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Finance Lead – Hybrid Role in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Are you a dynamic finance professional with experience in small, fast-paced environments? Are you studying towards a professional qualification and looking for a role where character and the ability to challenge the status quo are as valued as financial acumen? We have an exciting opportunity for you to step into a role with substantial growth potential and the ability to shape financial strategy at a pioneering company.
As Finance Lead, you will balance hands-on financial processing with strategic projects aimed at elevating our client’s financial operations. This is a permanent and full-time role reporting directly to the CEO offering substantial exposure and opportunities for impact, making it a perfect step for someone looking to grow quickly in their career.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle day-to-day financial tasks such as accounts management, reconciliations, payroll, and reporting.
  • Redesign management and board reporting processes to enhance decision-making.
  • Implement robust systems for budgeting and forecasting, integrating these tools across business functions.
  • Engage proactively in financial optimisation projects, seeking ways to enhance financial operations.
  • Prepare for annual audits and compliance activities, ensuring all financial processes meet rigorous standards.


  • Progress towards a professional accounting qualification (e.g., ACCA, ACA) with a few years of experience in similar fast-paced, innovative setting.
  • A strong foundation in financial practices, coupled with a readiness to take on processing tasks.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and an eagerness to drive continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • An adaptable and resilient character, enthusiastic about contributing to a startup environment.

Why Join This Client?
Located at Milton Park, Oxfordshire, our client is at the forefront of agricultural technology. They offer a competitive package that includes equity and the opportunity for significant career progression. This role is designed for someone eager to take initiative and lead financial strategies. This position offers a hybrid working model, requiring presence at our client’s office for at least three days a week, with flexibility as needed. This arrangement is especially crucial in the early stages for optimal integration.
To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter explaining how your experiences and approach will help you succeed in this role.

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