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Group Head of Finance & Operations

Employer
easyHire
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Background:

Rentuu, trading as easyHire, is a venture capital-backed technology start-up powering the future of the equipment hire industry. We're backed by the best from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet, to Start Up VCs, and we've been featured as one of the UK's Top 100 start-ups for the past three years in a row!

Our latest joint venture with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is launching easyHire powered by Rentuu to become the world's go-to hire destination. We're trading in the UK, Italy, and Spain under the brands easyToolhire.com, easyEventhireuk.com, easyNoleggio.net, and easyalquiler.com. We will be launching in additional European markets this year!

To help us continue our growth, we're seeking an experienced Group Director of Finance and Operations (reporting directly to the founders) to join a great start-up team!

Requirements and skills
  • Mandatory Chartered Accountant Certification
  • Proven work experience as a Head of Finance, Director of Finance or similar role
  • In-depth understanding of cash flow management, bank reconciliation and bookkeeping
  • Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models
  • Proficiency in accounting software (Xero)
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field


Objectives of this Role
  • Creating forecasting models, assessing risk in investments and ensuring all accounting activities comply with regulations. To be successful in this role, you should have experience crafting financial strategies and managing accounting teams. Ultimately, you will maintain our company's financial health and increase profitability in the long run.
  • Collaborate with executive-level management in the development of performance goals and long-term operational plans
  • Maximise efficiency and productivity through extensive process analysis and interdepartmental collaboration
  • Set strategic goals for operational efficiency and increased productivity
  • Work with project managers in the development of financial and budgetary plans
  • Analyse current operational processes and performance, recommending solutions for improvement when necessary


Responsibilities
  • Forecast monthly, quarterly and annual results
  • Supervise a team of Accountants
  • Conduct profit and cost analyses
  • Ensure all accounting activities financial regulations and plan and manage all audit and internal control operations
  • Plan, implement and manage the overall financial strategy
  • Be aware of the company's financial position at all time
  • Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes that provide visibility into goals, progress, and obstacles for our key initiatives
  • Constantly suggest ideas for improvement and process optimization
  • Oversee and manage the company's Xero Accounting system
  • Set targets for finance and operations personnel
  • Plan, monitor, and analyse key metrics for the day-to-day performance of the operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks
  • Devise strategies to ensure growth of programs enterprise-wide, identifying and implementing process improvements that will maximise output and minimise costs
  • Uphold organisation policies and standards, ensuring legislative regulations are followed
  • Work closely with human resources to lead team with integrity and establish and maintain a trusting, inclusive, and productive environment
  • Develop fundraising strategy and build close relationships with partners and investors


Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field
  • 10+ years senior leadership role in the appropriate field
  • Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles, including finance, customer service, production, and employee management
  • Proven ability to plan and manage operational process for maximum efficiency and productivity
  • Ability to streamline and implement new structures and roles that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting business demands
  • Strong working knowledge of industry regulations and legislative guidelines


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with budget and business plan development
  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions for increased productivity
  • Superior negotiation skills in both internal and external settings
  • Masterful organisational, communication, and leadership skills, demonstrated by previous professional success


Compensation:
  • Competitive based on experience
  • Bonus on performance
  • Share options


Perks:
  • Fully Remote - based in Europe for team meetups when necessary (minimum once per quarter)
  • Co-working space
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