Finance Manager

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

About the role

This role is perfect if you’re newly qualified and now looking to work for a fast growing tech company. You will play a pivotal role in supporting the Finance function and reporting to the Financial Controller. You’ll have exposure to a broad range of tasks throughout the monthly cycle, working closely with other members of the finance team. You’ll be a self-starter and have the confidence to integrate with all departments from the outset. It will be a steep learning curve, but a great opportunity to develop professionally and grow as the business grows.

Your Day-to-Day Life:

Management/financial accounts
Preparation and review of monthly management accounts process in line with month end schedule and timetable supported by a Management Accountant and Billing Administrator:

  • Reviewing general ledger postings - including journals and invoices

  • Submission of management accounts to VC investors and board members with associated commentary

  • Preparation of the Monthly Opex reviews with Departmental heads; to include forward looking discussions around future projected spend

  • Prepare year end financial accounts ready for statutory audit

  • Work with statutory auditors throughout audit process to completion and sign off

  • Working with Billing Administrator on management of aged debtors


  • Preparation and submission of monthly payroll with assistance from external payroll providers


  • Getting up to speed with the key metrics which drive a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business

  • Maintaining and developing the KPI dashboard, giving stakeholders a live view of their performance

  • Preparation of the monthly board pack

  • Exposure to Venture Capital investor reporting

Tax & Company Secretarial

  • Work with external US tax advisers (where necessary) on preparation and completion of tax computations and filings

  • EMI / EIS Compliance

  • Maintain statutory books

  • Annual filings in the UK / Federal & state filings in the US

Your Qualifications:

To be successful as a Finance Manager at Brightpearl, you must...

  • Be a newly or nearly qualified accountant, with 3-5 years experience working in a finance team

  • Have experience managing a general ledger

  • Be a confident communicator with the ability to work in a busy office environment

  • Possess strong Excel skills (vlook ups, Sumifs & Pivot tables)

  • Be very well organised with the ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Have a keen eye for detail and accuracy

Desirable experience:

  • Working in an SME/ Tech environment

  • Exposure to US based subsidiaries

  • Familiar with Xero, Zuora & Salesforce

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