Finance Director - Board Level

Location

Salary

Benefits

Hammersmith (3 Days Per Week)

DOE, Competitive

Bonus & Equity Scheme

Job Description

Key Roles:

Cash is King. Maintain effective liquidity. No black holes, no surprises

Funding

Working Capital Management

Forecasting

Accurate and timely numbers

Controls and Compliance

System Integration

Provide business intelligence

Forward-looking and Strategic

Abilities:

Solid understanding of key drivers

Know ins and outs of finances and operations

Improve cashflow

Good grasp of budgeting –anticipate potential pitfalls and adapt the budget

Audit process experience

Spot areas for improvement

Operational

 

Attributes:

Technical with Attention to Detail

Previous VC/PE experience

Happy to roll sleeves up as well as lead

Leadership –build, retain and train team and motivate when times are difficult

Ability to communicate including presentation skills

Ability to build consensus, internal and external

Build finance as a business partner

Build relationships

Resilient – fortitude to adapt and thrive throughout accelerated pace of transformation

Strong personality –support and challenge the founders. Integrity and conviction to challenge on key strategic and financial decisions

ACA or ACCA qualification preferred

 

Key Responsibilities:

Driving the business to EBITDA positivity within 18 months through effective management of margin & overhead structure of the business

Owning the two key monthly MI packs: internal sales & ops document and monthly board decks. Board meeting attendance will be required

Drive strategy on budgeting, fundraising, board & VC relations

Managing month end process between our in-house finance team and external accountants to ensure timely monthly accounts

Manage initiatives across both commercial and operations team to drive financial KPIs: gross revenue, margin, EBITDA

Support the sales function through promotional analysis, optimal pricing, SKU mix, range optimisation, trade spend and JBPs

Support manufacturing team with data analysis to unlock potential efficiencies. Aid in contract and price negotiations with suppliers and customers

Support the founders in future fundraising and maximising business value towards exit

Oversee accounts receivable & payable; ensure invoice finance facility is performing optimally

Effective cashflow management and communication of pinch points and course correction plans. Fully integrated modelling of cashflow, p&l and balance sheet

Perks & Benefits

Competitive Salary

Bonus

Equity Scheme

Requirements

Knows ins and outs of finance and manufacturing operations

High attention to detail

Excellent grasp of budgeting: ability to think high level/total business, spot potential pitfalls, challenge the senior management team and drive actions to improve the numbers

Strong leadership and organisational skills to effectively communicate to all stakeholders, from mid management to board; ability to distil complex financial outlooks into key takeouts and actions for the wider time

Ability to present and drive conversations around KPIs and total business performance.

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