Assistant Regional Accountant - Europe

Finance Division London, United Kingdom


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Assistant Regional - Europe Accountant is part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate accounting function, providing day-to-day bookkeeping support for the Network and assisting in the reporting of departmental budgets.

Employment Type: Temporary Contract (12 Months)
Hourly Rate: £20.00 – £22.00

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • High volume multi-currencies invoice entry, payments and remittance advice
  • Maintain an efficient and accurate accounting function
  • Provide day-to-day bookkeeping support for the company
  • Verify calculations and input codes in to the accounting system in an accurate manner
  • Ensure all invoices and expenses claims have the necessary approval and supporting documents attached
  • Reconciliation of supplier’s statements, accounts and related queries
  • Ensure all scanning and filing is done in a timely and accurate manner
  • Prepare for BACS, and Telegraphic Bank Transfer (TT) payment
  • Make sure all accounts are up to date and reconciled at all times
  • Receive, log, and distribute the Finance department invoices arriving via post or email
  • Assist Financial Controller/ Senior Accountant in various other task on a day to day basis

Job Requirements / Qualifications:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in the same or equivalent position
  • Minimum Accounting degree and actively studying towards AAT/ ACCA/ CIMA
  • ERP system experience is essential, SAP or Sage line 50 will be preferable
  • Team player; Microsoft excel skills
  • Strong organization and administrative skills, including proven ability to prioritize and work to deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High standard of customer service, providing prompt and accurate information when dealing with employees and suppliers
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to handle a large database of suppliers/freelancers account