Finance Manager

£45,000 - £60,000
London, Hackney


Alex Anderson

My current role within Give A Grad A Go is as a Recruitment Consultant for the Corporate Desk. I work mostly on technology and digital graduate jobs, often within emerging markets like FinTech, PropTech and EdTech.

My area of expertise

The Corporate Desk works predominantly within the financial realm, but often in combination with innovative, high-growth indsutries like FinTech and InsurTech. I work on a range of graduate jobs within these industries - from IT roles to Business Development and Project Manager graduate jobs - meaning that I get to speak to a number of very different candidates on a daily basis!

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Having worked in Executive Search, I knew that I enjoyed interacting with people, building strong relationships, and being able to help candidates find a job they love! I was unsure about going into mainstream recruitment, but having looked at my background Give A Grad A Go invited me in to meet the team. I immediately fell in love with the company culture, the people and the various ways in which Give A Grad A Go goes the extra mile to help candidates secure their dream career. Following a successful set of interviews, here I am!

The worst job I've had

I can honestly say that I've been lucky enough to have enjoyed every one of my previous roles - from working over the summer at McDonald's after my A-Levels, to leading a team and training at new cafe openings within M&S, I have worked with some amazing people and look back fondly at every experience.

If you're looking for finance jobs in London and you’re interested in joining one of the UK’s most exciting tech startups, you're in luck – this rapidly growing e-commerce business is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join their team.

Company profile

In this Finance Manager job, you will be joining a fast-growing mobile phone accessories company, whose recent blockbuster crowdfunding campaign raised over $2.4 million in pre-orders. Following an incredibly successful 2018, they are now looking to increase their retail exposure by targeting major department stores and e-commerce sites around the world. As they plan to launch a series of new product ranges this year, they are also looking to build up their team - and are in search of a Finance Manager to join them.

Job description

In this Finance Manager job, you will be reporting in to the Senior Finance Manager as well as working closely with the COO, external tax and accountancy advisors, and other teams as needed. As the second finance hire, you will be key to helping the finance team as it continues to grow over the next year (at least one more anticipated hire) and be key in managing additional finance hires. As an integral part of this early stage start up, you’ll also have unlimited opportunity to grow with the business and have a real tangible impact in all areas, not just finance.

Key responsibilities

In this Finance Manager job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with and supporting the Senior Finance Manager in continuing to build a comprehensive management reporting and variance analysis
  • Developing and maintaining financial controls and delivering tax compliance submissions
  • Processing, formulating and analysing large volumes of revenue sales data each month, ensuring they are in perfect condition for monthly reporting, VAT returns and for any other purposes as required
  • Preparation of the monthly cost of sales calculations for each revenue stream, enabling the Senior Finance Manager’s easy review
  • Liaising with logistics to understand any inconsistencies or variances in the data
  • Weekly payment reconciliations and monthly sales data imports and accruals
  • Helping to train a future junior hire, and review their work
  • Assisting in all other monthly reporting requirements, e.g. manual journals for any one-off transactions, with a view to take ownership of these thereafter. Analyse trends and liaise with other teams (retail / commercial / logistics) to understand what is driving the numbers
  • Working with the Senior Finance Manager and the COO to improve cross China-UK team financial processes and controls, with the aim of improving reporting data quality
  • Being fully involved from with the intended ERP system implementation during 2019 to ensure smooth transition from the current accounting system and month end processes
  • Review tax allocations of invoices on Xero for consistency of categorisation.

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 degree in a STEM or finance related discipline from a top university
  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified with 2-4+ years’ experience in an e-commerce centric business
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with experience of monthly accounting processes and preparing financial results, including full reconciliation of all control accounts and balance sheet items, month end journals and payroll adjustments.
  • You’ll also have experience in preparing P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow reports themselves or assisted in this process
  • Good understanding of VAT rules for manufacturing / e-commerce business and experience in preparing VAT returns (or collecting required data for them
  • Significant experience using accounting software, Xero or similar
  • Advanced Excel and Google Sheets knowledge - you will need to be capable of both following and creating advanced formula to manipulate and analyse data sets
  • Someone who is at ease checking large complex data sets (from different sources) for inconsistencies
  • Experience of ERP software/ implementation

What else is on offer?

