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Assistant Finance Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-Qualified Accountancy, Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082021-74440_1632993027

  • Published:

    30 September 2021

  • Expiry date:

    29 November 2021

Cobalt is currently working with a market leading British student accommodation company to find an Assistant Finance Manager for their central finance team. This company is actively scaling up and developing new properties which are due to be completed in the next couple of years, meaning this is a great time to join.

This role would suit candidates pursuing their ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualifications and study support will be provided. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing high quality and timely financial information as well as providing support to property managers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including calculation and posting of accrual and prepayment journals

  • Prepare variance analysis to budget for monthly management accounts

  • Prepare and post journals for the more complex accounting entries e.g. capital drawn, acquisitions of property etc.

  • Provide support and advice to property managers, helping them understand and manage their properties P&l's.

  • Lead monthly property operations meeting presenting relevant financial information

  • Supervise the Accounts Assistant in the management of property utility bills

  • Review and supervise the preparation and submission of VAT and CIS returns

  • Oversee and supervise the accounts payable function

  • Assist with audit, budgeting and service charge


  • Part Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA

  • Experience preparing management accounts

  • Ability to prepare VAT returns

  • Experience within Real Estate / Student Accommodation is desirable

  • Strong communication skills with good attention to detail.

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply with your up to date CV