US Accounting Associate

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Full-time

Start: ASAP

Department: Finance

Experience: 5+ Years

Compensation: Competitive

Reporting to the Financial Controller in London and the Head of the Americas in LA, you will be the sole point of contact for US transactional and statutory information.  A hands-on role, you will be the eyes and ears of the group Finance department, but also helping to develop the growing US business.

You are keen, flexible, yet thorough, with 5+ years experience working in a dynamic Finance department.  You will be articulate, confident, comfortable communicating with senior leadership and take direction when required.  You will be happy working in a small, hands-on environment. A keen interest in media and start-up experience will be a huge advantage. 


  • Processing of local invoices, petty cash and credit cards for multiple legal entities

  • Localising procedures for expenses, procurement and travel, and ensuring these are followed

  • Processing payroll

  • Close the monthly accounts for US legal entities, processing all transactions on our accounting package (currently Xero) and reporting these to group Finance

  • Assisting with setting overhead budgets, and reporting on monthly variances

  • Assisting with tax filing preparation, and ensuring all tax and statutory deadlines are met

  • Anything else as required by the Financial Controller or Head of the Americas


  • ACCA/CPA (or late state studier) preferred 

  • Proactive, self starter, willing to get stuck in

  • Attention to detail and being a completer-finisher

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Team player when needed, able to understand the bigger picture and how Finance’s inputs and outputs can affect the business

  • Able to prioritise in a fast moving, dynamic environment

  • Experience working with an international team is a plus

  • Advanced Excel skills

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