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Assistant Accountant - FTC

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-Qualified Accountancy, Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082020-71315_1598179076

  • Published:

    23 August 2020

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    22 October 2020

  • Start date:

    ASAP or 2 week notice period


  • Responsible for the accurate and timely recording of all property related costs according to local statutory, group guidance and lease clause requirements.

  • By acting in line with our values and being a role model, you contribute to this dynamics business success.

  • No matter what your role may be - WHAT you do is as important as HOW you do it.


  • Provide support for month, quarter and annual property accounts (UK/IE)

  • Support preparation of property accounts audit file

  • Help to ensure Group reporting is completed

  • Help to prepare annual budget and forecast data (UK/IE)

  • Maintain database of core lease terms, update for changes (new leases, renewals, closures)

  • Prepare ad hoc reports and property related ONS forms when required

  • Maintain prepayment and accruals spreadsheets, performing regular checks and make corrections when necessary

  • Help the business prepare for the implementation of IFRS 16 by managing the UK transition

  • Raise certificates according to lease requirements

  • Oversee the signing process

  • Provide information to Auditors if required

  • Ensure landlords / agents receive signed certificates according to lease conditions

  • Provide support to Accounts team

  • Build and develop relationship with Lease Managers, Estates Manager and Legal Manager to ensure smooth working relationship

  • Maintain and build on relationships with landlords, property agents and managing agents

  • Review invoices against leases

  • Prepare balancing service charge reconciliations

  • Ensure all payments are made according to individual leases

  • Raise invoices for capital contributions and support debt collection

  • Liaise with ratings agency to identify where rebates can be achieved

What we are looking for from you….

  • A passion for finance

  • A hunger and drive to learn

  • Personable and social character

  • Advanced in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

  • Experience SAP preferable

Please apply online with your current CV if you're interested in this role.