Finance Manager (Start-Up)

Finance · London, London, City of
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience

About Us:

Community Fibre is on a mission to bring “Better Internet to Everyone”, unlike many traditional "fibre broadband" providers where old and slow copper technology is used, Community Fibre install optical fibre cables directly to homes giving the customer access to “true” fibre broadband.

Since December 2015 our key achievements have been:

  • Raised £90m investment from large institutions
  • Acquired 360,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords
  • Deployed our full fibre infrastructure to 100,000 premises

We are here to disrupt the market and change the rules of the game. Our teams are empowered to take ownership of their work, striving for personal accountability, and rewarded with endless opportunities to develop. Every member of our team plays an integral part of our success. 

Job Purpose:

We're looking for an ambitious and driven Finance Manager to join our team. You will be responsible for running the day to day operations of the Finance team, managing five staff. You will be given the autonomy to recommend and implement improvements across finance.  Preparing the company for the 10x growth over the coming years.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Core Finance

  • Technical finance lead for the business
  • Ownership of financial accounts, leading on year end audit and other assurance engagements
  • Responsible for compliance and external reporting: including, HMRC, investors and shareholders
  • Oversee purchase to pay process and interactions with key contractors
  • Responsibly for the accuracy of revenue reporting, including new revenue streams 
  • Responsible for payroll and employee benefits (expenses, shares)

New systems & process improvements

  • Support Finance Transformation Manager in implementing new accounting system, MS Dynamics, taking responsibility for long term development of the system
  • Implement the billing system, to allow for future customer growth and new revenue streams
  • Improve fixed asset tracking, monitoring asset repairs and movements 
  • Automate the purchase to pay process, ensuring less manual interventions

Control framework 

  • Responsible for setting approval levels and wider control framework for all spend, liaising with FP&A Manager on commercial business cases. Leading on weekly approval meeting  
  • Review customer billing process, defining approval levels to adjust revenue, ensuring accuracy of reported revenue
  • Monitoring spend and commitments against budget, ensuring in line with agreed spend
  • Liaise with investors to update authorisation levels and review spend


  • Document key finance and business processes
  • Work with procurement lead to implement new RFP and procurement processes
  • Attend audit committee, and provide investors with updates on technical accounting and business processes

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Strong academics, graduate (2:1) top 30 or similar, qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Experience in Finance Manager role, or another finance role within the telecoms sector
  • Looking to develop into Group Financial Controller role
  • Detailed understanding of accounting rules (FRS 102 & IFRS) and UK tax rules
  • Ambitious, keen to get hands on experience in a fast-changing start-up environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Detail oriented and experienced in follow-through and completion of projects
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Interest in technology industry

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.




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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience