Finance Assistant

  • London, UK
  • 32000 GBP / Year

Your opportunity to join a high-growth, VC-backed VR metaverse startup. OTHERWORLD is rolling out rapidly across the UK and internationally growing from 3 to 8+ sites in the next 12-24 months and you’ll have the opportunity to be a key part of the finance function supporting this growth.

You will be reporting directly to and working closely with the Head of Finance. You will be the engine room of finance, enabling the business’s expansion to new sites across the UK and internationally, and championing financial discipline across the company.It is an exciting role with the scope for long-term progression for the right candidate. You will like working through problems methodically, and love organisation. We are looking for someone ambitious, who is keen to develop a career in finance and preferably has experience of working in a start-up or leisure business.As Finance Assistant, you’ll be based in our East London office.

You Will

  • Manage and perform daily bank reconciliations
  • Work closely with site General Managers and Head Office purchasing managers to ensure receipts and invoices are submitted in a timely manner
  • Own the Accounts Payable function and reconcile supplier statements
  • Set up weekly payruns to ensure suppliers are paid on time
  • Process monthly payroll and keep organised records
  • Perform all payroll related reconciliations
  • Support month-end balance sheet reconciliations with a view to be leading on key reconciliations within 12 months
  • Provide administrative support during budget preparation
  • Perform ad-hoc finance analysis and reporting when required
  • Prepare quarterly VAT return reviews
  • Research new systems, processes and technology products that will help support an efficient finance function as we scale


  • 1-3 years experience in a finance role
  • Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Relevant qualification or part-qualification (e.g. AAT, part-qualified CIMA etc.)
  • Proficiency in creating spreadsheets and using financial functions, ideally familiar with Google Workspace and Google Sheets
  • Experience with Xero or equivalent accounting systems
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Character and excitement to work in a start-up environment
  • Strong passion for gaming, technology and hospitality


  • This role is available on a full-time basis
  • Salary of £28-32k depending on experience and aptitude
  • Perks scheme, Medicash benefits, pension contribution and discounts on VR and drinks in our venues
  • Share options depending on length of service
  • Support for study days and exam fees depending on level of qualification
  • Career progression along the finance route

OTHERWORLD is the UK's most popular out-of-home VR metaverse experience. Through our growing network of city centre locations, we've welcomed over 120,000 dimension-hoppers to the best that virtual reality has to offer, including Adele, Skepta, KSI, Fnatic and Jonathan Ross.