Corporate - Finance Assistant

Posted 13 January by Ipsos Mori

Are you looking to develop your Finance career in one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?

We are recruiting for two Finance Assistants to support the Finance leads for two service lines, producing financial information for the business and to help staff manage the financial aspects of their jobs.

The role:
This is a commercial finance role and you will be joining a team of 20 business partners who are passionate about and dedicated to putting finance at the heart of the business. We will offer you a clear pathway of career development as well as a fantastic working environment including a high level of training, study support and benefits

What you'll be doing:
This is a varied role and you will take responsibility for:-

  • Managing the financial integrity of projects, highlighting issues to project owners and sorting out any irregularities
  • Reviewing project performance, including profitability at both project and client level
  • Provide training for new joiners on financial systems
  • Be the financial reference for executives in the division: help them through procedures, quotes and the structuring of project finances
  • Reporting on KPIs Support the month end process
  • Deal with ad-hoc finance queries
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis when requested Assist with year-end and mid-year external audits
  • Constant focus on efficiency/stream-lining of processes


What do I need to bring with me?

  • To be successful in this role you will need the following skills and experience: -
  • Experience and relevant work experience within a finance function high level of numeracy Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Very good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills, capable of prioritising workload
  • High level of drive and initiative, especially around process improvement
  • Confident in own ability, particularly when explaining financial concepts to non-financial people
  • Both curious and passionate about doing things better



About us ...

Ipsos is one of the world’s largest market research companies with offices in 90 countries. We are an innovative, entrepreneurial, client-focused organisation, providing research services to over 5,000 clients worldwide. Proudly, we are the only global market research company that is still controlled and operated by market researchers. We aim to be intellectually curious and passionate researchers who set ourselves high standards and aim to work collaboratively to service our clients most effectively.

Our culture is unique - we have the entrepreneurial spirit and quirkiness of a small boutique, but we also have the resources, scale and diversity of a large global agency. We have more bright, friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic people, from more backgrounds, with more interests, skills and experiences to learn from. Our values are based on our diverse cultural backgrounds, helping us to be responsive, client-focused and flexible.

We are committed to equality, treating people fairly, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment and ensuring we have diversity of people and views. We recognise that this is important for our business success - a more diverse workforce will enable us to better reflect and understand the world we research and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients. We understand the importance of choice and offer a blended work environment, office and work from home. We also realise you may have commitments outside of work and will consider all flexible working applications - please highlight what you are looking for when you make your application.

If this is what you are looking for from your next role, we look forward to hearing from you!

Required skills

  • Finance

Application question

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Reference: 45373146

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