Finance Placement Student


Finance Placement Student (12 Months)

Location: London  Start date: July 2023 

About AlphaSights

AlphaSights was born with a purpose: to unlock human knowledge and power success.  From our state-of-the-art offices in nine major world cities, we connect business leaders seeking knowledge with the experts who possess it. We’re one of the fastest-growing global companies, employing 1500+ colleagues of 60+ nationalities.

What we do

We operate at the heart of the global knowledge economy, providing a suite of knowledge-on-demand services to investment funds, consultancies, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. Our clients use our services when evaluating critical investment and business decisions. We connect them with industry experts who possess specific knowledge that is otherwise unavailable to them.

We’re a fast-paced, client-driven service organisation. We respond to client inquiries within minutes and deliver within hours. When deadlines are tight, and when robust insight is make or break, our clients count on us.

Finance Placement Role

As a placement student in our Accounting and Finance team, you will play a key role in processes and deliverables. You will be fully integrated into the finance teams shared services function covering Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. This placement will strengthen your working financial knowledge and give a unique perspective of the workings of a finance function in a fast growing multinational business. 

Your responsibilities

The core part of the role will be assisting with the Accounts receivable finance team in processing activities such as the following

Accounts Receivable

  • Supporting our billing process and the creation of customer invoices
  • Allocating and reconciling all funds received
  • Managing day-to-day client queries on billing and service usage
  • Continuously following up with clients to recover outstanding amounts
  • Reviewing in detail the monthly Aged Debtors Report to ensure its accuracy
  • Dealing with client related Value Added Tax (VAT) and Withholding Tax (WHT) issues
  • Where relevant, carrying out ad hoc projects as required

These tasks are fundamental to the smooth running of the business and you will find that such activities are conducted in many other businesses which will give you a good understanding of the basics and the platform for a strong start to your career in finance.


  • Must be an undergraduate student .
  • Must have the right to work in the UK already in place.


  • A strong interest in a future career in Finance or Accounting
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels in a professional and mature manner
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and undertake various administrative duties
  • Proficiency in MS Office or Gsuite skills


 Compensation and benefits 

  • Total compensation £25,000.
  • Comprehensive private health insurance coverage through Vitality and dental insurance through Bupa
  • 25 vacation days, 9 company holidays & business closure during winter holiday week
  • Optional WFH on Thursday and Friday. 

What We Offer

  • Develop your workplace skills and experience and help build the foundations of your future career
  • Constructive on-the-job training as well as company wide learning and development initiatives
  • Take on real responsibility and become an essential part of an encouraging team
  • Gain essential knowledge to help you achieve success in your placement and your future career 


AlphaSights is an equal opportunity employer. Read more about our commitment to DEI here.

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