Graduate Finance Assistant

London, UK
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  • 8 September 2022

About the Job

Freemarket is a specialist in cross-border payments and currency exchange. We work with businesses to accelerate growth by giving them access to cross-border payments and currency exchange optimised for their needs. Freemarket does this by blending its own technology, insights, experience and industry connections with the best technology and banking service infrastructures available.

Freemarket’s Managed Banking platform gives challenger brands access to speed and cost benefits previously reserved for only the biggest businesses. Freemarket’s vision is to create a world where every company has the freedom to do business across borders using its own optimised cross-border payments network to make instant, transparent payments that will drive growth.

We offer great growth opportunities and a fantastic benefits package (pension scheme, private healthcare, perkbox, life insurance etc.)

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to support the Finance Manager with our day-to-day transactions, including bank reconciliations and expenses.

Finance Assistant responsibilities include processing payments, maintaining cost reports and managing invoices. Good excel skills with a relevant degree (Economics/ Accounting/ Finance or Business) and a desire to work in a growing Finance team supporting a payments business we would be keen to meet you. We will give you the training required to excel in this role.

Ultimately, you’ll help maintain our company’s financial health and make sure we use our resources beneficially.


Update financial spreadsheets with daily transactions
Prepare balance sheets
Perform routine calculations to produce analyses and reports as requested
Tracking and reconciling bank statements
Pull information out of the online database for reporting purposes
Process invoices and follow up with clients, suppliers and partners as needed
Review and audit financial statements and reports, ensure all calculations and data entries are correct
Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients
Adhere to the company’s financial policies and procedures
Answers question and aid stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed
Attend finance department and company-wide meetings, sometimes assisting with financial reporting to managers and senior executives
Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions.

Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or a related field (can be studying towards CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
Excellent mathematical and Excel skills
Basic knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
Systems orientated
Solid communication skills, both written and verbal
Familiarity with business principles and practices
Organisational skills, Planning skills, Problem-solving skills, Analytical skills, critical thinking skills, computer skills, particularly with spreadsheets and calculation software
Team player
A good understanding of databases and how they work
Good knowledge of Tableau software is a plus

Tagged as: Analysis, Consulting, Finance

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