Current Opportunities

Assistant Accountant, European Private Equity

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £35000 - £40000 per annum + 20% bonus, study support, pension GBP / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Assistant Accountant, European Private Equity

This role comes with study support and hybrid working

My client are a leading European Private Equity firm and buyout investor, focused on portfolio companies in Europe with more than €5 billion of assets under management.


  • Assist in production of monthly management accounts – inputting invoices into accounting system, preparing and posting various nominal ledger entries, bank reconciliation
  • Review costs for variances to budget
  • Reviewing management accounts for subsidary offices
  • Prepare and post the monthly prepayments and accruals
  • Accounts payable – organising approval and payment of weekly invoices (suppliers, credit card, expenses, travel invoices)
  • Manage monthly payroll cycle, submitting documents to payroll company, pension contributions submission
  • Assist finance team with cash management and cash requirement projections
  • Review employee expenses
  • Assist in completion of the monthly dashboard
  • Assist in preparation of the annual budget and reforecast
  • Complete quarterly VAT returns
  • Manage out of pocket expenses to be recharged back to portfolio companies
  • Assist external auditors with the preparation of statutory accounts at year end
  • Assistance with preparation of board packs

Experience and Qualifications required

  • Part qualified ACCA/CIMA/CPA/AAT
  • 1-2 years accounting experience
  • Systems & IT competence
  • Experience using Sage
  • Good Excel skills

Personal skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Good organisation skills and ability to meet deadlines at key times in the financial year
  • Good attention to detail
  • A desire to learn and take ownership of workload and projects
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work with personnel at various levels of seniority both internal and external to the organisation