Head of Finance - Tech SME London Perm Salary 70,000 - 90,000 Talentedge have partnered with a very early stage Fintech startup who are looking to hire their first finance hire in their London offices. Based in C.Warf this role works closely with the founders and is responsible for deveoping a working in house finance function, Duties • Responsible for management reporting: oMonthly management reports oQuarterly board updates • Support the SMT to improve processes and controls across the business. • Manage cash and cash flow forecasting process and maintain the main Excel model. • Manage accounts payable and receivable exec. and recruit and manage management accounts assistant. • Work with CEO to evaluate new business initiatives. • Manage rolling 5-year forecast. • Manage and keep multiple enterprise valuation methods up to date. • Create red book' documentation around the finance function. • Management of stock options scheme and general human resource contract management. • Overseeing regulatory submissions. • Manage relationship with external auditors. Experience • Hands-on experience of leading the finance function in a SME is essential. • Used to working in a fast paced, rapidly evolving, at times noisy' business. • Fluency of management of P&L and Balance Sheet. • Ownership of working capital and cashflow. • High level Excel modelling skills (vlookup, pivot, index matches, name ranges, splicer, xnpv). • Bring a level of gravitas to the finance function and its interaction with the board. Qualification • ACA qualified
Head of Finance Fast growth tech £70k - £80k High growth tech business now looking for an established head of finance to work with them through an exciting period of growth. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the finance function as well as leading ad-hoc projects with an impressive senior management team. This is an energetic and lively environment, well suited to a technically strong candidate who has experience within a startup and is looking to really aid with the decision making of this highly entrepreneurial business. Responsibilities: • Oversight of the Monthly Management Accounts including P&L, Balance Sheet and various profitability reports • Continually improving the management accounting processes to deliver timely reporting packs that meet the needs of the business • Management and development support of two qualified direct reports • Oversee payment batches and ensuring cash management internal controls are upheld • Responsibility for all dealings with HMRC, including VAT returns, PAYE etc • Work closely with FP&A and Business Intelligence teams • Supporting the next stage of growth • Day to day management of the finance function • Business partnering with members across various teams of the business • The go-to' person for technical accounting queries • Managing the implementation of new and changes to existing products from a finance perspective Key Requirements: • Process driven, highly diligent • Technically strong accountant • Not afraid to get into the detail and be hands on • Enjoys demands of a high-growth business • Interested in technology and keen to develop systems based solutions • Keen to be involved in a growing business
Finance Manager - Media -Mix of FP&A, business partnering & core actuals -£50-60,000 + generous bonus & attractive benefits This Global Media organisation is a household name and an employer of choice with operations throughout the globe. They are now looking for a bright and up & coming Finance Manager to manage some of their key international operations specifically supply chain and licensing. This is an extremely broad role incorporating month-end, financial reporting, analysis, forecasting & budgeting and lots of business partnering. Main Responsibilities: -Provide Financial and Business support to the Operational team including reviewing best practice and implementation of new business models, as well as ensuring and improving data reliability and flow across the business -Preparation of detailed annual budgets and monthly reforecasts plus bi-weekly cash forecasts, in conjunction with thorough variance analysis and commentary -Financial stock management involving inventory valuation and full obsolescence analysis -Manage complete month end accounting process for entity from initial journal entries to final Corporate reporting submission. -Prepare quarterly VAT returns, annual tax & statutory submissions and liaise with external auditors Licensing -Support the licensee tender and review process - analyse market and country dynamics, review & assess proposals from potential licensees and manage Corporate approval process for new deals -Oversee set up of new Licensees within the business, involving working with supply chain, royalties and IT to ensure smooth integration --Compile and present periodic management reporting for Director of Licensing and executive management -Oversee and review financial accounting process for licensing, including driving development and process enhancement to improve efficiency in licensee reporting -Ad hoc project & analysis as directed by senior management -Manage a junior Finance Analyst Required Experience Bachelor's degree from a leading university with a 2:1 or higher Newly/Recently Qualified (ACMA, ACA or ACCA) Highly numerate, with strong analytical skills and ability to work through problems logically Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff Highly motivated and able to work towards tight deadlines on multiple projects in a fast paced work environment Highly proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel Excellent career prospects with the opportunity to move internally within 1-2 years.
