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Revenue Management Accountant FTC

Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join and develop within our dynamic and data first finance team. As a valuable member of the Accounting and Control team, you will play a pivotal role in getting under the hood of our core revenue streams and respective data, improving processes, and providing comprehensive analysis to give us greater confidence and understanding. Please note, this is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

About Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes is one of the world’s leading members-only, online travel deals companies, offering inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 60 million members worldwide. Operating in 10 countries across Europe, Secret Escapes continues to grow and establish itself as a world-class business, dedicated to giving our members the best range and value in luxury travel deals at low prices.

Secret Escapes operates a flexible working policy and we are all in the office 1 day a week (minimum) and have core hours of 10am-4pm (you can make up the other hours to suit you). In keeping with being an inspirational travel brand, we also have a ‘Work from Anywhere’ policy, so you can work from anywhere in the world for up to a month each year!

We’re a diverse and inclusive bunch of individuals from different backgrounds and with varied interests, but the one thing we all have in common is that we’re good people (even if we do say so ourselves!).

The role & things you’ll be working on

This role will report to our Senior Finance Manager and form part of the Accounting and Control Team - a crowd of 13 in total forming the engine room of the SE finance function. Leveraging large data sets, you will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of our reported figures at month-end, maintaining a robust control environment, and aligning our reported figures with our in-depth understanding of the business. This supports strategic decision making within the business and further strengthens our confidence in our regulatory and financial reporting.

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate recording of revenue and costs from travel products by manipulating and comparing large data sets.
  • Conduct month-end variance analysis on revenue streams and related working capital balances, leveraging insights for forecasting enhancements.
  • Perform detailed balance sheet reconciliations, offering insightful analysis to identify discrepancies and drive improvements.
  • Leverage data to streamline activities, reducing manual intervention and enhancing overall financial control.
  • Collaborate with the finance transformation team to reduce the complexity of our financial records and enhance accounting system functionality.
  • Assist with year-end accounts preparation, acting as a key point of contact for audits and other ad-hoc reporting requirements.

You will bring

  • Advanced Excel skills, including Pivot tables, LOOKUPS, SUMIFS, with a strong aptitude for learning SQL, Power Query, and leveraging AI technologies.
  • Strong attention to detail with a commercially minded approach.
  • Proactive problem-solver with a track record of enhancing processes and delivering measurable results.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with colleagues at all levels of management.

And you are..

  • Minimum part-qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent), with demonstrated progress beyond foundational levels.
  • Someone who is keen to have real ownership within a business.
  • A technically confident team player with excellent communication skills.
  • A self-starter who can deliver high quality outputs independently.
  • Pragmatic and commercially aware, with excellent attention to detail.

We are an equal opportunity employer

Diversity and inclusion are important to us at Secret Escapes and we encourage a culture where everyone can be themselves at work. We value and actively seek out a richly diverse range of talent and our policies ensure that every job application and employee is treated fairly, with equal opportunity to succeed. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.