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Assistant Accountant

Second Nature

Second Nature

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Company

The Challenge

Obesity has become a global epidemic; in the UK, we spend £9 billion a year alone on diseases like type 2 diabetes (that’s 10% of the NHS budget). What’s shocking is most of this is preventable – through sustained lifestyle and habit change.

Enter Second Nature.

We’re here to help people take control of their health. By bringing together behavioural science, technology, and incredible people, our grand mission is to eradicate the global epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases once and for all.

Our digital habit change programme – delivered digitally through mobile and web apps – helps people to improve their lifestyle, lose weight, and ultimately reduce their risk for conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

  • We've positively changed the lives of over 250,000 people
  • We're rated 'Excellent' by over 7k of our members on Trustpilot
  • We're growing extremely quickly & are now a profitable business
  • We're one of the few consumer health brands that are commissioned by the NHS and leading health insurer, Vitality Health
  • We're a leading B2C provider of GLP-1 medication-assisted weight loss programmes, and 1 of 5 NICE-approved providers to deliver these services within the NHS in the future
  • Our team members stay with us for an average of 4.3 years

The role

Kickstart your accounting career with an incredible opportunity to join our dynamic finance team as a Junior Accountant. As part of this position, you will take ownership of our month-end closing procedures, manage accounts receivables, and provide support during the annual audit. As a key player in our close-knit finance team, you'll have the exciting opportunity to go beyond your core duties and explore diverse areas of finance. Working closely with the finance lead, you'll tackle stimulating projects, gain valuable experience, and play a vital role in driving our organisation's success and shaping its future.

This position is tailored for ambitious individuals with a hunger to learn and a desire to grow alongside the company.

If you're a self-starter with a passion for accounting and a drive to succeed, we want to hear from you.

What you will do

  • Take ownership of the monthly management accounts preparation process, conducting balance sheet reconciliations and revenue calculations, and ensuring accurate financial reporting for review by the Finance Lead.
  • Own the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions, ensuring efficient cash flow management and maintaining positive relationships with clients and suppliers.
  • Supporting the Finance Lead during the year-end audit, gaining invaluable exposure to the audit process and developing a deep understanding of financial compliance.
  • Contribute to the budgeting process, working with the Finance Lead to help forecast and plan for the company's financial future.
  • Identify and implement process improvements, continuously enhancing operational efficiency.
  • Updating financial models with actual data, enabling data-driven decision-making and accurate forecasting.
  • Assisting in the preparation of board pack.
  • As an integral part of our small finance team, you'll have core responsibilities accompanied by opportunities to expand your skill set through diverse projects, cross-departmental collaborations, and helping shape the future of our finance function and business.