Head of Finance

Location Greater London
Discipline: Finance Recruitment
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £85000
Contact name: Andrew Buscombe

Contact email: andrew@becksfordgroup.com
Published: 11 days ago

Head of Finance


Becksford Group are currently working with an international cloud-based AI start-up to appoint a Head of Finance. Located in central London and having successfully completed Series B funding, there is a lot of opportunity in this role for an experienced finance professional wanting greater autonomy and team leadership within a growth technology start-up environment.

The Role:

Based in central London, the Head of Finance will take ownership for operational finance and a team of 3 heads. The business requires someone who can design and implement financial planning processes and systems, supporting the leadership team to offer insight and advice on the financial performance of the business. Responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of financial accounting including monthly, quarterly and annual reporting

  • Consolidation of group accounts and production of quarterly board reports

  • Cash flow management

  • Oversight for transactional finance including payroll

  • Supporting the CFO and wider executive team with ad hoc projects (focusing on international expansion/growth)

  • Becoming the go-to internally for finance within the business, including the management of my client’s audit partners

The Person:

The successful Head of Finance will likely be moving from a Finance Manager, Financial Controller or Audit Manager from Top 10 (if you are working with SME tech clients and understand the environment well), with some current team management responsibility. The key requirements are:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)

  • Strong technical accounting skills – an audit background could be beneficial

  • Broad knowledge of financial accounting, management accounting and transactional accounting

  • Team management experience of at least one direct report

  • Aspiration to move away from financial accounting to a broader strategic finance role

  • Previous experience working for a tech start-up (desirable)

  • Knowledge of Xero accounting software, or smaller agile finance systems

The Business:

An international cloud-based AI start-up headquartered in central London. The business is making cutting-edge data solutions using cloud technology, with diverse clients internationally. They are advocates of remote working and flexibility. Recently completed Series B, they are outlined as one of the fastest growing startups in Europe.

The Package:

£70,000 - £85,000 + Equity + Benefits