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Finance Team: Assistant Accountant


Part of the Business & Operations team overseen by COO, Cath Taylor, and direct lead Head of Finance. Supporting staff; part time finance manager, Part time FD, payroll company and company accountants


Experience Level:

Minimum two years experience working in a busy accounting department of a small company, ideally with experience of both purchase ledger and general ledger


Salary & Benefits:

£25k-£32k depending on level of experience, and qualifications.

Study support on qualifications refresh / next steps

Pension contribution from the company

21 days holiday (not including bank holidays)


Skills / Qualifications / Aptitude;

Core Skills

•         Intermediate user of excel

•         Thorough with excellent attention to detail

•         Accounting Background

•         Well-organised and tenacious

•         Self starter with a problem solving attitude

•         Must be studying towards an Accountancy qualification

          such as AAT, ACCA, CIMA or CA.


Desirable Skills

•         Knowledge of Paprika Accounting & Job Costing system

•         Production Background


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Purchase ledger

  • Process all supplier invoices across Taylor Herring and St Mark’s Studios. Review invoices against POs, sending for approval where needed
  • Process staff expenses (review coding, send for approval, post to Paprika)
  • Draw up recommended payment runs for approval by Head of Finance. Generate payment run.

Job costing

  • Create jobs in Paprika. Support SMS production team in creation of job costs. Ensure all jobs have complete costing posted in Paprika.

Cash and bank

  • Post daily cash from bank statements to Paprika
  • Maintain petty cash ensuring that all disbursements are covered by an approved voucher

Credit control

  • Weekly review of debtor balances with the Head of Finance. Chase cash as needed


  • Support the Head of Finance through the month end process (eg. prepayments and accruals calculation and posting) as and when needed
  • Be available to perform accounting duties on other companies as directed by the Head of Finance
  • Ad hoc reporting as and when needed

Oversee key office supplier management (for the offices, not rent, or staff or IT – ie: cleaning contract, utilities, security, aircon)





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