Director of Finance

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£100,000 + Options + Benefits
16 Jan 2019
30 Jan 2019
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Our client has developed a cutting-edge technology platform that transforms control of energy assets in a highly secure and scalable way. They have undergone two extremely successful fundraising rounds, including a major investment/partnership with a leading global FTSE energy corporate and although still at a relatively early stage already have global blue-chip corporations on board. They are thus now poised for exponential growth. As part of their plans, they are looking to recruit a new Director of Finance to oversee the entire finance function and manage the team. Reporting to the COO, this role will be a key support to the board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage, develop and build a best-in-class finance function, providing visible and proactive leadership of the finance function to ensure the team are highly engaged and motivated
  • To identify and develop suitable methodology for measuring metrics and business performance
  • Oversee preparation of monthly board packs, incorporating relevant non-finance measurements
  • Ensure there is enough control and structure to support scale up of the business
  • Develop, maintain and support revenue recognition reporting tools and control, that support longer term forecasting and variance analysis, this involves working with Value Delivery and Commercial Teams
  • Gain an overview of new contract bidding, the deal approval process that will form part of Budgeting and Forecasts (and subsequent variance analysis)
  • The maintenance of accurate strategic partner accounting records and preparation of financial statements for audit
  • To challenge the business in a constructive way, driving continued commercial performance and value creation
  • Take responsibility for cash management and cash flow forecasting for the business
  • To develop and maintain robust, reliable and value-added financial forecasts and reporting processes
  • The maintenance of policies and procedures to ensure effective and robust internal controls
  • Work with the COO to supporting strategic initiatives, organisational reviews and address investor requests

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • You will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with significant post qualification experience.
  • Ideally you would have an appreciation of scaling a business, via long term strategic partnerships/contracts
  • Ideally you will have an understanding of the value drivers in a business, either in the tech sector or itself utilising technology. Of relevance will be knowledge/experience of a tech platform
  • Strong accounting/controlling experience
  • A solid academic background educated to degree level.
  • Ability to work autonomously and own all finance issues
  • Able to build relationships across the organisation and accustomed to working effectively with external advisors
  • Be able to communicate financial matters to the business with clarity and transparency
  • A self-starter, flexible, trustworthy, reliable, driven and hardworking.
  • A desire to be in a highly visible role where change is on the agenda.
  • A committed team player with a strong commercial outlook and a hands-on approach.
  • Strong technical skills and excellent excel skills

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