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Finance Assistant (Temporary contract, 4 weeks)

Our Purpose

Most technology in education is not built for the modern learning experience. It’s complex, unpredictable and no two classes are ever the same. Teachers waste time on non-teaching activities and they find it difficult to collaborate with other teachers. At Firefly, we’re freeing teachers to have a greater impact on the learning experience. Firefly allows teachers to innovate and cater to each student’s needs, preparing all students for success in the future. 

How you can help

We already have a rich legacy, we’ve won loads of awards and have earned a reputation as the easiest to use school learning tool. But we have even greater ambitions to help every student reach their full potential. We’re at a pivotal point in what we do, with big plans for our product and exciting opportunities ahead of us. 

We’ve recently closed a £5.2m VC investment round and are now looking for a temporary Finance Assistant to support the Finance team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you’ll assume a key role in ensuring the financial management and reporting in the company.

We want to work with someone who: 

  • High levels of integrity and dependability, taking responsibility for commercial issues and seeing them through to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting deadline
  • Proactive and positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Enjoy a changing environment and working cross-functionally
  • Very strong IT skills and enthusiasm for transformational technology



  • Studying towards an accounting qualification

Day to day:

You will work with our Management Accountant to ensure overall effective financial management and reporting as well as actively contribute towards the financial planning and strategic growth of the business.  You’ll support the Management Accountant and the Financial Controller with information, analysis and recommendations. 

 You’ll play an important role in influencing the ability of the finance team to provide timely and accurate information to the Leadership Team.

 Working closely with the Management Accountant you will be responsible for:

  • Recording supplier invoices within Xero

  • Lodging customer cheques in the Bank in a timely manner

  • Chasing customers following the debt collection process to enable the company to reduce its Debtors days to agreed upon targets

  • Updating the CRM to reflect payments received on a daily basis

  • Preparing monthly Bank Reconciliations as part of the month end process

  • Working with the Management Accountant to ensure all systems maintenance are done in a timely manner

  • Ensuring that XERO has up to date and accurate information on our customers and suppliers

  • Being proactive in issue identification and resolutions

  • Preparing adhoc reports and dealing with adhoc queries as and when required

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