Finance Accountant Job at Unineed Limited in Glasgow

Job Description

Unineed is a fast-growing online lifestyle retailer & ecommerce service provider. Our websites offer over 150 premium designer brands and thousands of products across skincare, make up, fragrance, luxury handbags, watches, sunglasses, clothes and other accessories.

We primarily target China, UK, America, Europe, and other key international markets and the company ships to over 150 other countries from its delivery centres in Glasgow & China.

Unineed is run by a group of young entrepreneurs, and our company is growing fast, doubling in size most years. Besides our Unineed Retail business line, we also offer an end-to-end solution to help traditional retailers transform to digital based international retailers by building & marketing their international websites or selling via Unineed websites.

We aim to become the industrial leader for cross-border ecommerce in the next 10 years, and become a global leader in the next 20 years to help brands, retailers and manufacturers access international fast-growing markets through the Unineed ‘Xtopus’ platform.

The successful candidate will be fully-qualified or part-qualified (ICAEW, ICAS or equivalent) and with a minimum of three years working experience within an accounting role. The company is aiming to bring finance operations in-house as the complexity of cross-border ecommerce demands high levels of automation to handle high transaction volumes for multiple vendors.

The job will suit an ambitious and dynamic character, willing to work hard and implement robust systems and controls in a complex and fast moving environment. We have bold plans for the business to become a leader in cross-border ecommerce from the UK to numerous high-growth markets worldwide and critical to this growth will be robust and reliable financial controls.

The role

  • Compiling and issuing month end and quarterly reports
  • Credit control
  • Compiling VAT returns
  • Assist with month end and year-end procedures
  • Sales Ledger – posting invoices and allocating payments
  • Purchase Ledger – posting purchase invoices and checking supplier statements
  • Bank reconciliations and maintenance of petty cash
  • Financial forecasting/budgeting
  • Provides financial information to management through research and analysis of accounting data and preparing reports
  • Maintain financial security by following internal controls
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Being first point of contact for the accounts department responding to calls, emails and queries
  • Managing insurances and utilities for the company
  • IT proficiency (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive outlook
  • Adopts a methodical and systematic approach to work and time management
  • Strong written, verbal and telephone communication skills
  • An inquisitive and creative mind with good analytical skills and the ability to draw logical conclusions
  • Works well within a team and is self-motivated
  • Has an attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Is persistent and tenacious, demonstrating an ability to solve problems creatively
  • Understand and commit to Unineed’s long term vision


  • Demonstrated record of leadership skills
  • Accounting: 3 years (required)
  • Xero Online: 2 years (desirable)
  • Full or part qualification from a recognised accountancy body


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,000.00-£40,000.00 per year, depending on experience plus company bonus scheme.

We are looking for a candidate to start at the earliest possible opportunity. The role will start remotely while lockdown measures remain in place, but will transition to in-office once it is possible to do so.

Reference ID: Unineed- Finance Accountant

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £32,000.00-£40,000.00 per year

Additional pay:


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking




  • Xero: 3 years (Preferred)
  • accounting: 3 years (Required)

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place

About the Company

Company: Unineed Limited

Company Location:  Glasgow

Estimated Salary:

About Unineed Limited