MTM is a 35 person research and strategy agency. We are growing rapidly, recently won Mediatel Media Research Awards 2017 for ‘Research Agency Team of the Year’ and Media Research Group 2016 ‘Best Research Team – Research supplier’ award, and boast an amazing client list including Google, Facebook, Sony, Sega, Channel 4, BBC and Sky.

We are always on the look-out for talented and passionate people to join us. To apply for these, or any other roles, please email

We are looking for an Accounting & HR Assistant to help us strengthen the Operations team. The role would suit an ambitious all-round accountant who could grow with the business, as we have doubled in size over the last few years and have big growth ambitions for the next few. The role is very varied and would need someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and get cracking with whatever is needed. We are flexible and would consider bringing in a talented, but less experienced individual. Ideally you will have a CIMA background, experience with Xero accountancy software along with having had exposure to the media and consulting environment.

Company and role overview

At a high level, we envisage that this role will have 2 broad parts;

  • Accounting and Finance related (80% of the time)
  • Operations (HR – Tied to Finance & Benefits) – (20% of time)

The role reports directly to the Finance & Operations Director / COO

Individual Sought

The individual must fit in with the MTM culture – we’re a small but fast-growing, ambitious, funky strategy and research consultancy. We’re focused on media and digital – not (for example) oil and gas!

In terms of their background:

  • Professional services experience a must; Marketing services experience a plus and Market Research experience a huge plus.
  • Accountancy craft skills is the core – but this role is for Finance and Operations, so they must have the ability to also perform some HR related tasks that has close ties to Finance (HR, health insurance, payroll, pension, benefits etc)
  • Flexibility on exact level of candidate

Role description

Accountancy – (80% of time)

  • Bookkeeping
  • Sales invoicing / chasing POs / recharging expenses
  • Monitoring MTM accounts inbox / printing invoices / obtaining approvals
  • WIP & Pipeline updates
  • Chasing and inputting Expense reports
  • Company Credit Cards
  • Credit Collections
  • Bank payments setup
  • Management Accounts
  • VAT return preparation
  • Timesheet report analysis and follow ups
  • Financial operations in our support team to ensure we:
    • Chase POs, draft sales invoices, get sign-off from PD, Chase aged debtors (ongoing)
    • Reminders for expenses claims & make sure to add rechargeable expenses to sales invoices
    • Download Barclaycard statements, send to cardholders for detail
    • Download Barclays current a/c statements, get detail on unknown transactions from PMs
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Managing and reconciling petty cash
    • Maintain project spreadsheets as required. Prepare other reports on ad-hoc basis
    • Process costs to projects
    • Supplier payments/refunds, customer refunds
    • Revenue & cost phasing; Updating accruals/prepayments schedules (monthly)
    • Issue cheques
    • Print/code purchase invoices, get sign-off from PD
    • Withdrawing cash from bank for incentives
    • Attending team meetings  

Operations (HR and Office Management) – (20% of time)
Support our HR function

  • Manage our external HR consultants by request from COO

Ongoing operation and updating of our core HR functions

  • Payroll and expenses
  • Benefits (pension, healthcare, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, holiday allowances, training budgets)
  • Other day to day HR: e.g. Providing data for P11Ds, P60s, P35s, references
  • Ad hoc tasks

Reporting Improvement 

Supporting Directors in developing more efficient processes and systems for management and operation of the business. This is likely to include, but not be limited to:

  • Various CRM report analysis
  • Timesheet data analysis
  • General Financial reporting analysis where needed


  • £28k-£35k, depending on experience, plus benefits

Applicants should email a short CV to, with a brief covering letter.