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Having everything in its place, in order, is what you love. Ensuring that the day-to-day financial aspects of the business are run smoothly, with any issues raised and resolved in a timely manner.


Central to the role is that the financial processes are simplified to reduce the administration of others in the team and that the business finances are kept healthy. You will have the knowledge to look into the details of the accounts, make recommendations and raise queries, working closely with company accountants and leadership team.

Part-time or Full-time, permanent role 

Report to: CEO and CFO

Location: HQ Derby, UK, with flexible & hybrid working


  • Ensuring healthy cash flow 

  • Delight through timely payments, client credit control and checks

  • Maintaining bookkeeping accounts, financial process, support, administration 

  • Monthly/annual management reporting

  • Supporting project business case P&L’s, funding applications and processing

The role will involve managing the finance function of the business across a wide spectrum of day-to-day activities including bookkeeping, accounts preparation, anticipated revenue, budget forecasting, financial analysis, related administration, project financial reporting & billings and reporting to the Leadership Team.

Candidates must be strong financially and be able to demonstrate experience in a similar role, previous experience of working in a similar role at a design/creative company would be beneficial, though this is not essential. There is also some activity around the partnership accounts for the premises involving rental and service charges.


  • Assisting with the smooth day-to-day running of the finance function, to cover all aspects of the accounting-related administration matters. The company uses QuickBooks accounting software.

  • Assisting with the project financial tracking system (Synergist), raising of sales invoices, and posting of supplier invoices

  • Dealing with daily cash transactions including receipts and payments, and bank reconciliations

  • Timely and accurate invoicing to clients and credit control

  • Managing healthy cash flow with timely payment of invoices and suppliers

  • Posting of journal entries, nominal ledger and monthly balance sheet reconciliations

  • Preparation of VAT returns (which is supported by Accountant)

  • Assistance with monthly payroll and PAYE payments (which is supported by Accountant)

  • Management of internal budgets

  • Experienced in billing international clients (especially US and UAE) in multiple currencies

  • Preparation of monthly management pack including cash flow, profit and loss, and balance sheets – all supported by a relevant commentary

  • Assist with forecasting, budgeting, cash burn analysis, and KPI monitoring

  • Financial analysis, including commercial analyses such as client profitability

  • Dealing with all related matters in respect of finance and administration

  • Processing company credit cards and team expense reports

  • Ensuring proper connections between Synergist and Quickbooks through the alignment of nominal codes, supplier types, and other data.


​We're looking for a candidate with at least 5 years post qualified experience and ideally to be qualified with one of the 3 main institutes:

  • ICAEW Qualified (Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales)

  • ACCA Qualified (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

  • CIMA Qualified (Chartered Institute Of Management Accountants)


Katapult designs themed attractions and experiences that amaze and engage visitors globally. Our work is enjoyed by 95 million visitors, at 120 attractions, in 26 different countries, every year. As well as increasing guest experience, we thrive on helping clients generate more income, more fans and bring the vision for their attraction to life.




You will thrive on building relationships. We are all about the people. Creating and building genuine connections is the lifeblood of our business. We don’t just work together; we connect and grow together as a team and with our clients, we socialise and have fun and we rely on one another. All of our people are important to us: our fellow collaborators, our clients, our team, our partners, suppliers and our community.


Flexible working hours

Remote working

Open holiday entitlement

Paid sick allowance

Free professional mental health services

Bring your dog to work

Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and other snacks while in the office

Use of electric office car

Electric car charging

Eyecare vouchers

Growth share and bonus scheme


Social justice and responsibility have long been valued at Katapult. As our company has grown, we have similarly expanded our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our values of Relationships and Authenticity mean that we welcome and celebrate different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Diverse backgrounds and experiences bring new Creativity, and new ways to engage with Curiosity.


We welcome all ages, backgrounds, and gender identities. Everyone is supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us. We strive to create an environment where everyone can be their authentic selves at work and make it easy for others to do the same.


Diversity and inclusion begin with recruitment. We encourage you to openly share what makes you unique and what new perspectives you would bring to the team.


The deadline for application is Monday 8th April 2024. If your application meets the criteria, we will be in contact to get further information. If not, we will happily keep you on file for future opportunities.​

  • Tell us about something you are passionate about or inspires you

  • Submit your Resume/CV. 

  • Provide contact information for a professional reference.

Katapult - theme park design, themed resort design, themed attraction design


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