The Natural Adventure: Financial Assistant
“The Natural Adventure: Financial Assistant” is a captivating opportunity for individuals with a passion for adventure travel to join a renowned team. Co-founded by Peter Duncan and Alex Pazderski, The Natural Adventure is a leading expert in organizing walking and cycling holidays and adventure trips. With a global presence and a commitment to providing exceptional customer support, they are currently seeking Financial Assistants who can contribute to their dynamic team. The key responsibilities of this role include managing customer payments, reconciling supplier invoices, and ensuring accurate processing of financial transactions. The ideal candidate will possess previous experience in finance administration, excellent attention to detail, and exceptional Excel skills. In addition to the attractive benefits such as flexible working hours and annual leave, candidates will have the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the world. If you are ready to embark on an adventure with The Natural Adventure, apply now!
The Natural Adventure is a leading provider of walking, cycling, and adventure trips for independent travelers. Co-founded by Peter Duncan, former UK Chief Scout and BBC Blue Peter presenter, and Alex Pazderski, an experienced hiker and expedition kayaker, the company has established itself as an expert in organizing outdoor holidays. Since its inception in 2009, The Natural Adventure has developed a wide range of trekking itineraries in the Balkans and now offers over 500 self-guided walking holidays and cycling tours, as well as small group and privately guided tours. With offices in London, Dublin, and Sofia, and a network of field offices and representatives worldwide, the company provides 24/7 support to its customers.
As a Financial Assistant at The Natural Adventure, you will be responsible for a variety of financial tasks to ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices and payments. Your main responsibilities will include loading customer payments and supplier invoices, identifying discrepancies, reconciling accounts, processing refunds, and updating supplier details. You will also collaborate with different teams within the company, such as the sales, operations, and products teams, to improve processes and streamline operations.
Loading customer payments
One of your primary tasks will be loading customer payments into the reservation and content management system, as well as the financial and accounting system. This involves accurately recording and processing payments received from customers.
Loading supplier invoices/proformas
You will also be responsible for loading supplier invoices and proformas into the accounting system. As part of this task, you will reconcile these invoices against the pre-loaded values in the reservation system to ensure accuracy and identify any discrepancies.
Identifying discrepancies in supplier costs/invoices
As a Financial Assistant, you will play a crucial role in identifying discrepancies in supplier costs and invoices. You will work closely with adventure specialists internally and suppliers externally to resolve any discrepancies and ensure that the correct costs and invoices are processed.
Ensuring accurate and timely processing of invoices and payments
Accuracy and timeliness are essential in processing invoices and payments. Your role will involve ensuring that all invoices are processed accurately and in a timely manner, following established procedures and guidelines.
Sending supplier remittances
You will be responsible for sending supplier remittances, providing suppliers with timely updates on payments made. This task requires good attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records.
Keeping track of overdue payments
As a Financial Assistant, it will be your responsibility to keep track of overdue payments by customers. You will work closely with Adventure Specialists to ensure that customer balances are collected on time and that any outstanding payments are resolved.
Reconciliation of accounts payable and accounts receivable is an important part of your role. You will be responsible for conducting AP/AR reconciliations to ensure accurate records and resolve any discrepancies.
Updating supplier details
Maintaining accurate supplier details is crucial for smooth financial operations. You will be responsible for updating supplier details in the accounting and reservation systems, ensuring that all information is up to date and accurate.
Processing customer refunds
In some cases, customer refunds may be necessary. As a Financial Assistant, you will be responsible for processing these refunds accurately and in a timely manner, adhering to established procedures.
Working with sales and operations teams
Collaboration with the sales and operations teams is essential to improve and streamline processes related to payments and costs. You will work closely with these teams to identify areas for improvement and implement effective solutions.
Working with products team
The products team plays a crucial role in pre-loading tour costs and sale prices in the reservation system. As a Financial Assistant, you will work with the products team to ensure that all financial information is accurately loaded into the system.
To be successful as a Financial Assistant at The Natural Adventure, you should have previous experience in a travel company. Excellent attention to detail and administrative skills are essential for this role, as you will be handling financial data and documents. Strong numeracy skills and exceptional Excel skills are also required. The ability to multitask and meet deadlines is crucial, as well as the ability to work under pressure. You should be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision, demonstrating a friendly attitude and a high level of integrity. Understanding and sharing the company’s values related to Responsible Travel is also important.
The Natural Adventure offers a range of benefits to its employees, including:
- The option to work from home or a co-working space
- Flexible working hours, allowing for work-life balance
- Location flexibility, giving you the ability to work from anywhere in the world
- Competitive base salary, dependent on skills and experience
- Annual bonus based on performance
- Discounts on Natural Adventure trips for you and your friends/family members
- Learning and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge
- Paid annual leave and bank holidays
- Maternity/paternity leave as per your home country’s labor legislation
- The opportunity to be part of a multinational team and a rapidly growing company
How to Apply
To apply for the Financial Assistant role at The Natural Adventure, please follow the link provided.