We’re a creative agency based in Cambridge, a collective of passionate people who love what we do and the freedom of working on big creative ideas. We also know that we can’t do this without a rigorous commercial framework in place – of which finance is a key part of, working closely with all areas of the agency and helping to guide the strategic direction of the business with financial insight and planning.
A true financial business partner, you will work with senior staff to set strategic direction and support project teams to ensure accurate and intuitive budget and financial decisions.
As our Finance Lead, you will be excited by the challenge of quickly understanding an ambitious and growing agency, swiftly taking a lead on all day to day financial operational direction, as well as providing insight and planning to aid future decisions and growth. You will have the space and autonomy to shape the financial reporting, providing guidance, insight and context to key agency decision making.
Working at the heart of an ambitious creative agency you’ll be happy to get involved in many areas including:
- ‘Traditional’ management accounting areas – monitoring spend and budget, preparing financial statements and accounts, preparing company reports and overseeing payroll, credit control and bookkeeping. Ownership of our invoicing and POs on all projects, you will ensure these are completed on time and correctly by the relevant individuals.
- Developing budgets from ground up, communicating effectively to ensure buy in and understanding at all levels, and providing accurate and intuitive information to allow the team to manage client projects profitably and confidently.
- Comfortable with automation and commercial (ideally billable) systems, you’ll work with us to automate where possible to work more efficiently and knowledgeably. Continually looking for ways to improve reporting of information, we’ll look to you to advise and implement and lead others forward in this area, identifying project risks and implementing best practice throughout the agency.
- Strategic oversight of compliance for a small business will be a part of the role that you’ll be happy to develop, ensuring areas such as ISO accreditations (9001 and 270001), cyber security and GDPR live and breathe throughout the agency.
We think you’ll be a qualified (ACCA, ACA,CIMA) business partner (or QBE if direct relevance to the role) comfortable with systems and automation and an ability to work well with non-financial people at all levels. You’ll definitely have the confidence to challenge the status quo, whilst building and maintaining strong relationships - looking at all times to support and add value to a fast-moving creative agency and its people. Experience of working in a similar billable environment, ideally but not necessarily within a creative agency, will be vital.