Financial Controller

Central – Finance
Welcome! We’re Attest: a Consumer Growth Platform. We’re on a mission to bring every business closer to consumers, and empower them with the insights that drive predictable and repeatable growth; enabling them to create and deliver better, more useful services, products and experiences for communities worldwide.

We’re spearheaded by a bunch of awesome individuals, and our guess is that you’re pretty awesome, too. We’re ultra-proud of the inclusive company we’ve built to date. Attest is not just an exciting place to work alongside great people, but a feeling – one of belonging and adventure. We’re delighted that you’ve taken the first step to becoming an Attester by expressing an interest in who we are and what we do.

About the Operations team

The Operations team – with functions spanning Finance, Strategy and Legal –  plays a crucial role at Attest – we get things done. We’re pivotal in ensuring the cogs keep turning, and that the best decisions for the company are being made at all times. We implement and manage scalable consistency and ensure that our ultimate priorities, as a business, are being met. We work in a complementary capacity with all departments, whether that be in an advisory or functional capacity.

About the role 

This is a newly created role in a fast moving, energetic and dynamic scale-up where you’ll be the first permanent member of our growing Finance team, working in a complementary capacity with all teams across the business, whether that be in an advisory or functional capacity. 

Sitting within Operations, you will report into our Finance Leader (currently hiring, so in the meantime you’ll report to our CEO and General Counsel).  

The mission for this role is to … 

Be our resident expert in all things finance, playing a pivotal role in establishing and professionalising our finance function to support the continued growth and success of Attest and create future proof finance capabilities at Attest.

You will spend your time...

Implementing and managing scalable consistency across our finance function, underpinned by robust internal procedures and protocols, ensuring they are adhered to and are legally compliant while balancing these against the company’s size, values, and strategic priorities. 

Being proactive in identifying revenue growth, cost reduction and risk management opportunities, including providing finance training to teams within the business as appropriate. 

Developing systems and processes that optimise every element of the accounting process from basic bookkeeping right through to working capital and cashflow management. Introducing automation and self-service capabilities to drive efficiency and accuracy whenever possible. 

Building a structured FP&A function to help us identify where we should be investing more or less of our money and working with the appropriate teams within the business to define the processes needed to build and maintain that function, as well as execute against our company strategy, including carrying out financial modelling, and evaluating financial information to advise our senior leaders accordingly; 

Work with the growing Finance function to provide accurate and timely management accounts and reporting.  Periodic and ad-hoc reporting, including pension and company secretarial administration, and other significant business changes such as fundraising. 

Keep our accounting records up to date and oversee our financial processes, including everything from running payroll, to working with our sales enablement team to implement new processes/tools to automate manual tasks, such as issuing and tracking invoices and payments automatically once a contract is signed. 

Who you are and what you’ll bring to Attest

To succeed in this position…

• You are a fully qualified accountant, with a few years post-qualified experience (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent). 
• You have a mixture of experience of working in an accounting firm as well as in-house.
• You have demonstrable knowledge and experience using a variety of relevant finance tools, e.g. Xero, Salesforce, etc.; advanced Excel skills; and experience dealing with an ecosystem of other vital third parties. Experience of introducing and implementing new third-party providers also very welcome.
• You are a hands-on self-starter, used to working autonomously. You are as comfortable getting your hands dirty, as you are working on strategic, high-value, finance objectives.
• You are used to working flexibly and enjoy the energy and fast-moving pace of working in a high-growth company, and can handle the ever-evolving priorities and complexities.

What we’ll offer in return

Our benefits and perks are designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement, and growth of our Attesters.

A competitive salary that fairly recognises your experience and potential;
High-quality Equipment – whether you prefer a MacBook or a Windows machine, we’ll invest a sizeable amount to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work;
25 days paid holiday – we care about our team’s wellbeing, so we make sure you have time to fully switch off, rest, and recharge;
Flexible working hours and working from home –  whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or have a parcel being delivered, we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend;
A generous Growth & Development budget to spend on the resources and tools that will help you grow in your role and achieve your career goals;
10% adventure time to invest in charitable activities, your growth and development, and/or side projects for Attest;
Weekly team lunch – a team who eats together, works hard together, and stays together, right? We order in lunch every week, but also acknowledge those who are less fortunate than ourselves: for every meal we order, our supplier donates a meal in support of the Akshaya Patra Foundation;
Fully-paid sick days – Mental health and physical health are treated equally at Attest. Whether you’ve been knocked out with the flu, are having an operation, or need some time off to manage anxiety, stress or depression, for example, we encourage all our Attesters to rest up and come back when they’re feeling more like themselves;
A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.
Is this role not quite the right fit for you? Or, have you not seen a suitable position available on our careers site?...We’re always on the look-out for interesting, bright folk to join our team of Attesters. Connect with us to stay in touch, and we’ll notify you when we have new opportunities.

About our people and culture

Attest is a place where you’re encouraged to bring every part of you needed to do your best work; every part of you needed to build strong, meaningful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow Attesters, our clients and partners.

We champion our people in their entirety. With our team of Attesters, we take a human-first approach, optimising for joy and adventure, ingrained in everything we do.

We’re a friendly, collaborative team, and value putting people (our team, clients and consumers) first; honesty, curiosity, empowerment and leadership are core to our team working style. Decisions are made with careful and quick consideration at Attest, to support fast and efficient growth. 

About Attest

We believe that great companies put consumers and data at the heart of every decision. These companies create better, more useful products and services, which leads to happier consumers and ever-greater success.
Through our Consumer Growth Platform, everyone can now gain answers to their questions from audiences of over 100 million consumers across 80 markets.

Our clients use Attest to learn more about their target consumers, enter new markets, build new categories, validate decisions, develop better products and services, measure their brand, track competition, all with the goal of driving sustained growth across the business.

Our clients include Heineken, Walgreens Boots, Samsung, Fever-Tree, Discovery, Transferwise, and Nutmeg, among many others.

We’re backed by leading VCs, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) – the investors behind companies such as Uber, Salesforce, Box, and Tableau; Oxford Capital and Episode 1 (the investors behind LoveFilm, Zoopla, Betfair, Shazam, CarWow and many other greats); plus several high-powered amazing Angel investors.

Diversity statement

Diversity matters, and we celebrate it at Attest! We’re building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. We see you and you’re welcome here. Attest doesn’t discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to showcase their best selves during the interview process and beyond. Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like to make to ensure it’s more inclusive – we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate where possible.