Finance Assistant

About Faculty

Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. 

We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle. 

We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists. 

Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship. 

Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely. 

Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online. 

AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.

About the role

We are seeking a Finance Assistant to join the Faculty Finance team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in supporting all financial processes, handling both Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and payroll. The role will also involve providing audit and tax support, as well as assisting in ad hoc Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) tasks. This is an opportunity to be part of an agile, embedded finance team in a high growth tech business delivering both consulting and product.

What you’ll be doing

  • Responsibility for Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable to ensure accurate and timely financial transactions. Owning Tipalti, our automated payables module.
  • Responsibility for processing payroll through Pento, our software provider, working closely with the people team.
  • Responsibility for our new expenses and virtual cards platform, internal approval and rebilling of expenses.
  • Maintaining the accounting system by posting journals, bills, and other financial data accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Support production of monthly management accounts and reconciliations to our board and directors.
  • Assisting in ad hoc tasks related to Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to help the business make informed decisions and optimise financial performance.
  • Providing essential support for audits and tax-related activities, including gathering and organising financial documentation.

Who we’re looking for

  • Individuals with 1-2 years of experience in an accounting or finance team.
  • Ambitious individual with a desire to qualify for a professional accounting certification, such as ACA, ICAS, or CIMA.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to maintain accuracy.
  • Ability to be flexible, respond quickly to change and adapt priorities in the context of a dynamic tech company.
  • Willingness to contribute to the finance team as a whole, including setting team priorities, identifying issues and problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with team members and external stakeholders.

What we can offer you

The Faculty team is diverse and distinctive, and we all come from different personal, professional and organisational backgrounds. We all have one thing in common: we are driven by a deep intellectual curiosity that powers us forward each day. This curiosity pushes us to seek truth and understanding in everything we do, to execute work in a nimble and pragmatic manner, to foster talent in one another and always to challenge assumptions.

Faculty is the professional challenge of a lifetime. You’ll be surrounded by an impressive group of brilliant minds working to achieve our collective goals. Our consultants, product developers, business development specialists, operations professionals and more all bring something unique to Faculty, and you’ll learn something new from everyone you meet. You’ll also have the opportunity to make your mark on a high-growth start-up now poised to expand internationally.

Fostering talent is one of our core values, it’s built into our culture and what we offer. Faculty was founded by people who are passionate about continuous learning, and adding value to our people.

Some of our benefits…..

  • Support towards earning your professional accounting certification.
  • Unlimited holidays: We encourage each other to use this time to take a break, work on personal projects, or to spend time with their friends and family.
  • Genuinely flexible working: We believe people have needs, responsibilities and interests that require something different to a strict working day. We trust people to organise and take accountability for their own work and do our best to support their lives outside Faculty. We provide you with all you need to work from home, including a laptop, keyboard, chair…even Sony headphones!
  • Equity: We want you to benefit from Faculty’s growth and success.
  • Fantastic private health, optical and dental insurance for you & your family - including 24/7 unlimited virtual private GP appointments and covering pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Access to mental health coaching with Sanctus
  • Free breakfast daily, free weekly lunches, and more fruit, drinks and snacks than you could ever eat (for office-based employees).
  • We work hard and make sure we enjoy what we do. So we have frequent socials and informal get-togethers to help make sure you enjoy your time with us. You’ll make friends and professional connections that will last a lifetime.
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