Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £22,000 - £28,000
Reference: TG234a
Contact Name: Tom Garratt
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 01, 2017 09:08

Job Description

Finance Assistant

This is an incredibly varied and challenging role suited to either a graduate or somebody with 1 or 2 years’ experience. You will need to be a commercially minded individual with good initiative, and willing to bring ideas and improvements to the business.

As a finance assistant, your duties will include:

Contract Management

  • Responsible for checking to ensure both internal and external compliance, issuing, tracking and electronically filing client, contractor and permanent placement contracts
  • New contractor induction process
  • Client invoicing and factoring
  • Contractor Payroll
  • Data Quality checking and updating the recruitment team using a nightly automated report
  • Ad-hoc internal audits to constantly improve on process and best-practice


  • Input of all invoices into Xero
  • Monthly management accounts including variance analysis against budget
  • Day to day management of accounting system
  • Maintaining a forward order book
  • Credit Control
  • Review and management of factoring accounts (including credit limits/drawdowns)
  • Credit checking of new customers
  • Supplier management (contract renewals/invoices/payments, evaluating best value and necessity)
  • Staff expense approval and payment
  • Ad hoc projects


  • Huge influence in GDPR project that is upcoming including data integrity and compliance
  • Office management and low-level HR related issues

You will be a highly motivated finance and accounting or law graduate or be working towards an accounting qualification, looking to work in a very fast-moving international organisation. You will be highly numerical with a strong attention to detail with a drive to want to improve back office operations. You will need to be comfortable working in a high energy, fast paced recruitment environment.

Benefits: Extended 90 min “gym lunch”, drinks fridge, free fruit/nespresso coffee, health cash plan, Friday 3pm finish

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