Finance Assistant

Join Beam as they are looking for a Finance Assistant

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively. 

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly. 

About the role

We're looking for a Finance assistant to join our growing finance function and support Beam during a period of incredible growth.

Your key responsibility will be ensuring that everyone using Beam’s service gets what they need to leave homelessness: from that electrician training course, to tools or that rental deposit on the first home they’ve had in years. But you’ll also get involved in other finance and operational tasks to support your fellow Beamers.


  • Processing purchase requests for items our beneficiaries need

  • Booking training, checking deliveries and paying invoices for our beneficiaries

  • Processing refunds & adhoc requests regarding beneficiary purchases

  • Key point of contact for the operations team and wider teams surrounding beneficiary process requests

  • Maintaining our internal purchasing system in Airtable

  • Contribute to month end processes

  • Support the Senior Finance Executive with claiming Gift Aid on behalf of our charity partner, The Beam Foundation

  • Supporting with finance process improvements and projects

 You are

  • Humble and keen to learn with a can-do positive attitude

  • Renowned for your incredible attention to detail

  • Excited to learn more about finance and startup ops

  • Keen to bring your true, open self to work

You’ll need 

  • Brilliant attention to detail - vulnerable people are relying on us

  • Good knowledge of finance and/or accounting processes through experience or a relevant degree

  • Ideal: knowledge of Xero (accounts payable and bank reconciliation, sales invoicing and journal inputting) and ideally Pleo or Dext (formerly ReceiptBank)

  • Ideal: experience in an accounts payable role in a fast-paced environment

About Beam 

We’re a team of over 70 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 63% of people we support are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • Salary of £20-30k – highly competitive for tech for good and social impact
  • EMI-qualifying share options
  • Annual company retreat
  • A laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC
  • £500 personal development budget
  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi
  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
  • Hundreds of perks, discounts and freebies from Perkbox
  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app
  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)
  • Hybrid working from our Shoreditch office or at home (2 days in the office, 3 from home)
  • Your own financial wellbeing coach, through Bippit

Application process

We have a three-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30-minute video call with our Talent Partner/Finance Manager
  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role
  3. Three informal chats with people at Beam

Feeling excited? 

Start your journey to a more impactful career today. We're excited to hear from you.