Job description

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We're looking for a Finance Associate (apprentice) to join our growing FinOps team to deliver Smart Finance Function services to a portfolio of clients in our key sectors: Tech, SaaS and e-commerce, predominantly in the London and South East region.

You will work within a pod to deliver all aspects of our Smart Finance Function with a key focus on delivering management insight, alongside studying as an apprentice, working towards becoming a qualified accountant. This role involves a focus on understanding the latest accounting technology with an expectation to focus on delivering client value.

What you’ll be doing

You will have responsibility for:

  • Using cloud accounting systems (Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live) to maintain accurate records for a portfolio of clients.
  • Performing bank reconciliations, processing receipts and payments.
  • Preparing VAT returns for a portfolio of clients prior to review.
  • Preparing suggested payment run files for client approval.
  • Preparing monthly payroll changes and communicating with our payroll team for a portfolio of clients.
  • Completing period end close activities including the relevant month end adjustments i.e. prepayments, accruals and journals.
  • Preparing the monthly accounts including standard reporting from the accounting system.
  • Supporting our finance managers with monthly and quarterly reporting including account closing procedures.
  • Support in consulting-style workshops.
  • Support with systems implementations.
  • Ad hoc support for finance managers and business advisors as required.
  • Liaising with clients and developing strong working relationships.
  • Providing regular status updates on client deliverables.

Who we’re looking for

To be considered for the role you must have:

  • Accountancy qualification of AAT Level 4 (or awaiting final results) as a minimum, or recently started ACCA or equivalent.
  • At least 12 months of relevant finance and accounting experience, preferably in a small to mid sized practice.
  • Good experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and finance processes.
  • An enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding and meeting their individual needs.
  • Experience with cloud accounting systems (Xero experience preferable).
  • Strong computer, data and process skills.
  • 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 Portfolio CFOs of the future.


  • £23,000 - £28,500 (experience dependent).
  • Discretionary performance related bonus (up to 5%).
  • Pension contributions.
  • Study package (tuition, study days, first-time pass bonuses) for professional qualification as an apprentice.


  • Unlimited holidays.

Other benefits

  • Fully paid strategy trip each year.
  • Flexible working.
  • Mobile phone or BYOD allowance.

Additional info

You will predominantly be based in London and travel to client sites will be required at times. From time to time you may work from home depending on business and client needs. Your skills and experience will determine the entry level and progression within flinder will be dependent on performance.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa and be eligible to take up full-time, permanent employment.

EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.

We build and run smart finance functions® for fast-growth and complex businesses.

Our mission is to deliver relevant insight that enables better business decisions.

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and assessment
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Final interview
sharing our vision
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and onboarding

Our values

Entrepreneurs at heart
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Creators. Leaders. Self-starters. We’re an innovative fast-growth company that likes to challenge convention. We’re always thinking and looking ahead. Our people dream big and are driven to change the world.
It's personal
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We’re interested in our clients and each other. We take the time to get to know what makes their business tick. Yes, we deliver on business, data and finance challenges, but it’s always strategic, insightful and relevant.
A BS-free zone
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We’re true to ourselves, each other and we’re straight with our clients. So, if we think something is the right thing for our client’s business, we’ll say it even if it’s not what they want to hear.
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We don’t settle, we never stop developing. We’re always looking for a better way. We’re relentless when it comes to delivering the highest standards and getting the best outcome for clients.

What we look for

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Love for your role
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Passion to do the best for your clients
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Personal drive to self-develop
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Desire to break from the ‘norm’