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Finance Assistant

full-time SamKnows London

SamKnows is the global leader in internet performance measurement. We’ve been collecting data since 2008 on all manner of metrics, from how good Netflix performance is to figure out why Fortnite isn’t working for gamers. The SamKnows Finance Team oversees all aspects of the company’s finances from day-to-day bookkeeping right through to preparing management packs for strategic and financial planning & analysis.

That’s where you come in. Working closely with the Head of Finance, David Robinson, you will be given exposure to all financial aspects of the company. Your day-to-day responsibilities for areas such as bookkeeping, account reconciliations and cash monitoring & credit control, will be supplemented with project and other added value work.

For hard-working, determined and responsible candidates, we will provide the environment and opportunity to thrive. As we’re always keen to hear new ideas and feedback on processes, someone who is happy to instigate change and motivated to make things better is essential.

Best of all, SamKnows is the place to change a job into a career. SamKnows is eager to provide opportunities to willing and capable candidates to progress their role and to take on additional responsibility and autonomy.

For the right candidate, we will offer the following:

  • Competitive remuneration package including pension and medical care
  • In house training & support including a direct working relationship with the head of finance
  • Exposure to all financial aspects of the business
  • Opportunity to attend external training and personal development courses
  • Potential support towards undertaking of ongoing or additional finance related qualifications

We’ve got a list of "must haves" below (i.e. what you need to apply for the role). If the above sounds interesting we’d love to hear from you.

  • Previous experience as a financial assistant in a scale up, start up or fast growing environment
  • Technical competence in double entry bookkeeping (ideally qualified / part-qualified)
  • Double entry bookkeeping within a software accounting package (preferably XERO)
  • Ability to use a range of office software, particularly Microsoft Excel & Google Sheets
  • VAT reporting & submissions
  • Being organised and managing filing systems
  • Ability to learn, adapt and to be resourceful
  • A stimulating working environment in central London
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Private health care
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days holiday leave per year
  • Training budget and book budget
  • New office and choice of hardware
  • Season ticket loan
  • Child care vouchers
  • A competitive salary
published: March 29, 2019

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