Assistant Finance Analyst


The Assistant Finance Analyst is responsible for a wide range of tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment. Reporting to the Finance Analyst based in Sydney with a strong dotted line to the Group Finance Manager based in Oxford Head Office, you will proactively manage the day-to-day financial processes and identify improvement opportunities. You will work closely with the Oxford and Sydney Finance teams, as well as the wider Global Business Infrastructure and Operations team.

You will support the maintenance of financial accounts, prepare financial reports and analyses, maintain the financial databases and systems and recommend changes as appropriate. You will work closely with our external accountants on month-end procedures as well as financial statements and tax filings. You will be responsible for our invoicing processes, chasing aged debtors as well as managing accounts payables.

We are looking for someone who can work independently, has excellent attention to detail and can hit the ground running. You must have excellent organisational skills and be a confident communicator.

This is a chance to gain experience within an organisation where individuals thrive on change and work within an exciting and dynamic environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring transactions are recorded in line with local accounting laws and regulations
  • Assisting the Finance Analyst to maintain accounts receivable and accounts payable ledgers
  • Bank accounts reconciliations
  • Company insurance and Workcover management
  • Liaising with our external accountant to ensure that month-end and year-end procedures run smoothly, and all group deadlines are met
  • Working closely with the business teams to understand the status of projects to ensure that revenue is recognised appropriately
  • Maintaining the subscriptions database for the office to ensure that revenue is recognised appropriately, and customers are invoiced on a timely basis
  • Provide analysis on topics relating to financial matters for the Managing Director and Office Manager as required
  • Processing purchase invoices and staff expenses
  • Develop and implement your ideas to optimise financial processes
  • Support the Group Finance team with all necessary tasks and projects

Required attributes

  • Accounting knowledge and/or experience
  • The ability to analyse data clearly with a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Affinity for numbers
  • Accuracy and ability to learn quickly
  • High level of responsibility and reliability
  • Team-oriented and interested in working in an international environment

Desirable attributes

  • Experience with the accounting system, maintaining financial trackers, bank reconciliations, preparing accruals and prepayments, and reconciling general ledger balances
  • Experience working with offshore teams and external service providers
  • Experience working with an ERP System

What we offer

  • The opportunity to contribute to the continued development of a successful and thriving operations team in a fast-paced and exciting industry
  • A dynamic, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment
  • A fun, collaborative, and international work culture
  • Regular team building and sporting events
  • The office is situated in a convenient central location, close to public transport

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.


The successful candidate would start in January 2023. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • Brief cover letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest possible start date

About Aurora

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to be the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence to drive strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of experts with vast energy, financial, and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon, and fossil commodities.

We are active across the globe in the APAC, LATAM, EMEA, and NORAM regions, working with leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software. We are a thriving, rapidly growing company, currently serving over 600 of the world’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors, and governments, and we expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.