Head of Finance

Job description

As our Head of Finance, you are solely responsible for building our finance function. We are seeking an experienced and hands-on finance leader that is looking to work in a fast-growing environment with a lot of potential for growth. You will report directly to our Chief Financial Officer and will work closely with the leadership across teams to drive financial and strategic execution. You will be driving the organization’s financial planning and accounting as well as its relationship with banks, accountants, shareholders, and the financial community. You will always have a clear view of company performance and ensure that we are in compliance with the various financial and reporting requirements, simultaneously you will drive all internal financial processes and procedures to ensure that we maximize return where possible. 


Responsibilities

  • Lead planning and forecasting efforts for functions, including long term planning, annual financial plan, and monthly forecasts
  • Develop financial models that reflect an aligned approach between different on-going initiatives, investment priorities, and company goals
  • Keep a continuous eye on the companies cashflow, including cost control, outstanding payments, and invoices
  • In charge of business control: facilitate a monthly discussion between management and all the "heads of" on their KPI's
  • Manage the accounting firms on the (annual) reporting (e.g. financial statements and tax obligations)
  • Deliver analysis and reporting of the business' financial results including variances to plan, ensuring key issues, risks, and business drivers are understood and highlighted
  • Analyze the different department key performance indicators, financial trends and develop key insights and recommendations
  • Drive continual process improvement leveraging best practices, standardization, and automation to scale the business
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as needed and present findings to the management team

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a Head of Finance, Director of Finance or similar role OR 3-5 years of experience at a big-4 firm and/or (investment) bank
  • Bachelor and Master’s degree in Business (Economics), Accounting, Finance or another relevant field
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CFA/CPA) is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models, advanced financial modeling capabilities in Excel, and proficiency in Powerpoint is preferred
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation, and bookkeeping
  • Self-starter with the ability to perform in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Proven experience in cultivating collaborative working relationships with teams across an organization

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate combines analytical and problem-solving capabilities with a pragmatic approach and orientation on results. This candidate is a self-starter and is able to make well-underpinned decisions. You show a great sense of business savviness and are able to work together with the business: we are not looking for a ‘financial policeman’! You are talented, and you have the ambition to become the CFO of a listed company.