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Finance & Operations Manager

Based in CodeBase Edinburgh and established in 2010, Float is a revenue generating, growing fintech start-up who are filling a much-needed void in the SME market for cash flow management and forecasting software. With customers in more than 40 countries, Float’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) product plugs into cloud-based accounting software such as Xero, FreeAgent and QuickBooks Online to help produce and maintain a cash flow forecast.

Poor cash flow visibility and management is a major reason that 82% of global small businesses fail. Float exists to give businesses and their accountants the visibility and actionable insight they need to make informed, confident decisions. Getting these decisions right can mean the difference between business growth and going bust.

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Finance & Operations Manager

As the Finance and Operations Manager at Float, you’ll help support the business during an exciting and important phase of growth. Having recently secured funding to invest in growth in the UK and Australia, we need to support the team while also ensuring good financial governance. This role will also be constantly driving improvements in processes and efficiencies across the business.

The Finance and Operations Manager will effectively support the business on all aspects of finance ensuring that the function always runs smoothly. While the role has key responsibilities in the finance function it will also support other business operations including IT, legal & compliance, HR and facilities. This is very much a hands-on position that requires an individual looking for a varied role that will give them exposure to the breadth of activities of the business.

Equally, the importance of ensuring that the successful candidate is a strong fit for the organisational culture, ethos and values will be high on the agenda.

The Finance and Operations Manager position is a challenging role best suited to an individual who is high performing and driven. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and be able to demonstrate initiative and a can-do approach to all aspects of the role. To be successful in this position, you must thrive on challenges and enjoy working in a busy, dynamic environment.

A candidate willing to carry out daily processing, with a problem-solving mindset, who can develop solutions and look to improve systems and processes whilst developing the monthly management accounts packs and assisting with the budgeting and forecasting processes. The role of the Finance Manager will support the business in making the best decisions, achieving best value and providing an added value service to all stakeholders both internally and externally

The preferred candidate would be a qualified accountant although part qualified or qualified by experience would also be considered should the individual be able to demonstrate the experience of working within a similarly dynamic SME.
This is an integral role in the organisation and will be highly visible which requires an individual of high calibre.  Someone who is organised, has excellent attention to detail, a strong technical background with a drive for success would thrive in this role.

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