Position

Financial Accountant

We are looking for a Financial Accountant to maintain and execute the operational aspects of Finance at Thread. Joining a close-knit team this role will be reporting into the Financial Controller, supporting the Finance team ensuring that our accounting data is reliable and accurate.

The ideal candidate should have a solid understanding of financial operations, alongside practical experience, with a keen interest to learn and develop in this area. The Financial Accountant is expected to have strong attention to detail, be thorough and dependable, and able to deliver consistently in a fast paced start-up environment. The Financial Accountant would be proactive in their role, communicating updates on progress/issues, and continually looking for ways to improve the function and their remit!

Responsibilities include:


  • Transactional Finance – oversee and manage the end-to-end invoicing process 
  • Be the primary contact for any finance related supplier queries and queries about payments within the business.
  • Set-up and process weekly pay runs, ensuring all supporting documentation is available to allow for a smooth approval process
  • Prepare weekly bank reconciliations and to ensure that all payments are recorded and reconciled accurately and on a timely basis
  • Coordinate and manage refunds process for JIT partner stock 
  • Automate and systemise process as much as possible with a view to supporting a future junior hire to support within 6-12 months

  • Month End - helping to deliver the monthly financial results by Working Day 5. This would involve:
  • Taking responsibility for certain balance sheet accounts including the accounting for and reconciliation of fixed assets, cash, prepayments and intercompany loans
  • Working with the Business Development and Styling team to understand the nature of any accruals needed to be captured
  • Investigating and understanding any discrepancies in stock, working closely with the Operations team  
  • Working to continually improve and automate the month end process to allow for faster and better quality reporting

  • Controls and Compliance 
  • Taking an active responsibility in ensuring that the Financials are accurate, reliable, and compliant
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller to embed initiatives to help to continue to support this 
  • Acting as a key point of contact to our auditors and other external parties

  • Other
  • Supporting the Financial Controller in other Ad Hoc initiatives through the financial year to allow for business change and progression

We would love to hear from you if:

  • ACA, ACCA or  CIMA qualified (or part qualified, with a keenness to progress through accounting qualification)
  • 4+ years experience in an accounting role, ideally within a retail and/or ecomm business 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent  
  • Comfortable working with large volumes of data, with strong Excel skills to support this
  • High attention to detail A self starter who is enthusiastic about taking responsibility and ownership over elements of the month-end-process  
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and escalate issues
  • Hands-on, practical problem solving and process improvement skills
  • A strong communicator who is comfortable partnering cross functionally with non-Finance members of the business

Nice to haves include:

  • Experience of ERPs (Xero/ NetSuite)
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of Looker

Benefits at Thread include:

  • Be part of a values-led team that are working hard to create one of the highest quality work-based cultures in the world. Learn more about what we’re trying to do in our culture deck. Informal, non-hierarchical, non-political, sociable work environment, with lots of autonomy and independence
  • A competitive salary and a generous equity stake in the company (you’re working hard to make the company successful, so we believe you should share generously in the reward!)
  • Pension scheme
  • Unlimited holiday so you can recharge and relax
  • Flexible working hours
  • Equal parental leave

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If this role sounds exciting to you, please apply below. If you’re unsure, please still get in touch—we welcome applicants from different backgrounds and would love to hear from you.