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Finance and Operations Assistant

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Harvey John Accountancy Recruitment


£24000 - £26000 per annum

We are working with a high-growth, tech enabled food startup in London who're seeking a Finance & Ops Assistant to join their team.

This role is ideal for a junior candidate with experience of both finance and operations (you'll work with the Finance Director as well as the Supply Chain Manager) ideally within an FMCG based environment.

The Role

Accounts Receivable

  • Raising customer invoices daily ensuring the invoice is issued to the correct customer applying accurate quantities and prices
  • Setting up customer accounts on Xero, assigning the appropriate credit terms and credit limit
  • Maintain contact with clients to ensure invoices are cleared for payment when due
  • Send out month end statements, invoices, and credit notes by email
  • Debt collection by phone/email/ letter

Accounts Payable

  • Posting supplier invoices on Xero, ensuring the cost is accurately accounted for
  • Request and reconcile supplier statements monthly and handle queries as required
  • Setting up payment runs for approval
  • Perform bank reconciliation on daily basis
  • Enter bank receipts and payments into Xero
  • Check and input staff expenses

Inventory Planning

  • Forecasting, supply, and demand planning
  • Purchase orders with farms/suppliers & PO/POD reconciliation
  • Inventory management - control of stock, management of perishables (date life)

Skills and Requirements

  • Numerate and competent in using spreadsheets as well as a range of IT tools
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • You have excellent attention to detail and a meticulous eye for identifying inconsistencies or inaccuracies in data. You take your time to get things right the first time
  • Experience of working with producers supplying short life products
  • You can prioritise and plan own workload in the context of conflicting priorities and work on own initiative
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in Finance & Ops in the FMCG sector

On offer

  • Competititve salary dependent on experience
  • 25 days of holiday in addition to national holidays
  • The ability to work from home when required
  • Exposure to a fast-growing start-up in the food sector
  • Ability to have a big impact in a short space of time
  • Numerous opportunities to partake in product samplings
  • Great office space in central London with a comfortable working environment
  • Discounts with some key customers (restaurants)