Head of Finance - Maternity Cover

Posted 26/04/2024 by techUK

£50,000 - £60,000/annum

Job Title: Head - Finance (Maternity Cover)

Location: London / Hybrid

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum based upon experience plus comprehensive benefits

Job Type: Full time, Fixed Term

techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies, and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve. With 1000 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government, and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy, and the planet.

By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners, and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.

In 2023, the group turnover was £9.8m, of which £7.4m was in relation to membership revenue.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management accounts and reporting
  • Preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts for techUK and two subsidiary companies including:
    • Accruals and Prepayments
    • Maintaining the Fixed Asset Register
    • Deferred Income
    • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
    • Revenue/Cost Reconciliations and Analysis
    • Maintaining the accuracy of the Purchase and Sales Ledgers
  • Control of project budgets and accounts
    • Background: techUK is home to 2 stakeholder groups which are funded by a mixture of sponsorship and government grants. techUK accounts to their boards for the monies received and paid. techUK also undertakes commercial consulting projects which must be separately accounted for and controlled.
  • Provision of ad hoc management information to support the directors and management
  • Preparation of monthly forecasts
  • Preparation of the annual budgets
  • Year-end statutory reporting
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Manage employee compensation including (outsourced) payroll, PMI and pensions provision
  • Management of the companies' financial processes including:
    • Sales Invoicing:
      • Manage the process for sales invoicing ensuring that billing is accurate and complete.
      • Review and process proposed monthly renewals and reconcile against CRM.
      • Review discounts and ensure they are authorised in line with company policy.
      • Ensure credits are properly authorised.
    • Purchase Ledger:
      • Manage the requisition to pay process ensuring that orders are authorised and placed and paid for in line with the company's policies.
  • Management of the company's finance, expense and payslip system
  • You would report into the CFO and have line management responsibility for the accounts admin assistant.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise:


  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA or qualified by experience

Essential Knowledge and Experience:

- Good accounting and bookkeeping knowledge

- An understanding of accounting systems and related financial systems

- Management accounting and reporting experience

- Strong excel skills

- Experience of preparing and submitting VAT returns

- Minimum 5 years experience in accounts/finance function

Desired Knowledge and Experience:

- Knowledge of Business Central accounting package

Additional Information:

This is a full time role based out of techUK's London offices, however techUK operates a flexible working policy.

This role profile is a guide to the work that is required but does not form part of any contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.

The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK prior to the commencement of employment.

The salary range for this role is £50,000 - £60,000 per annum based upon experience and comprehensive benefits.

About techUK

techUK is a membership organisation that brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve in collaboration with our sister company (url removed). We collaborate across business, government and stakeholders to fulfil the potential of technology to deliver a stronger society and more sustainable future. By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV for this role.

Candidates with experience of; Senior Accounting Manager, Financial Controller, Head of Management Accounting, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Accountant, Finance Manager, Senior Management Accountant may also be considered for this role.

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