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Financial Reporting Lead



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Join ZOE as they are looking for a Financial Reporting Lead


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UK/EU or compatible timezone (Remote)

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We Are Redefining How People Approach Their Health

ZOE is combining scientific research at a scale never before imagined and cutting-edge AI to improve the health of millions. 

Created by the world’s top scientists, our personalised nutrition program is radically reimagining a fundamental human need – eating well for your own body. Currently available in the US and the UK, having generated a waitlist of over 300,000, ZOE is already helping tens of thousands of ZOE members adopt healthier habits and achieve their goals.

We are also the team behind the popular COVID Symptom Study, which played a critical role in the fight against COVID in the UK and has now expanded to become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). ZHS uses the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ homes to understand health and prevent disease. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, data science, and nutrition science has led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.

A remote-first, well-funded startup, we are backed by founders, investors, and entrepreneurs who have built multi-billion dollar technology companies. We are always looking for innovative thinkers and doers to join our team on a thrilling mission to tackle epic health problems that span the globe. Together, we can improve human health and touch millions of lives.

We value inclusivity, transparency, ownership, open-mindedness and diversity. We are passionate about delivering great results and learning in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.

About the team

Our Finance team embodies the values of ZOE within an open, transparent and high-performing team. Current team members come with a wealth of experience in Start-ups, high growth, and transformational change. Looking into H2 2023 and beyond, key projects offer a great opportunity for empowerment and learning. Core to our performance is a collaborative approach across departments. 

About the role

The newly created role of Financial Reporting Lead will take ownership of accurate and compliant financial reporting. You will take ownership of statutory reporting, manage the audit process, and contribute to key accounting treatment decisions. This is a unique opportunity to bring your expertise into an exciting and fast-paced environment, you will be joining one of the UK’s 10 fastest-growing start-ups.

Working closely with the VP Finance, CFO and wider leadership team you will be crafting and owning the reporting strategy, for a Company which has a potential route to IPO in 5-7 years. You will be a significant contributor and your role will evolve as the business remit expands. 

You'll be...

Owning group consolidation, statutory reporting and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and accounting standards. Fulfilling statutory and tax reporting obligations in a timely and accurate manner across various jurisdictions and lead on building our approach in new countries as we enter new markets.  The subject matter expert for all applicable standards impacting ZOE’s area of operations, including the impact of standards such as IFRS15.  Managing the audit process, collaborating closely with external auditors to provide necessary documentation and support. Analysing and making recommendations on key accounting treatment choices, including assessing new business models, products, and propositions. Driving process and project management methodologies to streamline financial reporting processes. A key contact for tax advisory relationships, participating in the Group’s tax strategy. Ensuring all tax reporting gets filed on time within relevant tax jurisdictions. Supporting implementing and enhancement of the group-wide financial control framework. Supporting the ongoing development and strengthening of the Group’s internal controls & processes.

Key skills required...

In-depth knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and experience in applying them effectively. Proficiency in statutory report writing and multi-entity and Group audit management. Strong project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively across teams. A proactive and adaptable mindset, able to thrive in a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment. Big 4 experience is highly desirable. ACA/ACCA qualified accountant with a strong background in financial reporting and audit. You are systematic and organised. You have experience in roles with multiple responsibilities.  A great collaborator with a positive attitude who people enjoy working with. You have experience working cross-functionally.  Team player with a “no task is too small” mentality Xero experience is desirable and larger ERP experience is essential

We think you'll be a great fit if you...

Exposure to consumer-facing industries, online/app platforms, physical goods flow, or IPO processes is valuable but not mandatory. Process-minded individual who can identify weaknesses in a process and are confident to implement change.

Why you should apply...

We’re looking for someone with a depth of technical expertise with a further interest in applying such standards and controls to a high-growth and ambitious company This is a unique opportunity to set up the Financial Reporting function for a potential future unicorn You will have a wide variety of responsibilities and be able to make a real impact on the business You will work with a highly motivated team in a growth-oriented culture You will be part of a company that is committed to doing the right things and doing things right You can work remotely with a high level of autonomy. 

These are the ideal skills, attributes, and experience we’re looking for in this role. Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes, especially on the skills and experience front, we’re happy to upskill for the right candidate. 

Life as a ZOEntist – what you can expect from us:

As well as industry-benchmarked compensation and all the hardware and software you need, we offer a thoughtfully-curated list of benefits. We expect this list to evolve as we continue supporting our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth, and their wellbeing. 

Remote-first: Work flexibly – from home, our London office, or anywhere within the EU 

Stock options: So you can share in our growth 

Paid time off: 28 days paid leave (25 holiday days, plus 2 company-wide reset days, and 1 “life event” day) 

Enhanced Parental Leave: On top of the statutory offering

Flexible private healthcare and life assurance options

Pension contribution: Pay monthly or top up  – your choice. 

Health and wellbeing: Like our Employee Assistance Program and Cycle to Work Scheme

Social, WFH, and Growth (L&D) budgets. Plus, multiple opportunities to connect, grow, and socialise 

We’re all about equal opportunities 

We know that a successful team is made up of diverse people, able to be their authentic selves. To continue growing our team in the best way, we believe that equal opportunities matter, so we encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this role. You can view our Equal Opportunities statement in full here

A closer look at ZOE Think you’ve heard our name somewhere before? We were the team behind the COVID Symptom Study, which has since become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). We use the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ own homes. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, and data/nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.

Seen ZOE in the media recently? Catch our co-founder Professor Tim Spector (one of the world’s most cited scientists) and our Chief Scientist Dr Sarah Berry on this BBC Panorama, and listen to CEO Jonathan Wolf unpack the latest in science and nutrition on our ZOE podcast. 

Oh, and if you’re wondering why ZOE? It translates to “Life” in Greek, which we’re helping ZOE members enjoy to the fullest.


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