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Management Accountant

About Brand Genetics

We have an exciting opportunity to join the ambitious and entrepreneurial team at Brand Genetics in their London office.

Brand Genetics’s small but growing brand growth consultancy with offices in London, New York and Rio de Janeiro, that partners with businesses that want to put the consumer (or humans!) at the heart of their decision-making.

We specialise in front-end insight, innovation and strategy, revealing the hidden truth about what people want to unlock sustainable brand growth. We believe that only when you understand why people do what they do can you hope to influence their behaviour, choices and decisions.

We harness empathy techniques, psychology and behavioural science to reveal people’s hidden motivations. Because, as the evidence shows, when brands are aligned with and enable people’s true motivations, they grow.

We are proudly independent, with a vision to be world leaders in revealing the human motivations that drive growth.

We have a positive and dynamic culture and are dedicated to creating a workplace where our smart and motivated team can thrive – empowering their progression in a supportive and stretching environment. We are proud of our latest employee net promoter score of 9.3. and that we have been recognised in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024.

The Opportunity

We are looking to appoint an experienced Financial Professsional for 3 days a week (this could be 4 – 5 shorter days and some working from home is also an option) to report to the Financial Controller to help enable the next stages of our growth.

We are looking for someone who is excited by the idea of a flexible role within a small, personable business and can see the bigger business picture as well as roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the financial details.

This is an exciting and varied opportunity for the right person to join a growing business, with a unique human-centred culture.

The key aspects of the role include:

  • Taking the lead on the Bookkeeping and Management Reporting duties for the London and New York offices recording all transactions accurately in Xero
  • Production of the fortnightly Financial Dashboard for the use of the Leadership team
  • Raising and managing all client invoices and paying supplier bills as well as being responsible for all Purchase and Sales Ledger work, Payroll, VAT Returns, and staff expenses
  • Working with our external accountants to assist with the preparation on the monthly payroll run
  • Supporting the Financial Controller and wider Leadership Team with planning and forecasting for the business and on going strategic needs to underpin the business growth
  • Ongoing focus on improving processes, making the best use of new technology to ensure that the finance function is operating as efficiently as possible

Desired Skills & Experience

We value the power of diverse perspectives that comes from different disciplines, backgrounds, nationalities and cultural experiences.

The successful candidate is likely to:

  • Have previous accounting and bookkeeping experience (this is essential)
  • Be a qualified accountant (or qualified by experience)
  • Have experience of accounting software (we currently use Xero, Dext)
  • Ideally have worked in a small/medium – owner managed business
  • Ideally have experience of an international business with a good understanding of how to make international payments, manage intercompany transactions and an awareness of international accounting considerations
  • Be willing to undertake all aspects of the job, many of which are general bookkeeping duties

The outstanding candidate will be able to demonstrate they can perform these key elements of the role in a way that adds to the Brand Genetics positivity and human-first culture

As a London-based opportunity, the candidate also needs to have the right to work in the UK. We are not sponsoring visa applications for this role

Package

  • Competitive salary
  • 3 days a week (can be worked flexibly across 4/5 shorter days)
  • Discretionary annual bonus – paid on the basis of business and personal performance
  • Pension provision with company contribution
  • Mobile phone contribution
  • Private health and travel insurance
  • Personal training budget
  • Unlimited access to personal one-to-one online coaching
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • UK Gympass app

Working at Brand Genetics

  • Our culture is built on three human-first pillars: Heart, Smart and Self Start. We encourage all our people to ‘be uniquely human’ with a strong and collaborative ethos- a close and supportive team, a non-hierarchical structure and empathic and accessible leadership
  • Flexible hybrid working – we know that remote working has many benefits (e.g. privacy, ability to focus, added flexibility) but time in the office is also important (for building team connection and more collaborative and creative tasks). We believe a combination of both is the ideal but the balance may change from week to week. Therefore we empower team members to make their own decisions between office-based and remote working to best suit the work they are doing, their teams and their own needs
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Building a diverse workforce – we believe that diversity fosters greater creativity and reduces groupthink. We’re committed to building a team with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences
  • We are champions of Emphasising Empathy – celebrating our own unique perspectives and empathising with others through our work helps us to deliver better, smarter insights so we can make a positive and equitable impact on people’s lives
  • Physical and mental wellbeing – we focus on mental wellbeing, with a trained company officer and physical wellbeing via our health insurance provider
  • Working hours charter- we believe ‘you can’t do a great job if your job is all you do’. Our working hours charter supports a healthy work/life balance and lays out what is expected vs appreciated in busy times and includes time off in lieu of significant extra hours worked
  • Team building – we value and invest in team cohesion, with regular social events. We celebrate reaching our business targets with company trips – recent trips have included San Sebastian, Lisbon and Athens

If you believe that you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, please send your CV to andrea.sinclair@brandgenetics.com


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