Finance Assistant


RED are an expanding international M&E consultancy, with a proven track record in low energy design, focused on providing excellent design solutions to clients.

Through our market leading technical expertise, we enable the world’s digital infrastructure and develop the built environment whilst also helping clients realise ambitious plans for zero carbon-built environments. We cover the entire life cycle of any building project, with our broad capability offering saving our clients time, money, and effort. Our approach is centred around listening to our clients and interacting energetically with our fellow project stakeholders. We add value with our people, client service ethos, global delivery strategy, technical ability, and attitude.

We are now looking for a Financial Assistant to support the finance team in the running of systems and administrative processes in the Bicester office.

This role is a 6 month contract.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the efficient running of finance systems and administrative processes.
  • Answering emails relating to accounting queries
  • Hard and soft copy Invoice filing
  • Corporate credit card management and reconciliations
  • Online banking Administration (setting up supplier payments)
  • Petty cash and receipt reconciliation
  • Purchase ledger - invoice and Purchase Order reconciliation/approval
  • Checking staff expenses
  • Timesheet analysis and reconciliations
  • Assisting with balance sheet reconciliations/month end process
  • Develops and improves systems and methods of financial operation
  • Contributes to the development of robust organisational structure in respect of finance.
  • Assists in ensuring financial risk and performance monitoring analysis takes place through effective systems of internal control.

Role Requirements:

  • AAT/ACCA (Level 4) in appropriate financial discipline or relevant equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years' of experience of financial accounting
  • Experience of Plc. Financial reporting desirable
  • Experience of working within the Construction or Consultancy Service Industry desirable
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Purchase and Sales Ledgers and Credit control
  • Excellent knowledge of Sage Accounting packages
  • Proven experience of client account and project management
  • Advanced user of excel and it based calculation spreadsheets
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Good working knowledge of MS outlook, and word
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Effective analytical skills when interpreting data and result and the ability to communicate those result and trends in appropriate formats.
  • Sound knowledge & working application of key HMRC regulations
  • Knowledge of IFRS Accounting desirable
  • Background in consulting or construction preferred.
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy.
  • Act in an ethical manner and follow the principles of the Ethics Charter and Ethics in Practice Guidelines of the Group


  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Our people work in friendly teams with a collaborative approach and mentoring support from talented leaders.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

Interested applicants may send their resume to

Please note that we cannot accept applications from candidates needing sponsorship at this time.

Location: Bicester

Region: EMEA

Salary: Competitive

Ready to join the team?

If you think you have what it takes to join an award winning team and help RED continue its exciting journey, we want to hear from you.