Graduate Finance Assistant

Location: London EC4A (hybrid office and homeworking)

Accountable to: Senior Finance Manager

Contract type: Full-time, permanent (open to flexible working options)

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience)

  • Overall purpose of the role:

    As we bed in our exciting and pioneering listed social impact investment trust - the Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust (SBSI) - and come to implement our 2025 strategy, it couldn’t be a better time to join Big Society Capital (BSC) - the UK’s leading social impact-led investor, aiming to improve the lives of people in the UK through investment with a sustainable return. We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate to join our team as a Finance Assistant. We foster a collaborative, inclusive working environment with a culture of continuous learning, and where everyone is encouraged to bring their own creative ideas. Throughout your time with us, you will gain experience in finance within the social impact investment sector whilst completing the ACCA Accounting qualification.

    Person profile

    Essential experience

    • Graduate – preferably with finance, business, economics or mathematics background.

    Desirable experience

    • Excel experience.
    • Prior experience in an accounting role.

    Skills and abilities

    • Problem solving skills: able to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems and contribute ideas of processes.
    • Collegial team player - flexible and willing to work with and contribute to a team.
    • Self-starter - able to work under own initiative and source new opportunities.
    • Organised with great attention to detail.
    • Good communication and relationship - building skills.
    • A passion for social impact and BSC’s mission.


    • Support the month end accounting process, including reporting to Senior Management.
    • Support the investment drawdown processes including monitoring the mailbox, arranging drawdown checklists, payments and posting accounting entries.
    • Transactional support for the Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust (SBSI) and preparation of relevant reporting files for the 3rd party Administrators.


Please apply via Applied by midday Monday 1 August 2022.

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