Finance Placement 2020

We are offering an exceptional opportunity for an undergraduate to take part in a 12-month placement in our Finance team as part of your university degree based in our London office commencing in Summer 2021.

Position: Finance Placement

Location: White Collar Factory, Old Street, London

Role Requirements: Second Year Undergraduate Student at a UK-based University, predicted a 2:1 or above in a Business/Finance related degree

Duration: 12 months, commencing Summer 2021

Salary: £18,000 per Annum


Who are Egress?

Our vision is for a connected world in which people communicate efficiently and securely. To achieve this, we provide human layer security to protect individual users and stop breaches before they happen. Our patented technologies are built using leading-edge contextual machine learning and powerful encryption that mitigate modern risks in ways that other solutions simply can’t achieve. Today, we provide intelligent email security and collaboration solutions that prevent accidental and intentional breaches, protect sensitive data, and equip CISOs and their teams with the detailed reporting required for compliance purposes.

Egress is headquartered in London, with regional offices in the UK, the US, Canada and the Netherlands.

Our success in hiring graduates, placement students and apprentices has been recognised at The National Undergraduate Employability Awards, where we have been shortlisted four years in a row for the ‘Best small to Medium-sized Employer’.

As Egress Software Technologies continues its path of exciting growth, we are offering the exceptional opportunity to join our Finance team. This candidate will be an undergraduate student looking to undertake a 12-month placement in our Finance department as part of their university degree, commencing Summer 2021.

Our Placement community consists of ambitious team players with excellent interpersonal skills and a get-up-and-go attitude. Our fast-paced growth and unique company culture welcomes new employees and inspires them to thrive.


What would I be doing as Finance Placement at Egress?

The successful candidate will gain a wide range of experience in financial management and business strategy. You will be a key member of a small finance team in a rapidly growing international software business. You will get the opportunity to be exposed to various areas within Finance.


This role will involve the following:

  • Forecasting and Planning – Helping to prepare financial forecasts, annual budget and three-year financial plans aligned to the company strategy
  • Business Performance Analysis – Providing analysis and insight to management based on the company’s comprehensive set up KPIs
  • Management Account and Reports – Preparing monthly management accounts, cash flow forecasts and reports for management
  • Sales Ledger – Managing sales order processing, invoicing and credit control
  • Purchase ledger – Managing supplier invoices and employee expenses and preparing payment runs
  • Project work – Taking a lead role in a wide range of projects related to improving processes related to financial management and other aspects of commercial operations across the business such as sales forecasting, pricing etc.


Who is Egress looking for?

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic second year student at university who is studying in a UK based university, predicted a 2:1 or above in a Business/Finance related degree.

This role will suit you if:

  • You have the drive to pursue a career in Finance
  • You possess excellent numerical, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Skills
  • You hold strong analytical skills that allow you to plan and work through problems in an orderly manner
  • You have strong administration and interpersonal skills


Where will the role be based?

The role will be based at Egress’ headquarters in Old Street, London. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have implemented a number of working from home measures at Egress. Pre-pandemic, every Egress office is a fantastic place to work. Now, with remote working the ‘new normal’, we’ve made sure that we’ve kept the great office atmosphere, wherever you’re working. Weekly all staff calls, our new ‘Home Working Legend of the Week’ award, and regular giveaways mean the Egress culture is definitely still in full flow.

To protect the wellbeing of our employees, our company policy states that all employees must live within a 90-minute commute or be willing to relocate for the year.


How can I apply?

If you think you could be our next Finance Placement Student, please send us your CV and accompanying Cover Letter by clicking the ‘Apply now’.                                                    

Please note that applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered.


Deadline for applications is 13th December 2020.


  • Charity events
  • Monthly staff socials funded by the company
  • Annual fully-funded company Kick Off events
  • An additional day of annual leave after your first year
  • Flexible dress code
  • Management / peer recognition schemes
  • White Collar Factory perks including rooftop bar and running track
  • Beer o'clock
  • Pool league
  • Free eye-care vouchers on completion of probation
  • Free breakfasts
  • Free fruit
  • Fully-funded BUPA private health cover on completion of probation
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Company sports teams
  • Cycle to work (discounted bike and equipment) scheme

  • 25 days annual leave
  • WCF discounts
  • RAC discounted breakdown cover
  • Rush hair discount
  • Contributory pension scheme (ER: 4%)
  • BUPA perks
  • Egress Perks portal (retail discount scheme)
  • Eligibility to participate in Enterprise Management Investment (EPI) stock option scheme after 1 year's service



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.

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