Playground Games are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our team.

Working closely with the Finance Manager, and wider Finance team, in a fast-paced environment, to deliver effective financial processes within the Company. The role involves engaging with a range of disciplines and external stakeholders and requires the ability to work to deadlines and high levels of accuracy.

Key Responsibilities / Primary Accountabilities

  • Assistance with month end procedures
  • Calculating monthly recharges and raising invoices on both companies
  • Raising monthly sales invoice
  • Management of the fixed assets register
  • Posting of various journals including depreciation, leases, payroll
  • Reconciling petty cash
  • Emptying vending machines, counting and reconciling cash 
  • Reconciling foreign currency
  • Processing employee expenses
  • Purchase order tracking
  • Purchase invoice approvals
  • Processing of purchase invoices
  • Credit card statement analysis
  • Assistance with the annual statutory audit processes
  • Liaising with company auditors
  • Assisting with the collation of information
  • Ad-hoc tasks as required by the Financial Accountant and Finance Director


  • Ensure that all duties, checks and documentation are completed to the required level of accuracy and within defined timelines.
  • Perform other duties, and provide general assistance to broader finance team, as may be requested from time to time, commensurate with the role e.g holiday cover

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of using Sage for processing and reporting purposes and Microsoft Excel for reporting and analysis purposes
  • Knowledge and previous experience in an accounting role
  • AAT qualification
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional attitude and ability to work in a confidential manner
  • Excellent communication skills and real team player
  • An organised approach, planning tasks and setting realistic timescales
  • Flexibility to be involved in a number of finance support activities at a time
  • Maintain strong working relationships with team members
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office inc Outlook, Word
  • Be a champion for Playground Games and everything we produce
  • Adhere to company procedures
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