Financial Controller

Join Work.Life as they are looking for a Financial Controller

Work.Life is a flex workspace provider for businesses who care about people.

We believe that happy teams deliver measurable benefits for businesses. That’s why everything we do, from workspace design to delivering a best-in-class personal service, is designed to create happy working environments. We have shared workspaces across London, Reading and Manchester; 7,000+ members; and an amazing team of 60 who share our ambition to redefine the workspace experience for the better.

Are you an experienced, ambitious Financial Controller looking to bring your experience to a growing team, in a scaling business?

If so, this role could be the perfect next career step for you.

You’ll be pivotal to building on and developing a successful finance function at Work.Life, with exposure to and full operational ownership of all key finance processes. It’s an opportunity to join a fast-paced, rapidly growing business in an exciting industry and be a crucial leader in taking our brand to the next level. 

The role

Hands-on oversight of day-to-day financial operations:

Manage external bookkeepers completing day-to-day transactional accounting within the company, including payroll and invoicing

Ensure on-time accounts receipt & payment through working collaboratively to coach our Finance Assistant

Manage cashflow appropriately

Manage Landlord relationships & required landlord reporting.

Investor relations

Take ownership of debt schedules and bank/shareholder debt payments

Enable our Directors by delivering right-first-time monthly investor reports.


Review financial data to prepare monthly &annual management reports

Liaise with accountants to ensure all statutory requirements are met for the company in preparation of the year end accounts 

Close management of budgeting & forecasting for the organisation

Track actual cash flow movements against budgeted cash flow movements and highlight any issues on a timely basis 

Track the company's financial status and performance against key indicators to identify areas for potential improvement.

Business partnering

Meet with managers of each location & department on a monthly basis as part of month-end sign off to coach them in excellent financial management

Financial processes

Stay up to date with technological advancements & accounting software to be used for financial purposes.

Continuously seek to improve financial processes and controls.

Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company

Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation.

What success looks like in your first 3 months

Develop a full understanding of existing financial processes in the business Work to improve & further develop our month end process to ensure it is accurate and efficient at all stages Ensure the required controls are in place to keep budget owners working towards their agreed budgets Help to drive cost efficiencies through the business, working with our operations team to reduce overheads Develop great relationships with the rest of the business and become a trusted support for our managers Work closely with our Finance Manager to build a strong finance function and to ensure transactional accounting is accurate and simple.

About you

You’re meticulous with an eye for detail - you catch the small things You always strive for improvement and better ways of working You can solve complex problems autonomously and are never satisfied with mediocrity You’re driven to work independently to deliver results with a strong work ethic You’re rigorous in sticking to timelines and processes You can multitask well and get things done at pace You’ve got the ability to collaborate and work in a fast-paced environment, adapting to rapid change You build strong internal relationships and can influence departments internally - this is a sociable role, our finance team works with our business, not independently.

Skills & Quals

You’ll have been an FC before. We’re hiring your experience to demonstrate best practice & to support / mentor the career development of our existing team & we’d love to progress your career too, in time. Relevant qualification (ACCA/CIMA) Audit / assurance experience is strongly desired Advanced data analysis and Excel skillset is a must Experience using Xero is advantageous.

At Work.Life, we’re committed to providing an inclusive environment for our team and our members, as we believe that diversity breeds a more innovative, creative, and caring culture.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. Everyone who applies to Work.Life will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, family or parental status, or disability status.

Ready to join the Work.Life way? We’re excited to hear from you.

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