Finance Manager

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

The Role

Now a Kroll business, Crisp was established in 2005 and began by protecting children and teenagers using online games, apps and social networks from paedophiles and child exploitation groups. Since then, our Real-time Risk Intelligence capabilities have expanded to include trolling, hate, media, influencer, terrorist, conspiracy, election interference, bad actor, agenda-driven, fringe and community groups.

As a leading expert in fast, actionable risk intelligence, we have a unique understanding of the risk signals embedded within digital chatter. This expertise is powered by our continuously-trained Risk Intelligence Graph, which helps us to protect our customers’ brands, assets and people from reputational damage, security threats and online harms.

We have spent 18 years training our AI technology to discover and track these risk signals. As a result, Crisp customers get peace of mind, 24/7/365. Today Crisp protects over $6.5 trillion in combined market capitalization for over 1,000 brands. Crisp customers are always first to know and first to act.


Reporting to the Financial Controller with one direct report, this is a broad SME Finance Manager role working in the core operational finance area. The role includes working with external advisers, such as our auditors and tax advisers, as well as relevant teams within Kroll.


  • Assist with the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and reports for the Board and Executive team
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Group’s accounting records and financial systems
  • Assist the Financial Controller with effective management of working capital
  • Review of payroll (both UK and US) to ensure accuracy prior to payment being made
  • Calculation of commission and bonus
  • Working with the business to understand headcount requirements, preparing a headcount budget, ongoing forecast and monitoring against these
  • Linked to the above, maintaining an accurate payroll P&L and cash flow forecast
  • Feed into the budget, forecasts and business plan processes as relevant, including continued monitoring & review of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances
  • Ensure returns for Corporation tax, US Sales and Use tax, and all other relevant compliance requirements are submitted, payments made on time and all relevant regulations are complied with
  • Responsibility for overseeing the month end billing process and ensuring accurate revenue recognition for all contracts
  • Responsibility for review of relevant month end balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts
  • Assist with the development and monitoring of Internal Controls and continuous process improvement
  • Effectively manage the Credit Controller
  • Assist with the management of relationships with auditors, tax advisers, banks and other parties as directed by the Financial Controller
  • Keep stakeholders up to date on progress against agreed budgets and targets
  • Undertake any other duties as required

Essential skills

  • Qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent, accountant with proven experience in a similar broad management and financial accounting role within an SME or who is looking to make for their first move into industry from practice
  • Great communication (written, spoken, listening, presentations)
  • Self-management / organisational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship building
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Strong interpersonal skills and used to working with people at all levels, both internal and external
  • Comfortable with being hands on and covering all processes as required across the finance function


Our rewards are as unique as our culture, and we want to attract the best people and retain them.

Not only will we ensure that your development is key, but you will be joining a fantastic team of like-minded people who work together as one team to achieve a shared vision.We offer an excellent salary and benefits package which includes:

  • Market competitive pay rates based your skills and experience
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 33 days holiday including Bank Holidays (20 days in the US)
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Life Insurance Cover
  • Healthcare Cash Plan / Healthcare, dental and vision plan
  • An attractive pension / 401k retirement plan scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee perks schemes offering discounts, rewards, giveaways and more
  • Mental health wellbeing portal and access to an in-house clinical psychologist
  • Flexible working opportunities


'This work meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, any applicants who are offered work for this organisation will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. A criminal record will not automatically bar a person from successfully taking up this post.

Crisp, a Kroll business is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.