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Financial Controller

Location: UK

The tiney team is looking for a Financial Controller. You’ll report to the CFO and work closely with them to manage our budgets, accounts and cash flow management.  You will be managing the day-to-day financial operations of the business and drive a culture of financial accountability and awareness across the business.

About tiney

tiney.co is a software driven childcare company with c.50 employees founded in 2018 by an experienced team, with backgrounds leading Teach First, Teach For All, graze.com and 383. Our mission is to revolutionise the world’s childcare, and solve the early years crisis. We empower micro entrepreneurs to deliver transformative early education from their own homes. Joining tiney means joining our global mission to reshape the $300bn global childcare market, unlocking the power of home based care.

Our Tech-Centric Approach

Technology is integral to the way we operate. Our home leaders utilise the tiney app to engage with families, manage payments, track children's progress, access EYFS activity ideas, and maintain connection with the wider tiney community. We’re building the world’s first home based care OS - with a vision to combine SaaS tools with a dynamic marketplace that supports families and providers to transact in high quality and affordable care.  Our operating system includes all payment and contract support for our community. We earn our revenue by charging a permanent take rate as a percentage of their income.

Our Mission

At tiney, our overarching mission is to unlock the potential of every child; we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of early childhood education - we believe it is a global civil right. Our ambition is to enable a global movement of early educators to operate businesses from their homes, and in doing so, dramatically increase the availability and accessibility of great affordable childcare while ensuring the educators earn a professional salary. We believe tiney can become a global childcare brand.

Progress

Tiney is backed by some of Europe’s top VCs (having raised over £12m) and has already demonstrated product-market fit, claiming a significant share of the UK childminding market, strong growth and a clear path to profitability. As of the first half of 2023, we accounted for one-third of all new childminding supply nationwide and are in the top 5 Childcare Providers in the UK by childcare place (alongside household names such as Bright Horizons and Busy Bees), and we are now processing over £1m in childcare payments each month through our platform. We are now eager to amplify that success; you’ll help us to leverage our strong unit economics to propel the business to profitability and full-scale growth. We’re looking for someone whose leadership will be instrumental in driving this acceleration. Our immediate goal is to move from a top 5, to top 3 and then top position in the UK, and beyond that we have a huge appetite to grow tiney internationally.

The Role

We’re seeking an accomplished, experienced and goal-oriented financial controller to join the tiney finance team. Working directly with the CFO, you will be responsible for day to day invoices, payroll and financial reporting, working on management budgets and forecasts, monitoring cash flow and board financial documentation and KPIs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis: You will prepare and analyse financial statements including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. In this role you will provide insights into financial trends, variance and KPIs to aid strategic decision making. You will lead  our relationship with our accountants working on full year and management accounts. 

  • Budgeting and Forecasting: You will develop, monitor and manage budgets in coordination with various departments and the CFO. As part of this you will build a process to forecast financial outcomes based on existing trends, past financial performance and business initiatives. We want to be able to analyse business performance versus our forecasts and you will execute on this initiative  

  • Financial Operations Management and Cash flow management:  You will oversee payroll, accounts payable, processing invoices, purchase orders and ensuring budget compliance. Supervise and coordinate day to day financial operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger. Optimise processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and accuracy in financial transactions and reporting. You will work closely with the CFO to monitor cash flow, liquidity and working capital to ensure the financial stability of the company and aid the ability to meet its financial obligations

  • Compliance, Audits and External Relations: Ensure compliance with relevant laws and accounting standards. Implement internal controls to mitigate financial risks and maintain the integrity of financial data. Coordinate financial audits and collaborate with external auditors to ensure accurate and timely completion of audit processes. 

  • Board and Investor Documentation: You will have an active role in maintaining our company shareholder register and maintaining and executing our internal option scheme. Working with the CFO you will assist in building and maintaining board packs and investor reports which includes internal KPI reporting and required documentation. Interact with stakeholders both internal and external to provide financial updates and information

  • Financial Software and Technology: Assist in the implementation of new financial software. Utilise financial software and tools to streamline processes, maintain data accuracy and generate financial reports

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous bookkeeping experience essential, with 5+ years experience desirable

  • Experience working with accountants on management accounts, invoices, payables and payroll

  • Experience of using Xero, Shareholder register and cap table software tools, EMI databases, Nest, Payroll. Excel skills are important, including pivot tables, lookups, and if statements. 

  • Strong task management skills including an ability to prioritise tasks and regularly manage multiple deliverables independently

  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and resolve issues. 

  • Have a positive attitude

  • Self motivated (i.e. you won’t have a manager breathing down your neck, so long as the tasks get done on time)

  • Experience working in early stage businesses is preferable

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships

Location

Tiney is a nationwide company. We work in a remote-first way, but many of our team are located within commuting distance of our office space in Holborn, London and usually come in a few days a week. 

Logistics

  •  At home Workstation set up

  • Compensation of £45,000 (FTE)

  • Company Stock options

  • 28 days paid leave ( including 4 days during our Christmas closedown)

  • Benefits also include: 

    • Life and long term sickness insurance

    • Up to £5k of childcare contributions for working parents

    • A paid reflection day during your first month

    • Access to Self Space therapy sessions

    • Whole team social activities

Join us at tiney to help shape the future of childcare and early education!

tiney is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please reach out to careers@tiney.co


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