Your main responsibilities will include setting up the finance department, implementing a sustainable financial planning and performance analytics.
The successful candidate will be in charge of developing the financial planning function with responsibilities ranging from day to day financial operations and ROI analysis, through to long-term business strategy.
As a senior manager in the business, your role will play a significant part in contributing to our growth, comfortable to both support the team and the senior stakeholders.
You will be managing a team of 2 (a Finance Assistant and a part-time Finance Controller), and will include hiring as required.
Financial Planning and Business Analysis
Follow-up of retail activities, KPI’s and financial operations to ensure consistent reporting between the company and third parties
Control and forecast cash and cost management and maintain banking relationships
Manage the business in the control of working capital
Preparation of regular and ad-hoc analysis, reporting and presentations for Investor Relations, the CEO and the Board
Accounting and financial operations
Reconcile monthly management accounts and ensure the integrity of transactional processing
Ensure the integrity of balance sheet controls
Handle payments, payroll and other related administrative tasks
Manage year-end closing, financial reporting and audits
Assist the accounting agency in the preparation of books and files for audit and declaration of VAT and payroll taxes, including compliance with payment deadlines
Ensure the compliance with all business taxation requirements
Invoice approval and maintenance of monthly invoice procedures and sub department support to ensure accuracy and consistency within the management accounts
Fully qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with a least 2/3 years post qualification experience in a high-growth environment
Ability to wear many hats, particularly in the first 6 months whilst building processes and best practice
Comfortable working within a startup environment that moves incredibly quickly
Comprehensive experience of financial modelling, planning, forecasting in line with the marketplace mode
Previous use of XERO
Experience within a marketplace environment
Experience or exposure to VC/PE backed businesses
Experience leading and building the Finance function within a rapidly growing startup, understanding how to navigate the challenges of scaling from Seed to Series A, B and beyond