Finance Manager - Software London £60/65k Talentedge are proud to be partnering with a VC backed, software startup on a crucial hire within their expanding team. This is an amazing opportunity as it offers direct exposure to the CEO/Founder, who is an experienced entrepreneur following a successful previous startup exit. It's also a great time to join as the company moves from startup to scale up having just raised significant funding from high-profile tech investors. Reporting into an experienced startup Finance Director, you will be tasked with building a best in class finance function with controls and processes designed to support a scaling business. Key responsibilities to include: • Prepare management accounts and full month end pack with analysis for the board • Manage the audit of the accounts for statutory, banking and due diligence purposes • Tax work including VAT, R&D and corporate tax • Manage the entire transactional finance piece (AP/AR/billing/credit control/payroll), implementing & utilising technologies where possible to automate Profile: • Qualified accountant • Have held a recent relevant role, preferably within a startup • Technically strong accountant with lots of commercial acumen • Excited by the opportunity of designing and building scalable processes Please get in touch ASAP with Talentedge!
Fantastic opportunity to work in the Commercial team of this leading television production & distribution network. Suits an ACA with 1-2 years' industry experience in a media environment. Key responsibilities: • Provide financial analysis and support to commercial sales executives, providing quarterly sales information, analysis and financial modelling when required. • To prepare forecasts and budgets for all commercial and ancillary activities • To prepare and ensure the accuracy and completeness of the monthly management accounts for the Commercial Team • To review the monthly ancillary numbers and provide commentary on the overall monthly ancillary movements affecting the Commercial P&L • Ensure all Commercial royalties and sales have been costed correctly by the Royalties team and all recoupable costs have been recouped from Revenues. • Ensuring the review of ad hoc licensing royalty and operator statements to ensure that the information provided is complete and accurate in line with expectation and that there is sufficient detail to support the numbers. • To liaise with the label accountants, reviewing monthly performance, preparing analysis and providing support. • Take responsibility for and seek to improve the systems and processes • Assist the Finance Director to ensure all internal ancillary reporting is reviewed specifically as this relates to the Commercial P&L - to ensure compliance with the internal terms of trade • Ad-hoc work as directed by the Finance Director & Commercial Director Qualifications & Experience • Fully qualified accountant with minimum 1-2 years PQE • Strong academic profile • Organised self-starter who can operate on own initiative and is flexible • Proven track-record of financial reporting and analysis • Significant experience in developing reports and presentations • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; able to establish credibility with diverse stakeholders • Commercially minded; able to identify the level of detail required depending on the audience Don't delay apply today - this opportunity won't last long!
Senior Accountant - NQ ACA PE backed FinTech, London £50/60k Exceptional all-round opportunity for a newly qualified Top 20 ACA to test themselves in one of Europe's fastest growing PE backed FinTech businesses. Following a recent merger between two businesses, heavyweight hires at C-Suite (including CFO) and a NetSuite implementation, this is an incredibly exciting time to join this business. You will report into and be mentored by the Group Financial Controller that I personally placed, who in turn reports into the Global CFO, both of whom are Top 20 trained. You'll be great for this opportunity if you are a strong and ambitious character, capable of installing best practice accounting processes, whilst equally displaying high levels of commercial acumen. Progression opportunities here are endless, including promotion to Finance Manager within a 9-12 month period. Key responsibilities to include: • Preparation of consolidated group management accounts • Cash flow management and forecasting • Supporting on budgeting and forecasting • Balance sheet reconciliations across all territories (UK/ROW/EMEA) • Preparation of corporation tax and VAT returns • Statutory accounts preparation and point of contact for audit • Continual improvements of financial controls and processes • Project work including supporting on NetSuite implementation Please get in touch ASAP!
-Global Media Agency - Mix of FP&A, reporting and business partnering - £50k to £60k base + excellent benefits This Thriving Global Media Brand is a household name, operating across the globe and continuing to experience growth and development in their international and domestic markets. They are also an employer of choice and have won multiple-awards for their content They are now looking for a Finance Analyst for in their digital division supporting one of their fastest growing divisions. Sitting in the business this is a broad & business facing role incorporating actuals, FP&A, lots of business partnering. Responsibilities: • Monthly operating packs for presentation to senior finance team members as well as the Director of Interactive, plus divisional financial reporting requirements • Monthly revenue by show analysis and key trends • Monthly cost of sales and overheads reporting, monitoring departmental costs and headcount to budget and understanding variances • Prepare budget, forecasts, and 5 year plan • Quarterly reporting to the Limited Board • Development and maintenance of reporting obligations to key partners such as revenue share reporting to producers and quarterly STV reporting. • Management of the revenue statement reconciliations from our key customers and keeping abreast of cash flow implications • Develop a sound understanding of the Interactive business and how it operates • Provision of financial support to the Interactive management team in delivering cost plans, driving profitability and ongoing efficiencies • Provision of support to management team in analysing business decisions and propositions • Regularly monitor production and prize costs to optimise profitability • Work with the management team to enforce compliance and risk management disciplines • Ad-hoc analysis from both finance and the rest of the business as required. Qualifications & experience: • Qualified accountant (ACCA / CIMA/ACA) • Experience of actuals & FP&A preferred but not essential and candidates straight from practice will also be considered ·Exposure to the media sector preferred but again not essential • Strong systems skills - including Excel & PowerPoint. Exposure to Oracle and/or Hyperion advantageous • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills • Proactive and solution focused with high attention to detail • Strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Business facing and ability to quickly establish credibility with non-financial stakeholders • Demonstrated ability to deliver on multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, be effective and decisive under pressure Excellent career prospects and exposure across the business.
