Part-Qualified Finance Assistant

Private Equity

Ref: SVS52184

London, UK
Up to £40,000 + benefits

Our client is an established and highly-regarded private equity firm with offices based in central London and over 100 staff worldwide. They are seeking a part-qualified Finance Assistant to join the Finance team in a newly-created role, offering excellent prospects for professional development and internal progression. The ideal candidate will be a bright and conscientious individual with previous experience within a similar environment, who is keen to take a step up in their career within a dynamic and ambitious firm.


  • Oversee the day-to-day work of the firm's outsourced Accountants and Accounts Payable team. 
  • Work with the in-house Accounts Payable Assistant to ensure that invoices are approved, coded correctly, and sent through to outsourcers in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with the PA team to ensure that all company expenses are submitted in a timely manner and subsequently reviewed/approved.
  • Support the Funds team on the recovery of all fund debtors. 
  • Support in the preparation of monthly sales invoices. 
  • Support the Financial Controller in the production of management information for the business. 
  • Aid in the production of quarterly management reports for the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Support in the preparation of quarterly reporting on budget performance for heads of departments. 
  • Update the forecasting models used for strategic reporting. 
  • Support the team in the preparation of annual financial statements. 
  • Review monthly financial reporting produced by the outsourced Accounting team and provide commentary on variances to the Financial Controller. 
  • Support during the annual statutory audit and liaise with auditors on sampling and audit requests.
  • Assist in the reporting responsibilities of the firm's standalone charity.


  • Degree-educated at a Russell Group university, 2.1 grade or above.
  • Strong A-Level results. 
  • Part-qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA or CIMA) and keen to qualify. 
  • Previous experience within either financial services or public practice is advantageous but not essential. 
  • Efficient, reliable, and diligent. 
  • Passionate about the role, able to work at pace and under time pressure. 
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint. 


To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Sam van Staden: quoting reference SVS52184.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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