Global Counsel is seeking a London based Accounts Clerk to join its growing Finance Department.
This is a newly created role. The successful candidate will have similar experience within a growing multinational SME and able to provide support to head office and wider team across multiple offices.
The role reports directly to the Management Accountant (MA).
The successful candidate will provide support and practical operational assistance to the MA and wider team as well as working very closely with practice managers across the company.
Role and responsibilities (including but not limited to)
- Working closely with MA and others in the team to ensure all deadlines are met consistently, including month end, year end & audit deadlines.
- Matching, batching and processing purchase invoices into the accounts payable system, liaising with invoice approvers.
- Processing staff expenses and company credit card statements.
- Supplier statement & intercompany reconciliations.
- Preparing weekly suppliers and expenses payment runs.
- Attending to staff and suppliers’ queries in a timely manner.
- Daily bank and cash book reconciliation.
- Preparing and processing sales invoices and assisting with all aspects of credit control activities.
- Assisting with ad hoc month-end duties as directed by the Management Accountant.
- Overseeing ledgers and ensuring transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner.
- Assisting the finance team in the implementation and management of various system roll outs and data migrations (Expenses/card system, Purchase Order system, cloud-based accounting system and others).
- Providing hands-on cover for others in the team whenever necessary: assisting with data entry (sales/purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, credit control etc).
Skills and profile
- 1-2 years’ experiences within a similar role is essential.
- Experience of foreign currency transactions.
- Exposure to implementation of new procedures in response to business growth.
- High level of accuracy and attention to details.
- Able to work on own initiative and collaboratively with a strong proactive approach.
- Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be a team player.
- Capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience of purchase orders and staff expenses system and excellent understanding of purchase analysis codes and double entries.
- Experience of managing bank, cashbook and credit control functions.
- Good command of Sage 50 or similar cloud-based packages is desirable.
- Degree level qualification and CPA (or equivalent) student/finalist.
- Excellent written English and exposure to reporting and data visualisation software.
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential (e.g v-look up, pivot tables etc.)
- Prior experience of working in a consultancy business is desirable but not essential.
What’s in it for you?
- Professional development in a fast-growing company with multiple international offices.
- A competitive salary with 20 days’ holiday allowance, plus bank holidays and Christmas office closures.
- A full package of benefits including pension, health insurance, as well as social activities.
- Study support for CPA (or equivalent) qualification.
- This is a full-time, permanent role based in London with combination of office based and remote working as agreed by the line manager from time to time.
About Global Counsel
Global Counsel helps companies and investors across sectors to anticipate the ways in which politics, regulation and public policymaking create both risk and opportunity, and to develop and implement strategies to meet these challenges.
Our work is supported by high quality analytical content and collateral that is politically and economically informed and which builds quickly into executable strategy.
Our team is led by former public policymakers and political advisors with experience at the highest level of government. We have offices in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Singapore, and Doha and are supported by a network of partners in other key markets.
Global Counsel is committed to equal opportunities, respect and wellbeing for all staff and applicants for employment. We are committed to building a team that genuinely reflects the diversity of the places we work. We are committed to achieving a culture where there is regard for all and there is no place for discrimination and harassment of any type.
Our aim is for GC to be a company where all our staff have the opportunity to grow, develop, succeed and be their authentic selves whatever their sex, race, colour, class, religion, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, redundancy, leaves of absence, salary and training.