Financial Assistant 100% Remote – Natural Adventure

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Natural Adventure

Financial Assistant – Join Our Adventure Travel Team

100% Remote | Contract | Posted September 26, 2023 | Apply Now

At Natural Adventure, we’re not just travel enthusiasts; we’re adventure pioneers. Founded by Peter Duncan, ex-UK Chief Scout and BBC Blue Peter icon, and Alex Pazderski, a passionate hiker and acclaimed expedition kayaker, we are experts in organizing unforgettable walking & cycling holidays and adventure trips for independent spirits. Our journey began in 2009 with pioneering trekking itineraries in the Balkans. Today, we offer 500+ self-guided walking holidays, cycling tours, small group adventures, privately guided tours, family trips, and discovery expeditions. With headquarters in London, Dublin, and Sofia, as well as 50+ field offices worldwide, we bring the spirit of adventure to your doorstep, offering 24/7 support.

Are you ready to embark on an adventure of your own? Join our team as a Financial Assistant and be a part of our thrilling journey.

Key Responsibilities

1. Efficient Financial Management

  • Load customer payments into the reservation & content management system (TourCMS) and the financial/accounting system (Xero).
  • Load supplier invoices/proformas into the accounting system and reconcile them against pre-loaded values in the reservation system.
  • Identify and rectify discrepancies in supplier costs/invoices by collaborating with adventure specialists (internal) and suppliers (external).

2. Payment Accuracy

  • Ensure accurate and timely processing of supplier invoices and payments.
  • Send supplier remittances.
  • Monitor overdue customer payments and collaborate with Adventure Specialists to ensure timely collection of customer balances.

3. Streamlined Operations

  • Conduct AP/AR reconciliations.
  • Update supplier details in the accounting and reservation system.
  • Process customer refunds.
  • Collaborate with the sales and operations teams to enhance and streamline payment and cost processes.
  • Work with the products team to pre-load tour costs and sale prices in TourCMS.

Requirements

1. Relevant Experience

  • Previous experience in a travel company with exposure to finance administration, bookkeeping, AP/AR would be a strong asset.

2. Skills

  • Possess an excellent eye for detail and strong administrative skills.
  • Showcase exceptional numeracy and Excel proficiency.
  • Demonstrate the ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines, ensuring the accomplishment of competing objectives.
  • Work well under pressure while maintaining accuracy.
  • Exhibit efficiency in independent work.

3. Attitude & Values

  • Willingness to go the extra mile for customers, colleagues, suppliers, and the company.
  • Friendly attitude and a high level of integrity.
  • Understanding and alignment with our values related to Responsible Travel.

Benefits

  • Work-Life Balance
    • Work from home or a co-working space convenient to you.
    • Enjoy flexible working hours (with a requirement to align with standard UK business hours).
  • Global Opportunities
    • You could be located anywhere in the world.
  • Competitive Compensation
    • Competitive base salary (£22,000 – £24,000 depending on skills and experience).
    • Note: Compensation levels for employees located in other countries will be adjusted based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).
  • Rewards & Perks
    • Annual bonus based on performance.
    • Generous discounts on Natural Adventure trips for you and your loved ones.
    • Access to outstanding learning and development opportunities.
  • Leave & Well-being
    • 25 days of paid annual leave (increasing by one day each year until Y5) + bank holidays.
    • Maternity/paternity leave as per your home country’s labor legislation.
  • Growth & Community
    • Join a diverse multinational team and be part of a rapidly growing company.

Apply for this position and be a part of our passionate team dedicated to creating extraordinary adventures for our customers.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Highlight Relevant Travel Experience: Share your previous experience in the travel industry, especially in finance administration or bookkeeping. Showcase how your background aligns with the role.
  2. Emphasize Attention to Detail: Detail matters in finance. Mention specific instances where your meticulousness made a difference.
  3. Showcase Excel Skills: Provide examples of how your Excel proficiency has positively impacted your work, such as streamlining financial processes or analyzing data.
  4. Demonstrate Adaptability: Describe how you handle working under pressure and meeting deadlines without compromising accuracy.
  5. Exemplify Customer-Centric Values: Share instances where you’ve gone above and beyond to satisfy customers or collaborate effectively with colleagues and suppliers.
  6. Resonate with Responsible Travel: Explain your understanding of and commitment to the company’s values related to Responsible Travel, and how you embody them in your work.

Join us on this remarkable journey and contribute your skills to an exceptional team dedicated to creating unforgettable adventures. Apply now!


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