Assistant Accountant

The role will be part of a growing Finance team that will evolve over the coming years as the Group expands and comes with opportunities to develop

Application deadline: 31st May 2022

Egress is looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant to support their Finance team based in Central London. The role will be part of a growing Finance team that will evolve over the coming years as the Group expands and comes with opportunities to develop and be exposed to other areas of the finance team in the future.

Your role is an integral part of the overall business and will require a great deal of attention to detail, excellent time management and the ability to work individually and as  part of a team.

Supporting the VP of Finance and Group Management Accountant, you will cover the following responsibilities:

  • Management of the Accounts Payable inbox
  • Accurate and timely posting of Accounts Payable invoices, multi-currency/multi-subsidiaries, ensuring a tidy purchase ledger
  • Reconciling supplier statements and dealing with supplier queries
  • Process employee expense claims and company credit cards
  • Reconciling multicurrency bank accounts, proactively dealing with any reconciling items
  • Assist with month end accounts preparation, including posting of capex, prepayments and accruals and maintaining the related schedules
  • Preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations, proactively dealing with any reconciling items
  • Prepare variance analysis for actual spend vs budget/re-forecast
  • Assisting in the audit process, including the preparation and compilation of audit documentation, controls testing and liaising with the auditors
  • Complete other ad-hoc accounting duties, tasks, projects, and financial analysis to support management

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Qualified AAT or part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Seeking ways to improve processes
  • Great communication skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Be highly analytical and comfortable using excel
  • Methodical, diligent, accurate and accountable
  • Strong organisational skills, ability to multi-task and take ownership of your tasks
  • Self-motivated and proactive - requiring little supervisory input on a daily basis
  • Knowledge of VAT
  • Previous software industry experience (desirable)
  • Previous experience working with NetSuite (desirable)

The company

We are proud of our uniquely agile, effervescent, and people-focused equal opportunity environment. Our core values of CultureExcellenceAmbition and Integrity run through everyone who works for us, and everything we do.

We are a sociable company and haven’t let a global pandemic stop us from continuing to enjoy the place we work even if is more of a virtual experience at times. The atmosphere across the business is friendly and supportive, with a constant desire to improve in everything we do! We are now back to running our monthly paid for social activities as our offices continue to get busier! For those who are working remotely, we can’t promise the coffee you have in your kitchen will be as good as the free ones we have in the offices but the people you share it with will be just as warm and welcoming.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Here at Egress we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our workforce has consistently sat above the national average for both BAME and Female representation, but we recognise that we can always do more. Every job description is subject to scrutiny through a gender bias decoder ensuring our roles are as inclusive and attractive as possible. Our culture is one that aims to nurture a welcoming and safe working environment for everyone with initiatives such as our Diversity & Belonging forum, dedicated mental health first aider network and regular awareness seminars all contributing to a great place to work whoever you are.


  • Regular charity events and fundraisers
  • Monthly socials paid for by the company
  • Annually fully funded company kickoff
  • Management / peer recognition programmes with rewards
  • Regular employee personal development and training reviews
  • Flexible dress code
  • Social pool league

  • Free eyecare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fruit and all the coffee you can drink
  • Fully funded private medical
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 after your first year in the business
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • £2,000 employee referral scheme
  • Eligibility to participate in Enterprise Management Investment (EMI) stock option scheme
  • Egress perks portal and retail discount scheme


  • 12th Floor, White Collar Factory,
    1 Old Street Yard,
    Old Street,
    London, UK,
    EC1Y 8AF
  • 020 3987 9666

About our London office

Our London office is situated a one-minute walk from Old Street underground station, right on London's renowned Old Street Roundabout, which has become the centre of the city's tech industry over the last decade.