Financial Controller

LYVA Labs was created to deliver economic growth through commercialisation of innovation; inspiring ideas, creating partnerships and attracting investment.

Our mission is to increase investment in innovation and we do this by:

  • Providing tailored innovation consultancy
  • Exploiting the wealth of innovation assets
  • Identifying and securing appropriate funding and investment
  • Inspiring collaboration across the ecosystem

We believe innovation will drive growth and create jobs in our region – if we create the right environment to unlock it.

We are growing rapidly and are now looking for a Financial Controller to join our team. This person will be responsible not only for looking after our finances, but also supporting the businesses we work with. If you are someone who is looking to make a big difference to the local business community and are passionate about supporting start-ups, this role would be ideal for you.

Key duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO and working with our appointed accountancy firm your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and further developing financial systems, controls and procedures for LCR Ventures Ltd and LYVA Labs
  • Preparing and updating company budgets and forecasts
  • Preparation of management accounts and managing key financial performance indicators
  • Preparation of year-end accounts
  • Managing and controlling working capital and cashflow
  • Monitor and review of financial data, present ideas and make recommendations to the Board
  • Managing banking
  • Financial modelling for grant funding
  • Managing eligibility and compliance for grants e.g. with Subsidy Control rules
  • Managing outsourced payroll and administrative services
  • Company secretary duties
  • Preparing financial models, budgets and projections for potential investment companies (primarily early-stage start-ups) and inputting to investment proposals
  • Input to the monitoring and reporting of progress for investments and grants provided to eligible companies.

Skills, personality and experience

  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Minimum of 1 year post qualified experience working as an accountant
  • Excellent knowledge of various accounting software packages including Xero
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Knowledge of Subsidy Control rules and experience of compliance
  • Awareness of early-stage investment models (desirable)
  • Awareness of company secretary responsibilities
  • Works well under pressure and keen to take on greater responsibilities over time

Terms: Full time, permanent

Location: Liverpool City Region, we have offices based in Liverpool city centre and Daresbury

Salary: £50,000 – £60,000 based on experience

Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays


6% pension contribution

Hybrid/flexible working arrangements*

*Please note, due to role requiring work with local businesses applicants must be within commutable distance. 

Apply now by sending your CV to: recruitment@lyvalabs.com titled ‘Financial Controller’

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