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Financial Controller

Dynamic Planner
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Role Purpose:

To manage the day-to-day activities of the Finance function, instilling a culture of continuous improvement, customer service & ownership.



  • Management of 3 direct reports who are responsible for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Management Accounts including oversight of the AR and AP functions.
  • Ownership of the Revenue number including associated processes and generation of insightful reporting.
  • Production of a suite of SaaS metrics and KPI’s for the business, Finance and our Private Equity investors which is updated monthly and provides genuine insight into our performance.
  • Full responsibility for ad-hoc projects, for example:
  • Implementation of new software e.g. for expenses
  • Managing the cleansing of historic data sets

  • Management of the month end process, ensuring this is completed within 5 working days and analysis is comprehensive and easy to understand.
  • Business partnering with budget holders on a monthly basis to ensure they fully understand their results, know what they can do to influence their numbers in a positive way and gather any information which could be useful to Finance.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly re-forecasts in collaboration with budget holders.
  • Continuously look for ways to improve the processes within the Finance function especially with regards to sales invoicing, procure to pay and general automation.
  • Design, build and maintain a weekly cashflow forecast.
  • Ownership of the resolution of any queries or issues directed towards Finance in a friendly and timely manner, including phone calls.
  • Assist with the preparation of reporting for our Private Equity investors on a monthly and ad-hoc basis.
  • Review and sign-off on fortnightly payment runs.

Key Attributes & Skills:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified with at least 5 years PQE
  • Having worked in a SaaS or software business previously would be an advantage
  • A focus on providing great customer service to internal & external stakeholders and possessing the drive to make Finance an integral part of everything the business does
  • A proven track record of effectively managing and developing finance teams
  • A desire to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion
  • A deadline driven mentality

Systems Experience (desired but not essential):

  • Xero
  • ApprovalMax
  • SalesForce
  • Calxa
  • ScaleXP
  • Hubdoc (or similar AP document scanning system)
  • Expenses systems
  • Integration of ERP’s with other software

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