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Accounts Payable Associate (French speaking)

Bloom & Wild

Bloom & Wild

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Bloom & Wild is re-inventing the $60B global flower industry. Over a billion flower exchanges take place every year and industry satisfaction levels are low. Driven by our vision of creating the destination for making life a little more thoughtful and beautiful, we do things differently. From inventing letterbox flowers to founding The Thoughtful Marketing Movement. And we’ve seen impressive traction to date - we are Europe’s largest direct to consumer flower company.
In January 2021 we announced our £75 million Series D funding round, led by General Catalyst (backers of Airbnb and Deliveroo), alongside other top tier investors including Index Ventures (investors in Wise and Glossier). We are home to a family of 3 strong brands, Bloom & Wild, bloomon and Bergamotte, having acquired bloomon in April 2021 and Bergamotte in July 2021. Together, we are active in 8 countries.
We really care about creating a diverse and inclusive team and we welcome people from all backgrounds, with different perspectives, ideas and experiences to work with us. In our team, everyone has the freedom to give their opinion, grow in their career and be part of a genuinely caring and inclusive team.
Finance at Bloom & Wild
The overall Bloom & Wild Group team is now over 400 people. Our Finance team is currently 27 people, with 14 based in the UK, 8 in the Netherlands and 5 in France. We're organised around three main teams which are led by our VP of Finance, though we collaborate closely as one function and work with other teams across the business too.
Financial Control & Reporting - runs all things financial control and reporting, including; compilation of month end reporting, payroll, accounts payable and receivable.
Financial Planning & Analysis - manages our budgeting and forecasting process for the company, together with regular analysis of financial performance. We're also responsible for building financial models for a variety of uses across the company and working closely with other teams to do so.
Financial Change & Compliance - performs the majority of group functions across our 3 locations including but not limited to; PSP and treasury management, controls and compliance and all things tax. We're also responsible for spearheading any process improvements or transformational projects.

The role and ways of working:

  • Processing multi currency supplier invoices for all group entities accurately into the accounting system
  • Resolving internal and supplier queries in relation to invoices and payments in a timely manner
  • Support the weekly payment runs
  • Raising sales invoices to Business-to-Business customers
  • Monitoring aged debt and liaising with internal and external stakeholders in relation to overdue payments
  • Maintaining strong financial controls in relation to invoice approvals
  • Reconciling bank transactions to the accounting system and chasing suppliers for missing invoices
  • Monitoring and reconciling the expenses platform
  • Any other AP/AR processes that arise as a result of company growth

About you:

  • You'll need excellent French and English language skills
  • Previous accounts payable experience
  • Intermediate Excel ability
  • High level of accuracy with a sharp eye for detail
  • Proactive – you take responsibility to get things done
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as part of the team
  • A questioning mindset and confidence to challenge when required
  • Excellent organisational skills and always seeking out efficiencies
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ambition to progress within a finance related career

It would be ideal if you also:

  • Have previous bookkeeping experience or (basic) VAT knowledge
  • Have experience using Netsuite or Kefron
  • Have experience with accounts payable in France
Why Bloom & Wild?
To care wildly for our customers, first we care wildly for our teams. We work hard to craft a culture of thoughtfulness and care, where there is a strong sense of inclusion and belonging, enabling all of our people to thrive and be successful each day.
🌻 Work that works for you
- Flexible working (core hours from 10-4pm)
- Work Abroad for up to 30 days each year
- Summer hours: every Friday afternoon off during July and August (trialling in 2023)
- Share in our success with a choice to take equity options from day 1
- Enhanced family leave policy and a workplace nursery scheme
- 1 day per year to volunteer on a project that’s close to your heart
🌴 Time off
- 25 days’ holiday + your birthday and bank holidays each year
- Option to buy an extra 5 days’ holiday each year
- Flexible bank holidays - trade a bank holiday for another day that fits your beliefs, values and celebration calendar
🌱 Health & Wellbeing
- Health cash plan through Simplyhealth
- Mental health support through Open Up, including access to online therapy sessions
- Allies and champions groups
- Mental Health First Aiders and awareness training for our managers
- In person and virtual yoga every week
- Cycle to work scheme
- Our office kitchen is stocked with drinks and snacks to keep you going
- Financial wellbeing support through Bippit
🌳 Growth & Development
- A flexible training framework for every stage of your career development through our Bloom & Learn programme
- Access to the Goodhabitz learning platform
- Mentee and mentor opportunities with our external partners, such as The Women's Association and Future Founders
- Internal & external Speaker Sessions on a variety of different inspirational topics
💐 Moments that matter
- Social & wellbeing monthly calendar
- We love to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other important milestones!
- Summer and End of Year events, team lunches and post-peak celebrations
- Irresistible discounts on our products, blooms & subscriptions!
Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and would love to hear from you directly on how we can improve. If you have any suggestions please feel free to let us know.