Finance/HR Assistant

Company Overview

We are one of the UK’s top 25 fastest growing start-ups. We’re an independent marketing technology agency based in London and New York, on a mission to combine technology and creativity to solve brands’ problems. We bring together data, technology, content, and paid-media to drive revenue for brands. Our clients include Spotify, Google, Facebook, Nike, Waze, Just Eat, ASOS, Pret A Manger and adidas. Since being founded in 2014, Byte has grown to more than 90 brilliant people.

Our core services are:

  • Digital and social media strategy
  • Digital channel optimisation
  • Biddable social media planning and buying
  • Data analytics and insight
  • Creative ideas development
  • Digital content production
  • Social CRM design and implementation
  • Building marketing technology products
  • Influencer relationship management
  • Marketing technology consultancy

Job Purpose

The Finance/HR assistant role at Byte is to provide support to the Financial Controller and Head of People in running both the finance and HR functions of the business.

The role will likely be 70% finance, 30% HR but this split may change as Byte continues to grow.

Key Responsibilities

The role of Finance/HR Assistant is exciting, varied and constantly evolving. In this role, you will:

  • Raise sales invoices
  • Make updates to our internal job tracker system
  • Manage credit control and debtor management
  • Post supplier invoices
  • Prepare payment runs for review
  • Post bank transactions for several bank accounts
  • Post credit card transactions for several cards
  • Bank & credit card reconciliations
  • Collate all financial documentation and ensure electronic filing
  • Manage office petty cash and reconciliations
  • Assist in month-end procedures
  • Other ad hoc projects as required by the FC
  • Onboard new starters – including contracts, finance info & new starter info
  • Keep HR records up to date; holiday allowance, reviews, contact details
  • Offboard leavers – calculate remaining holiday, final documentation
  • Other ad hoc projects as required by the Head of People

Previous Experience


  • Above average written & verbal English communication skills
  • Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (in particular Excel)
  • Focused under pressure and can get stuff done on a tight deadline
  • Loves learning new things
  • Great interpersonal and listening skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Very organised, with a high attention to detail
  • Inquisitive mind, able to investigate discrepancies
  • Ability to react quickly within a fast-paced environment

Nice to have:

  • Experience working in and loving a start-up environment
  • Experience using Xero and Receipt Bank

Company Overview

To complement the team dynamic:

  • Sense of humour
  • Self-starting
  • Easily bored
  • No ego
  • Extremely motivated
  • Professional
  • Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Calm and patient under pressure
  • Proactive and assertive
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Learns quickly
  • Persistent and hard-working
  • Has high standards
  • Open to criticism and ideas
  • Clear communicator
  • Persuasive and inspiring


While we don’t have a subsidised canteen and unrivalled pension contribution to offer you, we can offer a degree of responsibility and flexibility that’s hard to find in a role anyplace else.

You will become an integral member of our team, and you will gain experience you wouldn’t get at a big corporate agency. You’ll be encouraged to follow your passions. You’ll be supported when you want to try something new. You’ll get to do a lot more than paper shuffling, making coffee and proofreading.

You’ll be working directly with founders who are well-known in their industry, who are experienced innovators and who understand how important it is for you to grow and learn.

Most of all, you’ll help create the company you want to work for.