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London, United Kingdom
JOB #R2203031

Accounts Assistant

An exciting opportunity has risen to join our Finance team based out of the London office as an Accounts Assistant. This position will report to the UK Financial Controller.

The ideal candidate must have basic double entry skills, and either studying or intending to study an accounting course (AAT or ACCA). Additionally, they must have an excellent standard of written and spoken English along with MS Office skills (Outlook, Word and Excel). They will also need to be confident, organised, accurate and calm under pressure/deadlines. The successful candidate will need to be able to plan, prioritise, communicate and manage workload effectively under the guidance of the team.

For this post in return, we will provide the successful candidate with the support and training to enable your personal development, and help attain crucial experience in a professional organisation. We will provide an environment where your intellectual and practical abilities are enhanced in a positive and challenging way. Study support towards AAT or ACCA qualification would be provided to right candidate.

Main Responsibilities

Working with a close and well-established team of finance professionals, you will be given sufficient training and support to take responsibility for assisting with a broad range of duties that include:

  • Ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions

  • Preparation and posting of monthly general journals, including those for fixed assets, payroll etc.

  • Preparation and posting prepayments and accruals

  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including bank and petty cash reconciliations and intercompany balances

  • Preparing monthly cash flow forecast and working closely with Treasury to ensure entities are adequately funded

  • Working knowledge and experience of dealing with multiple foreign exchange currencies

  • Working closely with project controllers to ensure project returns are received in a timely manner and entered onto the ERP system

  • Responsible for intercompany transactions including recording of invoices, internal recharges, settlement and funding requirements

  • Preparing, reconciling and filing UK VAT returns for multiple UK entities

  • Maintaining fixed assets register and posting monthly additions, disposals and depreciation

  • Preparing monthly UK payroll and liaising with external payroll provider to ensure accurate and timely processing of staff pay and deductions

  • Assisting with monthly P&L and Balance sheet analytical reviews as and when required

  • Assisting with the statutory audit of all UK companies

  • Ad-hoc projects administrative and financial tasks

Skills and work experience

  • Basic double entry skills

  • IT proficient - the applicant should have intermediate MS skills including Excel (V-Lookups and Pivot tables), Word, Outlook and Teams

  • Studying AAT or ACCA

  • Proven written and communication skills – the applicant should have the ability to communicate persuasively across a wide range of professional groups.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and presentation skills

  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

  • High level of ability to perform tasks with minimum supervision

  • Ability to organise and prioritise tasks under tight deadline


About us:

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. 

Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion.  

The benefits of joining ICF:

  • Our people at ICF, are our most important asset, so we invest in them from the moment you arrive. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well.
  • ICF offer a hybrid working policy, that will offer you flexibility to collaborate in the office, as well as in the comfort of your own home, to successfully deliver the requirements of your role and the business.
  • The employee wellbeing hub, which was launched in January 20022, is designed to provide highly personalised support across a comprehensive range of wellbeing issues, such as mind, body, finances, community, career programs and HR support.
  • We also offer a unique and competitive recognition programme called ‘You Matter’, awarding points as a ‘thank you’ for your work achievements, which can be spent on a large variety of high-quality items, as well as online or high-street vouchers, all with zero tax payable by the employee.
  • We encourage and provide continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning, development opportunities and career frameworks. 
  • ICF also offers a range of competitive benefits, which include, but not limited to the following:
    • Single Private Medical Insurance cover (Bupa), with no restrictions on providing treatment for existing medical conditions. Options available for broader partner or family level cover, plus we also offer dental insurance (Bupa) and an online GP service.
    • 25 days annual leave, plus UK bank holidays (annual leave increases with years of service).
    • Pension scheme with 5% of salary employer contribution (minimum employee contribution 4%).
    • Life assurance paying 4x annual salary and Group Income Protection paying 66% of salary for up to 5 years if you are off work on long term sick.
    • Enhanced parental leave policies, enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay.

London Riverscape (GB75)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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