The job of a finance assistant is to perform clerical duties, from answering the phone to light bookkeeping.
Who can I work for?
You will be able to work for a variety of different businesses, from hotels to hospitals.
Where and when can I work?
Hours worked by a finance assistant normally fall in line with typical office hours, such as 9.00am to 5.30pm.
What can I earn?
You can expect to earn a salary in between £16,000 and £20,000 per year, with the highest paid finance assistants working in investment banking and the brokerage industry.
What are the benefits?
There is a chance to earn considerably more by working in particular sectors, while also receiving paid holiday and sickness after a qualifying period.
Are there chances of promotion?
Finance assistants typically move into the position of finance manager, or stay in the same role but move to a larger company instead.
What will I be responsible for?
You can expect your responsibilities to include the documentation of reports, collecting financial statements, proofreading financial reports and bookkeeping.
Do I need any experience?
Although there are no set requirements to land a job as a finance assistant, it will be beneficial for you to possess a strong work ethic, a finance-related education and previous experience of working in an office environment.
What attributes are needed?
You will need to be able to multi-task, have a basic understanding of maths, be organised, analytical and able to follow the instructions of those more senior.