  • A highly competitive starting salary of between 45,000 – 60,000, depending on experience
  • Your own personal work laptop
  • A sociable and collaborative co-working space in an ideal location
  • Huge opportunities for progression
  • The chance to join a high-growth startup in the midst of global expansion
  • A sociable team with free beer on tap, happy hour Thursdays and regular team outings!
  • The chance to join an exciting tech startup with an innovative product under their belt

Looking for finance jobs in London, and want to join a leading mobile accessory business? If you have 2-4 years in a similar finance role, apply for this Finance Manager job in London today!

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Sponsorship Sales Manager - B2B

£30,000 - £40,000 (OTE £60k)

Looking for sales jobs in London and want to work for one of the UK’s leading corporate events organisers? This technology-focused conference producer is seeking a Sponsorship Manager with 2-3 years’ B2B sales experience, to join their team.

Company profile

In this Sponsorship Manager job, you will be joining a independent conference producer who specialise in the European clean energy sector. With the mission to promote and deliver the drive for clean energy, they have been delivering content-rich, conversation-starting events for the last 8 years. With ambitious growth plans already in place, as well as a unique market position with high repeat business rate, they are looking for a Sponsorship Manager to join their team and lead the charge for clean energy.

Job description

In this Sponsorship Manager job, you will be responsible for driving sponsorship and exhibition revenues across the company’s portfolio of 20 events. With a proven track record of event sponsorship sales, you will be researching and reaching out to new and existing clients to engage, find out about their changing needs, and gain an understanding of how participating in the discussion for cleaner energy can benefit their business and the wider world. You will need to have 2-3 years’ experience in B2B sponsorship or delegate sales, as well as a passion for clean energy – as you’ll be tasked with effectively selling the events, as well as managing the sales pipeline.

Key responsibilities

In this Sponsorship Manager job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding new topics, industries, market audiences and potential suppliers quickly
  • Identifying key businesses in order to build and maintain a healthy pipeline of qualified leads
  • Exceeding agreed revenue targets for each conference and maximising revenue from each brand new deal as well as previous sponsors
  • Account management of current clients including forward selling
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior level decision makers
  • Making a minimum of 50 cold calls and 10 effective conversations per day
  • Writing bespoke sponsorship packages as well as some marketing and copywriting
  • Arranging and conducting face-to-face client meetings
  • Working closely with the marketing, production and operations teams
  • Proactively keeping abreast of the latest trends in consultative selling through books, newsletters, webinars and forums as well as having internal coaching to improve your skills

So, what are we looking for?

  • Ideally, a 2.1 or higher in a technology / engineering / business-related subject
  • 2-3 years’ of experience in B2B sales across sponsorship or delegate sales
  • A passion for clean energy and environmental change is a must!
  • A professional, calm, courteous and friendly manner
  • The ability to influence and persuade senior decision makers, as well as close high-ticket sales with ease
  • Insightful problem solving, with the ability to handle objections with confidence and ease
  • Resilience – someone who thrives in a high-pressure, deadline driven, target focused environment
  • Someone who enjoys rising to challenges and stays focused on solutions

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of 30,000 - 40,000, with uncapped commission (OTE 60k+)
  • Internal and external training from day one that will help you to develop your career
  • A collaborative and results driven work environment that rewards both socially and professionally
  • Regular work drinks
  • Ideally located offices In Euston

Looking for sponsorship sales jobs in London and want to earn OTE of up to 60k? If you are a real go-getter with a great entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy interacting with people, apply for this Sponsorship Manager (B2B Sales) job in London today!

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Team Assistant

£21,000 - £25,000

Looking for team assistant graduate jobs in London, and want to join a leading global executive search company based in the centre of the city? With high-profile clients including Coca-Cola, Amazon and Spotify on their books, this top firm are continuing to grow fast – and are now in need of an organised and personable Team Assistant to join them.

Company profile

In this Team Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a creative and collaborative global executive search company. Founded in 2006 by three partners with a background in recruitment, they set out to create an executive search company which works with the senior executives and directors in the global media and communications sector. Working with some of the world’s leading brands, they have set a high standard in the world of executive search & recruitment.

