Treasury Assistant 6 month fixed term contract

Reference: JUL20172681
Closing Date: 23:00, 29 Sep 2017
Location: London
Sector: Accountancy
Type: Contract, Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive




Context of the Role


Centaur Media is a main market listed company, primarily based in the UK with approximately 600 employees in offices in Central London with satellite offices in New York and Singapore. We are a multi-platform content and services business that provides businesses and individuals with knowledge, tools and opportunities to improve their performance. We show specific global communities how they can achieve excellence, measure and benchmark their performance and celebrate success. Centaur generates market intelligence and insight which enables them to plan and prepare for future trends.

Purpose of the Role

The individual will be part of the Group’s Treasury Team to ensure timely and accurate posting of cash transactions, completion of all bank and control account reconciliations, prompt resolution of queries from the Business and other Finance colleagues plus maintenance of the Group’s cash and bank controls.

The individual will also be involved in improving processes and controls within Treasury.

Key Accountabilities will include

  • Daily bank statement download/ update and upload to Agresso
  • Daily posting/ allocation of cash receipts and payments
  • Daily credit card transaction download from Datacash & update of credit card log
  • Daily review of bank statement schedule and ad hoc postings/ journals to ensure all receipts and payments are posted, inclusive of BACS, CHAPS, Direct Debits, Credit Card receipts, PayPal, cheque transactions and charges
  • Daily cash flow and cash tracker update
  • Daily review of bank accounts to ensure in a CR balance
  • Ad hoc IATs to maintain account balances/ allow for payments
  • Daily BACS report downloads and distribution to relevant persons within the Business
  • Monitoring of Treasury, Payments & Remittances mailbox and incoming post
  • Weekly processing, banking and uploading to Agresso of all incoming cheques/ cash
  • Monthly processing of Direct Debit runs
  • Preparation of BACS/ CHAPS and Cheque payments (ad hoc Payroll, Singapore Salaries, AR Refunds, Subs Refunds, Tax payments etc.)
  • Monthly clear down of bank accounts to main account for month end
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank and control accounts to be submitted by WD3
  • Review of unallocated cash accounts, ensuring items cleared down on a timely basis
  • Processing and monitoring of any credit card chargebacks
  • Filing / Archiving
  • Ad hoc tasks as required by line manager


Behaviours & Knowledge



  • Previous treasury/ cash management experience
  • Understanding of foreign currency transactions and postings
  • Experience of bank and control account reconciliations
  • Intermediate level Excel
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Self-starter and ability to prioritise tasks effectively
  • Proactive approach with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of the team
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Initiative



  • Agresso experience
  • Datacash (or similar) experience
  • MS Dynamics Solomon experience (legacy system)
  • Experience of being audited
  • Knowledge of banking systems RBS, HSBC US, Barclays PLC, St George, Standard Chartered and PayPal


Success Measures

  • Zero reconciling items on bank rec at month end
  • Allocating > 90% of cash received into the business each day to a customer account
  • Queries over items that cannot be allocated to be owned and followed through to resolution in a timely manner
  • Gaining familiarity of Agresso and other systems/ processes in first month
  • Ability to highlight and escalate issues identified to Head of Treasury to prevent unallocated items growing and becoming old