Management Accountant

Full-Time · Commercial Team · Newcastle (UK)
About

The Role

At SoPost, we’re on a mission to build the most powerful product sampling platform in the world.

Our technology enables many of the world’s most recognisable brands to run highly effective product sampling campaigns online. Our clients (‘Brand Partners’ as we refer to them) come from a broad range of different categories from cosmetics and fragrance, to food and beverage.

Founded in 2012, SoPost now employs nearly 50 people across three hubs: Our technology team of software engineers and UX/UI designers, as well as central functions like finance and HR are based in Newcastle (United Kingdom), while our commercial and partnership teams are located in both London and New York (USA). We are active in 15 major markets across the UK, EMEA and North America.

Our growth trajectory has been significant and we have received recognition for our growth from multiple institutions including in 2020 being ranked in the top 50 of the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. While we know we have come a long way, our ambition extends well beyond where we are now and we’re looking for amazing people to help us achieve it.

As Management Accountant at SoPost, you will be fully immersed in all elements of the business. The successful candidate will be involved in a broad range of financial and commercial activities from managing the nuts and bolts of our financial reporting through to commercial analysis, pricing and new business support.

The role will grow as the company grows and we are looking for an individual from any background who can demonstrate a desire to learn, do the basics brilliantly and has the enthusiasm and ambition to build their experience over time to become an invaluable part of the team at SoPost.

Reporting into our Chief Financial Officer, you will be the first hire in a newly created finance function. You will take on many of the tasks currently carried out by the CFO who will be on hand to guide and coach you as you progress. The core responsibilities can be divided into four main areas:

Management & Statutory Reporting

Financial Control

Commercial Analysis

Special Projects

We are looking for a team player, with entrepreneurial spirit and good sense of humour. The successful candidate should have a clear desire to challenge themselves and progress within SoPost.

Skills

Essential

We are ideally looking for a qualified accountant, or someone close to qualification, either from a practise background within audit, corporate finance or transaction support or have generalist finance experience from working in an SME environment.

  1. Ideally 1-2 years post qualification experience with CIMA, ACCA or ACA
  2. Excellent accounting knowledge and technical skills
  3. High level of numeracy and ability to present financial analysis clearly, concisely and most importantly… accurately.
  4. Demonstrable ability to adapt and take on new challenges.
  5. A relish for solving problems and providing practical solutions.
  6. Ability to show a continuous focus on learning and self development.
  7. Capable of working relatively autonomously but not afraid to ask questions.
  8. Excellent time management skills.
  9. Ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders.
Skills

Optional

Experience of working as a partner to or in an SME technology company would be advantageous but not essential to this position.

The

Salary

£30k - £40k
Depending on experience
The

Holidays and Benefits

Direct mentoring and professional development from our CFO

Competitive salary

23 days of annual leave, increasing to 25 by the end of three years of service.

Eligibility for our flexible working arrangement, giving you the power to manage your time and place of work.

Participation in Annual Bonus Plan and SoPost Pension Scheme.

Commitment to growing your professional development through external training and a training budget to support that commitment

Social events (monthly team lunches and quarterly drinks / team building activities)

The

Hiring Process

We believe that the successful recruitment for any role at SoPost is as much about giving you the opportunity to find out as much as possible about us and our company as it is about us finding out about you and your capabilities. We want you to be as excited about joining SoPost as we are about being here!

With that philosophy in mind, we will be running the following selection process to ensure that each candidate is given a comprehensive view of what we are all about:

Stage one
An initial interview will be with our People Manager, Erin.
Stage two
A brief assessment task to be completed ahead of the stage three interview.
Stage three
An Interview with our CFO, Russell and presentation of assessment task.
Stage four
A chance to meet with some of the SoPost team.
Policy

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that the best workplaces celebrate and promote diversity. We are committed to ensuring that SoPost is an equal opportunity employer. And we think it’s right to build a company where everybody is welcome, with an open culture that thrives on not just our similarities but also our differences.

Part of this commitment is our promise that every team member and job applicant is treated equally, regardless of protected characteristics such as race, sexuality, religion or age.

Our company values of ownership, trust, no surprises, bigger than me, and doing it right, capture the essence of this statement, but we’re now being clear that this is key to our mission.

Your

Application

Do you have an ambition to be part of a fast-paced technology company where you will be part of our growth story at a critical and exciting time for the company? Do you have an ambition to learn and develop your finance skills and use them to positively influence the future of our business? Are you willing to adapt and take on new challenges whatever they may be? If the answer is yes to those questions, then we would love to hear from you.

Click the link below to apply, attaching an up to date version of your CV. Make sure to include a little bit about yourself and why you want to work at SoPost in your email.

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