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Senior Associate


We're looking for a Finance Senior Associate to join our growing FinOps team to deliver Smart Finance Function services to a portfolio of clients in our key sectors: Tech, SaaS and e-commerce, predominantly in the London and South East region.

You will work within a pod to deliver all aspects of our Smart Finance Function with a key focus on delivering management insight. This role involves a high-level of the latest accounting technology with a high expectation to focus on delivery client value.

What you’ll be doing

You will have responsibility for:

  • Supporting the client transition and transformation journey into flinder.
  • Finance system design & build and working with data structures.
  • Improve processes for new clients to best in practice, leveraging technology where possible and streamlining them.
  • Supporting the design of rich bespoke client management information and data analytics.
  • Developing client process manuals.
  • Coach Associates.
  • Performing close activities and monthly working papers e.g. reconciliations, vat returns, prepayments/accruals & journals.
  • Using and reporting from cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks).
  • Preparing management commentaries.
  • Preparing monthly/quarterly management accounts.
  • Reviewing annual statutory accounts and corporation tax.
  • Investigating and responding to technical accounting queries.
  • Primary relationship owner for less complex clients.
  • Performing ad hoc requests and non routine questions from clients.
  • Ad-hoc work and projects required in an agile business.
  • Technical support to Portfolio CFOs in delivery of their portfolios.

Who we’re looking for

To be considered for the role you must have:

  • Passed ACCA or ACA exams and be working towards an accountancy qualification.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a small to mid sized practice.
  • Good experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and management accounts.
  • An enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding their individual needs.
  • Experience in coaching junior members of the team.
  • Experience in managing smaller clients.
  • Strong computer skills, with particular experience in Excel.
  • Experience with cloud accounting systems (e.g. Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live).
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
  • The ability to proactively question everything to improve quality and processes.
  • An approach that client satisfaction is absolutely second to none.
  • Drive and desire for progression within flinder, we want you to be our Portfolio CFOs of the future.


  • £31,000 – £36,000 (experience dependent).
  • Discretionary performance related bonus (up to 5%).
  • Study package (tuition, study days, first-time pass bonuses) for professional qualification as an apprentice.
  • Pension contributions.


  • Unlimited holidays.

Other benefits

  • Fully paid strategy trip each year.
  • Flexible working.
  • Mobile phone or BYOD allowance.

Additional info

You will predominantly be based in London and travel to client sites will be required at times. From time to time you may work from home depending on business and client needs. Your skills and experience will determine the entry level and progression within flinder will be dependent on performance.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any form of visa sponsorship, so candidates must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa and be eligible to take up full-time, permanent employment.

EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.

We build and run smart finance functions® for fast-growth and complex businesses.

Our mission is to deliver relevant insight that enables better business decisions.

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Final interview
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and onboarding

Our values

Entrepreneurs at heart
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Creators. Leaders. Self-starters. We’re an innovative fast-growth company that likes to challenge convention. We’re always thinking and looking ahead. Our people dream big and are driven to change the world.
It's personal
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We’re interested in our clients and each other. We take the time to get to know what makes their business tick. Yes, we deliver on business, data and finance challenges, but it’s always strategic, insightful and relevant.
A BS-free zone
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We’re true to ourselves, each other and we’re straight with our clients. So, if we think something is the right thing for our client’s business, we’ll say it even if it’s not what they want to hear.
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We don’t settle, we never stop developing. We’re always looking for a better way. We’re relentless when it comes to delivering the highest standards and getting the best outcome for clients.

What we look for

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Love for your role
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Passion to do the best for your clients
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Personal drive to self-develop
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Desire to break from the ‘norm’