Finance Assistant

1. About RCS Global

RCS Global Group is the leading advisory and supply chain audit firm working with companies across the world to identify and manage environmental, social and governance risks in their supply chains. This includes – inter alia – customer-facing automotive and electronics brands in the United States and Europe, battery and other manufacturers in Asia, and mining operators around the world. Our vision is a world where natural resources are produced, traded and transformed in a way that generates sustainable positive impacts on people and planet. We do this by bringing transparency and good practice to every point of a company’s supply chain from source to store, including through supplier audit programs, product traceability, as well as data solutions for supply chain monitoring. RCS Global has offices at each stage of the mineral value chain, with representations in China, Europe, North and Central America, and in Africa.

2. Role

RCS Global seeks a full-time Berlin or London based Finance Assistant with at least 3 years’ experience to support our finance team. The role includes, but is not limited to the following:

  •  Raising customer invoices and credit notes
  •  Processing supplier invoices and credit notes
  •  Reconciling customer and supplier accounts and dealing with any abnormalities and queries as they arise and ensuring that the audit trail is maintained.
  •  Credit control management, including producing a weekly aged debtors and creditors report, and chasing payments as appropriate
  •  Processing month end and ad-hoc payment runs
  •  Processing expenses and credit card statements
  •  Reconciling bank statements, ledger accounts and other balance sheet reconciliations
  •  Assisting with and processing monthly payroll and contractor payments
  •  Assisting with the budget, actuals and forecast processes, as required
  •  Liaising with the external accountants on the posting and reconciling of journal and account entries, VAT returns, etc
  •  Assisting on the production of monthly financial reports and invoice trackers
  •  Assisting with the implementation of any business systems automation, improving business processes and projects as required
  •  Ad hoc duties as requested by the CFO

3. Key Qualifications

The Finance Assistant should be a self-starter and highly independent, with ability to self-direct while meeting tight deadlines. Minimum qualifications and personal skills sought include:

  • At 3 years accounting experience – essential
  • Diploma or degree in related subject – preferred
  • Knowledge of AR/AP and balance sheet reconciliations – essential
  • Solid knowledge of Excel and Google Sheets – essential
  • Experience in payroll – essential
  • Interest in getting an accounting qualification (AAT, CIMA, ACCA, etc) – preferred
  • Internal financial controls experience – preferred
  • Knowledge of VAT return completion – preferred
  • Experience in Xero – preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver to strict deadlines
  • High attention to detail and level of accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with liaising with external contacts in a professional manner
  • A team player with strong personal values, showing integrity and proactive work approach
  • Willing to take on more responsibility and grow in the position
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English – required
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken French – preferred
  • Command of other languages (German, Chinese) a distinct advantage
  • Comfortable with remote working with some colleagues

4. Location

Berlin or London preferred, but there is significant flexibility in either country on location and remote working

5. What we provide

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible working location and potential for four-day week
  • Opportunity to work with a young, dynamic team, with significant opportunities to evolve as the team grows

Starting date: 1st December 2020

To apply:

In order to centralise all applications, and to losing any of your amazing applications, please submit your application directly to our online platform here: https://rcsglobal.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=17&source=aWQ9Ng%3D%3D

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.