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
start-ups in the tech industry.

Our vision is to be the founder's choice for start-up accounting. How? By providing no-nonsense finance solutions, we share knowledge & innovation across our network, and enable the best of the worlds start-ups 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 start-ups? 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 a 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.

Requirements

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
  • 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 Software Knowledge – Xero & Excel
  • 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;

Working with us means
● Helping some of the fastest growing tech businesses in the world scale up through innovative finance solutions and services.
● Gaining experience first-hand - we partner directly with founders and entrepreneurs, take initiative, and solve problems together.
● Being exposed to different areas - we are not just a service function; our clients look to us for advice and guidance on all things accounting and finance.

What we offer

🚀 An opportunity to work with the world’s leading tech start-ups.
⚖️ Autonomous and flexible work style - 2 WFH d/m and flex start & finish times each day (+-1). We don’t need time sheets to be at our most efficient!
🍕 A fully stocked kitchen for breakfast & lunch.
🎉 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.
💎 Pension plan with a 3% employer contribution.
🌴 25 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), and 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.🤗


Requirements

This is 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
  • 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 Software Knowledge – Xero & Excel
  • 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;