FinTech startup Financial Controller London £70-75k + share options We're proud to be partnering with the next big FinTech startup coming out of London on a crucial hire within their growing team! Since founding 2 years ago, they have received backing from Tier 1 VC's and international banks, as well as building an experienced and entrepreneurial senior leadership team! Reporting into a heavyweight startup CFO, as Financial Controller you will be responsible for building and managing the financial operations of the business. Key responsibilities to include: Financial controlling: • Set up of all scalable processes • Preparation of monthly management accounts with presentation to CFO & board • Budgeting, forecasting and KPI analysis • Tax work including VAT return preparation • Point of contact for audit and stats preparation Financial operations: • Build the treasury function from scratch • Alongside Product team, build processes to manage FX exposure Profile: • Qualified accountant, strong academically • Startup experience is a must • Strong IT skills and capable of data manipulation • Comfortable working with developers to automate processes and systems where possible Please get in touch ASAP with Talentedge as this opportunity won't be around for long!
Finance Manager SaaS startup £60k - £65k Talentedge are proud to be partnering with an exceptionally high growth Series A software startup whose platform is loved by fellow early stage startups through to FTSE & US listed businesses. With revenues doubling YoY over the past 3, a US office newly opened and further international expansion planned, this is an amazing time to join this business. In a newly created role as Finance Manager, you will be responsible for managing the day to day finance function, reporting into a high flying Finance Director. Key responsibilities to include: • Preparation of monthly company accounts and the consolidated group accounts • Tax work including VAT, R&D and corporate tax • Manage the monthly multi-currency reconciliations process • Manage the audit of the accounts for statutory, banking and due diligence purposes • Develop and improve month end and day-to-day finance processes • Manage a small team of transactional finance Profile: • Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA • Experience of working within a high growth technology business, SaaS is preferable however non-essential • Culture - Passionate, flexible, adaptable, can do attitude, social! Our client is able to offer all the benefits of working within a leading tech start-up including a broad and exciting role, excellent working environment, fun team culture and an impressive and ambitious leadership team.
Head of Finance - Startup West End, London £65/70k + stock options We've been retained by an early stage, West End based technology startup have who recently secured backing by the most prominent VC in their field. Their deep machine learning technology is being rolled out by a number of leading UK and US blue chip organisations to improve business intelligence functions. You will be the first finance hire, working very closely with the CEO/Founder, taking responsibility for the finance function. The Head of Finance is an all-encompassing role with a company-wide remit and is an opportunity to bring the finance function in-house and build from the ground up, including designing and implementing all scalable finance processes and controls. Key responsibilities to include: • Preparation of monthly board packs, including management accounts with commentary and analysis • Build the budgeting and forecasting model for the business • Owning the pricing and financial strategy of the business • Analysis work, including KPI's, competitors, trends etc • Providing insight from your analysis to senior management so as to support business decision making • Working with the Founder/CEO to drive commercial areas, including future fund raising and launching into new markets • Manage the full transactional finance piece - AP/AR/credit control/banking/reconciliations • In time, building a best in class finance function, capable of supporting a scaling business Profile: • Qualified accountant with startup experience, holding a broad role (incorporating commercial with technical finance) • Xero is a huge plus • Extremely hands on with a roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty mentality • Commercially astute accountant, capable of supporting and advising the Founder on taking the business forward, equally comfortable with liaising with investors Please get in touch ASAP!
