Finance Director (Corporate Finance Background) | Tech Start-Up


Finance Director (Corporate Finance Background) | Tech Start-Up

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    Finance Director (Corporate Finance & M&A Background) | Hyper Growth Tech Start-Up (Post Series B) | London

    Harmonic Finance are proud to be recruiting on an exclusive basis for one of Europe's most exciting post Series B Tech Start-Ups. They have won multiple awards and are led by a successful serial entrepreneur with high profile exits already to his name in the VC Tech world. Following an incredible period of growth, with a unique offering disrupting the market, this is set to be the most successful venture to date.

    Backed by a selection of Europe's leading VC funds they have around 200 employees based in 3 international locations. Uniquely the business is already profitable but following a recent multi-million-pound VC raise they are seeking to invest heavily in scaling the business internationally. Turnover is projected to jump from circa £30m to over £120m by the end of 2021.

    Based out of a typical 'East London start-up office' they have recently taken new space in the building giving them room to grow in the start-up hub that is Shoreditch. They have incredibly smart people at all levels throughout the business. This is a very fast-paced environment, but they have done a fantastic job of encouraging work-life balance and diversity.

    The role:

    This is an opportunity to join the business as the first Finance Director managing an exceptional Head of Finance and team beneath that. The core focus of the role is to shape the strategic direction of the business, lead them through fundraises of increasing magnitude (Series C will be £70m-100m).

    There is a currently a lack of nous around the commercial financial analysis and KPI metrics and the financial input into the board pack for investors. The Finance Director will be key to developing the quality of Investor Relations as the business scales.

    The preferred candidate will therefore have a Corporate Finance, M&A or Investment Banking background (ACA will also be considered).


    * Drive commercial performance across the business
    * Provide strategic direction to the CEO and Leadership teams
    * Implement new processes around KPI analytics, forecasting and planning (FP&A)
    * Face off to Venture Capital Investors
    * Lead the business through major future fundraises
    * Business Partner with multiple teams across the business holding them accountable and providing decision support
    * Ad Projects and potential M&A work
    * Manage a Head of Finance to ensure robust controls and processes to ensure there is a platform for growth (the business has a lending element to it and therefore requires processes and policies that are expected in an FCA regulated environment)
    * Support the build out of a Finance team

    What we need to see (Essential):

    * Experience of working within at least one Series A-C scale-up or start-up (any industry)
    * A real enthusiasm for commercial financial analysis and an ability to develop KPI dashboards.
    * Strong communication skills, including the ability and confidence to present to prospective investors.

    What we'd like to see (Non-Essential):

    * Corporate Finance, M&A or Investment Banking Background
    * Experience in an FCA regulated environment
    * Clear ownership of investor Relations and fundraising
    * Wider Operational exposure as is often the case in start-ups

    Location: Shoreditch

    Salary: Flexible depending on experience + share options

    Please get in touch at or give me a call on 0203 773 3530.

    Please feel free to circulate this with any friends or contacts that may be interested.

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