Finance Manager- Fast Growing E-Commerce Start-Up

Agora Talent Ltd
05 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

I'm working with a very fast growing e-commerce company, who due to thier growth are looking for a Finance Manager to join their team and own their accounting and administrative functions. This is a hands-on role that spans across multiple business areas including Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and Legal.

Responsibilities will include:

Finance & Accounting

  • Producing weekly, monthly and quarterly KPI reports and management accounts (consolidated P&L, balance sheet and cashflow)
  • Bookkeeping on a daily/weekly in Xero
  • Managing and submitting payroll documents every month
  • Managing accounts payable and receivable; making payments and issuing invoices
  • Calculating and submitting quarterly VAT return
  • Working with accounting firm to create annual management accounts, annual return and tax computations
  • Working with external firm to create and submit annual R&D claim
  • Recruiting and managing a team to support with the above areas of responsibility, when necessary.
  • Developing new processes as well as improving existing ones as they grow, to enable the business to efficiently scale


  • Supporting in the recruitment process
  • Creating employment contracts (from templates) for new hires
  • Manage employee stock option pool including issuing options and creating option contracts (from templates)
  • Keeping employee records up to date
  • Monitoring and recommending changes to compensation packages

Who they are looking for:

• A commercially-minded individual with 3+ years of financial management experience

• A financial/business degree with accounting certification or a degree in accounting

• Someone who loves and is very comfortable in Excel. Experience with the accounting software that we use, Xero, is an advantage

• Someone who can work in a fast-paced, high-growth start-up environment, roll up their sleeves and tackles issue head on

• An ownership mentality with an ability to work independently as needed; you love getting stuff done

• An ambitious person who is looking to develop their career path in fast growing company, with global ambitions

What they are offering:

  • The opportunity to join a world class team and play a key role in a fast-growing start-up that is revolutionising an industry
  • A working environment that offers an exceptional freedom and the opportunity to develop your skills/knowledge at an extremely fast pace