Group Finance Manager Tech startup accelerator, London £60/65k + share options Talentedge are exclusively partnering with an internationally recognised and expanding startup accelerator who build and support high growth tech companies, on a crucial hire within their growing London HQ. Over the last few years, they have built more than 50 international startups, some of which are now household names. Reporting into an experienced Finance Director, who has both previous startup and accelerator experience, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day finance function, building all internal finance and commercial processes as the business continues to scale internationally. Key responsibilities to include: • Preparation of regional monthly management accounts and consolidation • Designing and rolling out a suit of KPI's across the global business • Build and own the budgeting, forecasting and long range planning process • Building and maintaining strong relationships within the business as well as within startup portfolio • Recruiting, managing and developing a finance team responsible for transactional finance Profile: • Qualified accountant with recent, relevant experience of working within a startup • Xero experience is advantageous • For you, no task is too small and no project is too daunting • Fun personality If you love a challenge and are looking for an autonomous role in an amazing working environment within a very cool accelerator, please get in touch ASAP as this role will not be around for long!
Finance Manager - FinTech scale up London £65/70k + options We're delighted to be exclusively partnering with one of the UK's leading FinTech scale ups who continue to be recognised within their field as the most disruptive and innovative business to watch. Founded 3 years ago by experienced finance & technology entrepreneurs, they are now generating YoY growth of 150%+. With amazing offices, an energetic and progressive working culture, and a high profile senior leadership team, this a fantastic time to get involved with this business. Reporting into an experienced Group Financial Controller who has a strong history within FinTech, The role of Finance Manager will have complete ownership of the day to day finance function. Key responsibilities to include: • Ownership of the management accounts with commentaries and presentation to senior executives • Support FP&A for departmental budgeting & forecasting for UK division • Statutory account preparation for all entities • Tax work • Continual process and controls improvements • Managing the team responsible for transactional finance Profile: • Qualified accountant, with relevant PQE within a technology or FS business • Line managerial experience • Experienced with consolidated accounts preparation • Keen enthusiasm for joining a high growth technology business Whilst this is an amazing working environment to work in, it is also a challenging yet rewarding role. If you are looking for an opportunity where you can make a noticeable impact on a day to day basis, and are happy to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty….we'd love to hear from you!
My client is a well backed-up Start-up, rapidly becoming a market leader in its field and is forecasting great growth. Reporting directly to an experienced Finance Director, the Finance Manager will take over the day-to-day running of the finance function and management of the finance team. With one direct report, there is scope to build the finance team with great career progression. This versatile position is in an exciting and fast-paced working environment, allowing you to get involved with all areas of the business. Key responsibilities to include; • Initially manage and complete daily accounting requirements for smooth running of the business • Manage and consolidate all company reporting including preparation of board and KPI reporting • Commercial reporting around; pricing, new partner agreements, revenue share modelling • Prepare budgets and re-forecasts including scenario planning and cash flow management • Have input to the strategic movements of the business with great commercial exposure • Implement new and streamline existing processes and controls • Management and training of the current finance team Profile: • Either recently qualified ACA from practice or recently qualified CIMA who has progressed through industry • Experience in or with a Tech company (ideally FinTech or E-Commerce) • Strong technical skills and ability to take on an all round role
Financial Controller FinTech startup, London £55/60k + share options Talentedge are working with an outstanding Series A startup whose SaaS platform is used by leading financial institutions as well as fellow FinTech startups. They continue to be recognised within their field as the most disruptive and innovative business to watch. As Financial Controller, you will be responsible for the entire finance function, reporting into the Managing Director and working closely with both he and the CEO/Founder. Key responsibilities to include: • Preparation of board packs with consolidated management accounts and analysis • Analysis work including KPI's, sales pipeline & conversion rates • Support on the Series B funding round later this year • Statutory reporting and tax work • Day to day management of transactional finance, using software apps to automate processes where possible • Initial build of core controls and processes, continually improving when required We are keen to speak with the following profiles: • Qualified accountant with at least one years' experience within a startup • Keen enthusiasm for joining a high growth technology business • Strong attention to detail and determination with a high level of accuracy Our client is able to offer all the benefits of working within a leading tech start-up including a broad, challenging & diverse role, excellent working environment, strong team culture and an impressive and ambitious leadership team. Please forward your CV to Talentedge in the first instance to be considered.
