Financial Controller

An industry (and opportunity) like no other

Responsible for enabling over 90% of global trade, maritime touches every part of our lives. Quite simply, without commercial ships, half the world would freeze, and half the world would starve.

The shipping industry is also responsible for a significant proportion of the global climate change crisis, and therefore a substantial proportion of the solutions that are so urgently needed. More than three percent of global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to ocean-going ships. This is an amount comparable to major carbon-emitting countries.

Following a decade of rapid growth, StratumFive now services in excess of 12,000 vessels. As a leading maritime tech company, we therefore have a key part to play in unlocking every possible efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and lowering vessel emissions through digital innovation – epitomised by our groundbreaking new β€˜Podium’ platform.

StratumFive also plays a critical role in protecting the safety of seafarers, cargo, and the marine environment, by providing expert routing advisory services directly to the vessel via our new 24/7 New York meteorological operations centre.

Working in maritime is exciting, rewarding, interesting, and unlike any other industry. With the sector expected to double in size to $3trn by 2030, StratumFive are looking for the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join our mission and take pride in helping shape the future of our planet, and this most important of industries.

Job Role and Description

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading & developing the finance team, ensuring all ledgers are reconciled and up to date for live reporting for both UK and US entities. You will report directly to the Chairman and will provide strategic and financial guidance to ensure the company’s financial commitments are met. You will work closely with the senior management team to provide regular updates on P&L position, cost control, cash-flow, present monthly management accounts to the board and assist external accountants in the preparation of year end statutory accounts, R&D claims and tax returns.

Salary Range: Β£55K to Β£60K


  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure sound financial management
  • Set KPIs
  • Preparation of budgets and analysis of variances
  • Provide management information on business performance
  • P&L Management
  • Management of overheads and expenses
  • Review and improve current systems and processes
  • Oversee the finance team
  • Monitor cash flow
  • Liaise with the Company Accountants at Year End


  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Experience working in a financial control role, ideally within the tech sector
  • Must be confident to report and present to senior leadership team including CEO and Chairman
  • Proactive β€˜self-starter’ mindset with the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships
  • See challenges as opportunities more than obstacles
  • Would see a missing detail in a specification as a chance to be self-directed rather than the chance to put the task on hold

Helpful Traits

  • A genuine “can do” attitude
  • See challenges as opportunities more than obstacles
  • Believe in iteration over perfection
  • Would rather spend an extra 25 minutes of your day to hand-off completed job rather than delay the whole team the next morning
  • Would see a missing detail in a specification as an chance to be self-directed rather than the chance to put the task on-hold

What's in it for you?

We believe we offer an appealing work life balanced package to attract and retain the most motivated team players. Aside from a competitive salary, we also offer a range of unique additional benefits:
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Flexible work-location, home or β€œroam”
  • Fully remote with very occasional requirements to attend meetings in the office
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