Financial Reporting Manager
Rutherford Cross
March 11, 2024
Remote, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance
Salary Guide


The Company

Snappy Shopper is the market leader in the growing Q-commerce convenience grocery sector, worth £41BN in the UK. In addition to their independent retailers, they serve most of the major convenience store players, including Spar, Nisa, Premier and Booker.

Snappy Shopper is a technology-led Q-Commerce solution provider, delivering £140m of annualised sales to 2000+ business partners. At present the business has two verticals, Snappy Shopper and Hungrrr, operating in the growing UK convenience grocery sector and the hospitality sector respectively. Launched in Dundee in December 2017, Snappy Shopper's UK-wide app and website allows consumers to order from their local store, with delivery from the store’s own drivers in as little as 30 minutes. Launched in 2016, Hungrrr enables restaurants, hotels and stadia solutions to take online orders. The platform’s white label functionality can be tailored to each client, which has proven attractive to businesses such as Hilton and Subway. To achieve its vision, the business must continue to provide the best on-demand software. This is a solution that is simple for both the retailer and end-user, that can build long-term customer loyalty and be scaled globally.

The company’s vision is to democratise technology and protect local community businesses by enabling them to provide a fast, local home delivery service. Snappy Shopper’s belief is that society is better when local communities thrive. They champion the community retailer who is there for the grandads, the mothers and the students when they need a delivery from their local store to their door.

Their collaborative approach is working and they now have 2,000 stores across the group, with ongoing expansion into England and Wales and some transformative commercial opportunities on the horizon. Their top-performing shops are growing incremental sales by £2 million a year and above. At Snappy Shopper, they see retailers as pillars of the community. They are all about maintaining their presence, delivering convenience and protecting local services.

The Role

The Financial Reporting Manager will be joining the business at an incredibly exciting and important time, playing a key role in developing the finance function.

The duties set out below are the intended scope of the position, but it is anticipated that priorities and deliverables will shift regularly based on business needs and in alignment with the candidate’s strengths and preferences.

While the position reports to the Group Financial Controller (GFC), it will initially have a direct reporting line to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) while the GFC is on maternity leave.

Thus, the responsibilities listed below are directional rather than fixed:

  • Work with the GFC and CFO to develop and build a world-class finance operation from the ground up to support business growth
  • Support the GFC in managing the core finance operation including preparation of the monthly management accounts, board reporting and statutory accounts.
  • Own the monthly financial close process by operating both hands on (for example, by preparing reconciliations and posting journals) and reviewing the work of colleagues and peers
  • Own relationships with key stakeholders including interdepartmental peers, external auditors and investors
  • Take the lead in ensuring the company’s compliance bar is met, including managing external auditors and tax advisors
  • Develop and implement scalable, automated financial processes across the business
  • Put in place and maintain a strong control environment that protects the business from risk

As a start-up the future is ever-changing, and you will be involved in wide-ranging projects supporting the GFC and CFO based on business needs.

The Individual

The role of Financial Reporting Manager requires a professionally qualified accountant who possesses excellent accounting knowledge, demonstrated through experience either in a similar financial reporting role or an audit or accounting background. It is likely that the individual will have demonstrated a high level of achievement in their career to date, showing an eagerness to develop their financial exposure.

Success in this role is more focused on mindset and approach than technical qualification or experience.

The key candidate requirements for the position include:

  • Strong work ethic, resilience and ability to navigate change
  • Hands-on mentality, willing to roll your sleeves up
  • Naturally curious and willing to learn, grow and develop
  • Low ego and high empathy
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, comfortable in a highly ambiguous environment and able to independently take responsibility from day one
  • Able to operate in a rapidly changing environment whilst being well-organised, proactive and deadline-driven
  • Experience working in a fast-paced finance team, either in a finance manager or financial reporting role
  • Strong accounting knowledge (UK GAAP or IFRS)
  • Practical experience with a range of finance software
  • Experience in improving systems, tooling and processes within a finance environment
  • Experience working with colleagues outside of finance to ensure the usage of appropriate financial processes
  • Experience in a similar high-growth technology environment is a strong plus point, but not a necessity

What To Do Next

To find out more about the role, please get in touch with Noortje Teeuwen at Rutherford Cross: [email protected].

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