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Job Overview

Finance Manager/Controller in London, UK

  • Reference - SMFM1439
  • Permanent
  • £40,000 - £50,000 per annum


Accounts, Payroll, Audits


Explore Group

We are a market leading tech recruitment business with offices in London, Reading and New York. With a well-established foothold in the UK tech market we are now 2 years into our exciting 5 year growth plan, which includes our US expansion and upgrading of resources to maintain a competitive market edge.

We work with clients spanning from innovative tech start-ups to large global banks placing contact and permanent technical staff. This is a unique opportunity to join a secure and growing business where the finance manager will have broad responsibility, involvement in local and international projects, critical influence across both back office and sales functions and an unprecedented opportunity to grow and develop in line with the business with no other roles restricting your progression.

Position Overview

The Finance Manager will report remotely to the NY based CEO, with 3 direct reports (accounts manager, credit controller, and payroll administrator). Working closely with the Sales Director, Head of People, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager and the external accounts.

Priority tasks

  • Hands on involvement in transactional Accounting and the full management accounts process
  • Production and explanation of all month-end reporting, management information, creating annual budgets across the business, managing cash flow, preparing for year-end and liaising with auditors, along with bookkeeping and day-to-day finance operations.
  • Providing the business with analysis, financial strategy, assisting the CEO in carrying out future growth plans and taking the lead in financial projects.
  • Lead various cost-saving initiatives and the year end Audit (Nov 30th)
  • Managing, developing, improving and streamlining the accounts department's processes, controls and systems.
  • Liaising directly with clients, particularly start-ups and devising solutions for high risk clients
  • Software used: Xero, RSM, Engage, Microdec, Cube19

The Ideal Individual

  • Will be experienced in a hands on roll within an SME, within recruitment or professional services.
  • 3 years post Qualified in ACCA, ACA or CIMA
  • Interested in developing with a business to FC and long term FD
  • Able to interact confidently with people at all business levels from trainee to board members
  • Sociable and looking for an interactive, fast paced environment
  • Extremely well organised and proficient at juggling multiple projects and time zones.


  • £40,000-£50,000 base salary based on experience
  • Performance bonus
  • Gym Membership and discounts to local sports facilities
  • Company incentives
  • Based in a WeWork on London's Southbank with all WeWork perks and amenities

Next steps

  1. The interview process will involve a first round screening and introduction call
  2. A face to face with the current Finance Manager to cover role technicalities and experience
  3. A final interview with the CEO to discuss the role intricacies and future plans