Financial Controller


Tom Phipps

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Financial Controller


Up to £65k + Package

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller to join an exciting and rapidly-growing company, who are trusted suppliers of investigative software that turns data into intelligence and evidence. They have been providing law enforcement with innovative software solutions since 2011. They are established in most of the UK’s Police Forces and Government Agencies and are growing exponentially across North America.


Principal accountabilities and responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Finance Director & other senior stakeholders
  • Timely and accurate delivery of the month-end close process and providing required information to support monthly management pack
  • Managing the half-year and year-end annual accounts process including the completion of any audit requirements
  • Manage the day-to-day relationship with the group’s auditors including fees and minimise overruns
  • Own the group’s IFRS accounting policies and ensure timely adoption of changes to accounting standards, also ensuring compliance with standards and upfront identification of management estimates and interpretation, with accounting papers approved by the Finance Director as necessary
  • Providing commentary and reports on the month-end/half-year/annual accounts for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Production of quarterly, half-year and year-end reports if required when/if the company is listed, or to third parties such as banks
  • Developing, documenting & improving business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Processing and managing monthly payroll, including pension payments
  • Processing and managing quarterly VAT returns, and co-ordinate overseas specialist advisors to ensure compliance with applicable equivalent sales tax reporting
  • Preparation of annual budgets for departments
  • Liaising with external firms such as auditors, HRMC, tax partners and banks
  • Manage Accounts Assistant in issuing invoices and processing bills as well as making payments
  • Contributing to business plans and forecasting the future performance of the business
  • Ad-hoc projects within the finance department as required
  • Supporting in preparing the finance team and wider business for a potential IPO
  • Support for acquisitions, including financial due diligence, post-acquisition integration and acquisition accounting
  • Own the group’s treasury processes to ensure liquidity and management of FX risks
  • Review and monitoring of the Groups tax position, calculations, and filings
  • Oversight of the group’s Hubspot CRM system to ensure it provides accurate, complete, and timely reporting and forecasting
  • Line management of the Management Accountant & Accounts Assistant, ensuring development plans are in place and assisting the FD in the recruitment and development of future hires into the finance team


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fully qualified in a recognised accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Significant post-qualified experience in a similar Financial Controller position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Ideally also Sage
  • Experience in audit and/or working within an internal finance department in a similar role is highly desirable
  • Experience leading and developing a team
  • Experience in producing basic models
  • Experience of one or more of the following is not a prerequisite but would be highly desirable:
    • Working with the technology sector/SaaS
    • Financial due diligence and post-acquisition integration, particularly in the US
    • Working in a small, growing listed company

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Private healthcare
  • 25 days holiday
  • Death in service – 6 x salary
  • Share options
  • Subsidised Gym membership
  • Training
  • Pension (auto enrolment)
  • Security clearance

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