Here at The Hattan Company, the right people mean everything to our business. Without a team that's dedicated to excelling our customers', clients', viewers' and readers' expectations, we wouldn't be able to uphold the exceptional service standards we strive for on a daily basis.
Our operations span multiple businesses from publishing to e-commerce. Below you'll find details of any current vacancies we have within the company. You'll also be able to submit an application if you believe you may be right for the role.
Admin & Bookkeeping Assistant
Status: OPEN Posting Date: 04/03/2021 Closing Date: 18/03/2021 Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK
Contract: 6 Month Fixed Term Role Type: Part-Time Hours: 30 Hours Per Week Hourly Rate: £10.00 an Hour
About the Company The Hattan Company is predominantly an e-commerce business, often interacting with the magic of Disney. Our motto is ‘happiness in every day.’ It’s the company’s intention that each day working with us, is a happy one. We're a small team that's incredibly collaborative and creative in our working style. We pride ourselves on our above and beyond customer service standards and it’s important each colleague is committed to environmentally friendly practices and quality service standards.
About the Role
We’re pleased to be opening this new role within the company. The Admin & Bookkeeping Assistant will predominantly be focusing on administration duties, whilst also assisting in other areas of the business when needed; reporting directly to the Managing Director.
The administration side of the role will mainly consist of bookkeeping responsibilities such as reconciling accounts, expense entry, liaising with our accountant/suppliers and the raising of invoices, purchase orders and bills. These duties will be conducted through our accounting software, Quickbooks. Beyond bookkeeping, the role will adapt to the demands of the business day-to-day. This may require the role to become more customer services focussed one day and more order fulfilment another.
Our typical working hours are 9:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday. However, around product launches where it’s ‘all hands on deck,’ we ask all colleagues to be flexible in their working hours. This may involve occasional work on weekends or alternative start/end times. We’re opening this role on a 6 month fixed term basis, however, there is potential for this role to be converted into a permanent position and to progress in seniority depending on the business needs down the line.
Skills/Experience We're Looking For
Whilst we expect the incoming candidate to have good proficiency in bookkeeping and an understanding of using Quickbooks (or experience with similar), we’re more than happy to train the successful candidate up in other areas of the role.
As we’re a small team, it’s important the incoming candidate is happy playing their role within the team. There may be the need for occasional ‘pick-up jobs,’ such as organising areas of the office, light cleaning or running the odd errand.
Good knowledge of bookkeeping practices (reconciling accounts, logging expenses, understanding of Quickbooks, VAT etc.)
Exceptional communication skills (in-person, telephone and email).
Adaptability to an ever changing business.
At least one year’s experience in a customer facing role.
Commitment to above and beyond customer service standards.
Good computer proficiency with a good understanding of Word and Excel.
Ability to lift heavy boxes up and down stairs.
Excellent attention to detail.
Preferred but not required skills/experience:
Previous experience in an admin role.
Qualifications in either Business, Mathematics, Accountancy or similar.