Accounts Payable Assistant at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
April 5, 2023

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

Welcome to the future of energy. We're on a mission to make energy greener, fairer, and genuinely better for people.

Through our tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable. Our global energy revolution is backed by Generation, the sustainable fund co-chaired by Al Gore. We have thousands of diverse roles ready to be filled across our Group and around the world including growing our team in Japan. You check out our Japan website here.

We’re looking for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join our fast paced and growing Finance team, ensuring accurate and timely processing of invoices while dealing with internal and external customers, and important regulatory requirements unique to Japan.

You will have the chance to progress your career and build a business unique to the market.What you'll doHelp with processing invoices and data entryPrepare weekly paymentsRun month end reporting and schedulesPrepare local tax returns in JapanBe trained in our systems and accounting softwareAssist with year end reporting and audit requirementsPerform other ad hoc projects What you'll needA background in accounting or financeBasic Excel skills An understanding of accounts payable and the local standards for reporting and taxation in JapanExcellent attention to detailBe able to work in a high volume, entrepreneurial culture - speed and accuracy are key!Japanese fluency Why else you'll love it hereOur company culture -
We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people  Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together Relaxation - we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course) Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you 

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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