Client Financial Controller

  • Finance Partner - Accounting Team
  • London, United Kingdom

Client Financial Controller

Job description

London HQ 🌍  | 50-100

Our ‘Why’, ‘How’, and ‘What’

ihorizon is your accounting partner to accelerate your business growth. Gathering years of

experience and expertise in scaling tech businesses, and weaving them into impressive and

intelligent finance solutions, we specialise in accounting and innovative finance solutions for

entrepreneurs and startups in the tech industry.

Our vision is to be the founder's choice for startup accounting. How? By providing no-nonsense

finance solutions, we share knowledge & innovation across our network, and enable the best of

the world’s startups to achieve their own vision.

Do you want to work in a team of motivated and talented individuals and partner with some of the world’s fastest growing tech startups such as Gousto, This!, and Patch? We put partnership at the heart of everything we do, that’s why you will interact with Founders, Financial Directors, CFOs, COOs and Office Managers right from the start and help businesses grow from within.

A day in a life of an Client Financial Controller 

This is an opportunity to work in a quickly growing client service team, where we work with complex, captivating and stimulating fast-growth technology clients. You will be a qualified accountant who will play a pivotal role in providing Financial Controller and FP&A services to our clients. This would ideally suit a qualified accountant with financial controller / industry experience, looking for the next step in their career and increased responsibility. This is a very client-centric role and you will be responsible for liaising with C-suite individuals to ensure that they are supported week to week on their finance needs, providing effective insight to company management and partnering with ihorizon's compliance and tax advisory team when needed to deliver solutions to our clients.


Your typical day to day activities will also include;

  • Structure and lead a work flow that services our clients with Financial Controller support on a week to week basis;
  • Provide modelling and forecasting support and keep this update for commercial developments and actual monthly results;
  • Support on investor/board reporting as required;
  • Implement controls and process improvements for clients;
  • Provide day to day operation and commercial advice and insight;
  • Partner with the wider ihorizon team to provide support on tax advisory areas, R&D and compliance matters;
  • Review lead schedules prepared by the management accounts teams and provide insight and communicate these to our clients;
  • Support on funding events and help with the modelling of this and the due diligence needs that will arise;
  • Review and carry out reconciliation checks on items such as: Equity Investment; Payment Portals, Share Options, Fixed Assets, Payroll and VAT returns;
  • Preparing Statutory Accounts and file these with Companies House;
  • Preparing Corporation Tax Computations and File Tax Returns Follow up with Companies house and HMRC where required;
  • Effectively handling ad-hoc client queries on compliance;
  • Working independently within a team whilst providing mentoring of junior members within the team.

Sound good? If so, here is what we need from you:

Essential skills:

  • Post Qualified – Qualified member of an accounting body, specifically ACCA or ACA, CA
  • Commercial Experience - Must have experience working with businesses and understand the interplay of the finance function with other important business functions
  • Stakeholder Management - Must have experience working directly with Company owners and C-suite team members
  • Statutory Accounts Experience – Must have experience in the preparation of statutory accounts under FRS102;
  • Corporation Tax Experience – Must have experience in preparing non-complex Corporation Tax Return;
  • Effective Time-Management – Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and projects at the same time.

Additional skills possessed by the ideal candidate:

  • Experience Mentoring Junior Staff – Ability to demonstrate experience in mentoring junior staff;
  • Extensive Accounts Preparation Software Knowledge - Past knowledge of IRIS, XeroTax or any other statutory accounts software. 

What we offer you

🚀 An opportunity to work with the world’s leading tech startups.

⚖ Autonomous and flexible work style. We don’t need time sheets to be at our most efficient!

🎉 Frequent socials including team sports days, retro video game competitions, drinks,

and dinners thrown by our very own social committee.

💚 Green Team - environmental catch ups and initiatives.

💻 Tech - all of the latest tools you need to get the job done.

🌟 Personal Development - we’re harnessing a culture of learning and want you to have

the chance to become a leader from day 1.

💸 Profit Share - after 1 year service, you’re eligible for our profit share scheme.

💎 Pension plan with a 3% employer contribution.

🌴 22 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays),

🎆 3 days Xmas Eve to NY office closure.

This is a hybrid remote role so you may be required to have 1-3 days in the office a week. Also, we are open to discussing a fully remote arrangement as well. 🤗