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Joe Goddard

I'm a Recruitment Consultant at Give A Grad A Go, focusing primarily on IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs. 

My area of expertise

My working background has been in retail and hospitality, which has definitely prepared me for the fast-paced nature of recruitment! I work on IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs, as well as a few Digital roles - ranging from Software Developers, to Support roles in high-growth tech startups.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

After returning from living abroad, I threw myself into the graduate job hunt. I came across Give A Grad A Go by chance when applying for different recruitment roles and after a brief courtship I came to work for them. I've not looked back since!

The worst job I've had

I spent one summer working as a Field Sports Camp Co-ordinator, putting on events across Suffolk for local kids who wanted to get active. It would have been a great job... if any kids turned up! Due to a mess up with the advertising, no one knew we were even running the camp.

Looking for finance graduate jobs in Hertfordshire and interested in working for one of the UK’s leading creative agencies? This Finance Assistant job could be the ideal role for you. With a book of clients that includes NBC Universal, YouTube, ITV and Google, you’ll get the chance to develop your accountancy skills at a forward-thinking and multi award-winning business.

Company profile

In this Finance Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a leading creative agency who deliver extraordinary live events and digital experiences on behalf of some of the biggest and best-known brands and organisations in the world. With offices in London, California and Hertford, they offer services in strategic communications, moving image, digital and project management. A globally renowned business, known for their unique service and out-of-the-box way of thinking, this impressive business have even won the award of “Agency of the Year” 7 times out of the last 10!

Job description

In this Finance Assistant graduate job, you will be joining the company’s finance team, working predominantly on purchase ledgers, invoicing and the reconciliation of supplier statements. Day to day, your role will also involve providing exceptional support to both the Purchase Ledger Supervisor and the wider finance team, which will include reporting and administration. You will need to be a proactive and highly organised graduate with some experience using accounting software, as you will be essential to the successful running of the finance department within this growing business.

Key responsibilities

In this Finance Assistant graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Matching purchase orders and invoices
  • Supplier statement reconciliations
  • Managing the purchase ledger inbox and the processing of invoices
  • Posting manual invoices to Sage 50
  • Dealing with supplier queries via email and on the phone
  • Supporting the Purchase Ledger Supervisor
  • Supporting the wider finance team with reporting and admin

So, what are we looking for?

  • Strong academic experience in a related financial discipline
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite including Excel
  • Experience using Sage 50
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Someone who performs well under pressure, and has the ability to maintain high levels of accuracy & adhere to high standards of quality when working to tight deadlines
  • Someone who is proactive and willing to take on more responsibility as and when needed
  • Great team working skills and a conscientious approach

What else is on offer?

  • A competitive starting salary of 20,000, plus discretionary bonus
  • Access to a robust pension and health care scheme
  • Discounted access to a number of amenities such a cycle to work or gym memberships, and mobile phone discounts
  • Flexible working hours
  • Christmas shutdown! – you’ll get an additional 3 days holiday over the festive period
  • The chance to work with a leading creative agency

Interested in accountancy graduate jobs in Hertfordshire and want to work for a leading creative agency? If you’re a proactive and organised graduate with Sage 50 experience, apply for this Finance Assistant job in Hertfordshire today.

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