Finance Assistant – Apprenticeship Job at Gemserv in London

Gemserv is constantly looking ahead to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional service in a rapidly changing world. Our business is evolving, but we remain clear about where we want to be and how we want to get there.

We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic individual to join our finance team.


London Office

Salary Range

£23,000- £27,500 plus bonus and excellent benefits package

Employment Type


Contract Basis

Full time

Travel Commitments


Ref No


The Role

This role is primarily responsible for Accounts Receivable and Credit control. The role will also offer growth opportunities for those keen to develop a career in Finance and we are committed to investing in your development enabling you to gain Accounting qualification (level 4+) in either AAT, ACCA or CIMA through the BPP Apprenticeship Programme.


Accounts receivable and credit control

Liaise with contract managers to agree invoice values

Raise customer invoices as per project requirement with an emphasis on accuracy

Maintain accounts receivable debtor days report and monitor due dates to ensure that customer adhere to the payment terms

Routinely contact customers to follow up on overdue invoices

Hold regular aged debtors review meetings with Finance Manager and PMO support to provide updates on credit control activities

Maintain accurate and up-to-date customer billing contact in the accounting system

Management accounting and month end duties

Timely matching of customer payments including timely submission of cheque payments where required

Responsible for timely and accurate distribution of WIP reports

Review, prepare and post monthly accrued and deferred income journals

Maintain own balance sheet recs (accrued income, deferred income, aged debtors)

Prepare monthly reports for clients and trade associations

Ensure that bank reconciliations are completed and maintained in Unit 4 Business World

Other tasks:
Assume ownership of weekly timesheet report, ensuring that deadlines are met

Cross-train on routine accounts payable tasks and provide short-term cover during absences

Support the team where required


At Gemserv, we take a flexible approach to recruitment however for this role you will need to have:

GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English at grades A*-C (1-5)

Previously completed the Level 3 AAT or equivalent experience within finance / accounts department

Successful candidates will also need:
Strong communication skills, including written, verbal and numeracy

Practical experience using Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Excellent organisational abilities, with a focus on attention to detail

Good time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines

Ability to communicate with employees at all levels and to be a team player

Confidence and enthusiasm to present to stakeholders and other employees

Previous experience in credit control or similar role

Practical experience using an accounting software. Unit 4 Business World/Agresso preferred but not required

Upon employment, employee should also have a sound awareness of the Company’s Information, Quality, Environmental and Management Systems along with understanding of Gemserv compliance with GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018 following their induction training.


25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

Profit related Bonus (discretionary)

Reward and recognition schemes

Flexible working

Private Bupa healthcare

Life Assurance (up to 4 times annual salary)

Matched pension contributions

Season Ticket Loan

Cycle to work scheme

Buy and Sell annual leave

Reimbursement of eye test and up to £50 towards glasses or contacts

Corporate gym rates

Yoga sessions

Employee Assistance Programme

Summer and Christmas parties, along with monthly Gembar


We are an expert provider of professional services in a world driven by data and technology. We work across various sectors, from government bodies to global blue-chip organisations and small independent companies.

Due to the nature of what we do, we are a people business. The contribution from every member of the team expands our workforce’s diverse range of experience, skills and personalities – each individually valued.

Gemserv is an equal opportunities employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

We heavily invest in the learning and development opportunities, enabling our people to develop skills and gain experience, which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed into more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees’ value. That focus on encouraging a positive work/life balance extends to the many regular social events where employees get the opportunity to meet people from across the business and the wider industry in a more informal environment.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, employees are currently working from home.

About the Company

Company: Gemserv

Company Location:  London

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About Gemserv