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Date Added: Sun 11/10/2020

Financial Controller | Start-Up | VC | Fintech

London, UK
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Company: FDU GROUP

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Financial Controller | Start-up | VC backed | FinTech

Our client, a well-funded FinTech start-up is at the stage of their evolution where they need to recruit their first Financial Controller to help ensure that they continue along their current steep growth trajectory. We need to identify a high calibre individual with the ability and ambition to become Finance Director in 2-3 years’ time.

Reporting to the CEO and with support from a finance orientated NED, the Financial Controller will have full responsibility for ensuring the Finance Function runs efficiently through strong processes and controls, whilst driving all FP&A activity. You will be tasked with driving automation through the finance function to deliver efficiencies.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Produce timely, consistent, and accurate monthly management accounts for Board review covering budget vs actual, key trend analysis and key performance indicator reporting together with meaningful financial commentary and forecasts.
  • Pricing and competitor analysis; building and developing financial models to track and drive performance.
  • Maintain the cash flow forecast and ensure efficient working capital through active accounts receivable and payables management
  • Ensure appropriate levels of internal control, developing and implementing finance systems and process that can scale with the business.
  • Managing all day-to-day Finance Operations including sales and purchases, data entry, credit control and reconciliations where required.
  • Implement systems to automate finance processes where possible.

Background and experience

  • An academically strong, qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA) with a strong technical accounting background.
  • I anticipate that you will have a blend of big company best practice experience along with some entrepreneurial exposure in an SME environment; this could have come from auditing early stage businesses.
  • You must have had financial leadership experience in a VC backed SME preferably in FinTech, Financial Services or SaaS environments.
  • The know-how and ability to operate in a fast-moving, constantly changing environment.
  • A keen interest in utilising technology and automation to drive business efficiencies.
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