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Finance Assistant - Art Logistics (London)

Carnegie Consulting London, United Kingdom
Posted 6 days ago Hybrid Permanent GBP25000 - GBP28000 per annum
Finance Assistant - Art Logistics (London)

Finance Assistant - Art Logistics (London)

My client is a well renowned and market leading fine art handling, shipping and storage company in the UK and been around for more than 50 years. They have a world class reputation for providing solutions to the most complex art transport and installation challenge and are the agent of choice for the many national museums, art galleries and private collectors.

Reports to: Financial Controller

Location: London

Hybrid/Remote working: Yes

Hours of work: Full time

Job purpose:

This is a varied role sitting within a Finance team of six. At its core you will be working together with the Credit Controller, reviewing new customer accounts, issuing invoices and resolving any payment issues in line with the company's debtor management policies.

In addition, you will be responsible for updating FX rates used by both the Finance and commercial teams, reconciling foreign currency bank accounts, partnering with the Exhibitions planning team in their reporting needs as well as taking an active role in the month end close. This role would suit someone in the early stages of their career who is looking to gain a wide exposure to the Finance function within a commercial environment.

  • To own your own ledger of clients and ensure debt is managed and collected as per agreed credit terms using telephone, email and letter communications
  • Respond to client billing queries and liaise with internal parties, building rapport and resolving any outstanding matters
  • Basic credit checking of prospective clients, issuing invoices and opening new accounts
  • Assist with taking card payments and allocation of receipts on the accounting ledger
  • Update FX rates and produce the bank reconciliations for foreign currency accounts
  • Process trip expense requests and raise payments for ad hoc per diem claims
  • Check import VAT disbursements for accuracy and reconcile against HMRC statements
  • Assist the Exhibition planning department with reporting needs
  • Assist with ad hoc reports and projects as requested by Financial Controller
  • Assist in the provision of information for the annual audit
  • Provide holiday cover for other team members
  • Occasional working at our sister site in East London will be required

Skills & personal qualities

  • Highly numerate, organised and with excellent attention to detail
  • Computer literate, including good Excel skills
  • An accounting degree OR a desire to study towards an accountancy qualification - study support considered for a motivated candidate
  • Desire to progress with a career in Finance and learn new accounting skills
  • Confident and effective communicator with both clients and colleagues
  • Persistent character with the ability to follow procedures
  • Ability to manage time effectively and know when to escalate issues
  • Flexible and cooperative approach to work, ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Experience of working in an accounts department and using general ledger and payment software would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the firm's security programme and their role in it
  • Assist colleagues, customers and suppliers in resolving security issues and escalating where necessary
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Job ID  FINANCEASSISTANT/ART
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