Finance Assistant

  • Finance
  • London, England, United Kingdom

Finance Assistant

Job description


Wefarm is the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network. We enable farmers to connect with one another over SMS to solve problems, share ideas and spread innovation by utilising the latest machine learning technology. Small-scale agriculture is the biggest industry on earth, with more than a billion farmers globally supplying 70% of the world's food and commodities, yet remaining digitally unconnected… until Wefarm!


Since our launch in 2015 we have grown to serve over 1.9 million farmers across the world, who share more than 20,000 Qs & As a per day. Wefarm has raised investment from some of the world’s leading VCs, including True Ventures in Silicon Valley, and we are looking to add to a world-class team based across London, Nairobi, Kampala and Dar-es-Salaam.


Join us and be a part of our mission to build an ecosystem for global agriculture, with the farmer at the centre!


The Role


Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, this role will be mainly responsible for accounts payable activities, supporting in the preparation of management accounts. We'll provide support toward the costs of study as well as a plethora of on the job training from an experienced team.


Wefarm is a fast-paced, high-growth business so the things you'll be exposed you and rate of development on offer is significant.


Some key parts of the role include:


  • Take ownership of, and enhance, the accounts payable (AP) process at Wefarm
  • Ensure a reliable, well regarded and efficient AP process championing financial control
  • Ensuring expenses and costs are allocated to the correct cost centres
  • Resolve payment queries
  • Perform expense reviews
  • Perform month end close - complete balance sheet reconciliations for one of our countries in East Africa
  • Work with external auditors from time to time


Job requirements

  • Motivated, hardworking, curious, collaborative and eager to get involved in anything and everything - start-up culture means that new challenges always present themselves and your willingness to roll your sleeves up will be crucial to success in this role
  • High attention to detail
  • Hands on experience with excel and accounting software
  • Experience in finance with demonstrable ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Passionate about development and progression with a desire to attain professional qualifications


Rewards package and remuneration


The total rewards package and remuneration will be based on experience and potential, but is highly competitive and will include share options. We believe in our team being not only the executors of Wefarm’s visions but the makers and owners of it!


As a global business, travel is essential to who we are, and will be a perk (and requirement) of the job. We also host an annual whole company get together (Wecamp), previously held in Kenya and Uganda. In addition, we have a flexible working environment (within reason of course!), and we value spending time together - boarding the weekly lunch train, and frequent social events throughout the year.



We will review applicants on an ongoing basis, and unfortunately we will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates.