Junior Accounts Assistant

Junior Accounts Assistant

Salary: £22,000-£23,000 per annum, depending on experience

Location: Fully remote within the UK

Hours: 35 hours per week, including a 2pm finish on Fridays!

Fruugo is the UK’s leading global online marketplace with approximately 5000 retailers selling 100 million+ products, operating in 42 countries, 28 languages and 31 currencies. Our mission is to enable shoppers everywhere to buy from retailers anywhere. Fruugo is well established and award winning, and after a record breaking year of growth, we have most recently being honoured with the UK’s most prestigious business awards, the King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Our exceptional team of employees are a key part of this growth and Fruugo provides a fantastic culture and opportunities to really make a difference.

We are seeking a junior accounts assistant to join our finance team. Join us in kickstarting your career in finance and becoming an integral part of our internet marketplace team. If you are eager to learn and grow in a supportive environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. The finance team comprises 17 people and is responsible for maintaining an efficient, organised, and accurate finance environment for the business.  

You will work closely with the other members of the finance team assisting with a variety of day-to-day financial operations.  Additionally, you will have the opportunity to play a role in enhancing our financial processes to support the scalability of our growing business.  This position presents an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to learn and develop their career . 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, control, and resolve customer queries involving chargebacks and disputes from the Payment Service Providers including liaising and working alongside Fruugo Customer Service and Risk Teams.
  • Ensuring the Payment Service Providers debtor balances are fully investigated, understood, and specifically coded for analysis and management purposes.
  • Support the month end Payment Service Provider reconciliation and revaluations as required.
  • Bank account reconciliations.
  • Supporting the Weekly Merchant Payment runs. 
  • Managing the team email inbox in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and continuous improvement of accounting systems, payment systems, procedures, and controls.
  • Perform other projects and duties as reasonably requested by the Team Leader, Finance Manager or Financial Controller.

 

Requirements

  • Experience of working within a busy accounts environment.
  • A passion for numbers, accuracy, and skills in calculating figures.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills (particularly VLOOKUP and pivot table experience).
  • Knowledge of SAGE or similar accounting software.
  • AAT commencement/part qualified would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication & teamwork skills.
  • Knowledge of accounting terminology and of accountancy rules and legislation.
  • Solid organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to detect inconsistencies.

Benefits

Hours of work are 35 hours per week – including an early finish on a Friday!

The position is fully remote, based in the UK, though the ability to travel to Cumbria or Manchester for team meetings would be an advantage. 

Fruugo is a great place to work and we are proud of our friendly, supportive and dynamic culture which treats everyone with respect and embraces diversity. We have some excellent benefits, including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing with length of service), Company pension, employee discount, Employee Referral Programme, and a fantastic Employee Assistance Programme, offering wellness benefits to employees and their immediate family.