JOIN US – Headstart Financials Ltd

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We're growing! 24 months, 10X growth and a new office in London (Summer 2020). We need people though. The right kind of people; the obsessive-compulsive, eagle-eyed ones. You need to like numbers, order and highlighter pens (and hopefully before long, Excel spreadsheets; your new best friend!). If all these sound too much, look away now! But if this sounds like you, we want to hear from you RIGHT NOW!

We are a start-up. And it's early days. Other than some colleagues you will see on Zoom regularly, you will be working closely with me, the Founding Principal in our new office in Moorgate, London. As it's such a small team, chemistry is key. I'm a personal believer of "meaningful work and meaningful relationships."

"Meaningful work" means you will always understand why you do, what you do and the impact of your work on our clients. It does not mean the absence of "tedious" work. Although if it gets too tedious too often, we should be asking the question "Can we do this better; i.e. automate this?"

"Meaningful relationships" means if you don't like me, it can be a bit of a problem! In larger organisations, they call this "team-fit" or "culture-fit". So we should absolutely check this out for a few months, lest we drive each other up the wall, and get no work done. That aside, it also means that we care about our clients, and seek to make a difference to their businesses. I'm not in this for mindless paper-shuffling. Hopefully, you care as much about impact too.

We are recruiting now! See a list of our available vacancies below. 

Finance Business Partner
Hours: Full time
Location: London (Moorgate)

ACCA / ICAEW qualified accountant for fast growing London business advisory firm
We are looking to hire a client facing, fully-qualified ACCA/ICAEW accountant into a fast growing, London accounting and business advisory practice. The role would involve managing the client relationship and providing tax and accountancy advice to a portfolio of clients to include HNWIs, professionals, entrepreneurs, partnerships and limited companies.

This is a first permanent hire into a start-up accounting practice, and presents an opportunity for exponential personal development. You will be the face of the firm, working closely with Founders, CEOs and Managing Directors providing financial business advice; effectively providing financial leadership to our clients.

This role would suit someone who is interested in helping grow a public practice with the stability of a steady income. As with most start-ups, the benefit of coming on-board at the early stage is the opportunity for quick progression to a practice management role(Associate Partner, Managing Partner), should that be something you are interested in. Alternatively, if the technical side is more your cup of tea, then there is a real opportunity to be a Technical Partner/leader as the team grows.

This is a role with a start-up. Therefore, expect to have to roll up your sleeves and "get your hands dirty."
For the right candidate, there will be opportunity for on-target cash-bonus or equity-share further down the line.


You will be:-
Comfortable with the technical aspect of accounting and tax.
Has a desire to manage a team, leading the technical delivery side of the business.
Be prepared to get stuck-in. We are a start-up, and will need people who are happy to get their "hands dirty" doing whatever needs to be done.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing the client relationship and presenting annual accounts to the client
  • Input into preparation and filing of micro and small company accounts and corporation tax returns
  • VAT returns
  • Input into self-assessment and corporation tax returns
  • Small Business accounting
  • Property strategy & tax planning
  • Communication and correspondence with HMRC
The right person will :
  • ACCA/ICAEW qualified
  • You will demonstrate leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and motivate team
    members to achieve business goals.
  • Have excellent working knowledge of the UK tax regime, both personal and corporate
  • Have charisma to be able to liaise with the client and quickly cement that working relationship
  • An ability to work under pressure and to be able to prioritise
  • A proactive attitude
  • Be comfortable with high levels of client engagement.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Willing to help drive the business to achieve high turnover growth. 
Application Process:

Please send your application in noting the following:


  • A cover letter detailing why you are the right person for the role. 

  • Give us a brief summary about how your career has developed, tell us what you've learnt or achieved and how you have overcome any weaknesses.

  • Your favourite Excel formula within the first three lines of your cover letter, and why?

  • Include a copy of your CV.

Please send applications to : jobs@headstartfinancial.co.uk ; specifying the role you are applying for.


Business Manager/SCRUM Master

Hours: Part-time (15 hours per week)

Location: London (Moorgate)

 

We are looking to hire a dynamic data analyst who also has the ability to plan deliverables and monitor the team’s performance.  You will be responsible for managing timelines, resolving problems and coaching team members to ensure tasks are completed on time.

The role would suit someone with advanced capabilities in Power BI, it will involve maintaining large amounts of data and presenting information in a way that is easily interpreted by the team and clients. Alongside developing reports for use both internally and externally.

This is a permanent hire and presents an opportunity for rapid progression. With the potential to develop into a Chief Operating Officer role as the business grows.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the team to continuously make progress on various projects by making sure each team member is working on the right tasks. 

  • Developing  systems and processes to allow the team to work effectively and efficiently. 

  • Making complex data more accessible, understandable and usable. Delivering the data in a useful and appealing way, including charts, graphs infographics and other pictorial diagrams. 

  • Transforming, improving and integrating data, depending on the business and client’s requirements.

The right person will:

  • Have excellent analytical skills with the ability to work with large amounts of information and see the ‘bigger picture. 

  • You will be a critical thinker: able to look at numbers, trends, and data and communicate conclusions based on the findings.

  • You will possess excellent maths and advanced Microsoft Excel skills. 

  • You will feel comfortable challenging and improving the operations of the team, and improving their performance and capabilities. 

  • Have the ability to work under pressure and prioritise your workload.

  • Have a “can do” attitude, be willing to get stuck in and help drive the business to achieve high turnover growth

  • You will be a problem solver with a willingness to collaborate and develop new ideas. 

  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Application Process:

Please send your application, noting the following:

  • A cover letter detailing how you think you are the right person for the role.

  • Your favourite Excel formula within the first three lines of your cover letter, and why?

  • Within your cover letter please include: 

  • The last time you had to do a data visualisation piece of work, and how you approached it.  

  • Tell us about a time when you had to manage a team to achieve specific deliverables. 

  • Include a copy of your CV.  

Please send applications to: jobs@headstartfinancial.co.uk ; specifying the role you are applying for.


Accounting Apprentice. 
Hours: Full Time
Location: London (Moorgate)
 
We are looking to hire a client facing accounts apprentice to join a fast growing London accountancy practice. The role would involve supporting senior members of the team to manage client relationships and assist with providing tax and mainstream accounting services.

Working closely with senior members of the team you will be required to:

  • Develop strong relationships with clients demonstrating an interest in getting to know their business
  • Liaise with clients offering a friendly and professional service
  • Assist with the preparation and filing of micro and small company accounts and corporation tax returns
  • Expand your knowledge on Small Business accounting
  • General book keeping using excel and accounting software
  • Assisting with corresponding with HMRC, including meeting deadlines and ensuring all financial practices and records comply with accounting standards
  • Paying bills and creating invoices for clients
  • Maintaining and managing data, checking entries for accuracy and making necessary corrections
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports and proposals
  • Any other as hoc admin duties that may be required
 
The right person will:

  • Have excellent numerical skills.
  • Possess good time management and organisation skills.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to use initiative when required.
  • Be proactive and motivated, with a willingness to get "stuck in"
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office , Word, Excel Etc (Essential)

Application Process:

For details on how to apply please visit the National Government website here.