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Applying for Finance Assistant - Accounts Payable

Location: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa / UK / Cambridge

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 7,700 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 115 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,000 employees located across more than 100 countries. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit


We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our exciting, fast-growing company. If you want to work at the cutting edge of technology for a global leader, and are willing to rise to a challenge, we’d love to hear from you. As a member of the Finance department, you will be joining a dynamic and talented team, dedicated to supporting the business in a rapidly expanding world-class company. You will interact with people across the business and have multiple priorities at one time, so you will need to be a good communicator and have superb time management skills, excellent attention to detail and self-motivation.


  • Processing incoming purchases invoices, reconciling supplier statements, coding and checking company details; purchase authorisation and contract information
  • Allocation of credit cards payments and reconciliation of monthly statement
  • Key supplier liaison and relationship maintenance, dealing with queries
  • Ensuring invoices are authorised in line with the company budget authorisation processes and data is input to finance system with correct currency, VAT, company location information
  • Preparing weekly suggested payment and liaising with Team Lead on cash requirements (UK and International currency), matching supplier payments incl credit card and reconciling supplier accounts


  • Other finance month end routines (may include items such as accruals, prepayments and other journals)
  • Working to support annual audit information preparation
  • Recording and reconcile intercompany transactions
  • Reviewing deposits and contract prepayments
  • Inputting capital expenditure items to Fixed Asset register
  • Review and maintenance of the supplier accounts on the ERP system.
  • Future project work as required

Candidate requirements:

  • Numerate with strong attention to detail as key ‘gateway’ role in terms of quality of expense data in the accounting systems
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail and ability to work unsupervised and prioritise tasks
  • Helpful, flexible, pro-active approach to work, a team player with a willingness to tackle both new and routine tasks
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and self-confident, with an excellent telephone manner
  • Dynamic, responsible and highly organised with the ability to manage multiple streams of work within defined timelines
  • Confident in addressing and escalating matters with colleagues in order to resolve underlying issues
  • Effective communication skills with finance and non-finance staff, collaborative nature and proactive team player
  • Flexible working to accommodate key monthly deadlines at peak times.

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Hybrid working - 2 days in the office & 3 days at home
  • 23 days Holiday plus 1 additional day for your birthday
  • BUPA family healthcare
  • Pension contribution
  • Life insurance
  • Other benefits include free food on a Friday Lunchtime, matched charitable giving, cycle scheme, free fruit and regular social events when restrictions allow a return to the office