Assistant Financial Accountant
Accounting & Finance
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Who is Plenti?
Plenti is a fintech lender, providing faster, fairer loans through smart technology and outstanding customer service. Our proprietary technology delivers award-winning automotive, renewable energy and personal loans to help creditworthy borrowers bring their big ideas to life.
We are a dynamic and innovative business that is growing strongly. By continuing to deliver better customer value and experience we are taking market share from incumbent players in the personal lending, renewable energy and automotive finance markets.
We are a fast moving and ambitious organisation that seeks to bring in smart and capable people who can take ownership of their role to help the business continue to grow and thrive. We have approximately 200 people based in Australia and are a small enough organisation that everyone can make a difference but we have very big ambitions that our passionate team are working to deliver.
Plenti is a founder led organisation and is now listed on the ASX with annual revenue of >$150 million. We are on a mission to be Australia’s best lender!
What's the role?
Reporting to the Group Finance Manager, you will be working in a team responsible for the core finance and tax function. The activities performed by the team ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial results, strong control of financial resources and delivery of insights that supports decision making across Plenti. The role is suited to an individual who is a team player, who is accurate and meticulous with analytical and problem solving capabilities and a continuous process improvement mindset.
What will you be doing?
•Performing daily finance activities including but not limited to the management and processing of investor monies, allocation of borrower payments, uploading bank statements and BPAY files and following-up unreconciled transactions
•Preparing daily pay runs from our core technology platform and uploading payments into the banking systems for processing
•Performing month-end activities for our Retail and Wholesale Lending Platforms
•Booking invoices and bills into the accounting system and completing the bank and GL reconciliations
•Preparing valuation reports for our funding trusts including daily inflow and outflows reporting
•Preparing and posting manual journals into the accounting system for month-end reporting
•Communication and management of provision fund claims Processing debt recoveries in the peer-to-peer lending platform on a timely basis
•Managing cashflow operation of the peer-to-peer lending platform with a view to continuous improvements
•Processing accounts payable invoices and AMEX expenses
•Assisting in the preparation of BAS returns
•Assisting the wider finance team on project and ad hoc tasks as required
What will make you right for the role?
This role is suited to someone earlier in their finance career, but who wants to work in a dynamic, fast paced and fun environment where they can grow and develop over time – we are a rapidly growing business where everyone’s role and responsibilities keep expanding every month. Key attributes for candidates include:
•Studying towards CA/CPA qualification
•Excellent time management skills
•Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
•Comfortable managing large volumes of transactions with a high attention to detail
•High degree of self-motivation and willingness to take ownership of tasks and deliver high-quality outcomes
•Continuous development mindset, with confidence to communicate issues and to implement solutions and then follow up
•Advanced Excel skills and ideally some experience with accounting systems such as NetSuite, Xero or similar
•Flexibility and ability to build strong relationships, operate effectively within cross-functional teams
•Financial services experience in a commercial or chartered accountancy practice Ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast changing environment
What's life like at Plenti?
Working at Plenti means joining a team that is high-performing, diverse, customer-focused and collaborative. It’s a place where everyone can “make it happen” and share in the results and rewards.
If being in a dynamic industry as part of a market-leading fintech sounds like you, then come help us positively reshape Australia’s financial eco-system. Our start-up culture fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and your career progression. We have a purpose our people believe in, and genuine values that come from deep within our business.