Finance Apprentice in London
Who we are:
Freedman International is a global marketing implementation agency. As brands continue to globalise, and marketing becomes ever more complex and exciting, so demand for marketing implementation solutions will continue to grow.
We’ve been independent and holding our own for 25 years. We’ve seen many competitors fall away driven by short-term objectives or parent company demands. Our clients value our agility and objectivity.
We’re focused on delivering outstanding quality and service, and that takes top talent. And top talent knows that Freedman is a company that truly values them and will invest in them to ensure they reach their full potential.
We care about our work, our colleagues and our clients, and we promote diversity and openness because variety enables people to learn and teach. We enjoy learning and continually educate ourselves and our clients, making sure we’re ahead of industry trends and developments. Our entrepreneurial thinking encourages taking a calculated risk to try new ideas.
Why we think you’ll want this role:
The Freedman finance team is a small group of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about what we do and take pride in the quality of work we produce. This is a newly created position which allows for a real opportunity to take ownership of the role and grow it to new levels. We strive to explore new innovative ways to improve systems to ensure the seamless flow of relevant, accurate and informative information to all business stakeholders.
Key output/responsibilities of the role:
This is a key role in managing all outgoing expenditure within the business as well as working closely with the Financial Controller to ensure the tight management of the companies’ financials.Processing of supplier invoices which includes; sending for authorisation, analysing for accuracy, allocation to correct nominal account/job code Processing and sending out of daily sales invoices and dealing with client queries Setting up of suppliers/clients on both the finance system and online banking Tracking daily foreign exchange rates and keeping these up-to-date for the finance team Support for cash book maintenance and daily bank reconciliations Process and allocate, via journals, the company credit cards Collaboration within the finance team and other business to continuously improve the delivery of financial services to the Company Additional ad hoc finance projects
Skills and experience we need you to have:Intermediate Excel skills are required (Pivot tables, V Lookups etc.) Able to work within given guidelines and proactively identify potential areas for improvement. Takes ownership of tasks, delivers to deadlines and meets expectations. Understands and manages own workload and delivers to exceptional standards. Informs others before potential issues arise. Actively participates in wider agency initiatives Keen to learn and able to accept feedback. Uses initiative to make informed decisions within guidelines. Knows when to make own decisions or seek guidance. Contributes and collaborates with other team members appreciating different personalities and strengths.
Location: 5th Floor, India House, 45 Curlew Street, London, SE1 2ND