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Finance Assistant

Salary £35,000
Location London, Shoreditch
Job Type Permanent
Size 20-50
Job overview
Looking for Graduate Finance Assistant or Accounting opportunities in London? Interested in R&D, consulting and the not-for profit sectors and want to work with of the UK’s leading financial consultancies? Apply to this Finance Assistant role in London today!

Looking for Graduate Finance Assistant or Accounting opportunities in London? Interested in R&D, consulting and the not-for-profit sectors and want to work with of the UK’s leading financial consultancies? Apply to this Finance Assistant role in London today!

Company profile - Financial Consultancy

In this Finance Executive role in London, you will be joining the London offices of a fast-growing, innovative group of companies whose mission is to provide the ultimate business growth environment for the companies they work with. Currently, these include:

  • R&D Consulting firm
  • Technical Reporting Writing Services business
  • A start-up technology platform connecting young leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Next Generation Leaders Membership Organisation Not-for-profit

They provide a variety of support services to the various entities depending on their maturity and demands. These include; strategy planning, financial support, business planning, business inception and infrastructure building. Their company vision is to empower innovative businesses in the UK to continue to grow and succeed. This is an ambitious goal and achieving it requires an equally ambitious team. Their growth trajectory suggests they're onto something big and they're looking for exceptional people, excited by the prospect of building something that matters, to join the team.

Job description – Finance Assistant

In this Finance Assistant role in London, you will work closely with the Group Head of Finance as well as working on projects with the founder. This role will see you getting involved in all aspects of the financial operations of this group and gaining exposure to a range of projects. In this role you can expect close training and mentoring from the Head of Finance as well as sponsorship for professional qualifications. See the full range of responsibilities below!

Key responsibilities – Finance Assistant

In this Finance Assistant job, your responsibilities will include:

Accounting function

  • Reconciling all daily transactions from the bank account into Xero
  • Ensuring that Xero is up to date, accurate and fully reconciled
  • Issuing sales invoices
  • Owning the aged debtors listing, reviewing debtor days and acting as credit control
  • Processing of supplier invoices, staff expenses and obtaining documentation to support all bank transactions
  • Preparing monthly calculations for accrued/deferred income adjustments
  • Setting up bi-weekly payment runs ready for approval
  • Supporting with the preparation of cash flow forecasts and monitoring their accuracy
  • Assisting with monthly payroll preparation, setting payments up on the bank and posting monthly payroll journals
  • Suggesting changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency and cost reductions

Reporting function

  • Assist Group Head of Finance with the monthly management accounts by preparing reconciliations of key balance sheet items, including prepayments and accruals
  • Assist with the year-end accounts process

Job requirements – Finance Assistant

  • 2:1 from a top University (Ideally finance, accounting, economics, maths or similar)
  • Commercial experience within an accounting role
  • Ideally studying towards the AAT qualification
  • Experience of working with an accounting software, preferably Xero
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise with excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Strong Excel skills

Benefits of the job – Finance Assistant

  • A great starting salary of £35,000 + 25% annual bonus!
  • Fantastic Central London offices (expect a mixture of working from home in addition to office work)
  • Sponsorship for professional qualifications
  • Three company-wide shut-downs throughout the year!
  • An onboarding budget to ensure you’ve got your perfect work set up.
  • Health insurance that includes physical, mental, optical and dental care.
  • Huge potential for career progression and growth.

Looking for Finance Assistant opportunities in London and want to join a rapidly growing business group in the heart of the city? If you’re an ambitious graduate with great analytical skills, apply for this Finance Assistant position in London today!

Give A Grad a Go is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or other. We are continually finding ways to improve the way we work, read our Diversity and Inclusion promise for more information about this.

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Luke Owen Edmunds
Team Lead & Key Account Manager