We are a small consultancy that’s growing rapidly, and we are looking for a part time (3 days a week) Finance Controller. We currently use external support for our finance work and we're at the point where we'd like to bring this in-house.
Good Innovation is the UK’s leading social impact innovation consultancy, working only with organisations that want to do good. We have a vision to positively impact the lives of billions of people. It’s a vision that gets us out of bed in the morning and it’s what fuels our team-driven environment for entrepreneurial minds.
Our mission is to help organisations that want to make a difference do it smarter, faster and with greater impact.
We partner with pioneering charities, purpose-led corporates and social enterprises to build, test and incubate new products, services and collaborations.
Who we are looking for
We're looking for someone that can look after all our day-to-day finance work as well as take a lead on some of the bigger picture thinking around how we work better.
You'll report to one of the Co-Founders in regards to all financial and accounting activities. You'll be responsible for custody of the financial management and reporting systems and management of the monthly reporting processes including maintaining the company project management and reporting system.
We're looking for someone with:
• ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent with excellent financial reporting capabilities and experience
• A good understanding of tax
• Experience from a previous Management Accountant role
• Good communication skills - written and verbal
• High attention to detail with good organisational skills
• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Analytical skills
• Excellent Excel skills including data analysis and manipulation - our internal project management system is built in google sheets
• Knowledge of Xero would be beneficial
On a day to day basis you'll...
Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported. This will include raising invoices, sending to clients and chasing when overdue, receiving supplier bills, reconciling them against projects and setting them up for payment, managing expenses, daily bank reconciliation on Xero as well as ad hoc enquiries on Xero
Support our financial reporting, including completing the monthly reporting process including the production of monthly management accounts and associated reports for Partners, preparing cashflow forecasts and helping to produce and submit annual forecasts and budgets.
Managing all areas of company taxation including Corporation Tax, VAT, P11ds as well as planning and managing the annual audit and statutory accounts preparation
Own our project management and reporting based on excel, ensuring the team know how to use it, helping with queries as well as suggesting updates and improvements to the system and our processes and ways of working
Support the profitability of our projects by helping understand the current and projected performance of our projects, working with the Consultants to understand what’s happening. as well as supporting on improving our profitability through getting involved in aspects such as pricing
Play a role in the wider management of the company, including developing and maintaining strong relationships with the consultants as well as with others responsible for aspects including operations, marketing and sales and assisting the CEO & CFO in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members.
A salary range of £45-50k FTE depending on experience
£1,000 annual personal development budget
26 days holiday (FTE)
Involvement in a series of company wellness and wellbeing initiatives
EDI at Good Innovation
At Good Innovation we strive to respect the diversity of our staff and ensure that inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We know that the diversity of our teams, and the respect that our staff feel from others, is one of the factors that keeps us on the cutting edge of innovation.
Every day this means we work together to make the most of our differences and celebrate our unique contributions to the amazing work we do. Only by being 100% yourself in the workplace will you feel comfortable to perform at your best. We encourage applications from all underrepresented demographics and consider different approaches to flexible working patterns where we can.
We are a diverse team of big thinkers, experienced entrepreneurs and social innovators, and we are proud to be using our skills for good. Our values drive everything we do at Good Innovation. If our values resonate with who you are, what you believe and how you typically like to work, then we may be a great fit for you.
Agitate For Change: We constantly look for new ways to do things better. We’re frustrated with the status quo, and feel compelled to continuously challenge ourselves and those around is to be brave and bold.
Only Accept Awesome: We know we’re only as good as our last output. We always produce work of the highest quality. We set and constantly raise our own bar so our clients are always blown away by the work we do.
Obsess Over Impact: We don’t tick boxes, we make shit happen. We always want the work we do to drive big and lasting change. We know that innovation is nothing without follow-through and it’s often the small dents we make that combine to drive the biggest impact.
Work & Win Together: We’ll only make the world a little bit better if we work together. We’re a people business first. We find and nurture relationships with people that share our vision and values and actively reject assholes. We know how to rally others to drive change but we listen as well as lead. We know what it means to be collaborative and facilitate fun and productive working relationships that bring the best out in people.
We can be flexible about how the 3 days is structured - it could be three fixed days, or it could be something like 10am-3pm across five days.
We're operating a hybrid model of work at the moment, with the team sometimes working remotely and sometimes being in the office. We believe it'll be important for our Financial Controller to spend some time in the office with the team (one or two days a week) in order to build relationships and get a deeper understanding of all the work underway. Our office is outside London Bridge station.