Junior Finance Assistant

Department: Finance

Reports to: Head of Finance

Location: Office based

Salary: £20,000 

Closing date: Thursday 23rd March

The Group

eQS’s founding principle is to create a ‘business that does good’ and the company has been driven by that ethos since 2006. Together, the Group’s portfolio of diversity, inclusion and wellbeing businesses comprise the UK’s leading Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) specialists. Now nearly 100-strong, the eQS workforce are united in a common goal: removing barriers to education, work and life, and transforming internal cultures to create social and business benefits on a national scale.

eQS has initiated a Group-wide DEI review, designed and delivered by our own workplace DEI division, EW Group and Challenge Consultancy. This project includes a comprehensive diversity audit across all areas of the business from recruitment, management, policies, communications, training and more to ensure all our practices are inclusive and support diverse talent.

Black, Asian, minority ethnic and disabled people are currently underrepresented at eQS and are particularly encouraged to apply.

More information is available here: Home – EQS.

The Role

Reporting to the Group Management Accountant, the Junior Finance Assistant prepares records and sends invoices for services or products delivered by company employees that have been approved by management.

This role is office based and you will be required to be in the office most days, the ability to travel to our Hebburn office is required.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Transactional processing
  • Raising group wide invoices
  • Completing purchasing invoices, matched against purchase orders.
  • Raising sales invoices in accordance with VAT legislation
  • Liaising with businesses for approval
  • Preparation of supplier payment runs in alignment with supplier contracts.
  • Setting up new customer and supplier supply codes

Once you have developed your skills and experience tasks may include:

  • Automated sales and purchase invoicing
  • Company credit card management
  • Employee expenses processing
  • Post accruals and prepayments
  • Group supplier payment runs.
  • Management accounts for smaller companies

Essential Skills and Experience

  •  Basic administrative skills
  • Knowledge of office applications such as
  • Word and Excel at a basic level.
  • Clear oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to accurately record data.
  • Effective time management and can prioritise workload.
  • Ability to learn about and understand multiple client contracts and relationships.
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills.
  • Ability to work analytically.

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to careers@e-q-s.com.

Research has shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for a role unless they meet every single criterion. If you feel passionately about this role but are not sure you meet all of the requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Should you require any adjustments to support you in your application please contact us at careers@e-q-s.com.

Our Values

We are looking for a candidate who shares our values…

Be Fearless
1+1= Team
We are Impactful

We support our staff in fulfilling the values with our monthly Lunch ‘n’ Learn programme where members of the team take turns to lead a fun and interactive workshop (and lunch is included!) We also run a LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development) Programme to support our management team in growing as leaders of the business.

Continuous Self Development
We tell it how it is
Work hard have fun