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Interim CFO

Hays Senior Finance
England, London
£800 to £1,000 / day
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Science and technology
Salary band
over £450 per day
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Your new company
An owner-managed technology business in the heart of London is at the centre of the AI revolution. This business partners with blue chips, PE firms, agencies and SME's to deliver data analytics, automation and marketing insights to grow their revenues.
With an established C-Suite, the business is now at the point where they need to hire their first CFO.
Your new role
As the first internal finance hire, you will:

  • Oversee core financial accounting including monthly management accounts and reporting
  • Manage the company cashflow
  • Overhaul the finance systems and processes to professionalise the business
  • Prepare the annual budget
  • Plan and prepare the business for fundraising rounds
  • Provide strategic insight into business growth, expansion to new markets and hiring plans
  • Working with the CEO/ founder to update the long-term financial model
  • End of year R&D tax credits

What you'll need to succeed

  • A professionally qualified accountant with 10yrs + operating experience, ideally with experience in an early stage tech start-up (bonus if being the first internal hire)
  • Experience of running finance (all functions, tax, HMRC/VAT, reporting, modelling / forecasting, R&D Tax Credits) in small and medium-sized firm / VC-backed companies.
  • Start-up experience - experience of being responsible for Legal (e.g. contract management) and HR matters.
  • Industry background - high growth Tech/ SAAS / Service based industry experience
  • Experience of fundraising (Seed and Series A) and their needs as shareholders / Board members

What you need to do now

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