Interim Financial Controller - Hyper Growth EV Business


Interim Financial Controller - Hyper Growth EV Business

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    Interim Financial Controller - Fast Growth Electric Vehicle Scale-Up

    We are delighted to be working exclusively with an innovative, hyper growth Electric Vehicle (EV) scale-up business looking to revolutionise the way in which robotics and AI are harnessed to deliver Electric Vehicles at the forefront of the shift towards sustainable transport solutions.

    This is an opportunity to work in a hugely entrepreneurial environment which is excellently funded and has ambitions to continue the development of technology which "will change the world".

    The company has recently opened a number of new global sites with exciting international expansion planned for the US market and a host of 'developing nations' and have secured a number of significant contracts with customers.

    Our client has achieved an eye watering valuation which is a nod to the tech they are developing as they re-imagine what it means to be an Automotive company. Projects range from the development of Battery Technology, Driverless solutions, new sustainable composite materials and Robotics to name a few.

    This truly is only phase one though with significant progress made to develop and apply their technology in other industries beyond the Automotive space. These include various 'deep-tech' projects which are currently strictly confidential.

    Having recently relocated to a new modern office space with the added benefit of flexible working, the client is looking for an ambitious individual who is driven and excited by technology, electric vehicles, sustainability and ultimately being a part of an incredibly exciting scale-up phase.

    The company offers a fast-paced environment, full of motivated and passionate people. They are growing rapidly with headcount set to double or treble this year and are hiring a Financial Controller to manage the Finance function to support the continued expansion. They are keen to add someone to the company who is fun, hardworking and wants to progress their career quickly.

    The Role

    The Interim Financial Controller will own the production of Management Accounts and have oversight for month-end and day-to-day Finance. Ultimately with the rate of expansion there are extensive ad-hoc projects which will shape processes and systems and major commercial projects to support the pace of change, international expansion and new product launches.

    Working closely with a brilliant Finance Director and industry leading CFO this represents an opportunity to have massive impact on the business and build a team quickly (currently a team of 5).


    * Manage the completion of month end (balance sheet reconciliations, accruals, prepayments)
    * Manage the production monthly management accounts with variance analysis
    * Lead on a major ERP system implementation programme
    * Produce monthly P&L analysis and quarterly forecasting
    * Produce cost reporting and analysis
    * Own the day-to-day Finance (invoicing, payroll, bank reconciliations)
    * Build from the ground up and continuously look to implement new processes, streamline current processes, and automate Finance tasks
    * Work closely with internal stakeholders to develop improved decision support, insight, and analysis
    * Support the Finance Director with the setup of new entities internationally
    * Work with the Accounting Policy team to ensure robust financial controls as the business increases in complexity
    * Oversee the completion of Group consolidations
    * on strategic projects to improve unit economics and profitability
    * Build a world class team mentoring and developing talented people
    * Support with Year End statutory reporting and liaise with auditors

    Required Experience:

    * Qualified Accountant (ACCA or ACA is preferred)
    * Experience in a Financial Controller capacity
    * Excited about working somewhere which is changing every day
    * Desire to work in a fast-growth company
    * Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
    * Passionate about the EV and Start-Up space in general

    Bonus Experience:

    * Prior start-up experience
    * Previously worked in the Automotive sector
    * Previously worked in a Tech start-up (ideally Venture Capital or Private Equity Backed)
    * Previously implemented a new ERP system

    Day Rate

    * £450-550 per day
    * Circa £90,000 salary for Temp to Perm
    * The business prides themselves on delivery and impact - therefore this is not a typical 9 to 5 role. They encourage flexibility

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