Finance Manager

Brightpearl | Bristol, United Kingdom
Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Employment type
Full time

Brightpearl are looking for a Finance Manager to join their team.

About Brightpearl

We’re an award-winning tech business, recently named the Top UK SaaS Company to work for. Our UK HQ is located in Bristol, cited as being one of the fast growing technology hubs in the country.

Brightpearl is the number one Retail Operating System for brands and retailers. We manage everything ‘after the buy button’ so that our customers can focus on growing their business. “People First” is one of our core company values, so before we get too into your day to day, here’s a taster of what we bring to the table:

  • The opportunity to work with talented people
  • A transparent leadership team
  • Flexible working and generous holiday allowances

And that’s not all. Check out our perks and benefits to see what else we offer!

About the Role

This role is perfect if you’re newly qualified and now looking to work for a fast growing tech company. You will play a pivotal role in supporting the Finance function and reporting to the Financial Controller. You’ll have exposure to a broad range of tasks throughout the monthly cycle, working closely with other members of the finance team. You’ll be a self-starter and have the confidence to integrate with all departments from the outset. It will be a steep learning curve, but a great opportunity to develop professionally and grow as the business grows.

Your Day-to-Day

Management/financial accounts

  • Preparation and review of monthly management accounts process in line with month end schedule and timetable supported by a Management Accountant and Billing Coordinator
  • Reviewing general ledger postings - including journals and invoices
  • Submission of management accounts to VC investors and board members with associated commentary
  • Review of management accounts of a French subsidiary
  • Analysis and preparation of the Monthly Opex reviews
  • Prepare year end financial accounts ready for statutory audit
  • Work with statutory auditors throughout audit process to completion and sign off
  • Working with Billing Coon management of aged debtors
  • Liaising with US Senior Accountant on US business


  • Review of monthly payroll, prepared by the management accountant
  • Monthly submission to HMRC


  • Understanding the key metrics which drive a fast growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business
  • Maintaining and developing the KPI dashboard, giving stakeholders a live view of their performance
  • Preparation of the monthly board pack and monthly/quarterly investor reporting

Tax & Company Secretarial

  • Compliance with UK taxes including CT, VAT and taxes on income/benefits
  • Maintain statutory books


About You

  • Be a qualified accountant, with at least 3 years experience working in a finance team
  • Have experience managing a general ledger
  • Be a confident communicator with the ability to work in a busy office environment
  • Possess strong Excel skills (vlook ups, Sumifs & Pivot tables)
  • Be very well organised with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Have a keen eye for detail and accuracy

Ideally you’ll have

  • Working in an SME/ Tech environment
  • Exposure/experience with French accounting standards
  • Exposure to US based subsidiaries
  • Familiar with Xero, Zuora & Salesforce


Brightpearl Perks

  • You’ll be joining one of the top UK SaaS Companies based in central Bristol - named top city to live in
  • We offer a competitive salary, stock options and a pension matching scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus long service awards and volunteering days to give back to the community
  • We promote health and well-being through comprehensive medical, dental insurance packages with AXA, Bupa and Health Shield and subsidised gym memberships
  • We support work-life balance through flexi-time and hybrid working
  • Opportunity to collaborate and share success through company wide socials and All Hands
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Flexible hours
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