Assistant Accountant

Job Type

Permanent, Pro-rated or Full time. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or another agreed arrangement.

Longitude is looking for the jobholder to work between 21-35 hours per week. We are, however flexible with how these hours and days are worked and would also consider applicants looking for part-time roles.  Please include your desired hours/days of work within a covering letter accompanying your CV.

About us

Longitude is a market-leading agency delivering research, content and thought leadership services to our blue-chip clients around the world. The company is expanding rapidly and has recently become part of the Financial Times Group. To facilitate this growth, we are now hiring for a role to help support our busy Finance team.

The role

We are looking for a highly organised Assistant Accountant with experience of working in a busy environment, ideally within an agency setting.

You will report into the Finance Director and ensure all financial controls, processes and procedures are adhered to. A large part of the role will also be to liaise with the centralized finance function at the FT, to ensure all financial information is up-to-date

This will be a very exciting role in a company and department that is going through a lot of change. The role requires strong interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, a proactive approach at all times and the ability to prioritise workload while juggling multiple tasks. Reporting to our Finance Director, you will enjoy working in a fast-moving, collaborative environment and have the ambition to be an active and collaborative member of a rapidly growing team. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a strong benefits package to accompany this.

Tasks and activities include:

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable management
  • Process and maintain receipts for company expenses
  • Liaise with FT Tax team on VAT reporting where necessary
  • Calculate payroll and liaise with external payroll company on all payroll related tasks
  • Calculate sales commissions to review with FD
  • Working Capital Reporting
    Finance System Management

  • Manage all Oracle related systems for Longitude
  • Produce all necessary reports out of the system
  • Drive and implement cost accounting/control procedures across project and overheard costs
  • Manage project closure procedure
    Month End

  • Post all Journals into Oracle
  • B/S Reporting to be reviewed and signed off by FD
  • Produce m/e pack for review with FD
  • Any other ad/hoc reporting
  • Assist in Y/E statutory requirements

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality with access to sensitive information and correspondence
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and reassess priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of accountability
  • Advanced Excel skills as well as other Microsoft Office programmes
  • Oracle experience desirable but not necessary

    We would also like someone who holds the following values:

  • Put quality at the heart of everything we do
  • Meet our clients’ objectives every time
  • Collaborate and support each other to achieve better outcomes
  • Be transparent and open with each other
  • Embrace and drive positive change
  • Think commercially at all times
  • Be proactive and creative

    Please note – Due to the expected volume of applicants we may not be able to send you a personal response but only communicate with you if your application is successful.

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