Management Accountant

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TrustedHousesitters is a global pet care travel exchange; a double sided digital marketplace of owners and sitters that’s growing rapidly through our unique combination of product, proposition, marketing and community building.

We’ve just recently been named as one of the Escape the City’s top organisations to work for 2023! Also joining the 2024 edition of the Future Fifty program.

Our small but mighty team has a collaborative and supportive culture. We’re passionate about pets, people and travel; continuously searching for the win, win, win that makes everyone’s lives easier, travel kinder on the pet and enables a more sustainable travel footprint.

We’re fully in scale-up mode and have grown to be the only global platform of its kind. In the last few years, we’ve consistently achieved high year-on-year growth. Thanks to strong tailwinds in the pet and travel industry in the post-Covid world, 2022 has been our strongest year so far. The USA has become our biggest market, followed by the UK and Australia.

At our marketplace we facilitate the perfect match between pet owners who want to leave their pets in safe hands and pet sitters looking to enjoy the companionship of pets whilst they travel. We enjoy exceptional customer retention rates driven by the fact that our owners and sitters realise the amazing value and incredible experiences we can facilitate.

We’ve recently made the transition to a remote-first business, however we’ve retained a HQ in central Brighton which is available for collaborative working and in-person meet-ups.

Our growing team has a collaborative and supportive culture. We’re passionate about pets, people and travel; continuously searching for the win, win, win that makes everyone’s lives easier, travel kinder on the pet and enables a more sustainable travel footprint.

About the role:

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer and working closely with our Financial Controller, the Management Accountant will lead on the businesses internal and external reporting, be a business partner to the key internal stakeholders and lead on the companies forecasting and budgeting process. This is an important new role in the business to support our rapid growth and will provide an excellent opportunity for the right person to shape the role, make it their own and have a real impact in the future of TrustedHousesitters. 

We’re looking to pay between £55k-£65k for this role

Please note that although we are open to remote candidates, the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the UK.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and analysis of monthly management accounts and reports
  • Preparation of monthly stakeholder and board reporting
  • Analysis and reporting to the business on financial performance and KPI’s 
  • Preparation of three statement budgets and forecasts
  • Cash management and cash forecasting
  • Implementing and managing departmental overhead budgets
  • Business partnering with departmental heads on spend including marketing spend, headcount and other overheads
  • Support Financial Controller on year end process and compliance projects, especially around tax and reporting compliance
  • Support on commercial projects and initiatives
  • Other ad hoc projects as required

Requirements

  • ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification and a strong academic background
  • Business acumen minded with a growth mindset
  • A willingness to work independently
  • Thorough analytical and excel modelling skills
  • Experience in monthly management accounting and reporting
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong initiative with an ability and willingness to problem solve 
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting

Nice to have/something you’re working towards!:

  • Experience of using Xero 
  • Knowledge and experience of international VAT, corporation tax and R&D credits
  • Experience of business partnering and ability to partner stakeholders across the business
  • Experience of working in a private equity backed business 

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary and bonus, we offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Fully remote work
  • Discretionary 10% annual bonus scheme
  • Generous equity options
  • 25 days holiday annually plus bank holidays and Christmas to New Year closure
  • Pension scheme: 5% from you as an employee and 3% from TrustedHousesitters
  • Premium TrustedHousesitters pet owner and sitter membership which includes benefits like airport lounge passes, sit cancellation insurance, and home and contents insurance for sits for you and 5 premium memberships for your friends and family each year
  • Our team have an unlimited housesitting allowance, can work remotely from their sits, and TrustedHousesitters will contribute up to £500 per year towards travel costs
  • £200 annually towards home office equipment
  • Monthly working from home stipend
  • Mac book
  • Find a rescue pet to join your family and we’ll cover the adoption fees, as well as paternity to help any pet settle into their new home.
  • We host a quarterly all expenses paid meet-up, and will fund team events (remote or in person) throughout the year
  • We can cover costs of personal development resources, and have regular time set aside for personal development
  • Bupa Health Insurance and Dental Insurance plan
  • Trusted Giving scheme – employee volunteering via Onhand and employee giving via Tyve
  • Weekly virtual yoga sessions
  • SimplyHealth healthcare cash plan
  • Brighton Bikeshare
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus
  • Access to Spaces Locations across the globe

    If you’re ready to join us on our mission to become the most loved pet travel solution, we’d love to hear from you!

At the heart of our team are a mix of diverse backgrounds. Here at TrustedHousesitters, we’re committed to the equal opportunities policy throughout the interview process and selection. Offers of employment into TrustedHousesitters is based solely on individual merit, qualifications, and the person’s professional suitability.

Gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or beliefs, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy or maternity status, or any other protected characteristics do not enter into to our decision-making process.

If you have a medical condition or an individual need for an adjustment to our process, and you believe this may affect your ability to be at your best – please let us know so we can talk about how we can best support you and make any adjustments that may be needed.