Head of Finance

Salary:

+ equity + bonus + package

Opportunity type:

  1. Permanent

Location:

London

Specialism:

  1. Accounting & Finance

Date posted:

13 Jan 2021

Opportunity reference:

15543_1610535217

Opportunity description

Head of Finance £90,000 - £100,000 + Equity Bonus + Package

An exciting opportunity has become available for a driven Head of Finance to join a dynamic VC backed technology organisation based in central London. This brand new role will be responsible for leading the development of business systems, financial management, and data analytics empowering the team and their partners. The role has been created to support the CFO & Group Director as the business scales. The focus will be on collaborating across the business to develop best in class systems which provide financial control and insight, freeing the wider team to scale the business. In addition to the 'tech first' approach the Head of Finance will be responsible for building an efficient finance business partnering team to support the business while providing exemplary financial control.

Whilst the main focus of the role with be developing business systems and financial management, the dynamic nature of the business, as well as the fact that it is VC backed will mean that there will be ample opportunity for the right individual to be involved in other areas and develop their career. The successful applicant will be an extremely high performing individual on a trajectory to a CFO position who is looking for professional development and a high level of responsibility and who can demonstrate a results driven aptitude.

As the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Tech Team, Head of Performance, and the wider business lead the financial implementation of business systems, third party and proprietary software, to support the end to end delivery of the design and development process
  • Manage the co-ordination of the budgeting and forecasting cycles including integrating Project cashflow forecasts developed by the Commercial Team to the corporate cashflows
  • Preparation of business plans and forecasts to support corporate finance activities
  • Ongoing monitoring of financials against budget and forecasts, and reporting of KPIs to the Business
  • Managing the preparation of the statutory financial accounts through to sign off and filing
  • Responsibility for company structure management including set up of new legal entities to support growth
  • Support the roll out of new overseas partnerships, including financial, tax and legislative reviews and the setting up of ongoing financial reporting
  • Ad hoc support to the CFO on companywide projects including M&A
  • Support the wider business with all financial decisions relating to the delivery of their core strategies and business plans
  • Attendance at Senior Leadership meetings

To be successful for this assignment you will ideally be fully ACA qualified with at least 5 years post qualified experience, it is also essential that you have:

  • Experience in start up to high growth mid-cap companies is essential
  • ACA qualified with strong audit experience from a Big 4 accountancy practice
  • Strong financial systems experience, ideally systems implementation
  • Breadth of exposure across the finance function in a fast growth business
  • Commercial thinker who considers operational and commercial stakeholders as part of their role
  • Ability to constantly adapt to a changing strategy and enjoys helping others understand what the next step is
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity with the ability to think on their feet
  • Analytical thinker who considers different options for problems
  • Comfortable having difficult conversations to challenge and change historic processes

If you are interested in the role, please apply below. Unfortunately, we may not be able to respond to every unsuccessful applicant.