Job Description

About Student Beans

Student Beans is the world's leading student loyalty network. We produce our award-winning technology for the biggest retailers on the planet, connecting them with the youth market and driving hundreds of millions of pounds of student sales every year. Student Beans can verify 163 million students in 52 countries and is used by over 500 of the world's most famous brands - Google, TopShop, Apple, GymShark, Domino’s ... to name a few! As winner of Digital Business of the Year, we consistently innovate to offer new solutions that drive ROI for our clients, change the lives of our students and create an empowering workplace for our employees.
Over the past two years alone, Student Beans has grown from 20 - 120 staff, significantly expanding our existing offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Philippines, whilst established brand new offices in New York and Melbourne.

And we’re showing no signs of slowing down yet! By 2021, we will be a team of over 350 people with offices all over the world. We will continue to innovate our product on a global scale, engage with more world-famous brands and empower as many students as we possibly can.

Student Beans has a thrilling and incredibly exciting journey ahead, with ambitious goals and endless possibilities. However, it is only because of our brilliant people that we have achieved so much and we are looking for even more talented individuals to join us on our journey.

About the Role

As a result of our incredible growth and success, we are looking for a Financial Controller to join us.

Reporting directly to our CFO, you will act as his second-in-command and oversee the day-to-day running of our Finance department at Student Beans. As Financial Controller, you will have an international remit with responsibility for all of our global offices across UK, USA, Australia and The Philippines. You’ll manage and expand a highly talented team of finance specialists and play one of the most important roles in our business, directly impacting our international expansion.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Team Management - direct line management of a growing Finance team, providing technical leadership, as well as daily support, mentorship and coaching.
  • Management Accounting - own all monthly management accounts and reporting for board and quarterly planning meetings, providing key metrics and insights.
  • Credit Control - manage and be directly involved in the credit control process.
  • Payroll, Book Keeping and Payables - oversee the core financial controls at Student Beans, ensuring smooth execution and supporting the team when necessary.
  • Stakeholder Management - manage third party relationships with UK and offshore accountants and banks. In addition, build robust relationships with all senior managers internally at Student Beans, providing direction and support that will aid strategic business decision-making.


About You

We’d really like to hear from you, if you have …

  • Proven success in a Financial Controller position.
  • 4+ years of experience in industry.
  • ACCA or ACA certified.
  • Experience managing the financial controls for an international business - ideally with a US focus.
  • People-management experience - you have had direct line management responsibility for a team of Finance professionals, including personal development reviews and 1:1’s.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder-management skills, with the ability to advise and influence - specifically with third party accountants and banks.
  • Tenacity and determination - you are results-driven - you are not scared to challenge the status quo and hold people accountable, in order to deliver ROI and propel business growth.
  • An analytical mind and data-driven approach to everything you do.


Life At Student Beans

We are continuing to build a platform that we are passionate about and a business that our employees are proud to work for.

At Student Beans, we believe our success is only due to the fantastic people that have helped us on our journey. And so creating a fun and unique culture, where the environment is empowering and rewarding, is our main priority!

Here are just a few things that make Student Beans an awesome place to work:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Amazing culture - casual dress, office Sonos, ping pong, overflowing fruit bowl, constant supply of sweet treats and drinks fridge!
  • Flexi-time.
  • Young, vibrant and social environment - famous Christmas and summer
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