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Financial Controller

  • London ,
  • Perm
Our client is building the world's Elastic Workforce - reinventing work and re-telling its story. They help businesses deliver technical projects better than ever before through their platform and on-demand Elastic Teams™.
Customers use the platform to scope any technical project and are then paired with a fully managed Elastic Team to deliver. The Elastic Teams are built from the world's best permanent freelancers who have all passed our client's rigorous on-boarding tests.
They have secured £3.5m in seed funding from Fuel Ventures and are now hiring a number of exciting roles to add to their fully remote team for exceptional growth ahead.
You'll be teaming up with scientists, engineers, product managers, and salespeople from a diverse set of backgrounds who are challenging every assumption about work. 

Financial Controller:

Permanent role for an experienced and autonomous finance professional to build and manage Distributed's finance function, with growth into a Finance Director position within the next 12 months as the business scales.

Activities:
• Complete oversight of the company's finance function; you'll start out as a 1-person finance department with ownership of all areas in finance
• Close interaction with the COO, working together to enable good management decision making while presenting a compelling financial narrative to stakeholders
• Effective finance partnering with the business to drive 200%+ year-on-year growth
• Own the company's internal data collection & business intelligence reporting
• Improve business processes with automation & efficiency
• Manage 3rd party finance suppliers (accountants, advisors, banks, co-sec, lawyers)
• Lead the growth of the finance function as the business scales
Requirements:
• Chartered accountant with a 10+ year track record in finance
• 2+ years in a VC-backed start-up, having contributed towards at least one funding round as the #1 or #2 in finance
• Comfortable being the company expert in finance, accounting, tax & treasury
• Comprehensive understanding of investor reporting and key metrics
• Enjoys both the big picture and the detail; excellent at both
• Experience building and growing a finance function
• Expert at financial modelling
• Clear, concise & engaging communicator
• Laser sharp attention to detail
Compensation:
• Competitive salary (£70,000-£80,000)
• Meaningful equity ownership
• Employee pension plan
• Vitality private healthcare
• Catered team lunches provided every Friday
• 36 days of holiday a year (26 days + Bank holidays)
• Work from anywhere; we're a fully remote company

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