Finance Assistant

London, United Kingdom /
Finance & Administration – Finance /
Here at Forecast we’re building and delivering an AI-native platform for profitable Project & Resource Management that represents the most advanced technology ever applied to managing projects, resources and finances. Our platform automates busywork, surfaces best practices, predicts outcomes, guides projects to success, and most importantly empowers every team member to do their best work.

With our recent $19M Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital (who have backed hugely successful businesses including Revolut, Peakon, Citymapper, Voi, Vivino and Yoox Net A Porter), we’re rapidly scaling our teams across the US and Europe to bring our AI powered technology to customers across the globe. After more than tripling revenue over the past year, we have huge ambition and growth plans for 2021 and beyond. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join us on our journey!

This newly created role will report to the Group Financial Controller and will have responsibility for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, bank reconciliations, expense and credit card management of the UK and DK entities, with more companies to be added as we grow.
The successful candidate should have a willingness to learn and develop in a rapidly growing startup.
The role offers a great opportunity for the right candidate to progress in their role as the company continues to go from strength to strength. 
CIMA / ACCA study support available.

What you'll do

    • Own the A/P and A/R transactional processes end to end
    • Processing supplier invoices, credit notes, and staff expense claims
    • Review of employee expenses and credit cards
    • Multi-currency payment runs and handling supplier queries
    • Posting of supplier bank payments and customer receipts
    • Ownership of all bank and credit card reconciliations
    • Ownership of the billing process, ensuring that customer contracts are billed correctly
    • Credit Control and dealing with customer queries
    • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
    • Assisting with month end close
    • Assisting the management accountant with balance sheet reconciliations, including prepayments, accruals and fixed assets
    • Assist in developing and improving existing systems and internal controls
    • Supporting with local VAT and tax filings across all geographies

What you'll ideally have

    • 2+ years of finance experience in a similar finance assistant role
    • Strong knowledge of either Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, but preferably both
    • Experience of Sage Intacct beneficial but not essential
    • A structured and analytical approach to your work
    • Willingness to learn and develop
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
A real values driven culture at the heart of how we work - Care with CandorForge the Future and Bring the Oomph!
Regular get togethers with our global teams, with an annual offsite Oomphfest (2021 edition in Barcelona!) and annual kick offs
A great set of benefits including pension, medical & life insurance, mobile phone, 25 days annual leave + 5 Forecast Flex Days + 3 seasonal closure days
Stocked kitchen and Pizza Thursdays!
PC or Mac
Flexible and family friendly working hours, with a hybrid office/home model
Structured Professional Development plans with the opportunity to level up through external certifications, courses and qualifications