Finance Assistant – Sydney Office


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

You will support the finance department, maintaining financial accounts, preparing financial reports and analysis, 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 and relevant accounting standards
  • Bank account management and administration
  • Maintaining accounts receivable and accounts payable ledgers
  • 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 delivery 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 finance 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 to the Group Finance team with all necessary ad hoc tasks and wider
    Operations team as required




Required attributes

  • Bookkeeping 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 interest in working in an international environment

Desirable attributes

  • Experience with Xero or similar accounting system, maintaining financial trackers,
    bank reconciliations, preparing accruals and prepayments, and reconciling general
    ledger balances
  • Experience of 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, informal and international work culture
  • Regular team building and sporting events
  • The office is situated in a convenient location, close to all local amenities


At Aurora we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, parttime hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role.



The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received.

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 become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of around 200 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Berlin, Sydney and Austin, and more opening soon. We currently serve around 400 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.