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  • Assistant Accountant

  • Location: London, West London
  • Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
  • Job type: Temporary / Contract
  • Ref: JEC16884666
  • Recruiter: Jessica Corbett
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A large media and enterianment business is currently in search of an Assistant Accountant to join ASAP for a 12 month contract.

You will be responsible for the following:

Month end
* Position performs and is responsible for various program accounting duties including maintenance of the general ledger, and posting journal entries and monthly accruals
* Prepare and/or review Balance Sheet reconciliations for programming assets and liabilities and investigation and resolution of any anomalies
* Monitor the regional programming financial tracking and ensure any international buy-ins are correctly recharged.
* Set up and maintain program projects and budgets for programming contracts in SAP, as needed
* Quarterly review of potential programming write-offs and retirements
* Assist the Content Manager in providing detailed analysis and commentary for MOM, QTD and YTD amortisation variances.
* Demonstrate and maintain high standards of accountability to deliver superior quality financial information on timely basis to Manager/Director.
* Work across divisional lines on a global team to resolve accounting and closing issues and work closely with FP&A/Programming to make required entries and adjustments.
* Oversee analysis of content payables balances ensuring balances are correctly accounted for
* Investigation of any anomalies
* High level review of assets capitalised to ensure all coding and keys are appropriate and correct
* Reporting of accrued contracts to Programming teams and timely investigation of outstanding items

Daily
* Reviewing contracts, reviewing cost allocation, and ensure all expense profiles have been set-up correctly in SAP in line with contractual terms and accounting policy
* Oversee the timely processing of contracts in SAP to ensure payments can be made within contractual terms

Controls and Procedures
* Continuous improvement and development of processes, controls and reporting
* Monitor and review control procedures over the purchases of programme rights
* Support development of systems, tools, and processes to facilitate efficient and accurate analysis
* Ensure SOX compliance and appropriate administration and documentation for the Global Content Accounting function, including liaison with internal and external auditors.
* Thorough documentation of controls and processes

Prior experience of the above or similar will be necessary. In addition, a background or interest in the media sector would be beneficial, and knowledge of SAP would also be useful.

Due to the urgent nature of this role, early application is advised. You must be available to start immediately.

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