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Accounts Assistant
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Role Overview:

Reporting to the Finance Manager - Accounting, we are looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant.  The individual will be an integral part in the production of both the UK Meeting and Online businesses month end results.  They will be required to maintain key reconciliations and provide support to the Finance Department and wider Weight Watchers community.


In addition, this role is one of the main business partners for the UK based marketing team.  This involves monthly review meetings with the FP&A and Marketing teams and plays a key part in the support the marketing department manage their spend.


Key Responsibilities:

  • This role is responsible for the production of the Online businesses monthly results, including the management of the whole companies balance sheet, including:
    • Bank accounts
    • Prepayments
    • Intercompany balances
    • Accruals
    • Fixed assets
  • Management of some of the key UK Meetings business balance sheet reconciliations, including prepayments
  • Support the month end close process, Prepare & post journal entries for accruals, prepayments and other accounting entries across both businesses
  • Responsible for intercompany invoicing for the ‘Online’ business 
  • Playing a key role in meeting internal and external audit requirements as well as assisting in the interim & yearend audit process.
  • Business partner with the FP&A and Marketing teams to ensure spend is managed correctly.
  • Work with the wider business to manage the spend for other cost lines within the P&L.
  • Prepare the quarterly VAT return for the Online business and support the UK VAT reporting process through completion of the monthly intrastat submissions.
  • Able to offer support, to the wider community, as needed.
  • Assist with Ad hoc reporting requirements


Key Skills/Competencies:

  • Highly experienced Accounts Assistant AAT qualified
  • Proven understanding of accounting principles and able to confidently manage both balance sheet and P& L accounting entries. 
  • Extensive experience in preparing accounting entries and excellent reconciliation skills.
  • An analytical mind and a high degree of accuracy are essential
  • An ability to think differently, to question issues, be unafraid to ask challenging questions and demonstrate a thoughtful approach to problem solving. 
  • An energetic team player, able to use his/her initiative, prioritize and manage workloads to tight deadline & under pressure.
  • Able to communicate clearly & confidently, both orally and in the written word.
  • Knowledge of Oracle is desirable
  • Competent use of Excel. 
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