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finance associate

background

flinder is an exciting and innovative start up formed by 2 entrepreneurial accountants and management consultants who have the ambition to really help businesses evolve by working with them, not just for them.

we see things differently and so using technology to embrace a remote working culture is just one of those things we do. we work with businesses across the country but our main footprint is in london & the south east.

technical skills are only a small part of our requirements – yes, our team has to have top notch accounting and people skills, but buying into our vision and sharing our values are as critical, if not more so, than technical skills.

flinder offers an end-to-end accounting solution for ambitious sme and scale up businesses who, like us, love technology and doing things better than they have ever been done before. with the accuracy and quick turnaround of our delivery team and experts, our clients have rich data at their finger tips with management information dashboards accessible on the go, anywhere, anytime.

we are looking for exceptional candidates to come on our journey – are you the next team member to help our business evolve?

role description

as a finance associate, you will be supporting our accounting managers in delivering our services to a portfolio of diverse clients predominantly in the london and south east region. with technical accounting experience you will be close to the detail and instrumental to ensuring all client deliverables are accurate and timely, including annual financial statements and technical accounting questions. you will be responsible for providing a premium client service that is absolutely second to none. just like your clients, you will also be an instrumental part of a new and growing business.

duties & responsibilities

you will have responsibility for:

• supporting period end close procedures on behalf of clients (or supporting flinder team members in the process)
• oversight and support of flinder apprentices
• preparing close activities e.g. reconciliations, vat returns, prepayments/accruals & journals
• using and reporting from cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live)
• preparing and/or reviewing the monthly/quarterly accounts
• investigating and responding to technical accounting queries
• point of contact for client for any finance related matters
• performing ad hoc requests for clients
• ad-hoc work which might include developing or tracking budgets to actuals

experience & requirements

to be considered for the role you must have:

 passed some ACCA or ACA exams and be working towards an accountancy qualification
 at least 1 – 2 years of relevant experience in a small to mid sized practice
 some experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and management accounts
 an enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding their individual needs
 strong computer skills, with particular experience in excel
 experience with cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live)
 excellent attention to detail and time management skills
 the ability to proactively question everything to improve quality and processes
 an approach that client satisfaction is absolutely second to none
 drive and desire for progression within flinder, we want you to be our accounting managers of the future

additional info

 travel to client sites may be required (typically in and around london)
 your skills and experience will determine the entry level, and progression within flinder will be dependent on performance
 thrive working in an entrepreneurial environment, have a clear understanding of the flinder values and demonstrating these in everything you do is an absolute must
 an interest in skiing or snowboarding would be helpful for our annual ski trip!

package

• attractive salary
 discretionary performance related bonus
 pension
• private medical insurance
• employee perks
• fully paid skiing strategy week
• unlimited holiday allowance
• MacBook Air available for business and personal use

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