Assistant Accountant, Part time 25 hours/wk

West London
£20-£25 per hour (depending on experience)
05 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Assistant Accountant, Part time 25 hours/wk

Taylor Herring

Taylor Herring is a marketing services group based in West London comprising four active companies, with Taylor Herring Ltd (THL) representing the bulk of the transactions. The accounts of THL have been moved on to Paprika.

St Marks Studios (SMS) has recently been set up to do production work both for THL and third party customers, and the intention is that the accounts will also be on Paprika.

The accounts for the two other companies (one small internet business and a property company) are currently maintained on Sage L50.

Overall responsibilities

The Assistant Accountant will maintain all aspects of the accounts for the three smaller companies and will assist in the maintenance of the accounts for THL & SMS.

Responsible to: Head of Finance

Detail responsibilities


  • Reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Petty cash maintenance
  • Responding to various financial queries imminently
  • supplier invoices posted and appropriately coded
  • Assisting with various tasks, including records, statements and analysis reports for Management


  • payments matched and correctly recorded,
  • receipts posted and correctly matched to the relevant invoice.
  • Credit card transactions review and coding
  • Timesheet analysis and chasing
  • Staff Expenses processing


  • prepayments and accruals,
  • Cost allocation of rechargeable expenses by time allocation
  • Resolving errors in financial reports and correcting faulty reporting methods
  • Month end Journals
  • Reconciliation of all credit card transactions with statements and posting
  • send reminders and copy invoices to clients in respect of outstanding debts.
  • Payroll
  • Credit control for the smaller companies
  • Sales invoicing for the smaller companies
  • prepare draft management accounts for the smaller companies.
  • Preparing the pay run


  • Preparation, review and submission of VAT returns.


  • analysis as required for annual accounts

Other ad hoc exercises as required.

Essential experience / skills

  • Experience of job costing environment,
  • understand principals of accruals and prepayments,
  • accounting to management accounts,
  • comfortable with different accounting systems.
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to have great attention to detail
  • Extremely organised
  • Timely in working to deadlines
  • experience of the PR or the broader marketing / professional services sector,
  • Strong Bookkeeping Skills
  • Intermediate to advanced in excel
  • Good Skills With Microsoft Office
  • Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills;

Desirable experience / skills

  • Knowledge of Paprika and Sage accounting systems,

Flexible Opportunities:

  • We are considering flexible working applicants
  • 25 hour week
  • Paying: £20-£25 per hour (depending on experience)

Please apply via the application method below.

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