Part Qualified Finance & Operations Manager - Tech Start-Up


Part Qualified Finance & Operations Manager - Tech Start-Up

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    £35000 — £38000
    Per annum + Study Support + Equity
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    Part Qualified Finance & Operations Manager | Fast Growth Tech Start-Up| London

    The Client

    Harmonic are delighted to be working on a retained basis with an incredibly exciting 'Tech for Good' start-up focussing on revolutionising the way in which charities raise and process donations. With revenue growing at 100% per annum and backed by several high-profile angel investors they are entering a period of rapid scale-up.

    They expect to announce a significant Series A fundraise in the coming weeks (circa £5m) which will further accelerate the expansion into US and European markets.

    Culturally this is a uniquely rewarding opportunity which combines innovative, fast paced and disruptive Tech development centred on a high performing and passionate team with a genuine moral element. The team are motivated by scaling the business but by also building a platform which leads to good.

    Currently the team is working from home and there will be continued flexibility, but they plan to retain their central London office

    The Role

    Supporting an excellent Chief Operating Officer with experience building and leading Finance functions this is a fantastic opportunity for a Finance & Operations Manager to be a central figure in the setup and development of the Finance function to support the business as it scales.

    With plans to build the company towards an exit in 4 years at a valuation of nearly £100m (based on current forecasts) this also represents a real opportunity to learn quickly and progress quickly. Initially the role will focus on building out day-to-day Finance but will broaden out to cover management accounts, commercial finance support and a range of ad-hoc projects supporting multiple teams.

    It is important to stress that there will also be Operational projects which this person will be required to get involved in.

    * Manage the day-to-day Finance Operations side of the business (owning Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable)
    * Establish improved credit control and build relationships with clients to ensure timely payment and good visibility of debtors
    * Continuously improve processes and strive to automate and find efficiency gains where possible
    * Manage Payroll and Expense management
    * Manage Bank Account and Balance Sheet Reconciliations
    * Support with month-end (accruals, prepayments, posting adjustments, cash flow forecasting etc)
    * Build improved operational processes and business partner support between Finance and Sales teams (including improving customer onboarding, KPI tracking and analysis, general commercial support)
    * Start to work with the wider business on ad-hoc projects
    * Continuously improve and implement new Finance processes and systems alongside the COO
    * In the mid-term Support the COO with the setup of improved management accounting and longer-term financial planning and variance analysis

    Required Experience:

    * Curious, Proactive, and keen to solve problems
    * Interest in start-ups
    * Excellent Communication Skills
    * Excellent Organisational skills
    * Real desire to learn and progress quickly
    * Experience managing day-to-day Finance operations in an SME

    Preferred Backgrounds/ experience:

    * Part Qualified (ACCA, CIMA or ACA)
    * Demonstratable experience of 'going above and beyond' and improving processes
    * Experience in a start-up (any industry)
    * Experience getting stuck into wider operational projects and process improvement
    * Xero experience

    Offered Package:

    * circa £35,000
    * Study support
    * Share Options/ Equity
    * Flexible Start & Finish Times

    Start Date: ASAP

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