Finance and Risk Manager

Profusion is a family owned Data Science and Analytics business, with a strong social conscience with our Data Academy aimed at closing the skills gap and improving diversity in the tech sector and our philanthropic arm Profusion Cares uses data to for good to make a social impact. We’re looking for an experienced Finance and Risk Manager to join us.

It is an exciting time to join Profusion, we are growing at pace right now and have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our team as a Finance and Risk Manager. You will report to the Head of Operations and Finance and be responsible for the end-to-end finance function and also have responsibility for the risk management process across the business. You will be responsible for reporting across your remit to the Leadership Team and the Profusion Board. This is a central role in the Finance Team with cross company involvement. As a growing business there is also the need to develop best practice with our financial policies and procedures. 

You will be part of a collaborative team with a real passion for the business with good potential for personal and career development; learn from and share knowledge with a range of talented, highly skilled and internationally diverse team of colleagues. All of this while embarking on an exciting journey with a pioneering, fast- growing company situated at the heart of London’s Tech City. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Taking ownership of the management accounting and monthly reporting with a hands-on approach while ensuring robust controls and the right processes are in place.  
  • All processes in management accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow and variance analysis 
  • Preparation of financial and management accounts 
  • Identifying KPIs, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the results 
  • Performance and profitability analysis 
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank and control accounts including accruals and prepayments 
  • PAYE, Pension and VAT processing and returns 
  • Managing the company Risk Register, including reporting to Leadership and the Board   
  • Working across Finance and wider business departments to develop strong working relationship  
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of month end income and expenditure 
  • Assist with production of modelling to project growth 
  • Any other ad hoc responsibilities that may be reasonably required 

Knowledge & Experience  

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) 
  • Knowledge of UK VAT, Tax and Pension legislation 
  • Experience using Xero and Salesforce 
  • Excellent communication skills are essential 
  • Advanced Excel skills 
  • Numerate with strong analytical skills and understanding of key financial drivers 
  • Experience of risk management is a benefit, but not essential  

Giving back plays a big part in life at Profusion. Asides from your role, you can get involved with our foundation, Profusion Cares, supporting communities to use data for good. Cares channels the skills and spirit of our talented employees into making social impact. On the back of our foundation, the Data Ethics Advisory Board was born. The board is in the process of creating practical guidelines for the industry to use data in the right way and our pioneering Data Academy helps businesses develop their data skills whilst training the next generation of data specialists from underrepresented groups.

The possibilities are endless at Profusion.

To find out more, you can view the full job description at

How to apply;

If you are interested in this role and feel your skills and experience are a good match and want to find out more then please click apply.

Please note that because of the high number of applications we typically receive, it is not possible to answer everyone in person, successful candidates will hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Diversity and Inclusion  

Profusion is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the criteria in our person specification.