Flexible hours

Various work from home options

Dog friendly

Employment type
Full time

Goodlord’s mission is to provide the best renting experience in the world and we’re on the hunt for an experienced Finance Manager to help us achieve this.

As Finance Manager, you will look after our general ledger, and play your part in month-end & year-end reporting, using your prior experience and technical skills to deliver timely and accurate reporting. Prior experience in month-end reporting, and a strong understanding of accounting principles, is essential. You will bring best practice on workpapers, reconciliations & procedures to drive continuous improvement in both accuracy, efficiency and timeliness within the team.

Goodlord is in the process of moving from Xero to Netsuite. We have also recently made an acquisition, and wish to support their accounting from the London team, and may make more acquisitions! In addition, it is our intention to shift towards IFRS accounting. As a fairly efficient team without material capacity for “special” work, we have concluded that we have grown to a size where we should expect to always have a project on, and that we need to deepen the pool of capable accountants in order to have capacity for this.

This role will therefore involve an interesting mix of management accounting and project experience.

The day to day stuff:

No two days are ever the same at Goodlord so what you’ll be up to will vary. The pace we move at also means priorities will change and you’ll need to be comfortable with this (we’ll support you!). But these are the things that will be core to your role and will keep you busy.

  • Owning the month end process, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of both month-end and year-end accounts
  • Helping the the implementation and adoption of Netsuite
  • Regular help with “special” work
  • Completing month-end workpapers and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assisting the team in liaising with the auditors to ensure our audit runs smoothly
  • Collation & Development of our KPIs
  • Assisting with payroll where necessary
  • Continually reviewing work practices and procedures for better operational efficiencies;
  • Focus on operational improvement, to eliminate manual intervention, errors, and to automate where possible
  • Produce and review business unit financial reports against budget

About you:You should apply if you have:

  • Post CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified experience, and confidence in your accounting skills
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines
    • When we review the monthly accounts, you will have already spotted and explained or resolved the “funnies” that can arise
  • Experience in maintaining a general ledger.
    • You can put together manual journals, when required
    • Have experience in accounting for fixed assets
    • Are used to reconciling balance sheet accounts
  • A Self starter attitude with strong organisational skills.
    • We want someone who can spot that a process is manual and error prone, and implement a fix or re-develop the process; if you would wait to be told, this isn’t for you
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel skills
    • Not just using someone else’s sheet, but creating them for new workings
  • Can work well in a team;
    • By this we mean communicating across the team to ensure we’re meeting deadlines as a team, communicating issues upwards to managers as they occur and supporting junior members of the team as they need it.

And it would be super great if you had experience of:

  • Working in an FCA regulated environment
  • Handling client money
  • Changing an accounting platform and finance system implementation

About us

We started Goodlord because we wanted to make renting simple and transparent for everyone involved: the agent, landlord and tenant. We knew generation rent would lead to more tenants, with higher digital expectations and we were confident we could provide a solution.

And we did. Like all high growth companies it’s been a bit of a roller coaster journey, but we’re now stronger than ever, with over 1000 happy customers and exciting new products. We have ambitious plans but with William Reeve at the helm alongside co-founder Tom Mundy and a brilliant team of over 200 talented Goodlordians we are confident we’ll achieve these.

Our values guide our decisions, the way we work, our culture and the people we ask to join the team. We work hard, have fun and support each other. We’re not afraid to make mistakes (we’d never learn if we didn’t) and we’re always looking to challenge ourselves. Our style is collaboration based on honesty, friendship and respect.

And in the last year we’re proud to have been recognised as a Great Place to work. No one likes a show off, but we can’t not shout about this. We’ve worked hard to make Goodlord great, and it’s important you know this isn’t just words on paper; Goodlordians have validated this which has led to us being accredited:

  • 9th in Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50
  • 20th Great Place to Work in the UK medium-sized businesses
  • 11th in the UK for great medium-sized workplaces for tech
  • 12th in the UK for great medium-sized workplaces for women
  • Excellence in wellbeing for our dedication to goodlordian’s wellbeing
  • Verified by Flexa as a Flexified employer

Why you'll love being a Goodlordian:

Aside from the role, the people, our culture and our mission, we have some other things that make Goodlord a pretty awesome place to be. Here’s a few favourites amongst Goodlordians (check out our careers page for more info).

  • Grow with Goodlord: your development is important to us. Have a goal in mind? Share it with us and you can use your £1000 annual development fund to support it. We guarantee you’ll learn loads and develop both personally and professionally at Goodlord too!
  • Your well-being matters: bi-weekly coaching with Sanctus to provide Goodlordians with a safe place to talk and support your mental health
  • Unlimited holiday and flexible time off: we encourage Goodlordians to make use of their unlimited time off to enjoy the world, recharge and reboot. We also offer time off for volunteering and training, so you can give back to the community and pursue your passions
  • Supporting your family: we offer Goodlordians of all genders a generous 3 months of fully-paid time off to look after their new arrivals
  • Our team: we’re an energetic, sociable and talented bunch who are super passionate about what we do and determined to make a difference. We’re all in it together, we learn from each other, we’re genuine and we don’t have time for politics

Goodlord wants applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment.

In fact one of our one of our core values is Bring our whole selves to work which is really important to us, if there is anything you need to participate fully in the interview process we'd like to hear about that too, please just include it in your application. Come join us!

Unfortunately, Sponsorship is not available for this role.

Strictly NO Agencies

We reserve the right to close this role if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

** Please note, as we are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all Goodlordians are required to pass a thorough referencing check via Experian before joining the team. We will only ask for references at the point of making an offer **

Flexible hours

Various work from home options

Dog friendly