Accounts Payable Assistant

Location London
Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
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Job ref: J4608
Published: about 2 months ago
New opportunity for somebody who is looking to kick start a career in finance and accounting, with a leading insurer. The role sits within the accounts payable area of the Treasury team, and the successful candidate will work closely with the accounts payable manager and have exposure to all levels of management. Study support will be provided to the successful candidate should they wish to study for accounting qualifications. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities • Preparation of the Daily Cash Report – This is used to make important treasury and investment decisions and will offer the successful candidate exposure to multiple banking and investment platforms. • Working with the AP Manager to ensure that the weekly invoice payment run is completed both on time and accurately. This includes entering appropriate nominal ledger codes in line with budget that in turn helps drive the monthly expense reporting. • Assist the department with personal expense processing and providing support and assistance where necessary. • The preparation of weekly mini recs for the high usage group accounts. • Posting LCA (Lloyds Central Accounting) cash and signings to the Ledger. • NON LCA cash postings – This will require the candidate to work with other teams both inside and outside of the finance department. • Raising the monthly intercompany payments and making sure the transactions are accurately reflected in the ledger. • Ensuring that all other cash, interest and expense transactions are recorded correctly in the ledger on an accrual’s basis. This includes any ad hoc payments, direct debits, company credit card payments etc. • The preparation of monthly bank reconciliations. • Helping to raise any Claims, Operation and/or Reinsurance payment requests that cannot be processed through the LCA. This will involve working alongside these departments to help make sure that the payments are set up and recorded correctly. • Assisting with the settle direct reconciliations. Core Competencies & Skills • Strong Excel / IT skills • Sun accounting (desired but not essential) • V1 or exposure to another accounts payable system (desired but not essential). • Previous accounts payable experience (desired but not essential)