for:

  • Experience in Balance Sheet Account Preparation
  • Strong Bookkeeping Skills
  • Knowledge of Business Math
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of Budgetary Principles
  • Payroll Experience
  • Should possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing purchase orders
  • Assisting payroll
  • Assisting with budgets
  • Completing bank reconciliations
  • Entering financial information into appropriate software programs
  • Updating company ledgers
  • Processing business expenses
  • Verifying balances in account books and rectifying discrepancies
  • Verifying bank deposits
  • Managing day-to-day transactions
  • Recording office expenditures and ensuring these expenses are within the set budget
  • Assisting the senior accounting staff members with various tasks, including preparing budgets, records, and statements
  • Posting daily receipts
  • Assist with preparing annual budgets
  • Completing the year-end analysis
  • Managing monthly budgeting tasks
  • Encoding accounting entries for data processing
  • Sorting financial documents and posting them to the proper accounts
  • Reviewing computer reports for accuracy and meticulously tracing errors back to their source