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Assistant Accountant

Mercers' Company
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Job Type: 12 months (Fixed Term Contract)

Hours: Full time

Location: City of London

Salary: Competitive (plus excellent benefits)

The Mercers' Company is a Livery Company of the City of London. With a rich history dating back over 700 years, it is focussed on being a philanthropic force for good and philanthropy is at the core of its past, present and future.

The Company is a complex and challenging organisation, incorporating the traditions of a City institution and a modern business with a mission of charitable giving. It combines the attributes of a substantial property and investment company with a set of ambitious philanthropic aims. It donates millions each year to charitable causes, with a particular focus on young people and education, older people and housing, and church and communities.

The Company is seeking to appoint an Assistant Accountant to play a pivotal role in managing financial operations, including property accounting and administrative support for various committees. This role involves ensuring the accuracy of monthly financial accounts, supporting payroll reconciliation, and overseeing credit card transactions. You will also contribute to the preparation of annual budgets and financial reports, maintain the accuracy of the general ledger, and assist in coordinating audits. This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a small team who deliver quality financial information in a major philanthropic organisation

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a part qualified/newly qualified ACCA/CIMA with experience in an accountancy role in either a commercial or charitable setting. You will excel in management and reporting, possess excellent IT and communication skills, and have a strong background in producing management and financial accounts, as well as budgetary cost control and reporting. Strong interpersonal skills, focus, and adaptability are essential, along with a willingness to learn and improve processes. Experience in payroll reconciliation, MRI/Qube, and MS Teams is desirable.

To apply

please send your CV and covering letter outlining why you are suitable to: by 9 am Monday 8 July 2024. If you would like to have an informal conversation before applying, please contact a member of the HR Team on 0207 7776 7212/11.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating a diverse environment.

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