Finance Operations Administrator

United Kingdom, Remote / London, UK
Octopus Electric Vehicles 🚙 – Finance /
Full-time /
What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.

We’re looking for a Finance Operations Administrator to help us run a slick, efficient support function that enables our sales and customer service teams to provide great service to customers. You will be a key link between the central Finance team and the local Commercial, Operational and Sales departments.

We need someone that has a great eye for detail and a positive attitude.

What you'll do...

    • Daily review of bank receipts and payments
    • Post bank receipts against the relevant customer’s Sales Ledger account
    • Post payments to the relevant supplier’s Purchase Ledger account
    • Own funder balance sheet reconciliations, allocate funder rental payments monthly to our Purchase Ledger to ensure they match expectations and resolve variances
    • Allocate vehicle purchases costs from the bank to the Purchase Ledger account
    • Help with inbound messages from our customers regarding anything from invoices and payment queries to questions about sick leave and drivers handing cars back; you will be responding to, resolving or reassigning messages as appropriate 
    • Help with internal FinOps queries, helping to answer invoice, payment and lease termination related questions from colleagues, amongst many others within SLAs
    • Process sensitive information, including bank account details, with the utmost care and due diligence
    • Help prepare for funder audits, including collating back up documentation
    • Be prepared to help out across the whole of the FinOps team during busy periods - this could be anything from processing invoices to terminating contracts and everything in between. We work as a flexible team in a fast-paced environment and working together ensures everyone is a valued member

What you'll need...

    • Strong passion for numbers with proficiency in maths and ability to analyse numerical data
    • Excel/G-Suite working knowledge and experience
    • Exceptional attention to detail, some parts will be repetitive but accuracy is extremely important
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present financial information in a clear and concise manner to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
    • A positive ‘can do’ attitude with confidence in your own abilities
    • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines

Why else you'll love it here

    • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
    • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
    • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
About us

The electric revolution has arrived - and from 2035 you’ll no longer be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car in the UK. 

We’re building a whole new way for drivers to join the electric charge and not only learn about and shop for their EV online, but experience a 'lease for life' through an industry changing customer experience. This is the chance to join one of the UK’s most exciting start-ups – making it easy for individuals and businesses to go electric by getting their car, charger and energy all in one cracking deal.

Octopus Electric Vehicles launched in 2018 to make it seamless to switch to cleaner, greener driving. Our mission is to drive sustainable change, decarbonise the planet and provide our customers with fair pricing and a fantastic experience. 

We're an Octopus Energy company—an innovative new energy supplier. We are part of the Octopus Energy Group, which seeks to improve the lives of millions of people by transforming the industries we operate in. The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.