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Finance Assistant- Merchant Money

  • Location: Central London
  • Sector: Financial
  • Salary: £25,000-£30,000 depending on experience
Job Purpose
Join a high growth, fintech start-up; always looking for ways to innovate and solve problems creatively. Responsibility and leadership expected from day one in a non-corporate social environment.

As a member of the team you will:

  • Assist in day to day finance activities across the organisation’s entire finance function. This includes maintaining the general ledger in Sage and providing bank reconciliations and any other necessary reporting.
  • Be integral in the general functioning and cohesion of the office. This will include assisting other areas when and where necessary and liaising with current customers and assisting potential customers who call in directly.
  • Develop this role. It will be in your hands to drive this role forward and create value for the company aside from the key responsibilities mentioned below.
Key Responsibilities:
Finance Assistant
  • Daily Bank reconciliations – To reconcile the receipts and payments account to our loan management system.
  • Applying receipts to the loan management system.
  • Regular maintenance and general accounting hygiene of the loan management system and Sage.
  • Journal processing in the Sage ledger.
  • Supplier invoice approval process.
  • Daily Exco report and other adhoc reporting.
  • Providing general support to the finance head and business on other adhoc tasks.

Education & Experience 

  • Qualified in a finance/accounting relevant degree.
  • 1-3 Years relevant experience using Sage and Excel.
The applicant must:
  • Show the desire and acumen to learn and develop their skills and grow and drive the role forward.
  • Be able to think on their feet and take the necessary initiative in making decisions.
  • Display strong communication skills, being comfortable speaking on the phone to clients and suppliers.
  • Display relationship management skills and other soft skills as necessary.
About Merchant Money
Merchant Money are specialist providers of short-term, flexible loans to SMEs nationwide. We are a friendly and knowledgeable bunch and we know what it takes to run a business.
Our founding ambition is to ensure SMEs are able to secure the funding that they need in order to prosper. Merchant Money lends up to £200,000 to businesses that are unjustly excluded by traditional lenders.
Our lending decisions are never black and white. Using powerful data and some good common sense, we take a revolutionary approach to small business lending. This enables us to fund growing businesses in as little as 24 hours.