Financial Controller

Location: London
Department: Finance

About You:

As our new Financial Controller you’ll report to the Group Financial Controller and be responsible for the financial reporting and controllership of the legal entities within the Tide Group. You will be responsible for the accuracy of Tide’s financial and regulatory reporting, manage both internal and external reporting, as well as build out the legal entity control function. 

It’s exciting times here at Tide, we are scaling and developing our product offering at a phenomenal rate and have made our first step into our ambitious plans towards international expansion with our move into the Indian SME marketplace. We need someone to be proactive, take initiative and build out best in class financial reporting processes and procedures. 

Some of the things you’ll be doing:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of monthly P&L, balance sheet and cash flow, annual financial statements and regulatory reporting
  • Ensuring proper books and records for all financial transactions
  • Responsible for the monthly ledger close, cost accounting and accounts payable function
  • Working on the Group consolidation, intercompany balance reconciliation, reviewing month end transactions and working files 
  • Reviewing the month end P&L and balance sheet, challenging month on month movements and providing variance analysis 
  • Building out balance sheet substantiation procedures and monthly reconciliations
  • Maintaining best practice documentation of accounting policy and papers for material transactions 
  • Managing relationships with external auditors, tax advisors and outsourced accounting providers, including for regional offices in Bulgaria and India
  • Collaborating with other departments on tax and accounting matters 
  • Collate financial data for the preparation of corporation tax and VAT returns, ensuring compliance with tax legislation 
  • Building robust financial control processes and strengthening internal control framework
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline and improve accounting processes, operations and systems

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Vitality Health Insurance, with a proactive focus on mental and physical wellbeing
  • Hundreds of perks and discounts through Vitality Health Insurance (fitness watches, Waitrose cashback, gym membership etc.)
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days holiday with the ability to buy extra days
  • We invest in your development with a £1,000 professional L&D budget per year and ability to access thousands of resources through the Learnerbly platform
  • Referral bonus when you bring your friends to join Tide 
  • Access to ‘salary sacrifice’ benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme and pension contribution
  • Spacious brand new office in Liverpool street with an all-day snacks bar
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave
  • 24 hours paid volunteering or L&D time off per year
  • Flexible work from home or at the office arrangements
  • Monthly team socials (we’ve had themed bingo, online cocktail making sessions, wellbeing challenges and themed virtual pub quizzes)
  • Stock Options 

You’ll be a great fit if:

  • You hold a professional finance qualification (ACA preferred)
  • Newly qualified or 1-2 years PQE
  • You have strong financial acumen and excellent technical accounting skills. Familiar with accounting standard and disclosure requirements under UK GAAP and/or IFRS
  • You are experienced in dealing with the statutory audit of financial services company
  • You are confident dealing with senior stakeholders across the business and owning your work with minimal hands-on management
  • You have meticulous attention to detail
  • You have exceptional organisational skills
  • You have a curious mind and high level of problem solving capability
  • You are analytical and data driven 
  • You are motivated by making a difference and getting things done
  • You would like to work in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • Your are personable and able to build strong working relationships
  • You are tech savvy
  • You may have financial services or fintech experience
  • You may hold a degree from a global top-tier university

 Who are Tide?

We’re the UK’s leading provider of smart current accounts for sole traders and small companies. We’re also on a mission to save business owners time and money on their banking and finance admin so they can get back to doing what they love – for too long, these customers have been under-served by the big banks.

Our offices are in London, UK, Sofia, Bulgaria, Hyderabad and Gurugram, India, where our teams are dedicated to our small business members, revolutionizing business banking for SMEs. We are also the leading provider of UK SME business accounts and one of the fastest-growing fintechs in the UK.

We’re scaling at speed with a focus on hiring talented individuals with a growth mindset and ownership mentality, who are able to juggle multiple and sometimes changing priorities. Our values show our commitment to working as one team, working collaboratively to take action and deliver results. Member first, we are passionate about our members and put them first. We are data-driven, we make decisions, creating insight using data.

We’re also one of LinkedIn’s top 10 hottest UK companies to work for.

Here’s what we think about diversity and inclusion…

We build our services for all types of small business owners. We aim to be as diverse as our members so we hire people from a variety of backgrounds. We’re proud that our diversity not only reflects our multicultural society but that this breadth of experience makes us awesome at solving problems. Everyone here has a voice and you’ll be able to make a difference. If you share our values and want to help small businesses, you’ll make an amazing Tidean.

A note on the future of work at Tide:

Tide’s offices are beginning to open for Tideans to return on a voluntary basis. Timelines for reopening will be unique for each region and will be based on region-specific guidelines. The health and well-being of Tideans and candidates is our primary concern, therefore, for the foreseeable future, we have transitioned all interviews and onboarding to be conducted via Zoom.

Once offices are fully open, Tideans will be able to choose to work from the office or remotely, with the requirement that they visit the office or participate in face-to-face team activities several times per month.