Assistant Accountant

22 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity for an assistant or part-qualified accountant who is looking to take the next step in their career. You will have responsibility for for intercompany monitoring, supporting month end close, assisting with the preparation of VAT Returns, and other reporting and analysis.

Specific duties:

Accounting and control:
  • Preparing and processing journal entries in general ledger
  • Reconciliation and monitoring of intercompany transactions
  • Processing UK GAAP entries in general ledger
  • Monthly reconciliation of specific balance sheet accounts
  • Analysis of various general ledger transactions and account balances as required
  • Assisting with PWC audit queries

VAT Reporting:
  • Analysis of sales and purchase transactional data
  • Preparation of regular bi-monthly / quarterly VAT Returns for the UK, Ireland, and South Africa entities
  • Running PeopleSoft VAT reports and queries
  • Review VAT coding of sales and purchase invoices as required to ensure accuracy of underlying records feeding into the VAT Returns

General Activities:
  • Submission of national statistical surveys
  • Adhoc reporting /activities when required


It is important that you have experience in the following:
  • Experience completing of VAT returns (PE method preferable)
  • Experience of large computerised general ledger system
  • Strong general accounting knowledge (particularly double entry)
  • Experience of balance sheet account reconciliation, and control
  • Confidence to interact with senior management
  • Strong Excel skills

  • AAT / CAT qualification, or part qualified ACCA / ACA / CIMA

Nice to haves:
  • Financial services industry experience.
  • Experience of working in an FSA regulated environment.
  • Experience of using PeopleSoft general ledger system.

About Us:

DST is a leading provider of specialised technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. We enable clients to transform complexity into strategic advantage by helping them continually stay ahead of and capitalise on ever-changing customer, business, and regulatory requirements in the world's most demanding industries.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, DST is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DST), employing over 16,000 talented people globally.

In March 2017, DST acquired International Financial Data Services (IFDS) in the UK and Ireland; making DST a leading provider of investor and policyholder administrative services to the funds, insurance and wealth management industries.

DST employs circa 5,000 people across 12 locations in the UK and Ireland

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