About Founders Factory:
Founders Factory builds and funds startups together with exceptional entrepreneurs and the world’s leading companies. Created by IPO-exited founders, we offer founders capital, operational support from a team of hands-on experts, and unrivalled access to a coalition of industry leading corporate partners. Since 2015, our 300+ portfolio companies have raised $800mm follow on funding from a roster of notable investors.
You will be working on all things financial at Founders Factory. This will be a varied role with plenty of opportunity to contribute across different areas, including but not limited to:Working directly with our outsourced finance function (BDO) to assist with finance operations across the organisation. Working directly with interim-CFO to maintain a robust control environment and driving lean and effective transactional processes Supporting our annual audit process across multiple entities Providing timely, accurate and insightful financial and management reporting to help drive effective and informed decision making Business partnering with key stakeholders across the business across financial operations, budget reporting and cost analysis Analysis and reporting of information for our 200+ portfolio companies Ad-hoc support and engagement to the founders of our portfolio start-ups, to support their business’ financial wellbeing
Candidate profile:Be a recently qualified accountant - c. 2 years PQE (ACA/CIMA/ICAS/ACCA) Have 1-2 years of industry experience in a fast-growth start-up or SME environment Demonstrated experience of the nuts-and-bolts of financial management: transactional processing, accounting, taxation, reporting, planning and analysis. International experience across these areas is a plus. Comfortable embracing a rapidly changing environment. We need someone who is able to work accurately, efficiently and effectively under pressure, and manage multiple demands from different stakeholders Have a hands-on and proactive approach. Be both a curious and creative thinker, and also a results-oriented executor Team-orientated with excellent communication and relationship building skills to effectively work with with our operations team, founders and investors Must embody our Founders Factory values
Characteristics:Entrepreneurial and empathetic: you have an understanding of the challenges faced by both corporates and founders and are able to build strong relationships Commercially-minded: you are able to understand corporate pain points and conceptualise solutions from within our portfolio Diligent and dynamic: You maintain a rigorous attention to detail, yet understand the need for momentum in a fast-paced, ever changing environment. Creative and data-driven: you think big and execute fast on ideas you have to test efficacy Ambitious and curious: you have a drive to find solutions, and a curiosity for disruptive business models and ways of working Flexible and collaborative: not precious about roles, you’re a team player who does what it takes to get things done Organised and energetic: you are great at prioritising and managing workloads, and you love galvanising others to work with you