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Assistant Accountant


Position: Assistant Accountant 

Location: Walthamstow, London 

Reports to: Finance Controller 

Start date: ASAP 

A bit about us... 

An unlikely mob of painters, jazz musicians, basketball players and barbers, brought  together by a love of specialty coffee and all of the creative cultures in its orbit. We make plant based, 100% vegan products to lift your coffee and your mind- be that the  comfort of your home or in your favourite local spot. Balancing out our impact on the world is  the least we can do. But our vision spans beyond the present, and there is plenty more work  to be done… 

Minor Figures is growing fast, experiencing 100%+ revenue growth with teams in the UK,  Australia and US. We are building our finance function to be a key business partner to the  business providing reporting, compliance, analysis and insight to accelerate and strategically  support the growth. 

The Role 

The Finance Assistant plays a critical role in the success of the finance function engine. The  role looks after the efficient running of day-to-day finance operations and will initially focus  on sales and purchase ledger with key focus on credit control. The role also has opportunity  to support the month end process and reporting after the first 6 months. The accuracy of the  financial data, reconciliations and supplier/debtors relationships is the key foundations of  building a world class finance. This is a new role that works closely with finance, the  business, external suppliers and customers and for the right individual the opportunity to  create and grow this with the business. We are a small but fast growing team and expect this  individual to roll up their sleeves and get involved in all aspects of the finance function. 

This role will look after our UK operations with some interface with our US and AU operations. 

Key Responsibilities 

Accounts receivable 

  • Raising and Input of sales invoices ensuring completeness and accuracy Input and reconciliation of sales invoices with our debt factoring company Establishing an effective credit control process with weekly reporting Chasing customer and building relationships with key customers 
  • Debtor statement reconciliation 
  • Resolving queries on debtor accounts quickly and efficiently 
  • Keeping the business informed and managing credit limits with customers Liaising with insurers on new customer credit limits 
  • Review and improving internal processes 
  • Establishing EDI portal with key customers 
  • Weekly credit control reporting 
  • Set up of new customers

Accounts payable 

  • Input of invoices and managing approvals  
  • Ensuring correct coding of invoices  
  • Preparation of payments runs for approval  
  • Supporting month end close process  
  • Supplier statement reconciliations  
  • Weekly reporting on aged creditors  
  • Balance sheet reconciliations as required 
  • Implementing and improving AP processes  
  • Resolving queries on supplier accounts 
  • Expenses and credit card posting 

Cashflow 

  • Weekly cash analysis  
  • Debtors and creditors reporting for cashflow process 
  • Bank reconciliations  

Month end 

  • Sales input and reconciliation with our Amazon and Shopify channels Sales review and input of wholesale orders ensuring completeness and accuracy Reconciliation of sales to underlying operational systems 
  • Bank reconciliations 
  • Intercompany reconciliations 

Ad hoc 

  • Assisting the Finance controller with systems and process improvements Developing of reporting as required 

Experience 

Critical 

  • Worked in a fast paced FMCG environment with a solid understanding of AP, AR and  month end close 
  • Management of debtors ledger with sound experience of credit control in a large  business 
  • End to end ownership of the accounts payable process for input to raising payments Demonstrable experience of improving finance processes having worked in  organisations where change has been implemented or an understanding of what  good processes look like 
  • Good understanding of month end adjustments and the ability to manipulate data  perform reconciliation to ensure completeness of data 
  • Taking ownership and delivery of key measurable results 
  • Problem solver and working in an environment of constant change where not  everything works 
  • Excellent communication skills in dealing with customers and suppliers Experience in working with Xero

Desirable 

  • Working towards accounting qualification 
  • Worked in high growth environment 
  • Familiarity with Drinks/Coffee/Oat milk manufacturing business 
  • Implemented 3rd party solutions for process improvement 

Key Skills 

  • An ambassador of the Minor Figures brand 
  • Sense of of fun, adventure, hands on person and a can do approach Not phased by constant change and challenges. Willing to adapt and implement  solutions 
  • Excellent communication skills and self motivated with an ability to grow the role with  the business 
  • Attention to details and a results-oriented approach