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 leading online flower company, and the UK’s fastest growing ecommerce company according to the Financial Times, growing at +100%.
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, boomon 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
Finance at Bloom & Wild group is 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 - this team runs all things financial control and reporting, including; compilation of month end reporting, payroll, accounts payable and receivable.
Financial Planning & Analysis - this team manages our budgeting and forecasting process for the company, together with regular analysis of financial performance. They are 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 - This team 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. They are also responsible for spearheading any process improvements or transformational projects.
We’re looking for a Financial Control & Reporting Manager to join the team! The role will support our Group Head of Financial Control & Reporting with the compilation of month end management accounts and statutory accounts for the UK, Germany and the Bloom and Wild consolidated Group. This role is a great opportunity to build on your financial skills & experience within an exciting and growing finance team and company.
The role and ways of working:Working with the FC&R team to assist in compiling management accounts for the UK and Germany. Work on month end process improvements to increase efficiency within the team and enable quicker reporting. Identifying areas where the team can use Netsuite more efficiently (we have recently moved from Xero to NetSuite). Involvement in shaping the month end process using Netsuite. Assist the Head of Control and Reporting on the statutory audits of our legal entities, both in preparation pre audit and acting as a resource for the audit teams throughout the process. Assist in the review of UK statutory financial statements and UK group consolidated financial statements (FRS 102). Balance Sheet reconciliations - supporting the Group Head of Financial Reporting to develop “best practice” processes around month end balance sheet reconciliations and supporting the junior team in preparing these. Collaboration with the Group Tax manager to ensure compliance across the UK for all reporting requirements. Adhoc support across our group finance team to align FC&R processes and through this implementing a clear process to ensure consistency and accuracy.
You:Qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA (or equivalent). Strong financial excel skills with a high attention to detail, together with an ability to interpret and communicate conclusions. Ability to manipulate and review data sets using excel. Ability to demonstrate ownership of significant areas of work and keep to tight deadlines within a fast-paced environment. Ability to spot problems, identify potential efficiencies, and suggest improvements. You are enthusiastic, self motivated, adaptable and innovative; willingness to get stuck in and get your hands dirty. Strong team player; you develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues. Confident liaising with auditors to provide information. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience using NetSuite would be an advantage.
We are a distributed team with two office locations in Amsterdam and London and multiple warehouse locations. Our team can choose to work from our offices as much or as little as they’d like. We don’t expect people to come in as a norm but if it makes sense to do so (team onsites, monthly meetings etc), then we’d encourage it.
We work hard to create a working culture of inclusion for our team working from office and home locations so whether you need to be at home for school pickups or want to spend time together with your co-workers we’ll do our best to make your experience a good one!
Our perks and benefits:
* 25 days holiday, with an additional day off for your birthday, plus bank holidays, totalling 34 days, per annum. There is also the option to buy an extra 5 days holiday
* Flexible working schedule (core hours from 10-4pm)
* We offer flexible bank holidays so at any time you can trade a bank holiday day off and in its place take off another day that fits better with your beliefs, values and celebration calendar
* Choose your laptop and any extra equipment you need to do your best work
* Health cash plan through Simplyhealth
* Personal Development Budget
* Enhanced Family Friendly Policy
* Workplace nursery - a salary sacrifice based childcare scheme
* Cycle to work scheme
* Pension Contribution
* Discounts on our blooms!
* Lunch & Learns
* Bloom & Go Wild trips
When we’re in the office:
Our lovely, light and spacious office is conveniently located close to Vauxhall and Oval stations in London. We have an informal, inclusive and scale-up culture and those who choose to come into the office, also benefit from:
* Free snacks.
* Early finishes on Thursdays & Fridays to spend more time with each other.
* Beer, wine and soft drinks fridge.
* We’re a social bunch and love to get together to celebrate! Events include Summer & Christmas parties, post peak celebrations and team lunches.
In addition to our normal perks and benefits we’re supporting each other and maintaining our culture remotely through:
* Weekly online yoga class and access to ClassPass workout content.
* Birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions are celebrated.
* Virtual Stand Up for weekly company updates, and Virtual Monthly Meeting to celebrate our successes and value nominations.
* Wellbeing support through our online platform, Spill, which offers online therapy sessions.
* New slack channels and ways of creating community remotely.
* Peak Treats to support our team during our busiest times!