Accounts Assistant

Job Location(s) UK-London
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Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

About the role:

The Staff Accountant, reporting to the Accounting Manager, is responsible for a broad range of activities relating to Forrester’s European subsidiaries.


  • Manage the month-end close process for the relevant entities, which involves completing the monthly balance sheet reconciliations and P&L analysis. 
  • Complete bank reconciliations, accruals schedules, and intercompany transactions.
  • Prepare and post the journals relating to respective entities.
  • Complete the periodic VAT returns. 
  • Submit monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • Assist with ad hoc financial analysis as needed. 
  • Assist in preparation of monthly payroll for respective entities.
  • Provide items to assist with the requirements of statutory auditors and tax filings.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Forrester is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring. Our product is our intellectual capital, so we welcome and reward intellectual excellence, curiosity, and sophisticated thinking and look for:
  • Experience working as an accounts assistant or within a similar role preferred.
  • Someone with outstanding interpersonal, communication, and business partnering skills.
  • Someone who works well independently and as part of a team.
  •  Good working knowledge of financial applications (PeopleSoft experience a plus) and other desktop applications (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Someone who is confident, flexible, self-motivated, and energetic.
  • A high level of attention to detail and a logical and organised approach.


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Forrester Research is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment.

Data Protection

The information provided by you in this application will be used for the purposes of recruitment and, for successful applicants only, for personnel administration and management purposes and to comply with the employer’s obligations regarding the retention of employee records. If your application is unsuccessful, Forrester Research, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or service providers (collectively “Forrester”) will retain your personal information on secure file solely to consider you for future recruitment opportunities.

By submitting your resume/CV, you consent to Forrester’s retention of the information provided on a secure file for personnel administration and management purposes and/or in order to consider you for future employment opportunities and to the transfer of the information provided to:

Forrester’s offices in the US and other countries outside the European Economic Area; and 
Service providers engaged by Forrester for the purposes of processing applications for employment who may be located outside the European Economic Area.



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