Finance Manager

Remote UK Only Published 4 weeks ago

๐Ÿš€ Who are we?

At Grip, weโ€™re passionate about bringing professionals together to move markets forward faster. Our leading Market Engagement Platform for Event Organisers enables our clients to create Virtual, Hybrid, and Live event experiences in a single solution. Making it easier for event participants to connect, engage and do business.

Grip works with 12 out of 20 of the largest Event Organisers globally and is known for its leading AI-powered matchmaking engine, used to establish millions of valuable connections at thousands of events. As a multi-award-winning global leader in AI-powered tech, we pride ourselves on being real innovators in the event tech space.

Grip recently completed a $13M Series A funding round led by Kennet Partners, a well-known London-based VC Fund. Other investors at Grip include leading entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman (CEO and Founder at,, Founders Factory), Arnaud Massenet (Co-Founder at Net-a-Porter), and Jeremy Roche (FinancialForce, Unit4).

๐Ÿš€ About the position:

At Grip, hundreds of leading event organisers worldwide work with us as a partner in achieving their business goals to connect, inspire and engage their event participants.

The Grip platform is an exciting multi-faceted product with a complete SaaS dashboard for event organisers. The product also has a complete engagement platform for event participants across web and mobile which includes streaming, content, and networking which is underpinned by our award-winning AI-powered Matchmaking Engine.

Weโ€™re looking for a Finance Manager to support the business as we grow and scale rapidly. This role will result in Grip bringing the Finance function in-house and critical hire. If provides an opportunity to create a best in class Finance function. You will work within the finance team reporting to the CFO, but have strong links to departments across the business, as well as senior stakeholders.

This role can be 100% remote anywhere in the UK.

๐Ÿš€ Core Responsibilities:

  • Sales invoicing in a timely manner

  • Preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts (3 international entities, multi currencies)

  • KPI Reporting

  • Inter-company reporting and accounting

  • Supporting on statutory reporting

  • Preparation of VAT Returns

  • Managing Cash flow, AP and AR, using technology to automate where possible

  • Continual improvement of core processes and controls/implementing processes where they do not exist

  • Working with Sales and Commercial teams to ensure accurate revenue recognition

  • Supporting CFO on commercial activities including budgeting, forecasting and future fundraising

  • Involved in ad hoc projects across the business representing Finance

  • Work with provider on payroll

๐Ÿš€ Experience and Skills

  • Qualified accountant or QBE

  • High growth technology experience (understanding of SaaS)

  • Strong commercial acumen

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Xero experience

  • Ideally experience of working in a multi-entity, multi-currency environment

๐Ÿš€ We look for people that live by our values:

  • Growth Mindset - be curious, take ownership, and share knowledge freely and openly.

  • Be Nice - listen to understand, respect others and support your team members.

  • Transparency - Open and transparent communication, speak up about problems and be honest.

  • Can-do Attitude - Take ownership of your work and do what it takes to make it a success.

  • Value Focused - work smart, understand what drives KPIs, always keep our clients in mind.

๐Ÿš€ Grip Benefits

  • Remote working possibilities (also post COVID-19)

  • 25 holiday days per annum

  • Opportunity to take lead in shaping an entire industry through AI

  • A world-class team of sales, marketing, operations and engineering

  • Rare opportunity to grow with the company and take the lead in shaping an entire industryโ€™s use of technology

  • Kind, fun and ambitious company culture.