Senior Financial Accountant

Finance · London, London, City of
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert. We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here, our network is full fibre and that’s directly to our customers so whether you’re a gamer, you have lots of data hungry family members or you love to chill out and download a movie we will have a package for you.


The clue is in our name and we love working with local communities in London. We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make internet accessible to all. We also love when we can welcome residents from the local community becoming team members of CFL, over 20% of our talent is from local communities that we serve.


We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and some of our key achievements since then include:


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


So far we’re proud of our achievements and we are doing a great job disrupting the broadband industry but we are definitely not stopping here. To help us we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard workers to join us and help support our growing business.


Job purpose:

The Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for financial close at month end, completing key reconciliations, undertaking spend analysis and tracking inventory and assets. In addition to taking ownership of payroll and VAT, liaising with HMRC directly where needed.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Financial Month end:
    • Support preparation of month end accounts, undertaking balance sheet reconciliations, including accruals and prepayment analysis
    • Maintaining up to date account reconciliations for key accounts, ensuring timely resolution of reconciling items and constant process improvement
    • Support preparation of monthly cost reporting and take responsibility for improving the data, in particular the tracking of fixed assets
  • Take responsibility for key financial processes:
    • Preparation of monthly payroll, including all queries with HMRC. Leasing with staff in the business to obtain overtime and commission information
    • Analysis of monthly spend and submission of VAT returns
  • Asset and stock tracking
    • Responsible for developing detailed asset tracking, ensure assets are classified to the correct location and project
    • Develop inventory tracking process for materials held by contractors
    • Develop process for tracking customer routers
  • Other:
    • Support implementation of new accounting software (MS Dynamics), including completing analysing and transferring data between systems
    • Set up process to track contractor payment retentions, monitoring this against ongoing network repairs
    • Take ownership of BT account, tracking payments and repairs required for damage to our network
    • Provide guidance on the FRS 102 accounting rules, focusing on fixed assets
    • Support the year end audit and investor due diligence 


The experience we’re looking for you to bring:

  • Ambitious, keen to get hands on experience in a fast-changing start-up environment
  • Newly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Strong academics, degree (2:1) or similar
  • Experience in top 10 audit firm/professional services firm, large corporate or start-up
  • 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
  • Interest in technology industry


Why join us:

  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people


What happens next:

You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.


If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.


Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page:


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


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