Assistant Accountant

Job type:Permanent
Hours:Flexible working hours
Location:Blended home and office working
Date posted:06/07/2022
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8% company pension
  • private medical insurance
  • life assurance cover
  • employee assistance programme
  • profit share scheme

Our business

geo is changing the way the world uses energy. Our solutions have already saved homes in the UK, Netherlands and Nordics more than 30 terawatt hours of energy. Today, we have more than 6 million smart energy devices deployed in homes and we supply managed energy data services to more than half a million homes across Europe. We’ve used those capabilities plus our deep learning algorithms and data analytics to halve household energy consumption and slash carbon emissions.

In 2022, we’re taking those capabilities to the next level, with a mission to save more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 and more than £3Bn of net savings for UK homes over the next 5 years. Our capabilities and developments range from the hardware and firmware that powers the devices to the algorithms that power the insights we deliver via those devices, through to sophisticated control systems that predict and manage EV charging, energy storage, home energy generation and even household white goods. Underpinning this is our expertise in smart energy monitoring, load disaggregation

Job role

This is a varied and interesting role reporting directly to the Financial Controller. You will be responsible for supporting a range of Finance team processes and outputs, including cash management, revenue and margin analysis, transaction processing and month-end reporting, whilst drawing upon a sound grasp of fundamental accounting concepts. The ideal candidate will be a part-qualified accounting technician or hold a relevant degree, with the desire to begin or continue their professional studies toward ACCA or CIMA (or similar). The postholder will have high attention to detail, excellent communication skills and an interest in building experience across the range of Finance team activities. Responsibilities:

  • Assist with monthly management accounts, working closely with the Financial Accountant
  • Work with colleagues in the Sales team to maintain a comprehensive view of the revenue forecast, through to the delivery of finished goods, including reporting on gross margins
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of inventory and cost of sales management, including monitoring variances to standard costs, working with the Production team
  • Support processes and reporting regarding expenditure analysis and cost reallocations
  • Support the delivery of performance reporting across strategies, projects and functions
  • Co-ordinate inputs to the monthly payroll and support associated reporting requirements
  • Contribute to the maintenance of an established cash flow forecasting model
  • Processing sales invoices, purchase invoices, staff expense claims and corporate credit cards
  • Lead credit control for sales invoicing, working with colleagues in the Sales team as required
  • Daily banking, including posting bank transactions into the ERP system and raising payments
  • Assist with the annual audit, annual R&D tax claim and quarterly VAT Return
  • Ad-hoc duties as reasonably required

Requirements

  • Part-qualified accountant (or hold a relevant degree, seeking to pursue professional studies)
  • Practical experience of financial transaction processing, reconciliations and reporting
  • Strong Excel skills (including pivot tables and vlookups)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous, proactive, and enthusiastic, with a keen eye for detail • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
  • An interest in production accounting and financial systems
  • Experience of working in a start-up or SME environment is desirable
  • Experience of Microsoft Navision would be ideal

Applications

To apply for this position please email your CV and Cover Letter together with your salary expectations and availability to our People Team at recruitment@geotogether.com