Senior Accounts Executive

Borehamwood, England, United Kingdom Full-time

Senior Accounts Exec

Reporting to: Finance Manager

Base: Borehamwood, Hertfordshire


Our company:

With a turnover of 500m Euros, Smartbox Group trades in 10 countries across Europe through 9 industry leading brands. Buyagift Plc and Red Letter Days Ltd are the UK Brands for Smartbox Group.

Our core focus is on delivering happiness to our customers, suppliers, staff and retail partners. We aim to do this by providing industry leading products which represent fantastic value for money for consumers whilst providing profitable incremental revenue for our suppliers. We invest heavily in our product and merchandising solutions to ensure category and quantum margin growth for our retail partners. At the same-time we look to ensure that we provide a healthy environment for our team where opportunities for personal development are clear.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accounts Executive to join the UK’s largest gift experience provider. You will need to have good experience of performing accounting duties in a medium sized business and working in a fast paced environment.  Only people who are quick to learn, team players, show great enthusiasm and are looking to improve processes will be considered.  This role will report to the Finance Manager and is a full time role.  


Purpose of the Job:

To review and completion of supplier payments and non-supplier payments on a weekly/mind month and monthly basis, ensuring system and non-system generated invoices are checked and paid on time.  To be responsible for the completion of Third Party, Corporate and Retail invoices and the subsequent collection of all monies due and ensuring system and non-system generated invoices are checked and issued on time.  In addition, ensuring all online sales income is collected and reconciled.  This role also requires all queries raised by Third Party, Corporate suppliers re invoices to be investigated and resolved. 


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Reconciling payments received from Retail customers
  • Regular weekly / monthly reporting to management using Excel
  • Issuing refunds for the customers and posting on in-house system.
  • Continually critique and improve existing processes and procedures
  • Preparation of monthly/weekly payment runs for experience and non-experience providers
  • Investigate all queries that arise and resolve these in time and in a professional manner with help from the relevant Department.
  • Review employee expenses and make reimbursements.
  • Preparation of monthly invoices for Third Party, Corporate and Retail clients.
  • Collection of all sums due from these clients on due dates, including calling to chase outstanding debts.
  • Investigating suspect/fraudulent vouchers


Essential Competencies/ skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience within Sales/Purchase Ledger role, ideally using Sage or other accounting packages
  • Advanced excel skills. (vlookup/pivot table/ifsum)
  • Knowledge of accounting terminology
  • Strong Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Team player
  • Ability to confidently deal with business partners and customers as required
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Outgoing, friendly but firm personality
If the above describes you, please do send your CV along with a quick note as to why you are keen on this role to
Our mission 
To reach a stage where there is never a reason for a customer to buy an experience from anyone else. To achieve this, we aim to have the best experience selection, at market leading prices, sold through an industry leading e-commerce platform that is marketed through cutting edge e-marketing techniques.
Our vision
To achieve fast and profitable growth by delighting our customers, providing significant volumes of incremental business to our suppliers and providing a fun & progressive working environment for our team.
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