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Assistant Accountant

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

To accurately maintain all aspects of the Sales Ledger including accruals, recording of sales invoices and action of credit control procedures. Posting of cash receipts on a timely basis and preparation of bank and balance sheet reconciliations.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....
  • Prepare and issue invoices to portfolio of clients in respect of various fees and recoverable expenses on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Record sales invoices in the SUN accounting system.
  • Assist in month-end procedure by preparing and posting income accruals on a monthly basis
  • Review debtors' ledger on a monthly basis and take action as necessary in respect of aged trade debtors.
  • Responsibility for posting of cash receipts on a daily/weekly basis for a number of bank accounts
  • Assist in month end procedure by reconciling bank accounts per timetable
  • Calculation and posting of revenue reallocation journals
  • Assist in the review of Revenue against budget or forecast, to ensure completeness and accuracy of income and to contribute variance analysis to monthly Finance Report
  • Assist in preparation of monthly/quarterly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in the completion of year end financial statements, including liaising with the Group auditors and preparing financial statements disclosures
  • Identification of CASS Client Money positions and resolution if necessary.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Additional information / required experience, knowledge and qualifications:
  • Experience within Finance Industry preferred
  • Knowledge/experience of computerised accounting systems (ideally SUN accounting system)
  • Knowledge/experience of reconciling bank accounts and initiating appropriate nominal ledger posting

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