Talentedge are delighted to be partnering with this fast-growing and well renowned media agency. Part of a leading group, they have a commitment to employee development and invest in their people through numerous programs and benefits. This is an exciting new opening which encompasses all core financial controller responsibilities as well as commercial and client finance. Key responsibilities will include: • Consolidating and reviewing the monthly management accounts • Reviewing the agency's client profitability analysis for all company clients, making recommendations where necessary • Commercial reporting across all clients to Group • Client contract reviews & liaising with internal/external resources • Allocating and monitoring key cost budgets within the agency, pro-actively exploring opportunities for savings and efficiency gains • Aiding the company with achieving monthly targets though partnering with the Business Managers • Producing the monthly/quarterly forecasts to be submitted to Group. Liaising with Group to ensure that the forecasts are accurate and phased correctly • Assisting with the external audit process • Acting as the key finance point of contact for Group when dealing with any reporting queries • Managing and mentoring a finance team of three About you: • Fully Qualified (ACCA/CIMA/ACA) or demonstrated qualified by experience • Effective time management skills and ability to work consistently to set deadlines • An ability to learn quickly the demands of the agency • A great leader and mentor who can quickly gain the respect of your team • Experience in a media agency or other marketing services environment very highly regarded
Commercial Finance Manager - Retail London Up to £82,000 + car allowance and amazing benefits Instantly recognisable quintessentially British retail brand is now looking for a high profile Finance Manager to join their London team. Supporting the highest quality leadership team, reporting and working directly with senior stakeholders in the business. The role provides financial insight into the operational challenges in this high profile area of the business. The individual will be responsible for delivering high value business insight and supporting business change, whilst ensuring robust financial control over a significant cost base as well as related processes and analysis. Main responsibilities: • Business partnering within finance and non-finance teams across the business, ensuring full understanding of operational processes and impact of financial delivery. • Acting as the primary contact in finance for retail staffing ensuring input into related business decision in multiple areas of the division. • Deliver of accurate month end reporting on staffing performance against forecasts with insightful commentary highlighting risks and opportunities to deliver full year forecast to senior stakeholders. • Provide a high level of insight through in-depth analysis to challenge, identify opportunities and deliver business benefits. Ideal candidate: • Qualified accountant with fundamental experience in similar roles • Excellent academics and communications and presentation skills • Excellent commercial understanding, ideally from a similar background • Ability to manage and communicate with senior stakeholders with confidence, working accurately with deadlines.
Finance Manager - Machine learning startup London £55/60k + share options Talentedge are proud to be partnering with a VC backed, Series A machine learning startup on a crucial hire within their expanding team. This is an amazing opportunity as it offers direct exposure to the CEO/Founder, who is an experienced entrepreneur following a successful previous startup exit. It's also a great time to join as the company moves from startup to scale up having just raised significant funding from high-profile tech investors. Reporting into a part-time Consultant CFO, you will be the first on the ground finance hire, tasked with building a best in class finance function with controls and processes designed to support a scaling business. Key responsibilities to include: • Prepare management accounts and full month end pack with analysis for the board • Design and roll out a suit of KPI's • Own the full planning piece, including budgeting, forecasting, pricing and ad-hoc analysis • Provide support to consultant CFO on all commercial activities, including future fundraising • Manage the entire transactional finance piece (AP/AR/billing/credit control/payroll), implementing & utilising technologies where possible to automate Profile: • Qualified accountant • Have held a recent relevant role, preferably within a startup • Technically strong accountant with lots of commercial acumen • Excited by the opportunity of designing and building scalable processes Please get in touch ASAP with Talentedge!
Head of Finance - SaaS startup £75/80k + equity London Talentedge are exclusively partnering with a very exciting early stage SaaS startup on their first finance hire, reporting directly into the Founder/CEO. Having raised circa £5m to date since their inception in 2015 via seed stage investment and with a Series A planned for 2019, this is an incredibly exciting time to join this business. You will be responsible for building an internal finance and operations function, capable of supporting this fast growth business as they scale. You'll be amazing for this role if you have a high passion for technology, love startups and are excited by the opportunity to build your own role. Key responsibilties: • Bring in-house an outsourced finance function and build all scalable processes from scratch • Preparation of monthly management and annual statutory reporting • Design and roll out a company-wide budgeting, forecasting and long range planning process • KPI setting and reporting, providing insights from your analysis to drive commercial decision making • Drive all future investment rounds • Management of transactional finance (AP/AR/credit control) and automate where possible using technology (Receipt Bank, Chaser etc) Profile: • Qualified accountant with releavnt PQE within a high growth VC backed startup • Established business partner, capable of advising, challenging and influencing the senior leadership team • Experience of working with investors • Proven experience of building an in-house finance function • Strong IT and financial modelling skills, with SQL advantageous however non essential Please get in touch ASAP!
A fast-growing digital agency is looking to add an experienced Digital Project Manager. This is a great opportunity to join an established Digital agency that is going through rapid growth and looking to build out their capabilities through market leading brands. This will be a 'hands on' role working closely with senior stakeholders and external brands at director level as well as plan and oversee the successful delivery of projects. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within the digital arena and a successful track record in delivering large scale programmes of work within complex environments. The role will suit somebody looking to join a rapidly-growing business that offer a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers.