To be wholly responsible for the finance and day to day smooth operations of the business, ensuring it has the best possible working environment with robust and scalable processes through all its functions.
To enable the business to continue its growth, whether organic or through acquisition.
This is a “hands on” role in the rapidly growing prop-tech sector.
Form a close working relationship with the Managing Directors, other members of the senior management team, and the Board
Provide leadership to the Board's Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position
Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
Take overall control of the company’s finance and accounting function, leading the finance team
Ensure that company financial systems, policies and controls are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
Lead the budgeting processes, ensuring they are carried out and reviewed with relevant parties
Take ultimate responsibility for the company cash management policies
Present monthly management accounts to the Board and prepare annual accounts for shareholders
Corporate finance: manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity, disposals and acquisitions, as appropriate.
Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including banks, customers and advisors.
Have overall responsibility for all matters relating to the smooth and successful operational management of the business
Work with the senior team to develop and maintain scalable processes, reporting structures and working practices throughout all functions
Oversee the human resource management, maintaining best practice in all policies, procedures and practices, including effective performance review processes
Work with department heads to get the best performance from staff
Oversee all landlord relations, and buildings and facilities management, balancing cost-effectiveness with quality of work environment
Be responsible for organisational effectiveness, including:
Ensuring systems are in place for compliance and other regulations
Overseeing operational systems, policies and processes
Owning and driving initiatives that contribute to long-term operational excellence and that establish and enforce organisational standards
Be responsible for any legal or contractual matters, including handling external legal resource, and ensuring that regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
Recruit, train, manage and motivate team members as appropriate
Undertake annual staff reviews, and ongoing informal reviews
Formulate and execute staff development plans
Skills and experience
Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind, obsessive attention to detail, passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.
Very strong, proven track record of delivering financial and operational effectiveness
Exceptional communication skills at all levels
Strong IT skills
Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.
High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
Man management skills and very clear leadership ability
Education and qualifications requirements
Degree level education, or another higher education qualification
Qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification