Duffel • London

Senior Finance Assistant

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Set hours

Job Description

We are making travel effortless. Join us.
Whether it’s to visit the people closest to us, starting an exciting adventure, or a career-defining business trip, travel is an essential part of our lives. Yet we've all experienced the aches and pains of getting to our destination. Today, more than 4 billion airline passengers rely on technology that hasn't kept up with the expectations of the modern connected traveller.
That’s why we’ve started to rebuild the infrastructure that underpins the travel industry. We’re on a mission to unravel travel — simplifying systems and building the tools that will make the future of travel effortless.
We were part of Y Combinator S18's cohort and we are backed by Benchmark, Blossom, Index Ventures and Kima Ventures. A fantastic set of investors that has helped build some of the world's largest companies.
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Finance at Duffel
We are currently a Finance team of three looking after all end-to-end financial activities. We now need to expand the team as the Duffel Group (6 reporting entities, across 4 regions) & our responsibilities have grown. This a great role for anyone looking to accelerate their learning, build new things, collaborate with cross-functional teams & join us on this exciting journey. In this position, you will have the opportunity to deliver on financial operations, drive process improvements, and exercise good business judgment while performing your role.

What we're looking for in you

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or Finance
  • A recognised accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) or pursuing one
  • Experience working within a finance team, getting involved in various tasks at an operational & reporting level
  • Strong grasp of accounting (debits/credits), business reporting and financial statements: P&L, BS & Cashflow
  • Proven experience in contributing to the monthly close process & supporting the delivery of multi-entity management accounts
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of MS Excel/G-Sheets, using advanced formulas to analyse data
  • Ability to optimize processes and you are always looking for ways to automate
  • Outstanding analytical skills with a high attention to detail
  • Comfortable prioritising multiple work streams across daily responsibilities & long-term projects
  • Agile and hands-on work ethic, you are committed to making an impact
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written as you will communicate with internal & external stakeholders
  • Exposure to accounting systems & other finance tools, experience using NetSuite is an advantage

What you'll be doing

  • Prepare & review General Ledger transactions for multiple entities
  • Review of Accounts Payable and Receivable processes, including performing account reconciliation & ensuring the accuracy of the respective ledgers
  • Review of bank reconciliation activities, approver of domestic & multi-currency international payments and allocate receipts
  • Contribute to the preparation & delivery of monthly & quarterly close activities, including balance sheet reconciliations, posting journal entries (accruals/prepayments/depreciation etc.)
  • Maintain key reports (e.g Cash Summary, financial KPI's etc.) relied upon for period close and reporting
  • Preparation of Group payroll for review & approval by Group Financial Accountant
  • Support the onboarding of new employees to payroll, pension & expense platform
  • Manage employee expense processing & payment
  • Assist in ensuring appropriate tax compliance and timely tax authority returns across multiple jurisdictions
  • Participate in the Statutory Audit process to ensure timely and accurate preparation of audit deliverables
  • Support ad-hoc projects & actively participate in team OKR planning & delivery

What you can expect from us
We’re dedicated to your personal growth. Our environment is comfortable physically, but also in that our ears are always open to any ideas, concerns and questions. We believe that everyone should have pride in their work, taking full ownership of it and its impact. That’s why everyone who joins Duffel owns a share of the company.
We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe that the key to our success is employing a diverse team, that’s why recruitment decisions are only based on your experience and skills. We value your ability to problem solve and build amazing things so we welcome applications for everyone – regardless of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
Note to recruitment agencies
Duffel does not accept speculative CV's from external parties. Any unsolicited CV's sent to us will be treated as property of Duffel, and any attached terms and conditions associated with these CV's will be null and void.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave – 26 weeks full pay
Work from anywhere scheme – Work 25 days per year from anywhere in the world
27 days annual leave + bank holidays

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Duffel provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Duffel is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Duffel

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)

M:67 F:29

Office locations

London City

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
What employees are saying

I love working here! We have sabbaticals and flexibility within reason (which I think is the best way to operate as a start-up) and I really get a feeling that the company cares for it's employees and culture <3

Duffel Employee

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