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Credit Controller



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Beam's mission to tackle the world's toughest social problems while growing your career in finance


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£35000 - £40000

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Hybrid remote (London)

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Beam is an innovative company striving to address critical social challenges and recognized as one of the top startups in London. With a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, Beam offers a vibrant culture, competitive salary, and a suite of benefits that prioritize employee well-being and personal growth.

Role Summary:

  • Oversee and ensure the accuracy of Beam's accounts receivables.
  • Conduct thorough bank and customer account reconciliations.
  • Meet monthly cash collection targets to support organizational growth.
  • Prepare and issue precise invoices and financial reports.
  • Act as a primary contact for the sales & partnerships team, managing financial transactions in Xero.
  • Support financial planning, analysis, and ad-hoc projects.

Role Requirements:

  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in finance/accounting.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and technical accounting proficiency.
  • Strong communication skills with experience in month-end and audit processes.
  • Experience with Xero and Pleo is ideal, as is experience in a fast-paced accounts receivable role.

Beam is dedicated to hiring a diverse team and encourages applicants from various backgrounds and experiences, aiming to best serve the communities they work with. If you're eager to bring your authentic self to a company making a real difference, apply to Beam and become part of something extraordinary.

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

It’s not easy. Nothing worth doing ever is. But we take care of everyone who works here with everything from coaching to personal budgets and pay highly competitively.

You’ll be joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives with a culture where you can be yourself, have fun and progress rapidly.

About the Role:

We're looking for a Credit Controller to join our growing finance function. We’re looking to hire someone on a permanent basis to support Beam during a period of incredible growth.

Your key responsibility will be ensuring the completeness and accuracy of Beam’s revenue and managing cash collection so that our Partnerships team can continue to grow our customer base in commissioning Beam to support local communities.

On top of this, you will work directly with the Finance Lead to prepare for our first year audit in 2025.


Management of Beam up Ltd's accounts receivables:

  • Performing detailed bank and customer account reconciliations to ensure accurate and up-to-date financial records

  • Working diligently to achieve monthly cash collection targets, contributing to the financial stability and growth of the organisation

  • Preparing and submitting invoices and financial reports to customers catering to their specific requirements and providing valuable insights into their financial data

  • Taking responsibility for maintaining and updating client records, ensuring that all relevant information is accurately recorded and readily accessible for future reference

  • Key point of contract for the sales & partnerships team

Management of Beam Up Ltd’s accounts in Xero:

  • Executing daily downloads directly from the bank and allocating payments accurately, maintaining the integrity and completeness of financial transactions

  • Prepare journal entries to ensure our accounts are prepared on an accrual basis

  • Assist in the monthly close process, adhering to GAAP

Wider Finance Tasks: 

  • Support financial planning, analysis and various ad hoc projects

  • Support non-finance colleagues with financial inquiries and participate in ad hoc projects

You are:

  • Humble and keen to learn with a can-do positive attitude

  • Renowned for your incredible attention to detail

  • Excited to learn more about finance and startup ops

  • Keen to bring your true, open self to work

You'll Need: 

  • Professional accounting qualification ACA/ACCA/CIMA with a minimum of 3 years' finance/accounting experience.

  • Proficient in technical accounting and expert-level skills in Microsoft Excel.

  • Excellent communication skills and a proven track record with month-end and audit processes

  • Flexible, independent work style with a strong problem-solving drive and a knack for adapting to changing priorities

  • Ideal: knowledge of Xero (accounts payable and bank reconciliation, sales invoicing and journal inputting) and ideally Pleo

  • Ideal: experience in an accounts receivable role in a fast-paced environment

About Beam:

We’re a team of over 150 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from global majority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 53% of the people we support are from global majority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.


  • Highly competitive salary of £35k - £40k 

  • Generous Holiday - 28 days per year + bank Holidays

  • EMI-qualifying share options

  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi

  • Annual company retreat

  • £200 Wellbeing (WellBeam) budget

  • Regular team talks and workplace coaching

  • Discounted bike and tech products

  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit


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