At Spidergap, we’re starting to expand our Finance team.

This is a rare opportunity to join a small (<15 people), profitable and growing company that’s achieving great things while supporting a healthy work-life balance.

About the role

We’re looking for a Finance Administrator (ideally part-time at 20 hrs/wk) to help support critically important finance processes in our business, including payroll, pay setting, recording invoices, and ensuring our accounting in Xero matches our bank accounts.

Finance experience or qualifications are beneficial but not essential — we’re primarily looking for detail-oriented people who love to efficiently get things done right first time, can spot and fix errors in an Excel formula, and would be comfortable working with financial data. If this sounds like you, then read on…

About Spidergap

We aim to make it easy for companies of all sizes to support the personal development of their employees. We do this by providing the tools and services that help the employees to prioritize, plan and take action on their development.

We’ve been a top-rated tool in the 360° Feedback market since 2018, and are used in 134+ countries by thousands of organizations (inc. Autodesk, Britvic, Fitness First, Médecins Sans Frontières, New Look, and Pandora) to nurture and develop their employees.

Joining Spidergap

At Spidergap, we're fueled by the passion and exceptional talent of a successful start-up. We're hungry to amaze our customers and grow the business. But we're also focused on the quality-of-life of our team, and as a profitable company (without outside investment!) we're able to support a very healthy work-life balance.

We're looking for people who fit our values:

  1. Focus on impact:
    We know our growth is dependent on increasing the value we deliver to customers. We focus our energy on improvements that will make a real difference, with a desired outcome made clear up-front. We expect everyone to understand why they are working on a particular activity or objective, being clear on how it will benefit the business and our customers.

  2. Be proactive and dependable:
    Everyone can solve problems and remove barriers to growth — both personally and for the company. We are quick to raise issues and ideas, and to recommend next steps. We make it easier for others to feel they can depend on us by being proactive in our communication and action.

  3. Pay attention to detail:
    We believe the quality of everything we do is a competitive advantage. We expect high attention-to-detail, whether it's in how we write an email, review our analytics, or design the site. We delight in getting the details right, even in internal documents. High attention to detail isn’t something you turn on and off — it’s an attitude.

  4. Always look to improve:
    We survive and grow by constantly looking for opportunities to improve our solutions, our processes and ourselves. We own our mistakes, using them as an opportunity to learn what changes we should make to processes and tools. We expect our people to proactively look for opportunities to develop and improve our own performance.

  5. Enjoy the journey:
    We consider our health and families to be more important than work. We ensure no-one feels that they are frequently required to work excessive hours. We support each other in overcoming problems and achieving work and life goals. We’re positive and enthusiastic — helping everyone feel energized to take us to the next level. We don’t pin our happiness on the attainment of a particular end goal - we delight in every step along the way.

Is this role right for you?

If you answer ‘Yes’ to all the below, this role is perfect for you!

  1. Would you enjoy working with financial data and processes?

  2. Would you like to work in a fast-growing software business?

  3. Are you keen to work remotely?

  4. Do you like to ask questions to understand how you can make a greater impact?

  5. Do you practice regular self-improvement / personal development?

  6. Do you believe attention to detail is super important, and something you are passionate about?

  7. Do you know the difference between a relative and an $absolute cell reference in an Excel formula, and when to use each?

  8. Have you enjoyed using the accounting tool ‘Xero’ before, or are you excited to learn how to use it?

  9. Do you live in a timezone between -5 UTC (e.g. East Coast USA) and +3 UTC (e.g. Istanbul)?

  10. Are you looking to work 20 hours per week?

Responsibilities

Payroll:

  • Reviewing timesheets and expenses from our team members in various countries (UK, Canada, US, India, and more to come!)

  • Advising country payroll administrators of any changes (e.g. bonuses to add, new joiners etc)

  • Checking payroll that has been prepared by each country administrator is accurate

  • Reviewing and approving expenses

  • Performing benchmarking to help set and review salaries

Accounts Payable & Receivable:

  • Saving invoices that need to be paid into Dropbox and recording the details in Excel

  • Checking whether outstanding invoices are still needed

  • Creating credit notes

Recording & Reporting:

  • Reconciling bank transactions to transactions in Xero

  • Month-end accounts close and reporting

  • Reviewing actuals vs. budget to help improve accuracy of budget

  • Submit VAT return

  • Request Tax Certificates for commonly requested countries

  • Submit Year-End Accounts

Supporting wider Finance activities and projects such as:

  • R&D Tax Claims

  • Getting quotes from different providers to choose the best solution

  • Reviews of our pricing

  • Looking for acquisition opportunities

  • Investing our spare cash to generate better returns

— Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what some of the above means! We already have detailed processes you can follow for nearly all of the above

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What we’re offering

We strive to make Spidergap the best place to work.

We are doing this by being the best product in the market, building a great diverse team, encouraging great work-life balance (including taking lots of annual leave), being family-friendly, having fun, and maintaining a strong culture of continuous improvement (business and personally).

  • “Nowhere else compares! This is such an amazing company to work for.” — Pragyan (Engineering Team)

  • “This is the best work-week I have ever had. I love it here.” — Julia (Customer Success Team)

  • “I love how seriously people’s ideas are taken in this company and that’s something that a lot of people are starved of elsewhere.” — Daniel (Engineering Team)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary. We calculate a competitive salary that represents the typical salary (50th percentile) for your role, experience and location. This is typically in the range of £10-£18 per hour ($14-$25.50 USD per hour) for this role.

  • Profit share bonus, paid annually. Based on company profit and individual performance (reviewed throughout the year, not just at the end!).

  • Work remotely. As long as your internet connection is excellent and you’re able to collaborate when needed, you’re free to work from any location you wish

  • Flexible working. You’ll need some set hours in which to collaborate with the team, but we’ll do our best to be flexible so you can support your family, friends and/or hobbies!

  • Annual all-staff meet-up. Previous locations: Iceland, Barcelona, Berlin

  • Generous paid vacation, inclusive of public holidays. (20 days if working 20 hours per week)

  • 4 months paid maternity/paternity leave

  • Family-friendly work environment. Both co-founders work from home and have young children so we understand the challenges and what helps!

  • Health membership contribution. (that you can use to pay for the gym or equivalent)

  • Bring your own device contribution. We’ll make sure you have the equipment you need to work efficiently.

  • Pension contribution. Typically 10%, depending on country laws.

Please note, due to local employment and/or international laws, we cannot currently employ people based in Brazil, France, North Korea or UAE.

How to apply

The first step is to apply by completing this short (and confidential) application form.

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