Careers at Innovate Tax

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Three small words with endless possibilities… If you, like us, look for the opportunity to make your good better, we want to hear from you.

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About this position

Finance Manager / Financial Controller

Job Category: Financial
Job Type: Full Time

Reports to: Board of Directors


About Innovate Tax

Innovate Tax is a leading and multi-award-winning global tax technology consultancy, with a portfolio of distinct technology-driven indirect tax (VAT and GST) products and services. Our global head office is based in the United Kingdom, and we have regional offices in the UAE, United States and India. 


Role Purpose

An exciting new position has arisen for a Finance Manager/Financial Controller based in our Bognor Regis Headquarters to oversee the day-to-day group finance operations – including overseas branch finances – whilst providing support to the Board of Directors. In this ‘hands on’ and varied role, the postholder will also be responsible for the line management and mentorship of a full time Finance Assistant. This is a pivotal role, offering the right candidate the opportunity to benefit from significant continued professional development and progression within a growing international business.

It’s really important to use that everyone at Innovate Tax embodies our same core values:

  1. Respect – we respect ourselves, our colleagues, our clients, our differences – everything!
  2. Look for opportunity – we always aim to innovate and improve, never accepting status quo
  3. Make your good better – we always strive to excel at the things we are good at and seek to improve our knowledge, expertise and ourselves
  4. Always deliver – we take ownership of what we do and if we say we’ll do something, we’ll do it!
  5. Above and beyond – we always make the effort to go the extra mile to impress ourselves and our clients


Key Duties

You will be responsible for:

  • Monthly accounts review and preparation (including developing project-based MI), including cashflow forecasting
  • Supporting and monitoring all statutory compliance (including R&D returns) for the companies within the group 
  • Preparation and review of annual budgets – in liaison with the Board of Directors 
  • Oversee the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable (including Credit Control) functions of the business
  • Monitor and track sales targets and commissions payable
  • Prepare the UK payroll (QuickBooks) for review
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Take responsibility for the finance function of the Indian entity, with support from an external accountancy firm based in India, tasks including:
    • Monthly bookkeeping
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Payroll review


Skills and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA (FCA) or ACCA (FCCA) (QBE considered with demonstration of relevant experience)
  • Experience of building and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders
  • A well-developed approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality
  • Strong IT skills, with experience of QuickBooks being ideal, but not essential
  • A team player with a ‘can-do attitude’ – also capable of autonomous working and self-motivation
  • The ability to develop enduring relationships of mutual trust with people
  • Understand the needs of the business
  • Ability to engage and influence senior leaders, providing them with succinct and impactful information (written and verbal) to support decision making
  • A team player who can operate in a fast-paced environment working to tight deadlines
  • A strong influencer and able to think out of the box
  • Act as an ambassador for our company values