Accounts Assistant, IDC UK

Job Location UK-London
# of Openings


IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and Event Company.


Department Function

IDC UK is looking to fill the position for Accounts Assistant.  The postholder will be responsible for managing the transaction processing, accounting and financial reporting of those IDC companies and business units, administered by the Shared Service Centre. Providing accurate and timely monthly and annual management reports, as well as all other relevant financial data, to Business unit managers, EMEA management, IDC US, IDG as well as all appropriate external agencies. Ensure that all external customers and suppliers are serviced in an efficient and timely manner.


Job Purpose

Management of data to assist in preparation of the monthly financial and management accounting information and the efficient handling of accounts receivables and accounts payable including carrying out controls ensuring the efficient and correct running of the accounting function.

The area of responsibilities covers all countries and regions administered by the Shared Service Centre.


Main areas of responsibility associated with this role among others include:


Sales ledger:

  • Preparation of customer invoices.
  • Paper invoices as well as electronic invoicing on various customer portals.
  • Maintenance of customers electronic invoicing details database
  • Following up on missing PO’s/ complete paperwork in order to complete invoicing.
  • Monitor process for unbilled orders.

Credit Control:

  • EMEA Credit collection: proactive approach to contact clients for timely payment of invoices
  • Maintain control of aged debts in collaboration with local credit controller.
  • Monitor the risk full receivables in cooperation with the local offices and create action plan for collecting payment.
  • Maintenance of customer AP details database
  • Ensuring that provision for bad debts is sufficient.
  • Developing a management report, showing an analysis of the accounts receivable, so that management always is aware of any potential risks

Purchase ledger:

  • Ensure all invoices are entered accurately onto accounting system
  • Ensure appropriate authorization is present
  • Perform an initial check on the coding (account number/cost centre/etc.)
  • Ad hoc duties


  • College level qualification and currently training for professional accounting qualification would be desirable.
  • Fluency in English and one other European language is beneficial.
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a busy commercial finance department.
  • Experience working within tight deadlines would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, working with several other nationalities is a must.
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate ability to interact with sales departments in a professional, respectful and firm manner.


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