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Salary: £29k per year
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: DG Partnership
Category: Accountancy Jobs

Assistant Accountant (UK&EU) – £29,000 p/a + Benefits – London, UK

The Role

At Affordable Art Fair, we are looking for a motivated Assistant Account for the UK and Europe region to join our close-knit team. Reporting to the Financial Controllers in the UK and Europe, you will take on a host of responsibilities and take on an exciting role as we continue to grow. This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a fresh challenge and develop your career with us!

The key responsibilities of an Assistant Accountant include, but are not limited to:

  • Bookkeeping under the direction of the Financial Controllers
  • Maintaining the sales ledger, creating invoices, posting receipts, banking cheques for three UK fairs and five European Fairs per year
  • Maintaining the purchase ledger, generating supplier payment runs, posting payments
  • Taking responsibility for credit control, contacting customers to ensure the prompt payment of sales invoices
  • Disbursing petty cash and performing reconciliations
  • Supporting Financial Controllers with pre and post fair accounting tasks
  • Helping with payroll entries and VAT administration
  • Performing general bookkeeping for Will’s Art Warehouse, our art gallery
  • Dealing with and maintaining the AAF Gift Voucher and Wedding List Scheme
  • Performing other ad hoc duties as they arise, as directed by The Financial Controllers


The Company

The Affordable Art Fair offers a relaxed and welcoming environment in which art-lovers could browse and buy 1000s of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints. Our 13 fairs around the world welcome over 210,000 visitors per year, who can take their pick from a mix of local, national and international galleries showcasing a huge array of artworks by established artists and rising stars, all priced under £6,000/€7,500/$10,000.

We hold fairs in London, New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Brussels, Singapore, Milan, Stockholm and Melbourne. Each unique fair is the ideal day out with family and friends, filled with a creative smorgasbord of artist performances, innovative talks and tours, hands-on workshops, live music and irresistible restaurants and bars.

The Benefits

The benefits of being an Assistant Accountant are:

  • Competitive base salary + workplace pension
  • Study support + healthcare
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • European travel

The Person

The key skills and qualities of an Assistant Accountant:

  • Prior experience in a bookkeeping role
  • A keen interest in a finance career
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English, with a personable and professional phone manner
  • Strong organisation and time-management skills, able to prioritise tasks and maintain a superior attention to detail
  • Competent using computers; advanced Excel skills are advantageous

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

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