Finance Director

About us 

Unbiased are a leading VC-backed B2B FinTech SaaS platform, and the UK’s pre-eminent provider of leads management, marketing & generation software solutions for IFA’s, Mortgage Advisers and Accountants.  

Headquartered near London’s Silicon Roundabout, Europe’s largest technology cluster, we are a team of 70 spread across London and Europe and growing rapidly.  With recent funding from YFM Equity Partners, we continue to scale at pace, pending a liquidity event or exit in due course. 

 

About the role 

As a result of our rapid growth, we have a requirement for a commercially minded Finance Director to join the company to help scale both the finance function as well as the wider business.  

Reporting to the COO, this is both a hands-on and strategic role, suited to a Finance Director looking to join an exciting SaaS FinTech platform with a view to accelerating growth & helping to take the business through an exit.  Alternatively, we are also keen to speak to you if you are an experienced Senior Financial Controller looking to step up to your first Finance Director role.  We envisage this role being full time, however we pride ourselves on flexibility and are open to candidates who would prefer a part time arrangement.   

 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Owning & developing financial planning and analysis processes, systems & outputs  
  • Providing detailed financial & business planning support to the wider business  
  • Business partnering with C-Suite to provide valuable FP&A commercial insights  
  • Driving scalability of the finance function, and supporting the establishment of scalable processes across the business where appropriate 
  • Managing financial systems & procedures to ensure the efficient and effective management of the company’s finances, including the financial control framework 
  • Developing the finance function, financial information and outputs to enhance effective management team & Board decision-making (Board & KPI reporting, etc.)  
  • Responsibility for external audit, reporting, financial compliance & tax matters  
  • Corporate finance support e.g. equity and debt financing, exit / liquidity, etc. 
  • Maintaining & improving revenue recognition process & related revenue forecasting 
  • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, financial modelling, cashflow forecasting, etc. 
  • Supporting & partnering the c-suite to deliver the company strategy 
  • Interacting at all levels of the organisation, internally and externally 
  • Working with the relevant departments to ensure all finance processes, data and systems are as fully automated as possible, so as to maximise efficiency & scalability 
  • Leading, supporting, developing and mentoring the existing finance function  

 

About you 

Required: 

  • Professional accountancy qualification – ACA, CIMA, ACCA, etc. 
  • Experience within senior finance roles such as Finance Director or Senior Financial Controller 
  • Experience in scaling finance functions in growing technology companies  
  • “Can-do” attitude, solution-focused 
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves for the detail, while also seeing wider strategic picture 
  • Strong experience with detailed financial & data analysis & manipulation from different data sources, and working with & presenting those to colleagues business-wide in an intelligible & transparent manner 
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills 
  • Excellent MS Office skills (particularly Excel) 

Desirable: 

  • Senior finance experience in either a private-equity or a venture-capital-backed technology business 
  • Corporate finance experience: institutional equity fundraising (Venture Capital, Growth Capital, Private Equity) & shareholder exits (trade sale, PEIPO, etc.) 
  • Track record of achievement in earlier-stage and/or growth businesses  
  • Degree-educated 

 

How we’ll take care of you 

  • Share options: We want our whole team to share in our success, you’ll be a key part of the business helping our growth, so you’ll be allocated valuable options in Unbiased. 
  • Salary: We expect to reward our people well, and will pay competitively for all our roles & in the context of the business’ size and stage. 
  • Bonus: We provide all our staff with the opportunity to be awarded a significant year-end bonus based on both company and personal performance.  
  • Pension Contributions: We go above and beyond when it comes to helping you to save for your future. 
  • Investment in your development: Alongside in-house training, you’ll be allocated a training allowance to invest in your career development 
  • Investment in your wellbeing: Your wellbeing is a top priority for us, and you’ll be able to benefit from fully paid subscription to Calm, our favourite Wellbeing App 

 

Additional Benefits 

  • Holiday: you’ll be allocated plenty of holiday to ensure that you have enough time to recharge, work-life balance is super important to us here 
  • Flexible working: we’ll work with you to find the balance of office-based work and remote working 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Life insurance 
  • Christmas & Summer parties (pandemics permitting!) 

Equal Opportunity  

The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Unbiased are made up of broad range of talented people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

 

Data Privacy 

Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data. 

Once a person has taken up employment with Unbiased, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with Unbiased has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it. 

 

Agencies 

As much as we appreciate the help, we’re using our own direct sourcing methods or we’re working with one of our carefully selected Agency Partners on this vacancy. To find out a little more about how we partner with agencies please email talent@unbiased.co.uk FAO our Talent Manager, speculative phone calls will not be taken by our team neither will CV submissions without Unbiased or the candidates expressed consent. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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What makes us different?

Want some insight into how we work as a team? Here are our culture behaviours that are at the core of everything we do:

Be relentless about progress

To be the best at what we do, we push things forward with tenacity. 

There will always be blockers, we always find ways around them. 

Enjoy the journey

We celebrate successes and give kudos to our colleagues for a job well done, no matter how small.


Share and seek input

Our most valuable asset is our people. We embrace challenge and different opinions and are more interested in learning than being right. 

Risk failure to achieve success 

We iterate often, fail quickly, learn and go again. But this doesn't mean we sacrifice the quality of our work. We aim for excellence in everything we do but we also acknowledge that sometimes we need to say: for now, it is good enough. 

Own it and get it done

We don't point blame or find excuses. We are accountable and take responsibility for our mistakes and when we don't deliver. We totally own our failures and learn from them. 

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