Finance Director

Job Type:
Financial Services
Central London
£120,000 - 160,000 plus bonuses and benefits
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A fresh on the scene, PE-backed, high-growth FinTech company is looking to hire a Finance Director in what is a newly created role, to sit under - and support - the CFO, whilst managing and scaling up the wider finance team as the company continues to grow.

My client is one of the largest independent, fully vertically integrated omnichannel payments companies in the UK and Europe. They help businesses receive payments either through POS systems (the ones you tap your card on) or online (ecom), and were recently listed in the top 50 fintech start-ups.

The company is made up of 8 entities (and counting!), with over 300 employees spread across the head office in Central London, and regional offices across the UK and EMEA. The Group is highly acquisitive and successfully closed 8 transactions in the past 24 months, with many more planned over the next 12-18 months.

So it is an exciting time to be joining what is a very ambitious and dynamic organisation.

The opportunity

The company is looking for a Financial Director to oversee financial control, financial reporting, finance operations and tax in the group. The role is at the group level with the responsibility of overseeing operations of all entities in the group. Beyond the current operating model, the opportunity provides hands-on experience in M&A integration, stakeholder management and commercial business partnering and refinement of current processes.

The current team is 12 FTEs.

Day to day you will

  • Develop a vision and strategy for the finance function alongside the CFO;
  • Develop, professionalise and growing the team to be industry leading
  • Run financial processes and reporting (management accounts, statutory and FCA reporting, tax matters, operational cash management, accounts payables and receivables, etc.);
  • Improve processes and systems to drive scalability of the finance function;
  • Manage operational cash operation (not client money) across all entities;
  • Drive integration and migration of finance functions of the acquired entities;
  • Liaise with stakeholders within the function (Treasury and FP&A) and across the business  (Sales and Operations/Logistics).

About you:

  • An experienced and ambitious senior level finance professional, ideally qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), with a proven track record of progression and adding value
  • Sector experience is highly desirable, but is not essential: 
    • Direct Card Acquiring / Acquiring Bank or Payments Services experience preferable; outside of that the broader FinTech, Financial Services or Tech / SaaS sectors will also be considered
  • An entrepreneurial, energetic and low-ego individual, you care about the outcome for the team and company
  • Comfortable operating in a changing and not well-established platform
  • You’re able to elevate from operational matters to strategic and/or system architecture level challenges and vice versa as part of the daily routine;
  • You likely have qualifications and accounting training is great, but empirical experience is valued above all
  • A commercial mind-set you always looking for the ‘why’ and checking our decisions are based on positive commercial outcomes

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