Financial Controller, series C tech scale up

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£80000 - £85000 per annum + + equity
Apr 26, 2021
May 24, 2021
JN -042021-2563972
Camilla Strachan
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified
  • Be responsible for management of the day-to-day accounting
  • Support the projected exponential growth with technical and leadership skills.

Client Details

  • This client is revolutionising the world of video with clever, pioneered and patented technology
  • With an extensive and committed shareholding, the company recently raised £20m+ in a Series C round
  • 70+ people in London and in Asia and growing
  • Central London offices
  • Established for over 10 years with impressive investors and shareholders
  • With ground-breaking technology, a fast-paced environment and major growth plans, there's never been a better time to join this company


  • Initially part of a lean team, you'll be exposed to senior management, and as the business grows your position will require a finance team to be built around you to help scale up the business to several times its current size
  • Manage the full month-end process to trial balance in a timely and accurate manner with the help of the accounting assistant and any future team members
  • Hands-on posting of regular journals, complex accounting transactions, adjustments and reviews
  • Consolidation of subsidiaries accounts on a monthly basis
  • Optimise the existing accounting systems (Sage 200, expenses tools, PO tools) and prepare for company's next stage of growth
  • Drive the annual full statutory audit under IFRS, liaising with auditors to a timely sign-off
  • Progressively take the lead in defining advanced accounting policies for R&D, intangibles capitalization, funding, revenue recognition etc
  • Support the CFO in the annual budget preparation with analysis, historicals and liaising with all Departments managers
  • Actively forecast and manage cashflow, manage AP and AR and stock for maximum working capital efficiency
  • Ensure the Group discharges all its financial, statutory and tax compliance obligations within the required deadlines and support tax compliance, analysis and planning across the Group
  • Support the fund-raising efforts and investors relations with ad-hoc analysis and reports


  • The successful candidate will be a qualified chartered accountant with strong technical accounting and finance operations management experience.
  • The candidate will need to demonstrate a flexible and entrepreneurial attitude to work, the ability to work on several significant pieces of work concurrently, and the ability to build relationships at all levels, with finance and non-finance colleagues
  • You should be comfortable working autonomously while coaching your line reports and supporting the CFO and Executives
  • You will have experience and passion for working with owner-managed businesses and scaling-up SMEs but had exposure to large company's operations and best practices in order to lead in the implementation of a finance team and processes that can manage the expected growth.
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge (IFRS, leading audit preparation)

Job Offer

  • On offer is full exposure to the inner workings of an ambitious international "start-up" with complex financial operations and aiming for an exit in the next few years with plenty of space for a candidate that wants to grow in knowledge with the company

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