Job description

In this Team Assistant graduate job, you will play an integral role in the growth of the company. You will be given a range of responsibilities, including assisting the founder, organising board meetings, managing the office and supporting the team – meaning that you will need to be able to manage your time effectively in order to assist with the day-to-day running of the business. To be successful in this role it is essential that you are confident, proactive and determined - as you will be the point of contact for multiple stakeholders, dealing with CEOs and directors on a daily basis as well as directly supporting the founder.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Assisting the founder with the smooth and efficient running of diaries
  • Being the first point of contact for the Founder dealing with questions and responding to enquiries
  • Liaising with clients (communications companies, broadcast agencies, advertising agencies and so on) and building effective relationships with CEOs and PAs
  • Helping the Global CEO with the organization of board meetings and preparing packs efficiently and confidentially
  • Helping draft presentations and briefs for meetings
  • Booking internal and external meetings (including high level executive candidates, CEO’s etc), arranging travel and diary management for the founder
  • Keeping up to date with industry news and relaying to the founder and other relevant teams
  • Supporting search activities (market maps, online search)
  • Liaising with clients and building relationships with senior members, both internally and externally
  • Organising third party meetings with tact and discretion and leading on the candidate aftercare process
  • Being the point of contact for office management (including travel, tech support and building management)
  • Taking responsibility for birthdays, events and company updates

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 from a good university
  • A passion to learn more about the digital industry
  • 3 months’ corporate experience
  • A great relationship builder
  • The ability to work proactively and independently
  • A readiness to take the day-to-day lead in supporting the wider team with account activity
  • Ideally, some experience within an Office Manager, Personal Assistant or Team Assistant role

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of 21,000 - 25,000, depending on experience
  • The opportunity to work closely with senior people in the digital industry and learn all there is to know about media, marketing and communications in the UK, EMEA and globally
  • A wealth of responsibility and autonomy
  • Fantastic offices in West London
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 25 days holiday, plus the offices close over Christmas and New Year!
  • The chance to join a sociable and close-knit team who have a wealth of knowledge

Looking for office manager graduate jobs in London and want to join a leading executive search company? If you’re a highly personal graduate with ambition in abundance, apply for this Team Assistant graduate job in London today!

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Junior Analyst


Looking for analyst graduate jobs in London, and want to join a leading tanker owner and operator based in West London? One of the world’s biggest liquid cargoes companies are on the lookout for a methodical and ambitious Junior Analyst – could it be you?

Company profile

In this Junior Analyst graduate job, you will be joining a multi-national owner and operator of chemical tankers. Based in London, they run a fleet of tankers focusing on the Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) trade in West Africa (WAF) and international markets. They pride themselves on providing their clients with secure, efficient, cost effective, and flexible transportation of refined petroleum products.

Job description

In this Junior Analyst graduate job, you will be joining the company’s London office, and working within the chartering department. Day to day, your tasks will include collating reports, creating forecasts and analysing global shipping markets – so you’ll be required to use your analytical skills across a range of different duties. This multi-faceted role will provide an exceptional entry-level opportunity for a driven and methodical individual to be part of a dynamic, fast paced and rapidly growing company with plenty of scope for internal progression.

Key responsibilities

In this Junior Analyst graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating reports and forecasts for the department
  • Liaising with group companies and departments to collate reports
  • Analysing the global commercial shipping markets
  • Assisting the chartering team as required
  • Tracking and project managing new business opportunities
  • Monitoring voyage performance and feeding back any commercial / customer issues

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline i.e. Business Management, Economics or IT
  • Demonstrating willingness to take ownership and accountability
  • Strong communications skills and stakeholder engagement abilities are essential
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Someone with an appetite for continuous improvement
  • The ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Good organisational skills, systematic and process driven
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with reporting and data analysis is desirable
  • Previous experience in similar role would be advantageous

What else is on offer?

  • A competitive starting salary of 22,500
  • Real scope for career progression within a multi-national company
  • Pension scheme and private healthcare
  • Discretionary annual bonus and regular salary reviews

Looking for junior analyst graduate jobs in London, and interested in joining a leading tanker owner and operator? If you’re an analytical graduate with an interest in shipping, apply for this Junior Analyst graduate job in London today.

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