Finance Assistant

£35000 - £40000 per annum
27 Sep 2019
27 Oct 2019
Will Fairhurst
Contract type
Full time

Based at the firm's UK office in central London, the successful applicant will be an integral part of the wider finance team. This is a broad and varied role which includes finance, operations & compliance. The role offers a lot of scope to grow within a rapidly expanding business.

Client Details

A private equity fund based in Central London. This role sits in their ideally located Central London headquarters. The offices are modern and the company has a great culture.


Key responsibilities

Reporting into the UK CFO, the successful applicant will have a broad range of responsibilities including:


  • Preparation of month end balance sheet reconciliations

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reporting data for corporate entities and funds

  • Expense reporting and monitoring

  • Assisting with annual budgeting, monthly variance analysis and reforecasting processes

  • Assisting external administrators with information requests

  • Direct interaction with finance management on a variety of issues

  • Ad hoc projects across the firm as required and providing the necessary support for answering any ad hoc queries and requests for analysis from the business

  • Assisting in ensuring management information is delivered in an accurate and timely manner

  • Payment processing

  • Office management assistance

  • Invoicing of facilities/service charges

  • Supplier payments and processing for Root Capital and Root Capital Support Services

  • Setting up bank payments

  • Looking after Company Secretarial filings for all LLP group and fund entities

  • Processing of expenses and credit cards

  • VAT returns


  • Keeping FCA compliance manual and procedures up to date, including anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, insider trading and conflict of interest policies - staying abreast of relevant changes

  • Provide compliance training to new starters, and ensure relevant filings and authorisations are made

  • Coordinating submissions from the portfolio companies to create the first draft of quarterly and annual compliance monitoring programme

  • Responsible for GDPR

  • Manage employee systems and files (holidays, absence, etc.)

  • Responsible for health and safety and any other employment compliance issues for Root

  • Manage supplier relationships, payments and contracts

  • Manage software infrastructure

  • Manage hardware infrastructure (telephony, laptops)

  • Manage IT spend


Qualifications / Requirements

  • Exceptional academic background; 2:1 degree or higher with A-B.

  • c. 1-3+ years within Finance/Accountancy in a broad role (similar to the above duties). Most prevalent in the role is the finance duties. If candidates have had exposure to ops & compliance too that is beneficial.

  • Strong Excel skills, attention to detail and robust numeracy are vital

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • A demonstrable ability to prioritize, multi-task and work to tight deadlines

  • Interest in learning accounting principles and double entry book keeping

  • SQL knowledge a plus but not a requirement

  • Knowledge of accounting software would be helpful but not essential

  • Interest in working in the financial services sector

  • Interest in broadening personal skill set in the context of a quickly growing finance function

Job Offer

Looking to pay around £35,000.

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