Who is ControlPlane?

We are a London based cloud technology company, helping to keep people safe online. We work with cloud providers and their customers to secure the building blocks of the internet, by offering consulting, training and products related to cloud native development, security and operations.

What We're Looking For in a Finance Assistant

We are looking for a motivated, ambitious Finance Assistant to work in tandem with the Finance team to support the business. You will be closely aligned with the FC but will also gain exposure across the business by partnering with the ControlPlane Team.

This is a wonderful chance to help facilitate the continued success of ControlPlane by supporting the team and allowing everyone to use their time most efficiently. This role encompasses assiduous organisation and management, autonomous forward planning and intuition.

You will have experience within a bookkeeping/finance environment within a similar role and be comfortable performing various duties.

This is a unique job role within a successful start-up company where you will have the chance to make a positive impact, learn, grow and work with great colleagues who consistently challenge the status quo.

This is a remote-first position, with travel to Bristol for in-person collaboration with the FC/CFO.

Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements of our Finance Assistant

  • Processing of invoices using Hubdoc and Xero - ensuring correct nominal coding and departmental allocation
  • Generating sales invoices for approval
  • Bank account postings and reconciliations
  • Preparation of payroll reports for approval
  • Management of the pension portal
  • Generating and maintaining supporting schedules for the monthly management accounts including:
      • Prepayments and accruals
      • Accrued and deferred income
      • Fixed asset register
      • Support with quarterly VAT reports
      • Supporting the financial controller with weekly reporting and other adhoc tasks
      • Promote and exhibit our ebullient team spirit and kind company culture

Our Finance Assistant Will Have These Preferred or Specific Skills:

Previous experience of working in a similar role

Understanding of double entry bookkeeping

Ability to work independently and accurately

Part or fully qualified AAT, or equivalent qualification preferred

A focussed team player with a “can do” attitude and excellent attention to detail

Pride in technology use - early adoption of new technologies, excellent grasp of Google Workspace (G Suite) applications, MS Office Suite and other office productivity tools, and aptitude for learning new software and systems

Ability to prioritise the team's delivery and be flexible in order to facilitate the success of the team

Ability to act with total discretion and diplomacy and show sound judgement in responding to complex circumstances

Enthusiasm, consummate professionalism, and excellent attention to detail


ControlPlane is a dynamic, cutting edge and passionate business for which to work. Our employees are the heart of our business, which means we care about our company culture and our employees’ wellbeing and progression. Alongside this, as our colleague you will have the following benefits:

Generous and competitive salary

On target performance-based bonus

33 days of paid holiday pro rata, including paid leave for the standard 8 UK Bank Holidays

Statutory pension contribution

We believe our peers are equally as important as the technology we use. We're looking for people of the highest personal calibre, quietly confident, with a good work ethic, keenness to learn, emotional maturity and respect, who know that “we” is more than “me”, and who embrace human diversity of all kinds. As we grow you will help us to build a company culture of which we can all be proud. If you espouse these values, we want you!

NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:Please do not call or email our team speculatively; we do not accept unsolicited CVs. If you wish to partner with us please contact jobs at control-plane.io