Head of Finance Vacancy – Competitive Salary

We are recruiting for a full-time Head of Finance to lead our Finance Team. This is a hands-on role as we are a small team and will involve close communication across all areas of the business. The role will be partly office based at our Broadway head office.

About Little Soap Company

Ahead of its’ time in 2008, but absolutely of the moment in 2022, the multi-award-winning Little Soap Company was created by Emma Heathcote-James when she questioned why UK supermarkets didn’t offer any choice of natural or organic beauty on their shelves. From hand-making on the kitchen table for friends & family to selling at local farmers’ markets, and now nationwide distribution, Little Soap Company has been a rag to riches tale having brought the first organic soap to the supermarket shelves over a decade ago and fast grew to become the first ethical natural soap in all the main Grocers, Chemists and online retailers.

What We Offer

We are a certified B Corporation, putting planet and purpose before profit. We have also just won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the innovation of our latest multi-award-winning Eco Warrior range which replaces unnecessary plastic bottles/tubs/pots and tubes in the bathroom with bars.

Though we are a small company, we are committed to offering an uplifting and passionate work culture for our employees. Everyone works remotely in a hybrid way, with the option to work and meet at our HQ in Broadway where the finance, supply and ops teams tend to congregate.  We all culminate together for quarterly team away days. We offer private medical cover, flexible working, staff discounts on all our products and wide involvement for all members of staff – with 83% of employees agreed they contributed an idea which was implemented within the business.

Little Soap Company employees rate us a 9.5/10 as a great place to work, 9.8/10 as proud to tell people they work for Little Soap Company, and 9.2/10 for the working environment.

We proudly support wellbeing, offering a true work/life balance with frequent team check-ins, an open-door policy, regular contact with our founder/CEO and mental health support and education.

You can learn more about us in our latest B Corp Impact Report: https://www.littlesoapcompany.co.uk/b-corp-impact-report-21-22/

 

Head of Finance – Competitive Salary

This is a full-time hands-on role as we are a small team, and will involve close communication across all areas of the business. The role will be work from home, but we expect you to be with your team several days a month at our Broadway head office.

Responsibilities

Production of the monthly management accounts, to include profit and loss analysis, rolling profit and loss forecast, balance sheet forecast and cashflow forecast

Reconciliation of balance sheet, including bank reconciliation, stock reconciliation across stock locations and reconciliation of stock out to invoicing

Review and approval of all commercial proposals, and provision of support to the sales team in working these up were necessary

Approval of all purchase orders for goods

Administrate and support users of the MRP system (Netsuite). Maintain integrity of the data within the system. Log support calls on behalf of users as required

Conduct due diligence on new customers and suppliers, review and approve contracts with new customers / suppliers

Maintenance of Master documents for product information and costing and customer pricing with the MRP System

Production of the annual R & D Claim

Provide information to our external accountant to facilitate the production of the statutory accounts

Ad-hoc reporting to support team as and when required

Essential Skills

Strong communication across all areas of the business

Experience in trading with supermarkets and FMCG

High level of numeracy and expert Excel skills

Sound knowledge of double entry

Logical and methodical approach to problem-solving

Desirable Skills / Experience

Experience with Netsuite or another MRP system

Exposure to EU VAT post Brexit

 

Please send your CV and covering letter to: lisa@littlesoapcompany.co.uk by Friday 27th May 2022

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