Superscript is hiring an

Accounts Assistant

London, United Kingdom

About Superscript

This is insurance, but not as you know it.

Superscript is pioneering the next generation of business insurance; leading the way in product and technology innovation. We use the latest techniques to provide our customers with an intelligent, data-driven experience to help them understand the complex world of insurance and make sure they get the cover they need.

We provide bespoke, flexible business insurance designed specifically to meet the fast-changing and complex needs of ambitious digital-first businesses. Our unique offering has helped enable customers to scale from pre-seed stage to unicorn status and beyond.

At the start of 2020 we closed our Series A funding round, raising $10.4m from investors including BHL Holdings (owner of Compare the Market), Beazley and Concentric. This investment will fuel our continued growth in existing and new territories and enable us to invest further in our offering. This is where you come in!

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Superscript at a very exciting time. With plans to continue scaling we are looking for an ambitious, experienced Accounts Assistant to join our Finance team. Ultimately, your mission in this role will be to help our Finance team run smoothly, ensuring transparency and efficiency in all transactions.

To succeed, you'll need to be proactive in managing your own time and workload, as well as keeping a beady eye out for ways to continuously improve our internal processes and help us develop better than best practice. You will be interacting with teams across the business as well as external stakeholders, so communicating with confidence is key!

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a rapidly growing company. Our people are our most-prized asset. Superscripters share an ambition to change the image of business insurance - and have fun along the way! If this sounds like you, please read on...

The focus of this role is on revenue reconciliation - which, as a regulated insurance business is a key part of our operations. Working closely with the Finance Manager, you will be supporting the operational finance function, managing accounts receivable and credit control.

On a day to day basis, you'll be:

  • Managing premium payments and reconciliation with insurers
  • Accounts receivable and credit control for premiums received
  • Preparing and reconciling the monthly bordereaux
  • Supporting the administration and monitoring of premium finance
  • Processing claim payments and refunds from customers
  • Liaising with Account Managers to resolve insurer statement queries
  • Processing accounts payable invoices and submit payments for approval
  • Reconciling daily bank accounts via Xero
  • Assisting Finance Manager with the month end close
  • Assisting the Finance Manager and CFO with other projects as needed

We are also required to keep client money reconciliations and assistance with maintaining this process is an important part of the role.

This role would fit you like a glove if...

  • You're a part qualified accountant with experience of working in Insurance
  • You have demonstrable experience working in credit control
  • You've a keen understanding of accounting principles, bookkeeping and procedures generally in respect of insurance transactions
  • You possess excellent attention to detail, good math skills and can spot numerical errors a mile off
  • You have intermediate level MS Excel skills
  • You can reconcile accounts effectively, follow up and resolve queries
  • You're familiar with finance regulations - and always looking to develop your knowledge in this area
  • Knowledge of Xero would be also come in handy.

In return, we'll can offer you...

  • The opportunity to complete your finance qualification for candidates that are part qualified (AAT, CIMA or ACCA)
  • Competitive salary with regular reviews
  • Hybrid working with 2 days minimum in the office per week
  • Equity package (EMI scheme) - offering real rewards for business success
  • Ability to develop and grow your career within the company
  • Twenty-five days holiday + bank holidays - work hard, play hard!
  • Vitality private health and dental insurance
  • Great pension (up to 10% on top of your salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Amazing team and founders, supportive board and investors
  • Latest Apple tech gear
  • Fun, modern and informal office environment with regular team social events
  • Central London location with the best lunch in town (Borough market!)

Please note - due to COVID-19, we’re currently working predominantly remotely. In the long term, we’ll be embracing a hybrid way of working that allows us to connect and collaborate in person as well as harness the benefits of working remotely.

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