Folklore Ventures
Folklore Ventures

Finance Executive



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Company Background

Uptick is a high-growth company with serious ambitions. We work hard but we have fun. We’re well funded, break even, and have nailed product market fit. We operate in a funny little niche but the scope is huge! We make software specific to the fire protection industry used to maintain over 50,000 buildings across five countries. Our mission is to make 100,000,000 people safer where they live, work and play, and bring a slow legacy industry into the digital world.


Uptick is seeking an accounts assistant to help support the growing company as we rapidly scale in the UK and international markets. The role will be London-based but with global responsibility. Uptick is experiencing 40%+ year-on-year growth, so the successful applicant will need to be comfortable with fast-moving businesses.

What you’ll need to do:

  • Prepare financial statements (profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, annual accounts).
  • Perform daily accounting tasks (invoice processing, account reconciliation, ledger management).
  • Support the Finance Director with monthly reporting.
  • Handle bank reconciliations, intercompany activities, and ensure financial record accuracy.
  • Assist with VAT returns preparation and submission.
  • Support audits and liaise with auditors.
  • Maintain accurate financial records and documentation.
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting.
  • Support the implementation and maintenance of financial controls and procedures.
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis and reporting.
  • Support office management and HR generalist support (onboarding, payroll, benefits).

To qualify for this role you’ll need to:

  • Some experience in a similar accounting or finance role is preferred.
  • A degree in Finance/Accounting, or experience in a Finance/Accounting role.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel or GSuite Google Sheets
  • Familiarity with accounting software (experience with Xero is a plus).
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Experience in start-up or software company is a plus.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Training & development:

  • This role includes a training contract for either the ACA (ICAEW) or AAT qualification, depending on the candidate's level.
  • Comprehensive training and support will be provided to help you achieve your professional qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement in Uptick.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Study support and time off for exams.
  • Pension scheme - Employer contribution of 8%
  • Private health, dental, optical and life insurance.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays plus 1 extra day for your birthday.
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme.
  • Dog friendly office.
  • Friendly and supportive working environment in a brand new Shoreditch office.
  • Flexible working style and WFH practices to maximise your work-life balance.

Our culture begins with our values:

Care - Care about our customers, and care about what we do.

Excellence - Be excellent (not perfect). Have the hard conversations.

Growth - Grow our customers and grow our people.

How to Apply:

If you are a motivated and ambitious individual looking to develop your career in accounting with a forward-thinking company, we would love to hear from you.

  • Must have the right to work in UK.
  • Uptick Software UK Ltd. is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.