Finance Assistant 


Who We Are 

Founded in 1996, we are experts in communication, specialising in corporate reporting, brand, employee engagement and sustainability across a range of channels. From two men and an Apple Mac, we are now one of the UK’s leading strategic and creative communications agencies with over 250 colleagues. We have achieved this through continuously developing and evolving our proposition, delivering great work, expanding our geographic presence in key locations, making smart acquisitions, recruiting quality people and building long term client relationships.

In 2020, we became an employee-owned business. This decision not only fulfilled a long-standing ambition of the founders, but is driving growth, providing long-term clarity, and helping to attract and retain the best talent. It reinforces our desire to remain an agile and people-focused business that fosters transparency and innovation for clients.  

We are one of the largest employee-owned creative agencies in the UK, unrivalled in scale with a unique national presence. We are the only corporate communications agency with a network of creative hubs in strategic locations across the UK in London (HQ), Warwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and in Dubai.

Emperor is in the 26th – and most impressive – year of its history to date. Performance has been materially ahead of expectations, despite the uncertain environment, and the quality of work has never been higher. This year we are on target for double digit growth, more than 20% ahead of all our expectations and revenue forecast at £24.5m.

We have invested over the past 12 months in new offices and in talented people to support our teams who have shown unrivalled levels of resilience and commitment over the past few years.

In September 2022 we became a Certified B Corporation. B Corp is a movement committed to using business as a force for good and transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.

There is no better foundation on which to build.

What You'll Do 

  • Assist the Accounts Payable Supervisor at least 2 days a week on accounts payable tasks to include but not limited to matching and coding invoices, reconciling supplier accounts and assisting with queries from the wider business or suppliers.
  • Assist the Accounts Payable Supervisor with weekly bank reconciliations when required.
  • Provide cover for the Accounts Payable department when the Accounts Payable Supervisor is away from work, including managing the AP inbox and making supplier payments.
  • Be responsible for raising purchase orders for office-related/ overhead costs for the CFO to approve.
  • Manage the expenses inbox where required, including addressing queries from employees and ensure that all expense claims are approved, posted and paid in line with the expenses policy.
  • Be responsible for the correct and timely submission, approval and posting of designated credit cards on a monthly basis and maintain an accurate reconciliation.
  • Be responsible for monthly billing across designated squads and liaise effectively with the team on any required revisions or client queries.
  • Be a key support to the Financial Controller during the annual audit.
  • Other ad-hoc duties and tasks as and when required

The roles and responsibilities above are non-exhaustive and may change or adapt from time to time.

You're Good at / You Have

  • Prior experience working in a finance team preferable, but not essential.
  • Proficient on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Paprika software experience preferable, but not essential.
  • A can-do attitude and a collaborate approach to working in a close-knit team.
  • Excellent numeracy and financial awareness.
  • An eye for detail and strong organisational skills.
  • Ability to consistently meet all deadlines set.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently where needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to engage and build effective relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Sound judgement and unquestionable business ethics.

Next steps

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.

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