Reporting Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 8,400 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,400 employees located globally. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit

We are looking for a technical accountant to join our team to assist in the accounting and reporting and to bring experience to assist with our statutory reporting and our internal control processes linking into the financial reporting. Due to our rapid growth we need to bring in new systems and processes to ensure robust scalability and we need a new team member to support this process.

This is a hybrid opportunity working 2 days a week out of our Cambridge Headquarters. Occasional travel to London may be required.

The Role:

On a day to day basis you'll be supporting internal and external reporting processes and providing technical support to the business to ensure accurate and timely reporting. Assess risks in processes by conducting risk evaluation activities, performing self-assessments and investigations in order to design necessary control activities to mitigate the risks and to improve process efficiency and effectiveness specifically to the financial reporting.

External reporting requirements:

  • Ensure adherence to appropriate and consistent procedures and controls and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support in the production of the required disclosure for annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with required deadlines.
  • Support in the production of compliant and consistent statutory accounts for the group and the subsidiaries.

Internal control requirements:

  • Conducting annual self-assessments to identify risks and areas for improvement as well as making sure that existing controls are executed effectively and timely.
  • Documenting the self-assessment results and creating action plans to address noted gaps
  • Actively monitor that all internal documents (e.g., internal policies and procedures, documented controls and action plans, evidence of the control execution, authorization matrices, etc.) are up to date as well as communicated to relevant associates and available for review on shared spaces (Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Supporting in setting-up new processes to make sure that proper controls are in place
  • To support on a variety of ad hoc projects and initiatives as required.

Candidate Requirements:

We welcome applications from candidates who have a strong technical and financial reporting knowledge particularly in IFRS and UK & US GAAP with experience in group and international business'. Candidates should be university educated with a relevant degree and a Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA preferred) trained in practice. You'll also be:

  • Helpful, flexible, pro-active team player with a willingness to tackle both new and routine tasks,
  • Dynamic, responsible and highly organised with the ability to manage multiple streams of work within defined timelines,
  • Effective communicator with finance and non-finance staff and collaborative in nature.

Benefits we offer:

  • 23 days paid holiday plus UK bank holidays, increasing to 25 days after two years’ service,
  • Additional birthday day off,
  • Salary Sacrifice pension scheme with 4% employer contribution and minimum 5% employee contribution,
  • Optional BUPA private medical insurance for you and your immediate family,
  • Life assurance with a benefit of 4x your annual basic salary,
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering both on-line and telephone support and resources to you and your family,
  • Cycle to work scheme.