Financial Manager - £25k

London (Greater)
£25000 per annum
04 Dec 2013
01 Jan 2014
4474
Alex Townley
Permanent
Full Time
In partnership with a major UK brand, this company will be launching its unique e-commerce platform into the UK market late in spring 2014. This new online business is taking on eBay and Groupon with its economic model. Rather than setting a price (like Buy Now on eBay) it asks consumers what they are willing to pay and by aggregating these requests it can establish the best price. This company has received a great degree of recent press coverage and have also been heavily backed by a private investment fund. As the business builds for launch, it is recruiting a team of highly talented, motivated and driven individuals to deliver business success. Key to this success shall be the efficient execution of the company’s business model and a dynamic, agile culture with a focus on excellence.

This is a full-time job opportunity. Starting salary: £25k.

Key responsibilities of the role:

This role combines finance (priority) with merchandising and additional responsibilities around customer service, supplier support and marketing. As financial manager, you’ll act as the primary interface between the company and their outsourced accounting function. In this role, the finance manager is tasked with ensuring that all financial information within the business is collected and reported in an appropriate format to the accountancy firm and that complete and accurate reconciliation of financial matters happens across all stakeholders (the company, partners, customers, suppliers).

Working closely with the Merchandising team, the financial controller shall have the following responsibilities in respect of daily platform operations:
•Checking promotion financial information prior to release.
•Promotion completion – monitoring the promotion completion process.
•Supplier remittance and reporting.
•Reconciling payments with refunds, returns, cancellations, etc.
•Reconciling payment flows with merchant services.
•Promotion cash management.
•Partner reporting.

Working closely with the Accounting team (outsourced):
•Monthly financial reconciliation.
•Bank account management.
•Supplier payments.
•Assistance in preparation and management of: Payroll and PAYE/NI, management accounts, VAT reports, R&D tax credit reports and corporation tax reporting.

Key candidate requirements for the role:

•This role is targeted at ambitious, motivated and talented graduate recruits.
•You will ideally have a degree in accounting and/or business management - 1st or 2:1 as minimum.
•You will have strong analytical capability and be great at numbers.
•You will have strong attention to detail.
•You are confident and have strong communication skills.

The perks of working at this company:

As a ‘first through the door’ employee, this role represents a fantastic opportunity to become involved in a fast paced dynamic, entrepreneurial business working alongside one of the UK’s most successful brands. This company is seeking exceptional, motivated individuals at this pivotal stage in their development. Successful candidates have the opportunity make the role their own and mould a career that could move in many varied directions as the business grows over time. Employee benefits include: 23 days annual holiday + bank holidays + your birthday!

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