Assistant Management Accountant | E-Commerce Start-Up | London


Assistant Management Accountant | E-Commerce Start-Up | London

  • Type:
  • Where:
    North West London, London
  • Salary
    £30000 — £35000
    Per annum + Study Support
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    Assistant Management Accountant | Fast Growth E-Commerce Start-Up | London

    The Client

    Harmonic are working on a retained basis with one of the UK's fastest growth e-commerce start-ups. They have both a B2C and B2B element and are backed by a host of well-known Angel Investors with a Turnover of circa £5m. Following some additional investment and incredibly strong sales during Covid (B2C grew by 300%) they have invested in three state of the art warehouse facilities to drive rapid expansion in both the UK and US. Turnover is currently growing at 100% per annum with plans to more than double in 2021.

    This is an incredibly exciting time to join the business as they have started trading in a number of US states with sites opening on both the East and West Coasts. Their high-end service is endorsed by a who's-who of A-List celebrities that have also invested in the business.

    Culturally they have an incredibly ambitious and proactive team with a genuine passion for what they are building. The business has a typical 'start-up' feel - fast paced but lot's of fun! While the brand is certainly high-end, luxury the vibe is certainly one of rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in.

    Currently the team is working from home and there will be continued flexibility, but this person will be required to attend the warehouse facility in West London from time to time.

    The Role

    Supporting the Head of Finance, the Assistant Management Accountant will be the second hire in Finance giving fantastic exposure to a breadth of Finance tasks and ad-hoc projects. It is a real opportunity to learn fast and progress quickly!

    The position will support the in-sourcing of the Finance function taking ownership of day-to-day Finance Operations and building out processes to support the business as it scales.

    * Support with month-end (accruals, prepayments, posting adjustments etc) and the production of monthly management accounts
    * Ensure accurate management of Finance Operations including AP, AR (multi-currency) and Credit Control working to automate and increase efficiencies
    * Manage balance sheet and bank account reconciliations
    * Oversee the production of accurate cost reporting and cost of sales analysis
    * Support the improvement of stock reporting and KPI analysis
    * Support the completion of VAT returns
    * Support the Head of Finance with the setup of international entities
    * Start to work with the wider business on ad-hoc projects
    * Continuously improve and implement new processes and systems alongside the Head of Finance

    Required Experience:

    * Excited by fast paced environments and start-ups
    * Exposure to month-end and management accounts (in a support capacity)
    * Excellent Communication Skills
    * Real desire to learn and progress quickly

    Preferred Backgrounds/ experience:

    * Demonstratable experience of 'going above and beyond' and improving processes
    * Experience in e-commerce, retail, fashion, FMCG or physical products
    * Prior experience in a start-up (any industry)

    Offered Package:

    * £32,000 - £35,000
    * Study support

    Start Date: ASAP

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