Head of Finance

Join Oliva as they are looking for a Head of Finance

Oliva is proper mental healthcare for employers who want to make a real impact on both their teammates’ lives and their organisation’s performance.

Combining a curated team of highly-qualified mental health professionals, personalised therapist matching by real experts and a hassle-free digital experience, we're the UK & Europe’s first mental healthcare solution that can truly support employees with a broad spectrum of mental health needs.

This isn't just any job. We want to make a meaningful impact on an industry that changes people’s lives.

The role

This role will be working closely with the leadership and operations team to help us build a thriving, financially healthy business that is able to unlock access to high-quality mental health to employees and companies at scale.

It will be a combination of undertaking and overseeing the recurring legal, accounting and financial tasks required to run a high growth tech startup, whilst harnessing data and analysis to support key strategic business decisions and projects.

The role will also involve owning the relationship with our external legal counsel, overseeing research into open legal matters as we grow, and playing a key role in our fundraising activities.

Financial Metrics, Business Insights & KPI tracking

  • Overseeing internal financial and operational KPIs across the business
  • Conducting ongoing pricing model analysis and customer profitability analysis
  • Leading deep dive projects regarding key strategic and financial matters, as they arise
  • Acting as business partner to senior stakeholders, providing analysis to support key decisions

Forecasting, Budgeting & Planning

  • Maintaining revenue forecast, margins forecast, and overall cash flow forecast
  • Setting team budgets, spotting trendlines, and provide insights on historical spend
  • Own tracking to financial and operating plan
  • Conducting regular cost reviews, identify cost savings opportunities, and execute/ad-hoc cross-functional projects focused on cost optimization's
  • Supporting overall business planning processes
  • Running special projects to improve, scale, and automate forecasting and reporting

Overseeing Monthly close & tax deadlines

  • Validating and enabling the work of our accountants across Spain, UK and the US
  • Working with all entities to ensure taxes and accountancy filings are delivered on time
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and analysis
  • Updating internal cash flow model and forecast on a monthly basis
  • Improving & monitoring internal accounting processes to set us up for scale

Fundraising Processes

  • Helping us to prepare for fundraising, including building financial models and forecasts
  • Scenario planning to help us determine use of funds and impact on financial metrics
  • Own & verify the key metrics we share with our investors, board-ready on monthly basis

Project Managing Legal Work with External Advisors

  • Owning the relationship and interactions between Oliva and external legal counsel
  • Project managing and sourcing of legal experts to help us investigate open legal matters key to our expansion and growth
  • Demonstrating attention to detail in navigating complex legal matters with the help of experts


Who you are:

  • Passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of millions of people
  • Experienced in providing thorough financial analysis and projections
  • Outcomes-driven with an extremely analytical and data-driven approach
  • Amazing attention to detail, gets your kicks from accuracy and action
  • A doer with boundless curiosity and the ability to drive projects from beginning to end
  • Willing to travel a few times a year

You’ll be successful if you have:

  • An accounting qualification
  • Extensive finance experience, with a combination of national and international exposure
  • Experience in similar roles or responsibilities in a consultancy and in a start-up
  • Been a part of Series A to C fundraising processes
  • A data-driven mindset with comfort independently performing analyses to validate or inform hypotheses for operational or strategic plans
  • The ability to build and nurture relationships internally and external to the organization
  • Comfortable working outside of your comfort zone when necessary.
  • Had interaction with an external legal counsel as part of a current or previous role
  • Fully proficient professional English, other languages are a plus


We come to work each day knowing that we're contributing to a truly meaningful mission: to improve the mental health of millions of people worldwide.

On top of this, you get:

  • A healthy salary and early-employee stock options in a rapidly growing start-up
  • Home off set up allowance to ensure you have a productive space
  • Plenty of paid time off to relax and recharge your batteries
  • International private medical insurance or healthcare allowance
  • Wellbeing allowance to take care of your future self
  • Therapy allowance—and encouragement to take advantage of it
  • Coworking office membership or remote working allowance
  • Professional learning & development opportunities to help you grow
  • An autonomous, vibrant, and flexible work environment
  • Travel about once per quarter to a team event

Diversity & inclusion

We know the tech industry has a diversity problem. Without proactively addressing this, we could easily end up hiring a lot of very similar people. So we’re enthusiastically encouraging applications from underrepresented groups in our industry. We hire with fairness and awareness—and we mean it.

Whoever you may be: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background, or identity, we’d love to hear from you. If you need any adjustments during the interview process, let us know and we’ll accommodate.

Who we are

Oliva is a tight-knit, experienced, and passionate team of engineers, designers, marketers, and psychologists. We’ve all been through our own battles with burnout, anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression. And while we’ve all had both positive and less positive experiences with mental healthcare, we know first-hand that talking through your problems makes a massive difference once you find the right person.

Our co-founders, Javier Suarez and Sançar Sahin, have both experienced the emotional highs and lows of scaling successful tech startups and lived to tell the tale. Javier co-founded the business travel startup TravelPerk—which went on to serve thousands of businesses and employ hundreds of people—and previously led innovation at Booking.com. Sançar has led marketing teams at Typeform, Hotjar, and GetApp.

If you’ve ever felt like you needed mental health support but had no idea where to start, you’re in good company. Our goal is to stop people feeling like that.