Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

*This role can be worked remotely across the UK with occasional travel to the London office*

Rail is set to dominate short and medium haul travel around the world. It’s faster, cheaper, greener and more convenient than air travel, and it cuts down on the carbon emitting congestion of road travel. With the current climate crisis it’s more important than ever to put this mode of transport at the forefront of people's minds. For every travel company having rail as a booking option is like having vegan choices on the menu – it’s a must! The trouble is, there’s been nothing modern about rail’s online customer experience… until now.

We are SilverRail, a global tech company working to solve this problem by delivering the digital infrastructure that opens up rail to the world! Our technology is powering rail and travel agencies across Europe, USA and Australia/NZ in both leisure and corporate markets, making it easy for people to choose rail and cut their carbon emissions.

Although we have been around for more than 10 years, and with our teams based globally in London, Boston, Brisbane and Stockholm, we still consider ourselves an agile start-up business. We are using the Scrum framework for all our software development, and we believe in ‘fail-fast-fail-early’ to find innovative solutions to complex problems. Our agility and refreshingly novel approaches mean we have already developed into a force to be reckoned with in the European market, but we have ambitions for so much more! With a raft of new clients joining us, and with our growth about to enter its prime, we aim to become the biggest player in the rail tech space.

The Role

We’re searching for a Manager of Financial Control to join our global finance department and manage our reporting requirements. Our successful candidate will have superior critical thinking skills, with strong attention to detail, and thrive on working independently.

This role will best suit someone with a a few years of finance management experience who is looking to grow their career.

You will be joining a finance team based in the UK, but working for a business with offices in Boston, Brisbane and Stockholm. Part of the role will involve business partnering with teams in these locations. We support flexible hybrid working and being able to manage your own working day.

The role will report into the Director of Financial Control. As the business is entering a key growth phase, it’s a unique opportunity to influence and develop the strategic and operational direction of a crucial area of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with the Director of Financial Control to complete month-end reporting requirements; this will include determining accounting entries for the month, preparing the consolidated accounts, preparing and reviewing key balance sheet reconciliations
  • Liaise with our outsourcing partners in the UK, US and Australia who manage our bookkeeping to ensure all entries are included each month
  • Manage the Accounts Payable function and general accounting for 3 entities, based in the UK, US and Australia
  • Responsible for cash forecasting and working with the Director of Financial Control on Treasury Management
  • Assist in management of local audits and tax filings
  • Maintenance of the accounting system including report building and setting up new GL codes
  • Opportunities to lead on strategic projects as the business continues to grow, including the upgrading of our accounting system scheduled for Q3/Q4

Competence and Skills

  • Educated to graduate or post graduate level
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualified essential – would suit a recently qualified individual
  • UK, IFRS or US GAAP knowledge preferred
  • Experience of using Microsoft Dynamics Navision 2015 or Microsoft Business Central would be advantageous
  • Knowledge/experience of rail industry useful but not essential
  • Intermediate to Expert in Excel
  • Ideally, we’re looking for someone with a mix of practice accounting and private company experience

Why us?

  • We have an average Glassdoor grade of 4.7 and 100% recommendation rates.
  • We are an accredited flexible company and were named in Flexa’s Top 50 Most Flexible Companies
  • We utilise a hybrid working model, providing equipment for home working alongside one or two monthly visits to our beautiful central London office.
  • We offer a highly competitive benefits package including private healthcare and Perkbox rewards, as well as stock options that give you the chance to buy into SilverRail’s future.
  • We provide a wealth of career development opportunities with training that is individual, focused on improving your skills and helping you become the best professional you can be.
  • Our team’s health and wellness is genuinely important to us, so we offer a number of wellbeing seminars, yoga classes, and membership to the #1 leading meditation app.
  • A unique opportunity to work for a tech start-up that is revolutionising the way we travel.

Our values are simple: Do Good by working for a better tomorrow; Think Big Act Smart by being curious, adaptable and data-driven; and remember that through collaboration we will always be Stronger Together.

*We are a neurodiverse employer and are working hard to improve our recruitment processes, so if there is any way that we can make the recruitment experience better for you then please let us know in your application - all information will be treated as strictly confidential*

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SilverRail Technologies
Rail Industry
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Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly