Management Accountant

ABOUT US

Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in South Africa and South East Asia.

Our portfolio companies employ in excess of 4000 people, with the central BC team itself numbering 400 - and all are scaling up rapidly. Our assets under management are in excess of £1.5 billion.

The jewel in our crown is our venture builder services team, which exists to support our ventures to be successful more quickly and more sustainably than others, giving them an ‘unfair advantage’ over the competition

IMPACT BEYOND PROFIT

15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These are the British Asian Trust, The Royal Foundation, Onside Youth Zones, and Charity Digital. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to the charities through sitting on the boards and much more.

OUR BEHAVIOURS

  • Honesty and integrity – trustworthy
  • Resilience - keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment
  • Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results
  • Innovation - restless to improve, challenges how to make things better
  • Deliver results - keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
  • People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful
  • Commercial awareness - looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely


THE ROLE

Key responsibilities

We are looking for someone to take on the role of Management Accountant, a new and exciting opening in our brand-new South Africa office. The successful applicant will be part of a dedicated team working across early-stage ventures to provide them with a complete Finance function.

Specific duties

The duties of the role include:

  • Working across a number of different portfolio companies
  • Overseeing and liaising with Finance shared service colleagues in India
  • Oversight across all finance areas: invoicing, procure to pay, employee expenses, payroll, management accounting, VAT calculations, credit control, corporation tax calculations, monthly commentaries, cashflow reporting and statutory reporting.
  • Overseeing the activities of a deployed finance team
  • Involvement with external advisors in the preparation of financial statements
  • Liaising with internal and external specialists on HMRC RnD tax claims
  • Ensuring that work undertaken by the deployed team is accurate
  • Identifying and executing efficiencies in the regular weekly and monthly tasks
  • opportunity to get involved with financial reporting and forecasting of some exciting incubation companies
  • Conversations with senior stakeholders in the businesses
  • Additional ad hoc tasks


ABOUT YOU

It is essential that the successful applicant is comfortable delivering simultaneous solutions to several ventures and be able to mentally flick between the demands of each one.  Excellent communication skills are crucial to being successful in this role where a significant number of daily interactions using phone or VC capability. The successful candidate may also be required to travel between UK offices for up to 8 days a month.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) 2+ PQE
  • Ability to take complex financial information and produce intuitive reports or presentations to non-financial people
  • A willingness to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in to diagnose and resolve an issue
  • Quick learner with a desire to put themselves outside their comfort zone
  • An effective communicator with remote teams and colleagues of varying seniority
  • Mental agility to juggle work with different ventures
  • A right first-time attitude
  • Always striving to improve processes and ensure they meet stakeholder needs
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills are essential
  • Xero experience would be advantageous


WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

  • Be part of the UK’s leading digital venture builder
  • Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC
  • Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development
  • A fun and open, if a little cricket obsessed, atmosphere
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days of paid holidays
  • Life Assurance – 4 x annual salary. Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Private Medical and Dental, Gym Subsidiarie


PROCESS

We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent. Individuals seeking employment at Blenheim Chalcot must note that we see diversity as something that creates a better workplace and delivers better outcomes. As such, we are keen to maximise the diversity of our workforce and actively encourage applications from anyone and everyone

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