Accounts Assistant

London, UK /
Finance /
Full - time
Over the last 16 years, we have helped over a million satisfied customers move and manage their money. Our award-winning product portfolio allows our customers to make low-cost multi-currency payments across various payment products.

From travel money to transfers, currency hedging, to expense management, we are focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to manage and move their money.

As a business, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through the combination of advanced payments technology and personal expert service.

We’re doing this by hiring exceptional people and are now looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our team.
 
With our headquarters in London, Chester and Los Angeles, the Equals Group comprises of three business lines and brands - Equals Money, FairFX and CardOneMoney. You will join a very close-knit, talented and supportive team from various backgrounds who believe that bringing different perspectives together helps us understand our customers' needs. United, by one thing, making money management straightforward and cost-effective for our customers.

As a business, we seek to hire talent that ensures different views and backgrounds are represented within the Group and actively encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

About the role

An Accounts Assistant at Equals Group is a self-starter that possesses a can-do attitude and is dedicated to supporting the Finance team. They are confident in their ability to work to tight deadlines, achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task and make a difference by pushing their boundaries to perform exceptional work.
 
About you

We believe that certain skills are essential in order to be successful in this role and these are detailed below. We will carry out individual interviews for shortlisted candidates and assess who is best suited for the role after we have discussed everything with you.

Responsibilities

    • Supporting with production of accounts to Trial Balance- journals, accruals and prepayments, balance sheet reconciliations and P&L.
    • Ownership of various monthly P&L and Balance Sheet reconciliations across multiple entities.
    • Carrying out analysis on general ledger balances.
    • Investigating and analysing variances from various reconciliations.
    • Set up bank payments for payment runs and ad hoc payments.
    • Allocate payments on Sage.
    • Managing the safeguarding of client funds.
    • Supporting the Financial Reporting Accountant /Internal Reporting with any ad hoc tasks across the wider business.

Essential Skills

    • Good knowledge of accounting packages and finance processes.
    • Previous experience working with general ledgers or payment reporting systems
    • Proficient using Excel.
    • Proficient in Sage 200 & Excel (VLOOKUP’s, Pivot Tables)
    • Business related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload and work to tight month end deadlines
    • Good verbal and written communications skills
    • Excellent attention to detail

Benefits

    • A competitive salary benchmarked against a peer group.
    • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off
    • Opportunities for progression, development and learning new skills.
    • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool (London) and discounted gym membership elsewhere
    • Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.
    • We operate a hybrid working arrangement where possible
Equals strives to create a workplace where we can all be ourselves. We believe in inclusion and the power of diversity, so you'll be encouraged to bring your unique perspectives and experiences, and help us understand what you need to do your best work.

Our investment in you

We aim to be a people-first business. We welcome people into the Equals group and desire to grow and develop our talented teams. 

Our people are part of one group; we believe in teamwork and celebrating our successes. We live our values of ‘Succeed Together’, ‘Be the Customer, ‘Make it Happen’ and ‘Go Beyond’. 

We believe in empowering conversations; that’s why we’ve invested in our managers and teams to ensure we bring out the best in each other. We want to put you in the driving seat of your career and achieve your full potential through growth opportunities and developmental support. 

You will join an environment that encourages learning and knowledge sharing. Our managers and leaders will guide you to realise your ambitions.

Benefits
•A competitive salary benchmarked against a peer group which will be reviewed annually
•Contributory pension
•Life assurance
•Health insurance through BUPA
•Our Employee Assistance Programme offers a 24/7 confidential advice line for health, bereavement and other areas of support
•25 days holiday per year + your birthday off
•We are members of the cycle to work scheme
•We offer Season Ticket Loans
•Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool (London) and discounted gym membership elsewhere
•Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers
•Opportunities for progression, development and learning new skills.