Finance - London, UK

Financial Accountant

Closing on 31st Dec 2022

This role provides an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified, world-class Financial Accountant, who wants to stand out in an entrepreneurial environment. 

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This is an opportunity to develop your career in finance with one of the UK’s most exciting tech companies, operating in the hottest space, cyber-security.

In this role you will have extensive opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and experience in finance and in business working closely with a highly experienced VP of Finance and CFO as well as involvement with the wider leadership team.

Egress is a rapidly growing, vibrant business with offices in London, New York, Boston, Toronto and Brisbane and customers including some of the biggest brands in government, financial services, accountancy and, legal.

This role offers hybrid working with office time in our top-class London HQ in the heart of the London tech district near the many great independent restaurants, bars and retailers of Shoreditch.

We are looking for:

  • An accountant in the early stages of their career post-qualification with aspirations to advance quickly
  • A bright self-motivated go getter who is up for taking on a wide variety of responsibilities in order to develop their experience
  • A strong communicator and bubbly personality that will contribute to our vibrant culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the VP Finance with monthly financial close process including general ledger maintenance and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Act as a key point of contact for the external auditors during the year end process and ensure any recommendations are implemented in a timely fashion.
  • Play a key role in the preparation of the annual Group accounts.
  • Ensure effective compliance of accounting policies for the Group under FRS 102
  • Ensure that all income and expenditure is correctly accounted for and reflected in the finance system.
  • Working with the VP Finance on control of cost cycles; payroll, procurement, expenses and financial policy management
  • Preparation and Submission of quarterly VAT returns and other additional compliance filings that arise
  • Assist the VP Finance and CFO with Variance Analysis reviews
  • Other ad hoc accounting duties as required

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Newly Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience with multi-currency reporting
  • Experience working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, preferably in a tech company
  • Able to communicate clearly and build effective working relationships with team members and colleagues in other functions and within the wider business
  • Methodical, diligent, accurate and accountable
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task and deliver high quality work to deadlines
  • Self-motivated and proactive - requiring little supervisory input on a daily basis
  • Drive and determination to deliver outstanding results and identify and deliver continuous improvement as the company grows

The company

We are proud of our uniquely agile, effervescent, and people-focused equal opportunity environment. Our core values of Owning it, Being Bold, Doing the right thing and Being a bar-raiser run through everyone who works for us, and everything we do.

We are a sociable company and haven’t let a global pandemic stop us from continuing to enjoy the place we work even if is more of a virtual experience at times. The atmosphere across the business is friendly and supportive, with a constant desire to improve in everything we do! We are now back to running our monthly paid for social activities as our offices continue to get busier! For those who are working remotely, we can’t promise the coffee you have in your kitchen will be as good as the free ones we have in the offices but the people you share it with will be just as warm and welcoming.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Here at Egress we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our workforce has consistently sat above the national average for both BAME and Female representation, but we recognise that we can always do more. Every job description is subject to scrutiny through a gender bias decoder ensuring our roles are as inclusive and attractive as possible. Our culture is one that aims to nurture a welcoming and safe working environment for everyone with initiatives such as our Diversity & Belonging forum, dedicated mental health first aider network and regular awareness seminars all contributing to a great place to work whoever you are.

Privacy and Your Data

Please take the time to check and read our recruitment privacy policy. The information you provide to us when you apply will be held, stored and processed by Egress Software Technologies Limited in accordance with it.

Any job offer that we may make to you will be subject to you successfully passing background checks.

Benefits

Social

  • Regular charity events and fundraisers
  • Dedicated Culture Club responsible for arranging regular social events of all shapes and sizes
  • Annual kickoff and summer parties
  • Management / peer recognition programmes with rewards
  • Regular employee personal development and training reviews
  • Flexible dress code
  • Social pool league

Physical

  • Free eyecare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fruit and all the coffee you can drink
  • Fully funded private medical
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme




Financial

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 after your first year in the business
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • £2,000 employee referral scheme
  • Eligibility to participate in Enterprise Management Investment (EMI) stock option scheme
  • Egress perks portal and retail discount scheme

About our London office

Our London office is situated a one-minute walk from Old Street underground station, right on London's renowned Old Street Roundabout, which has become the centre of the city's tech industry over the last decade.

12th Floor, White Collar Factory,
1 Old Street Yard,
Old Street,
London, UK,
EC1Y 8AF

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