Finance assistant - sales ledger 9 month ftc

Company/ Firm Name

innocent drinks


London, UK

Published Date

5 June 2022

About the job:

what you'll be doing


our mission is to become the world's favourite little healthy drinks brand. We're going through an exciting period of growth with a range that spans smoothies, juices, coconut water, dairy free, gazpacho, and more in more countries than ever before. Our team is growing too, and we're looking to hire a Sales Ledger Credit Controller to join our team.

We sell our products to all types of customers from the big supermarkets to the little cafés down the street. It is our role within finance to look after these customers on a daily basis.

you will take responsibility for our UK & Ireland customer accounts across the following areas:

  • Accurately raising and issuing of all sales invoices on a weekly basis

  • Review all outstanding balances and ensure that outstanding invoices are paid to terms

  • Sending out statements of accounts to all customers

  • Accurate allocation of all cash receipts

  • Resolving any issues on the customer ledger, including raising and allocating credit notes and dealing with debit notes (deductions) taken by our customers

  • Weekly and monthly reporting of outstanding debt

  • Ensure customers remain within credit limits allocated

  • Obtain and entering Purchase Ledger invoices as part of our customer deduction process

  • Audit preparation

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with customer and commercials account managers.

you'll have

To succeed in our sales ledger team, you’ll be bright, enthusiastic, having cut your teeth in the business world, whether that be an internship, placement year, or previous role you’ll be ready to develop your career further at innocent - finance/accounting experience under your belt would be the cherry on top.

A really great candidate for this role will have:

  • Proficient Excel skills - proven experience manipulating and analysing data (e.g. pivot tables, sorting and filtering, graphs, formulae)

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and literacy skills

  • The ability to perform under pressure

  • Comfort with the debt collection environment and assertive nature

  • Positive thinking and can do attitude

you'll get

  • A great way to start your career in finance

  • An opportunity to work closely with our commercial managers whilst maintaining good relationships with our UK & I customers

  • Experience working with a number of our regional teams to promote best practices

  • An understanding of what a SOX audit is all about

  • Access to our development courses to become the best version of yourself, for a brighter future

As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.

We're all about building a workplace for the future here at innocent, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves.

You’ll help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent an inclusive and inspiring place to work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.