Temporary Finance Manager (3-month contract)


Job description


Temporary Finance Manager / Project Accountant (3-month contract)

Engage is recognised by our customers and partners as the industry standard in hospitality, travel and special events in the sports and entertainment industry.

Following an MBO in 2020, Engage has grown 20% year on year and encompasses a team of 75 staff. Engage has acquired another business, Ambro, implemented a Group-wide proprietary CRM, and transitioned to Xero accounting software. The purpose of hiring a temporary finance manager / project accountant is to ensure the transition is accurate, data complete and help with automation.


There are 3 main elements to this project:

  • Review/update selected pre-1 April 22 account balances in Xero (from Navision and Sage)
  • Review/update selected post 1 April 22 account balances in Xero (manual process)
  • Ad hoc assistance with other FY23 working papers for audio
  • Propose methodology for and implement automation of data transfer from CRM to Xero.
  • The primary focus is likely to be around revenue recognition and related COS (incl. commissions)

This role reports to the Financial Controller, Mark Newman.

The successful candidate will potentially have an opportunity to extend the contract to both assist on further automation implementations and/or a Finance Manager role.


Person Specification

  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Ideally experience in a similar role within an SME using Xero.
  • Advanced Excel skills – able to manipulate datasets using Pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s.
  • Preference for individuals who have worked on accounting software transitions before.
  • A passion for sporting events would help candidates from a cultural fit.



Excellence Engage is driven to achieve ever higher levels of quality. We strive for excellence across every aspect of our event delivery. We aspire to deliver events of a world-class standard. Whether it be the food or drink, ticket or talent, venue or customer service, we aim to continue to produce the high standards our customers have come to expect.

Engaging Engage delights our customers by giving them more engaging experiences. Our events are specifically designed to allow our clients and our customers plenty of time to engage with each other in an atmosphere that fosters deeper relationships. We understand the importance of making memorable moments and our events create the environment that makes this a reality.

Entertaining Engage makes it our business to be fun, friendly and fascinating. Whatever your entertainment, our fantastic hospitality and friendly service is delivered with a sense of fun.


This role is flexible; a hybrid of home (2 days/week) and London o􀆯ice (min 3 days/week).

Day rate for this role is £300.


Email in your CV to mnewman@engage.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible