Finance Controller

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 1 week ago


Job title:

Finance Controller



Job description

About GrantifyAt Grantify, we are revolutionising the landscape of government grants and funding opportunities. From our humble beginnings as a 2-person team, we’ve grown into a dynamic and thriving start-up with over 100 employees, including a strategic expansion into the US market—all within just 4 years. Our mission is to simplify the complex world of government funding for technology enterprises, enabling them to secure substantial funding in record time.With over $150 million raised to date, our unique approach has helped businesses secure up to seven figures in government funding, achieving results eight times faster than the industry norm. As we continue to expand, we’re looking for a talented Finance Manager to join our team and drive our financial operations to new heights.About the RoleAs our Finance Controller, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing our comprehensive finance operations. Reporting directly to the CFO, you will manage a dedicated team of 3-5 finance assistants and accountants, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our financial processes across both our UK and US operations.Key Duties & Responsibilities:Accounting LeadershipManage a team of 3-5 finance assistants and accountants.Oversee the full accounting function, including AR, AP, bookkeeping, and more.Take ownership of month-end close processes, reconciliations, and management reporting for both UK and US operations.Conduct thorough VAT return reviews to ensure compliance and accuracy.Prepare comprehensive year-end accounts for UK and US entities in alignment with financial standards and regulations.Collaborate closely with external accountants in the UK and US to ensure accurate financial reporting and compliance.Payroll and Employee OnboardingManage bi-monthly and monthly payroll processing and employee onboarding, ensuring strict adherence to company policies and legal standards across both UK and US.File P11Ds with HMRC.Operational Support and ManagementProvide essential support to the team’s daily operations, facilitating a seamless workflow and efficient practices.Consistently achieve and surpass KPI and OKR targets that align with the organisation’s strategic goals.Foster the development and maintenance of robust financial controls to secure the company’s assets and ensure financial integrity.Project Management and Process ImprovementLead and manage ad-hoc projects, demonstrating flexibility and a capacity to drive change.Champion the enhancement of finance processes and tools, including the introduction of automation to increase efficiency and accuracy.R&D and Loan ConsultingWork closely with our R&D team to support client queries in R&D accounting and file clients’ CT600 for R&D claims.Collaborate with our loan consultants to support client queries in financial modelling and forecasting.About YouFully qualified accountant with credentials such as ACCA or CIMA.Experience working in a UK business with a US subsidiary, in a US reporting environment, and/or familiar with US GAAP and/or IFRS.Previous experience managing a small team is also essential.Experience in a high-growth or scale-up business environment, particularly within start-ups or fast-paced settings.Previous hands-on experience with Xero accounting software is preferred.Critical and analytical thinker with a proven ability to challenge and enhance existing processes.Proven track record of successfully implementing process improvements in accounting practices.Proactive problem-solving skills with a strong inclination for identifying and resolving inefficiencies.Ability to work independently and meet stringent deadlines without compromising the quality of work.Exceptional attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and thoroughness in all financial and administrative tasks.Highly organised with a demonstrated capacity to prioritise tasks effectively in a multitasking environment.The successful candidate will be UK-based and must be based and have the right to work in the UK. We cannot offer the role to anyone living outside the UK or anyone who requires sponsorship to work in the UK.Perks & benefits (available from day 1)💸 Competitive Compensation: A range between £60k-£80k depending on experience.🌞 Generous Leave Allowance: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays.🩺 Health and Wellbeing: Private medical insurance for your well-being.💻 Work from Home Support: £1500 setup budget for a comfortable and efficient workspace.🎉Social Connectivity: Quarterly socials for camaraderie and shared experiences. We run a company-wide social. Last year we all went to Barcelona 😎 This year, it’s Rome! 🍕🛍️Employee Perks Platform: Exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.🤱Enhanced Parental Leave: Support during significant life moments.Hiring ProcessThe whole process usually takes about 3 weeks end to end, but we’re flexible and will do our best to accommodate timings that will work for you. As you progress through the stages, our Talent Acquisition Manager will share feedback and information on what to expect/prepare for. We aim to provide feedback and/or updates within 72 hours of each step.Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and BelongingGrantify is an equal opportunity employer with teammates all around the world. We’re committed to building a company that embraces and celebrates diversity in all its forms, and is truly welcoming and inclusive to all. We’re always looking for people from diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives and skills to join our team, and encourage anyone interested to apply.We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or belief, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy, veteran status, or disability status.We are a dynamic generative AI start-up, which has swiftly grown from a 2-person founding team to a thriving workforce of over 100 in just 4 years, including a strategic expansion into the US market.We specialise in simplifying the complex landscape of government grants and funding opportunities, with a proven track record of streamlining the process for time-strapped technology enterprises across various industries.Having raised over $150m to date, our unique approach enables businesses to secure substantial government funding (up to seven figures) in significantly less time, surpassing industry norms by an impressive eightfold.

Expected salary

£60000 – 80000 per year



Job date

Sun, 09 Jun 2024 02:40:34 GMT

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