Accounting Administrative Assistant

  • 12 July
  • England - Hertfordshire
  • CDI
Job title: Assistant Financial Accountant
Hours of work: 09:30 - 17:30
Role Type: Permanent
Grade: E
Service Line- Financial Accounting & Reporting

Key components This financial accounting and reporting role offers the opportunity to provide financial support in the adoption of a new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 16) relating to lease accounting. This role also offers the opportunity to provide support in preparing for overseas audits as required. The role will require the successful candidate to work alongside other members of the UK Financial Accounting & Reporting team and also develop relationships with members of the wider KPMG Business Services team. The role is based in Watford.

Key responsibilities

Lease accounting:
? Populating new software with details of all leases that the firm is a party to, whether property, car or IT related;
? Maintaining details of those leases within the software to ensure that reporting generated is based on latest information at all times;
? Performing monthly and quarterly accounting entries for management and financial reporting purposes;
? Generating monthly, quarterly and annual reporting in support of accounting entries and financial reporting disclosures.
Providing support to the team in preparation for overseas audits:
? Extraction of core SAP data, related to either engagements or entities;
? Maintaining excel based calculations supporting overseas reporting, reflecting manual post-SAP adjustments, including but not limited to those relating to reporting in different currencies, at different period ends and under different GAAP;
? Collating all underlying support for overseas substantive audits, including but not limited to sales invoices, engagement letters, staff contracts, third party cost invoices.
Assisting in other ad hoc projects on process and technical issues as appropriate.

Personal skills We are looking for a talented individual who is a good team player and has strong interpersonal skills. Specific requirements for the role include:

? Good communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with members of the wider KBS team;
? Care with detail;
? Flexibility and commitment with a focus on quality and delivery;
? Ability to deal with tight deadlines effectively, prioritising appropriately, and to handle changing priorities;
? Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint skills and a good working knowledge of the firm's financial systems.