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Senior Revenue Accounting Manager

Northampton, UKFInance (UK)Permanent (Full-Time)Finance

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Simply Business is well prepared to deal with unprecedented events. We’re an agile business by nature – and our hiring and interview process is no exception. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some parts of our hiring process may take a little longer than usual.  Please bear with us, and rest assured that we're happy to hear from you and receive your application.

If it looks like you could be a good fit for the role, we’ll ask you to interview on Zoom – you’ll need WiFi and a laptop, or a 4G-enabled smartphone.

Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability. Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people. We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea.

It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 500,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA. Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working life that helps us thrive, not stick. We're proud of our inclusive and supportive culture, and we're passionate about creating an environment where everyone's cultural backgrounds, skills, and perspectives are valued. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

Brexit Statement:

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Before 30th June 2021, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens have a legal right to work in the UK and can provide a passport as evidence of this.  No visa will be required.

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We are looking for a Senior Revenue Accounting Manager to join us in Northampton.

As the Senior Revenue Accounting Manager you’ll be responsible for

  • managing two Senior Finance Analysts, taking ownership of the accounting processes for the revenue of Simply Business, and supporting the wider Revenue Accounting Team
  • we need someone who has a good understanding of AR double entry, has strong balance sheet reconciliation skills, has an eye for detail, is willing use their own initiative, is highly organised and has the ability to prioritise their own workload
  • managing two direct reports, reviewing and planning workload, mentoring where needed 
  • producing weekly management information to the Head of Revenue Accounting
  • owning the debt management tool and building strong working relationships with relevant IT support departments to ensure a full understanding of the systems architecture and any changes for new revenue  streams or payment providers
  • providing support to the Head of Revenue Accounting and Revenue Accounting Manager, deputising where required
  • preparing and posting GL journals relating to revenue 
  • calculating amounts due to insurers on a monthly basis, processing subsequent payments and addressing any queries raised 
  • calculating internal commission transfers on a monthly basis and processing subsequent payments 
  • producing reconciliations for relevant balance sheet accounts and providing updates to senior stakeholders
  • authorising BACS and insurer payments 
  • supporting the operational payment allocation process when required 
  • monitoring completion of weekly and monthly accounting controls for all processes within the revenue team 
  • explaining financial processes to colleagues without a background in finance 
  • working with the wider business on process improvements 
  • taking on ad hoc tasks and project work where required
  • identifying bottlenecks and process improvements, investigating, designing and implementing solutions to mitigate risks

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • part qualified or newly qualified accountant with ACA/ACCA/CIMA
  • two to three years experience in a transactional finance environment
  • experience in managing people and reviewing the work of others
  • strong understanding of double entry/transactional accounting
  • exceptional attention to detail
  • excellent understanding of balance sheet reconciliations and the ability to investigate and resolve differences
  • strong knowledge of accounts receivable processes
  • excellent stakeholder management skills, can manage expectations both upwards and downwards
  • advanced Excel skills (data manipulation)
  • strong organisation, prioritisation and time management skills
  • experience of working in a fast paced, changing environment and flexible to changing priorities
  • ability to work well under pressure, working accurately with attention to detail, meeting deadlines and a team player
  • positive “can do” attitude, with the willingness to learn

Desirable skills and qualifications:

  • good knowledge of Access Dimensions (GL) and Looker
  • good knowledge of card payment process, acquiring payments, settlements and chargebacks
  • good knowledge of SOX compliance requirements
What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership, lifestyle pot, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday or a National Trust pass. 

The ‘core’ stuff
These are available to all staff from your first day. Here’s the summary:

• a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• an automatic enrolment pension (employer-matched at 5%)
• generous holiday entitlement
• life assurance – 4 x your basic salary
• a health cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
• an extra day off if you get married or move house
• unlimited access to 24/7 virtual GP
• bupa nurse healthline
• employee assistance programme (EAP)
• eye care vouchers
• local discounts

The fun stuff
We also have a great deal more to pick and mix from, with things like:

• a full gym membership
• lifestyle pot (a pot of cash to be used against anything you want need: well being, personal development, hobbies or childcare costs)
• private medical insurance
• extra days annual leave (up to 5 days)
• shopping vouchers
• dental insurance
• travel insurance
• merlin pass
• taste card

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, eye test vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.

Our values

Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering. In practice, these will mean something unique to every  person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

We're trusted to get the right stuff done in the way that suits us best

We respect the uniques skills and perspective that everyone has

If we can make it simpler, we do, and if we can’t then we explain it so everyone can understand

We’re always learning, developing and improving, and helping others do the same

We lead with purpose and make things happen
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