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Assistant Accountant

Agora Talent Ltd
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15 May 2021

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Agora Talent are partnering with an exciting FMCG business to recruit an Assistant Accountant to join the team.

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 assisting in preparation of month end accounts and reconciliations within agreed deadlines. The accuracy of the financial data, reconciliations and supplier/debtors relationships is the key foundations of building a world class finance function.This is a new role that works closely with finance, the business and 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 the brand's newly established US operations and aspects of the group UK group operations. A key part of this role will be improving and implementing processes.


Month end
  • Sales input and reconciliation with our Amazon and Shopify channels
  • Sales review and input of wholesale ensuring completeness and accuracy
  • Reconciliation of sales to underlying operational systems
  • Month end accruals and prepayment for all key opex areas
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Input and reconciliations and fixed assets
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Month end analysis on costs
  • Assist with year end audit and accounts

Accounts payable
  • Improving and implementing effective and efficient AP process
  • Input, approval and payment process
  • Input and approval of invoices ensuring accuracy of coding
  • Preparation of payment runs for FC
  • Analysis of weekly aged creditors reports - highlighting and resolving issues
  • Expenses and credit card posting

Accounts receivable
  • Input of sales invoices ensuring completeness and accuracy
  • Input and reconciliation of sales invoices with our debtor factor company
  • Review and chasing customers as necessary

  • Assisting with weekly cash flow forecasting ensuring debtors and creditors are up to date and providing a payment schedule
  • Cash flow analysis as required

Ad hoc
  • Assisting with submission of VAT and other regulatory returns
  • Assisting the Finance controller with systems and process improvements
  • Developing of reporting as required

  • Experience working in a fast-paced FMCG environment with a solid understanding of AP, AR and month end close
  • Organised and able to manage a busy workload
  • 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
  • End to end ownership of the AP process and good understanding of debtors and credit control process
  • Taking ownership and delivery of key measurable results
  • Problem solver and working in an environment of constant change where not everything works
  • Experience in working with Xero

  • Working towards accounting qualification
  • Worked in high growth environment
  • Familiarity with a food/drink manufacturing business
  • Implemented 3rd party solutions for process improvement

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. Please bear in mind that if you are successful we will contact you within the next 7 days.
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