Hamilton Fraser are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Accountant to join the team the successful applicant will report in to the group management accountant and will assist in the preparation of monthly Management Information as well as provide support to the Finance function in daily tasks and designing, communicating and implementing process improvements.

Key duties & responsibilities:

Month end accounting

  • Create and maintain main monthly journal upload
  • Post cash book and petty cash book into Sage
  • Update and maintain all balance sheet reconciliations and schedules
  • Prepare month end pack for sign off by Group Management Accountant
  • Create and maintain Fixed Asset Register


Subsidiary accounting

  • Prepare monthly accounts for HFIS plc subsidiary companies PRS and CMP
  • Maintain monthly accounting, invoicing and reconciling JCCP accounts


Bank and petty cash accounts & reconciliations 

  • Preparing bank payment instructions including weekly sweep and bank charges/interest
  • Authorisation of payments on Barclays.Net
  • Daily bank reconciliations of all HFIS accounts
  • Maintenance and reconciliation of petty cash system


Client money

  • Maintain monthly FCA Client Money calculation ensuring best practice is followed


Budget & forecast

  • Assist the Group Management Accountant in the annual budget process and quarterly forecasting process



  • Create and maintain a month end process manual for HFIS plc group accounting

We’d like you to have:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience of working within small to medium sized finance functions, preferably obtained within a regulatory environment
  • Proficient on Sage accountancy packages
  • High level of computer literacy, including ability to use Microsoft Office programs
  • Part qualified or actively studying for a recognised accountancy qualification (AAT/ACCA)




  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday + bank holiday
  • Flexitime
  • Private healthcare for you and dependents (after one year’s service)
  • Season ticket loans
  • Rental deposit loans


About Hamilton Fraser:

Hamilton Fraser are an award winning leader in the property insurance market. We administer the mydeposits tenancy deposit scheme, offer financial, legal and redress services as well as being the UK’s largest supplier of cosmetic insurance. We’re growing rapidly by acquisition and market share and have an extensive portfolio of impressive brands, our office is a hive of activity. Located in Borehamwood, with fantastic transport links, we have a dynamic, agile and fun environment where you can expect to develop your career at an accelerated pace and be generously rewarded for your efforts.