Head of Finance

Salary: £60k - £75k + Options + bonus

Location: London

Type: Full-Time

Reference: JOW173

Our client is a founder led, rapidly scaling multi-site organisation. This unique and contemporary organisation is Integral to the development of welcoming infrastructures within varied communities that truly provide a positive social impact.

Due to growth and future scale, they are seeking an ambitious Head of Finance/Controller to join the senior leadership team. Supported and mentored by an entrepreneurial founder you will oversee and develop the finance function, in a newly created role. The aim being to build a first in class finance function that supports existing and future ventures. This would suit an accountant seeking a varied role spanning all areas of finance within a growth multi-site organisation.

The role reports to the CEO and will:

  • Prepare reports for Executives, shareholders and other stakeholders
  • Lead on management and financial reporting., including statutory reporting and filings
  • Manage budgeting process (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash)
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, with budget analysis and site comparatives
  • Implement commercial KPIs and measure that support decision making and analysis
  • Improve and streamline existing financial controls and processes, using technology to automate, ensuring IT systems are relevant and fit for purpose/scale.
  • Full oversight of FP&A, including financial modelling of investments, new business opportunities
  • Build robust cash flow forecasts and support future fund raises
  • Market analysis and scenario planning
  • Take an active role in managing costs, risk and developing strategic goals
  • Business partner to the Founder and functional heads
  • Management of the management accountant, building the finance function as required


  • Qualified accountant with excellent academics
  • Business understanding to link finance control requirements with operational needs
  • Strong IT skills, ideally having worked with Xero
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, organised and attentive to detail
  • Flexible and willing to travel occasionally to varied locations based in London (and Reading)
  • Enthusiastic with a proactive personality and 'can do' approach

We are committed to encouraging and celebrating applicants from different backgrounds, whatever their gender, ethnicity, race, religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic background, disability, sexual orientation and geographical location to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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FD Direct Limited (trading as Equity FD, Equity FC, Equity Interim and Equity Chair) has ceased trading.

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