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Group Financial Controller

  • London
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • R-0002308

Description

Born on the steps of a Vegas hotel, we were always going to be troublemakers. We started from one belief: that small businesses deserved better. 

Paymentsense Ltd was founded in 2009. 

With financial success, an impressive trophy cabinet (The Sunday Times Tech Track, Inc 5000, Great Places To Work to name a few) and a culture to be proud of, we knew we had built something great. In 2019, with 85,000 customers while steadily onboarding 2,500 more each month, we knew our customers could be happier, so we ripped up the rule book. To become genuinely customer-first in our culture and thinking, we identified all our customers' pain points and created 'The Wall of Pain'. That's when we knew that to offer the best solutions, we needed to build a new product. 

Enter, Dojo.

Dojo represents an enormous organisational shift; we had to restructure how we thought and did things. In a year since we officially launched Dojo, we've welcomed over 20,000 new customers, 500 new team members and called two brand new offices home. We've evolved into a dynamic, product-led business creating our own payments products, integrated card machines and transaction monitoring app. Here, we go home each day knowing we've made a difference —our industry-leading NPS score and 5-star Trustpilot rating tells us that! 

At Dojo, we are curious, relentless and customer-obsessed. Our ambition is much greater than getting business owners paid. We're turning transactions into meaningful relationships with a set of tools and technology designed to empower businesses to thrive in the experience economy.

Enabled by technology, but powered by people.

As we enter our next growth phase and embark on another exciting shift towards a B2B2C model following the acquisition of queue-management system and consumer app, Walkup, we have a lot of work to do. Over the next year, the business will transform again as we steady the ship for multinational growth and product diversification. We're looking for people who can enhance our agility, ambition and risk-taking mentality while turning us into a well-oiled machine that's well-positioned to shape the experience economy.

The Role


We are looking for a Group Financial Controller to join our team,working closely with our Chief Financial Officer and senior leadership team, you will be responsible for the day to day financial operations; overseeing financial and regulatory reporting and financial control functions for a 1000+ organisation. 
 
Your overall goal? To lead a team of 15+ finance professionals, ensuring a smooth running of the function whilst fostering a collaborative, open and inclusive environment.


From ensuring we produce timely monthly numbers that are reported at the exec and investor level to making sure that we manage aspects of compliance around VAT, Payroll and Corporation tax, this role is all encompassing with the aim to build a world class accounting and reporting function. 

What you will do…

  • Be fully rsponsible for our accounting teams, including internal and external reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, finance systems and tax

  • Lead the core finance function  (currently 5 direct reports and 12 indirect reports) ensuring the team are achieving their potential by supporting all levels of personal and professional development

  • Oversee the monthly accounting processes, including maintaining the integrity of general ledger accounts and financial transactions, presentation of monthly results and variance analysis 

  • Operate within a robust financial control framework, reviewing balance sheet reconciliations and other internal controls 

  • Oversee the annual statutory reporting process and external audit 

  • Tax compliance and tax strategy planning across the group including corporation tax (including R&D tax credit claim), VAT and transfer pricing

  • Facilitate the control of  the accounts receivable and accounts payable processes

  • Ensure our financial systems are fit for purpose and look to evolve them as the business scales 

  • Project work to improve / streamline systems, processes and controls

         
What you will bring...

  • Proven experience operating in a Financial Controller position for a scaling, product led business with an agile approach to working

  • Experience managing large teams with the ability to provide guidance and support for members of the finance team; ensuring continued growth and development

  • Strong understanding of statutory requirements

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, proven track record of building relationships with stakeholders.

  • Comfort with  ambiguity and a fast paced environment - not all of our problems are defined, nor all our processes built out and things change quickly 

  • Enthusiastic with a "can-do" attitude and data-driven mindset

  • A proactive problem-solver with proven experience in improving processes.

  • Able to manage projects, prioritise tasks and self-motivate

 
 

Benefits:

On top of a top quartile salary that reflects your skills and the markets we operate in, we've built a benefits package to show you how much we care about:

  • Your growth with our ever-growing talent and leadership development offer and regular feedback through CultureAmp and Trust Cycles. 

  • Creating connections with our social clubs, communities, celebrations, social channels and more.

  • Looking after your mind with support from our Employee Assistance Programme, access to Spill therapists and our mental health champions. 

  • Doing wellbeing properly with Vitality Health Insurance, free eye tests – plus, get those endorphins flowing with on-site fitness classes including yoga, boxing and HIIT. 

  • Protecting you and yours with Group life assurance, our salary sacrifice pension plan and 26 weeks full pay maternity and 10 weeks full pay for secondary carers after a year’s service

  • Helping you give back with Payroll Giving (donate to a cause or charity of your choice, tax-free!) and a whole host of fundraising events for charities chosen by our employees

  • Giving you the extras with up to 30 days holiday, a dog-friendly office, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and Dojo perks our platform with plenty of tasty hospitality and retail discounts.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an Equal Opportunities employer committed to a diverse and representative team. Different opinions, perspectives and personalities push us forward.  We want to hear from people who are passionate about their work and align with our values. Regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity or disability - whoever you are, if you’re curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, we want to hear from you.

 

Working From Home?

More and more, people are talking about going back to the workplace and the new normal. At Dojo, we’re thinking of it as a Better Normal. That means offering our Dojo-ers more choice and greater flexibility to work in a way that’s best for their particular job, their teams, and their roles.

We’re also aware there are times when working together in person is the best way to get things done. Our founders and executive team hold a fundamental belief that social connection creates innovation. We’re very proud of our incredible connective spaces, which have been designed with collaboration front of mind —and they're dog-friendly so you can bring your best friend! Our London office recently won gold for Interior Design at the London Design Awards and we’re looking forward to emulating that success in our new Bristol and Hull offices too. We expect our Dojo-ers to connect in their hubs (that’s what we call our offices). That said, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, so we expect all Dojo-ers and their teams will find the operating rhythm that works best for them.

If you’re wondering what it might be like for you at Dojo, our Talent Acquisition Team is happy to answer any questions.
 

Once you apply, your application will be reviewed by a committee of employees from different levels, teams, and experiences. We pride ourselves on fostering a sense of community, which is only made stronger by each individual at Dojo, so you'll have the opportunity to meet a variety of people throughout the process. Get excited!

Want more info? Check out our careers page: https://dojo.careers
 

For Recruitment Agencies

We do not accept unsolicited CV, biography and/or other candidate material received from any third-party recruitment agency or organisation under any circumstances without the prior written approval of a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

Please do not contact us with unsolicited submissions as they will not be recognised by us for the purposes of 'ownership' of any candidate.