Finance Assistant

Job description

Generation Media is a leading independent media agency, the number 1 specialist worldwide for communications to children young people, families and the entertainment sector.

We offer our clients everything they would expect from a market leading media agency but in a unique package to suit their individual needs. We champion professionalism within our sector and wider media market, ensuring our clients business is given the care and attention required by supplier partners.

We focus on delivering the highest quality at the lowest cost, ensuring we have the right insight tools for the job and a true understanding of the audiences with which we are trading. Navigating our clients through the changing digital media landscape is key.
Their success has contributed to our business growth and we act as an extension of our clients marketing teams, saving them both time and money.

As well as supporting client growth we have a proactive new business programme and benefit from positive word of mouth and client referrals which have contributed to success. We operate on a global level through our carefully selected agency partner network “Next Generation Media Exchange” and centralised management from the UK office.

We never compromise on quality and our team of experts are committed to delivering immaculate client service with the highest levels of attention to detail. Every member of the team is steered by the strength of our “DNA” company culture (Drive eNergy and teAmwork).
Their can do attitude and thirst for a challenge is visible across the business and our continuous professional development programme is recognised by both Investors in People, silver status, and the Institute of Practitioners, platinum awarded.

We are an equal opportunities employer who looks to recruit ambitious, talented, and self-starting individuals who wish to accelerate their career progression and make their mark within an independent company, to become part of the long term future of the Business.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 0930-1730. Benefits available, following successful completion of a 3 month probation period, include pension contribution (min 3%), inclusion in company Health and Life assurance policy,

Employee Assistance Programme, 20 days contractual annual leave plus day off for birthday, additional bonus 3 days available for planning holiday in line with demands of the business and Christmas-New year office closure.

We also have 5pm early closure on Fridays and summer hours on Friday’s across July and August.

Working for Generation Media provides a unique opportunity with career development being directly linked to business growth. Team members are also awarded discretionary performance related annual bonus.

The Package

We are looking for a Finance Assistant (0-1 years) with the ideal candidate being someone with media agency experience.

Candidates need to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively internally and externally, be organised with strong attention to detail, highly numerate, with an ability to work under pressure and to deadline.

The tasks the individual would be expected to assist on are below but not limited to (training will be provided for certain areas):

• Prepare sales invoices from source documents & input them into SAGE
• Record purchase invoices from source documents & input them into SAGE
• Assist with preparation of monthly payment run
• Assist with bank reconciliation for all companies within the group
• Manage monthly preparation of employee expense claims
• Manage outstanding queries with external suppliers
• Assist with general queries and credit control where necessary
• Assist with financial reporting of all companies within the group
• Maintain records of all incoming financial documents
• Meeting guests & ensuring meeting rooms are in a presentable condition
• Maintain supplies for the office
• General data entry
• General office admin

The position would be reporting directly to the Finance Executive and Finance Manager.


The Agency

Next Generation Media Exchange. International Confederation of independent partner agencies with Entertainment specialisms.