Jobs at the LRB

Finance Officer

We are looking for an experienced all-rounder to join our team of four in the Finance department. This role is set in a fast-paced environment, where you will find yourself having to deliver varied tasks to tight deadlines.

You will work with almost all departments within the company, playing a key part in supporting the Finance team to delivery monthly management reporting for the three businesses; the London Review of Books magazine, Bookshop and Cafe.

It is the ideal opportunity for a bright and energetic individual, with a wide range of experience, to work in a varied role and in a friendly company within the literary and publishing sector.

You will play a key role in supporting the operations of the Finance department, including:

  • Transaction processing on Sage 200; AP, AR and general ledgers
  • Posting purchase invoices
  • Processing payments to suppliers and handling queries
  • Raising sales invoices and allocating receipts from customers
  • Chasing customers for payment of sales invoices
  • Posting bank transactions and reconciling bank accounts
  • Petty Cash processing
  • Credit card and expenses processing
  • Payroll processing on QTAC
  • Reconciling supplier and customer accounts
  • Balance sheet reconciliations

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Sage 200
  • Strong all round ledger transaction processing experience – high volume and accuracy
  • Understanding of departmental and nominal coding
  • Diversity of experience in accounts with various organisations
  • Strong double entry knowledge
  • Reconciliation experience of all types, including bank, supplier and customer accounts on ledgers
  • Working calmly and accurately under pressure
  • Able to plan and manage work effectively to meet targets and deadlines
  • Experience in the publishing/advertising/retail sectors is desirable but not essential

Personal Specification

  • QBE

  • Efficient and resourceful, able to meet deadlines
  • Calm and self-organised under pressure
  • Diligent in all aspects of work
  • Comfortable working in all aspects of the finance functions
  • Effective problem solver – able to deal with all queries effectively
  • Excellent communication skills, confident, with a keen eye for detail

To apply, please send a covering letter and your c.v. to

Please mention “Finance Officer” in the subject line.