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Financial Controller

Grant Tree


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join GrantTree's vibrant team to shape the future of innovation funding and drive strategic growth


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£70000 - £75000

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35 Luke St

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GrantTree, the UK's leading innovation funding consultancy, is on a mission to help trailblazing businesses tap into funding opportunities and develop world-changing technologies. With a culture of transparency and ambition, GrantTree offers you a chance to be part of a company that values collaboration, strategic thinking, and financial acumen.

  • Organisation summary: Work with a company that supports the UK's most innovative businesses in securing R&D Tax Credits and Grants.
  • Role Summary: Play a pivotal role in financial strategy, process improvement, and stakeholder management.
  • Role Requirements: CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification with 3+ years PQE, strong analytical and spreadsheet skills, and experience in dynamic environments.
  • Application Process Details: Not specified.

As a Finance Manager, you'll be at the heart of the company's financial operations and strategic planning. You'll work closely with a team of dedicated professionals and have the opportunity to coach and develop others. This role is perfect for someone who enjoys improving processes, managing financial governance, and providing valuable insights to leadership. With a competitive salary of £70,000 - £75,000, flexible working options post-probation, and a range of additional benefits, GrantTree is an exceptional place to grow your career.

Do you thrive in dynamic, highly collaborative environments where people aren’t afraid to take risks?  Do you love being deep in the numbers, chasing down strategic insights to fuel growth?  Are you excited at the prospect of working in an unconventional company where all financial information is transparent to everyone?

If this sounds like you, read on!

GrantTree is the UK’s most trusted innovation funding consultancy, specialising in R&D Tax Credits and Grants. We work with some of the country’s most ground-breaking businesses, helping them to maximise their funding opportunities and build technologies that will change the world. We have ambitious plans for the future and are looking for bright, passionate, and conscientious people to join our team.

That’s where you come in!

You’ll be highly visible in the business and nurturing relationships with many stakeholders, including our Management Accountant, CEO, Business Analyst, Sales Director, COO, and various external partners.

You’ll quickly get month end streamlined and automated so that you can focus on strategic initiatives. You’ll coach budget holders on how they can support our growth plans and help them set operational budgets. You’ll contribute to and check in with our 5 year plan to keep us on track, always looking out for insights we can leverage to grow faster.  You’ll be generous with your time, developing others as you grow and become an established source of knowledge and wisdom.

Typical responsibilities:

  • Business partnering with operational and commercial teams
  • Implement improvements to financial processes across the business
  • Build robust financial controls & ensure strong financial governance
  • Act as the first point of contact for HMRC and other regulatory agencies
  • Working closely with our Business Analyst to ensure that useful reporting, analysis, and procedures exist across the business
  • Review draft monthly management accounts prepared by the Management Accountant and present the results to the leadership team
  • Work closely with the budget holders to prepare annual budget and review the quarterly forecast prepared by the Management Accountant
  • Management of day to day finance function
  • Managing the daily, weekly cash position, including short term and longer term cash forecasting
  • Weekly reporting on KPIs
  • Doing regular balance sheet audits/checks to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Liaise with external Accountants to ensure the annual financial statements are filed correctly on time
  • Review and manage VAT for accuracy before submission
  • Work with the Management Accountant to gather payroll information and run monthly payroll
  • Liaise and challenge key decision makers across the business to maintain profitability and efficiency
  • Raise invoices for grants success fee, credit control and debt collection
  • Ad hoc training of non-finance team members on relevant financial matters
  • Training manager for apprentices


  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified accountant with at least 3 years PQE
  • Highly organised, approachable, detail oriented, self-starter with a “can do” attitude
  • Advanced proficiency in spreadsheets (Google and Microsoft) and familiar with Google suite
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to translate complex financial information for various stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new processes and systems


  • Experience working in a similar role for at least 2 year in a dynamic startup or scale up environment
  • A track record of improving processes and successfully implementing change
  • Experience of coaching and developing others
  • Understanding of performance frameworks e.g. OKRs, KPIs, etc
  • Comfortable with remote work, but open to office meetings from time to time


For this role, the salary will be £70,000.00 - £75,000.00, depending on experience. In addition to your salary, we are offering a place where you can be yourself, develop your skills and fulfil your potential. We also have a flexible approach to working, so there’s no pressure for you to be in the office once your probationary period has been completed. You can work from wherever you are most productive. Our Shoreditch office will be open for your use outside of national and regional lockdowns.

Other benefits include:

  • 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Annual company trip performance reward
  • Training & development budget
  • Monthly wellness budget
  • A generous and inclusive parental leave policy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Study, pawternity and charity leave
  • Regular social and wellness events
  • Access to an employee assistance program

Equal Opportunities

Teams are stronger when they have a diverse range of people. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of the categories they put themselves in.  If you think you’re the right person for the job even though you don’t quite fit the role spec, be daring and apply!


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