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Accounts Associate

If you have 1-3 years of accounting experience in private practice or industry, BibliU is looking for someone with your knowledge.
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Description

Job description

About Us

BibliU is a digital learning platform that is changing the future of the multi-billion-dollar textbook industry. Our mission is to shake up higher education and make reading materials more accessible and learning more effective. We do this by making textbooks and monographs more affordable for students, so that in most cases, they are included in tuition costs. We have incorporated accessibility features to accommodate multiple learning styles and the different needs and preferences of each student.

BibliU has grown rapidly, and during this time we have created Europe's largest digital education content programme, in partnership with Coventry University. Upon entering the US market, we have secured the largest digital textbook programmes in the US with Phoenix and Grand Canyon Universities.

We are working with over 60% of universities in the United Kingdom and are steadily growing in the US. We have recently raised $10 million in a Series A investment round (you can read more about this on Sky News and EdSurge) and have ambitious plans for continued growth and expansion.

About the role

We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our team. You’ll be a member of a small team, working closely with a Junior Accountant and Management Accountant on day-to-day finance tasks.

You will take responsibility for a range of accounting and administrative activities, including:

  • Raising sales invoices, POs and matching purchase invoices against POs
  • Completing final deal sheets for Universities and Publishers
  • Updating consolidated deal sheet at the end of the month
  • Reviewing user active acquisition at the end of the month and allocating spend to a deposit
  • Preparing monthly and annually sales reports for Publishers
  • Keeping customer and supplier database up to date
  • Verifying and coding invoices in Receipt Bank
  • Requesting invoice amendments when raised incorrectly
  • Bank reconciliations for all current accounts
  • Ad hoc analysis as and when requested
  • Working closely with the Management Accountant on closing the month end accounts in a timely manner
  • Being a Finance Business Partner for Publisher Relations and Sales Team

About you

You understand that the finance function of an organisation spans commercial, strategic, control, planning and reporting themes, and you are excited to contribute to the implementation of robust and scalable processes, and to the provision of data to support decision making across the organisation. As one of the junior members of the finance team there will be plenty of scope for professional development and expansion of the role as the business grows.

More about you:

  • Highly professional in your approach, and discreet and responsible
  • Be hands on with can do attitude
  • Able to work at pace and turn your hand to new things
  • Ambitious and interested in the industry
  • Commercially minded, with a logical approach grounded in the numbers

Benefits

Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a healthy work-life balance and cultivating a company culture where you can bring your whole, human self to work.

  • 43 days of holiday including public and bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Annual company retreats
  • Equal paternity and maternity cover
  • Birthday day off (in addition to annual leave)

Fostering community is important to us. The BibliU book club meets (virtually) every 6 weeks and we have an active Women's Network. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. Each new hire is an opportunity for us to bring in a different

perspective and BibliU is committed to building an inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone can do rewarding work.

Please get in touch with your CV, and a covering letter to tell us about who you are and any stories you have about how your work has contributed to decision making, or how you have added rigour or process to a finance team.

We are looking for someone to start this role as soon as possible, so applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Job requirements

Your qualifications and experience:

  • AAT qualified (required)
  • A great academic track record
  • Proficient experience in Double Entry Bookkeeping
  • 1-3 years of accountingexperience in private practice or industry
  • Experience of using Xero, Google Sheets, along with excellent excel skills
  • Strong communication skills; comfortable working with people from different teams across the business
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