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Finance Assistant

Company description: As digital assets and cryptocurrency become more widely adopted every day, our products are essential to ensure cryptocurrency is safe and accessible to all. Our solutions hel

Company description:

As digital assets and cryptocurrency become more widely adopted every day, our products are essential to ensure cryptocurrency is safe and accessible to all. Our solutions help to prevent financial crime and allow cryptocurrencies to be used for good. Our products are used by some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies to screen over $1 billion of transactions every single week.

The company has offices in London, UK, New York City, Singapore and Tokyo. We are backed by Evolution Equity Partners, SoftBank, SBI Group, Albion VC, Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group.

To achieve our mission, we depend on our incredible team of Elliptites. Our values are reflected in everything we do and every decision we make, both internally and outwardly to our customers. We actively encourage Elliptities to challenge the status quo and allow the freedom to innovate and learn every day. We encourage new ideas and learning, whether that’s through collaboration, our curiosity sessions, or utilising your professional development budget – personal growth is important to us all.


What’s the role?

Elliptic is looking for an energetic, and ambitious finance professional to help with the day to day of the finance function for this high-growth SaaS business.

This person will work closely with all the finance team members to help establish and look after various accounting and financial control processes and bookkeeping. As such this person will play a central role in a function that drives the growth of the business by continually improving speed and integrity of management information for teams throughout the business.

This offers a rapid learning curve with increasing understanding and ownership of all finance processes under the guidance of and reporting to the Finance Manager and clear career-progression opportunity.

You will also benefit from a growth mindset environment including close attention to career development, as well as on-going learning about the role, wider industry and personal development.


What you’ll do?

This person will enjoy the satisfaction of ensuring everything is precisely entered into the system via hands-on bookkeeping. As the first point of contact for the finance team, you will also be exposed to commercial finance gaining experience in SaaS business models.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Management of account inbox & helping with queries across different teams
  • Accounts payable – processing and timely paying of invoices
  • Accounts receivable – raising invoices (one-off and recurring), receiving payments, sending customer statements and payment reminders
  • Preparation of bank batch payment instructions for approval
  • Daily monitoring of banks accounts, reconciling incomings and outgoings
  • Assistance with Credit Control function
  • Employee expense claims
  • Credit and Virtual Cards management, support and monthly reconciliation
  • Assist with the production of Monthly Management Accounts
  • Understanding of accruals, prepayments and FAR
  • Helping with payroll process (fortnightly US payroll / monthly UK payroll)
  • Assistance with quarterly VAT returns for Finance Manager review
  • Supporting and working with local accounting, payments and corporate services providers in US, Singapore and Japan
  • Following and adhering to established and new process and suggesting improvements to enhance the financial control environment
  • Attend regular in-house training relating to products and industry trends

Requirements

As well as being energetic, trustworthy and dependable with exceptional attention to detail, the ideal candidate will always look to improve on accepted norms, and should possess the following traits:

  • Graduate or ATT (or foreign equivalent)
  • Understanding of bookkeeping and the accounting system
  • Some experience preparing month-end journals (e.g. accruals, prepayments etc.) and balance sheet
  • Good Excel/Google Sheets skills
  • Strong academic history
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills
  • Enthusiastic personality
  • Initiative Skills

Bonus Points (advantageous but not essential) for:

  • Tech sector and SaaS industry experience
  • SaaS Purchase Ledger understanding (Subscriptions, Credit Cards & Expensify)
  • Exposure to Google G-Suite (Docs, Sheets and Slides)
  • Exposure to cloud based accounting systems (Xero & NetSuite)

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Private health insurance and wellness program
  • Pension plan
  • EMI options
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Career development plan & personal training budget of $1000 per year plus LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • Regular team events, including lunches, socials and quarterly team events
  • Home office allowance
  • All of the equipment you need to be successful
  • Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment, with a truly hybrid working policy

We know Diversity and Inclusion is much deeper than just hiring, but it’s important for us to mention it here. We welcome and embrace individuals of all backgrounds and identities at Elliptic, and this is an ongoing priority for us. We know incredible people don’t all think in the same way. We want to be challenged every day. We believe our diverse team of individuals underpins this by bringing creative thinking and innovation to Elliptic every day. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace, so we welcome applications from everyone, even if you may not think you fit all of the requirements of our roles. We foster an environment of psychological safety, where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

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