Finance Director | Award Winning SaaS Scale-Up | London


Finance Director | Award Winning SaaS Scale-Up | London

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    Finance Director | Award Winning Series B SaaS Scale-Up | London

    We are proud to announce that Harmonic have been retained by one of London's most exciting SaaS / machine learning scale ups.

    Since their inception the company has proven to offer a service that has been hard to replicate meaning there have been no real competitors in their space. This coupled with the ambition of doubling revenue in 2022 makes for a formidable combination and now the company has eyes for a new Finance Director to help them scale through their next phase of growth.

    The company operates internationally in the UK, US and Europe and has recently launched a new product to diversify away from its historically FMCG focused client base. Having recently raised a significant series B round the company is now looking to scale quickly and deploy capital for both domestic and international expansion.

    The leadership team is incredibly impressive and have successfully scaled the business to a healthy ARR through entirely ethical means which correlates with their collaborative and friendly culture. Their offices are based in the start-up hub that is Shoreditch with numerous restaurants and bars just a stone's throw away.

    The role

    Reporting to the CEO the Finance Director will be ultimately responsible for all things finance, managing a team of 6 and crucially leading the business through future funding rounds. You will need to be hands-on in your approach with a clear 'roll your sleeves up' start-up mentality as you will have a broad remit including reporting, ad-hoc analysis and when needed dipping into legal.

    You will be working closely with the CEO and investors on numerous high-level projects whilst remaining in the detail of the business managing the company from both an operational finance and commercial finance perspective.


    * Working with other senior management to drive and improve the financial performance of the business
    * Manage and build out a high performing finance team
    * Maintain tight control over cash through management of AP / AR
    * Update and maintain reliable cashflow forecasting
    * Review of financial statements and management accounts
    * Full responsibility for tax filings & registrations to maintain compliance and governance, including payroll taxes, VAT, R&D tax credits and international taxes
    * Oversight of group structuring to organise the business internationally in the most efficient way possible
    * Oversight of the company payroll to ensure accuracy
    * Update and maintain a robust forecasting and planning model to support fundraising and business strategy
    * Identify and track key KPIs and metrics and build / maintain reporting systems to provide the leadership with business insights
    * Supporting with negotiating legal & contractual agreements for suppliers, partners and clients
    * Lead fundraising for future rounds including building the deck and 'in the room' Q&A

    What we need to see (essential)

    * Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
    * 5+ years' finance leadership experience in Series A, B or C start-ups including supporting on major fundraisings
    * Experience both in building decks and 'in the room' Q&A for fundraisings at series A-C
    * Ability to be hands-on in your approach, not shying away from getting down in the detail
    * Experience working in a recurring revenue tech enabled environment with strong understanding of the associated KPIs and metrics.
    * Independent and detail oriented, with strong communication, problem solving, and creative thinking skills - contributing to the detail as well as providing direction to the business
    * Highly collaborative and strong business partnering skills with the ability to build relationship with colleagues across different departments
    * An experienced finance leader with executive presence, strong negotiation skills and business acumen
    * Intellectually curious, with a demonstrated commitment to continuous growth
    * Excited to join a growing company with a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture, dedicated to owning the global human insights market

    What we would like to see (bonus)

    * Numerate degree preferred
    * Previous experience of working with top tier VC funds preferred


    * £120,000 - £150,000 + share options

    Please get in touch with Jack () for more information and please feel free to circulate this with any friends or contacts that may be interested.

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