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Job Details

Travel Accountant

Job title: Travel Accountant
Contract type: Contract
Location: London
Industry: Tour Operators
Reference: TY23518
Contact name: Tony Yerasimou
Contact email: Tony@tmstalent.co.uk
Job description

Travel Accountant - 6 month contract

Central London

Base Salary to £45,000 + Benefits

My client is leading luxury travel company specialising in high end worldwide travel destinations

Their accounting team has quickly grown extensively over the last year and the Travel Accountant will be working closely with their team members and collaborating with other teams and international offices to ensure timely and accurate handling of their accounts.

The Travel Accountant must have a minimum of 3 years accountancy experience in a similar role.

Travel industry experience is not essential but is certainly an advantage.

Please note this role is an initial 6 month contract with the view to go permanent

Travel Accountant Key Responsibilities

  • Handling bank reconciliations, sales and purchase ledger
  • Double entry bookkeeping and understands the importance of accurate cut off procedures
  • Staying on top of multiple bank accounts, in multiple currencies, and making international payments
  • Managing substantial deferred income and deferred costs
  • Managing accounts manually for Hong Kong office
  • Suggesting more efficient working methods
  • Working confidentially, e g. collating payroll data for bureau

Travel Accountant Experience and Competencies Required

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • An high-level of accounting ability all around, very comfortable with all of the above
  • Good spreadsheet skills to manually manage accounts
  • Fastidious with excellent attention to detail and determined always to be on top of things, particularly during busy periods (eg. Auditing/payroll periods)
  • Strong written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills; able to interact and collaborate with a wide range of people both in and outside of Accounts
  • Preferably comfortable with using the Xero accounting package
  • Knowledge of Travel Agent’s Margin Scheme for VAT would be advantageous
  • Capable of growing along with this fast expanding business

Travel Accountant Experience and Competencies Required

  •  Base salary to £45,000 depending on experience
  • 22 days holidays
  • Pension
  • Discounted travel

To apply for this Travel Accountant role, please email your CV to tony@tmstalent.co.uk  or contact me on 0207 812 3820 for additional information

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