Accountant

Haywards Heath | London | Full time, permanent

Posted: 03/09/2021
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Closing on: TBC

Job summary

We’re looking for an Accountant to support our Exotic Direct and Petplan Sanctuary business units, acting as the main contact on all finance related matters. You will be working closely with our in-house operations team, supporting them as we continue to deliver the best end-to-end experience for our customers.

We are looking for a self-motivated Accountant to help take financial ownership of this part of our business.  This is a varied role and will require you to get involved in numerous things from simple daily banking to complex claims reconciliation. This Is a fantastic role for someone looking to learn too, as you'll have plenty of scope for both personal and professional development within our Finance team as well as through the wider Operations team.

Your key responsibilities

  • Overseeing the month end close process - running system reports, journal posting, premium and claims reconciliation, underwriter reporting et al.
  • Managing our weekly and monthly sales reporting for both Exotic Direct and Petplan Sanctuary.
  • Supporting the Operations team on general customer payment queries (e.g., errors, payments status, bounces, recoveries etc.)
  • Reconciliation of bank statements in NetSuite as well as the various premium and claims control accounts.
  • Managing the migration of premium and claims data to our new online data repository.
  • Management of daily banking tasks.
  • Direct Debit processing; as well as handling any related bounces.

How you’re measured

What you bring

Skills and personal attributes

Here are a few of the skills we are looking for in this position. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box as it’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

  • You have an amazing eye for detail and don't like leaving loose ends!
  • You enjoy collaborating with different teams but also know when to 'just get on with the job'
  • You’re self-motivated and the sort of person who is comfortable working in a fast-paced culture
  • You're receptive to change as well as driving improvements in existing processes and other people

Experience and qualifications

  • Accounting knowledge is essential and relevant qualifications are a bonus.
  • You should be confident and have experience reconciling large data sets.
  • Experience using and administrating varied systems
  • A background in Insurance is beneficial and ideally, you'll be used to working in a fast-paced environment like ours
  • You'll be very comfortable using Excel (and eager to learn more!)
  • You're flexible to business needs and happy to support the wider team when needed

Bought By Many is making the world a better place for pet parents. Award-winning innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: we now rank 30th on the Tech Track 100 (2020) and we won the Insurance Choice Awards (2020) for both Best Pet Insurance Provider and Innovation of the Year. We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.

Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at $2bn. All this was made possible by the hard work from our incredible colleagues around the world; and we’re excited to embark on the next stage in our journey. Our company is fast-paced, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their well-being.

We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people with different lived experiences and backgrounds, bringing their whole self to work every day. Throughout the business, you will meet people who think differently, aim for impact, and love to try new things.

What it’s like to work here?

Our company is fast-paced, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their well-being. We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people with different lived experiences and backgrounds, bringing their whole self to work every day. Throughout the business, you will meet people who think differently, aim for impact, and love to try new things. 

Our physical offices are bright and open with plenty of treats and extras and we provide practical support and best-in-breed kit for homeworking.  We are a connected and sociable business and like to spend time together in regular fun activities, both online and in person (when we can!).

We work together as one team and we share the same values:

  • Show you care
  • Do the right thing
  • Work in partnership
  • Dare to think big
  • Be tenacious and be fast

Award-winning innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: we now rank 30th on the Tech Track 100 (2020) and we won the Insurance Choice Awards (2020) for both Best Pet Insurance Provider and Innovation of the Year.

Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at $2bn.  All this was made possible by the hard work from our incredible colleagues around the world; and we’re excited to embark on the next stage in our journey. We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come. 

Salary

up to £30,000


Benefits


Hours of work


Line manager

Group Accountant


Locations

Oakfield House, 35 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3BW

Unit 1B, 1-10 Summers Street, Farringdon, London EC1R 5BD

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