Secret Spa

Finance Manager

High growth start-up seeks finance manager to support rapid expansion.

Secret Spa is the UK’s largest growing at-home platform offering beauty treatments. Our platform allows customers to book at-home appointments from 6am - 10pm with the best beauty, hair and wellness professionals across London, Manchester & Brighton. We are also proud to enable over 500 freelancers as entrepreneurs with our leading software to grow and manage their business.

After experiencing explosive growth during COVID and with a major funding round just closed, we are expanding our team to support rapid expansion. This is a rare opportunity to join a high growth start-up, which is still at the beginning of its ambitions.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we make recruiting decisions based on will, skill and experience (in that order of priority). We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. You are welcome to apply no matter your race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion or ethnicity.

What we need

We are looking for a Finance Manager to build and manage the day-to-day finance function, as well as creating, and implementing, long-term solutions and processes to aid in the smooth running of Secret Spa’s financial success.

As our first in-house finance hire, this position will suit someone with a background at a leading accounting firm who is looking to take a step-up in a smaller, start-up organisation with the opportunity to grow a finance team from the ground up. There is potential for our Finance Manager to progress into a Finance Director or CFO role in the future.

In this role, you will

  • Play a key part in building out a high performing finance function
  • Be the subject matter expert on financial operations and work as a senior leadership team advisor to ensure long-term financial success
  • Design and implement core financial processes and systems
  • Provide accurate and timely financial reporting and forecasting on P&L, budgets, cash flow and balance sheets, working closely with the senior leadership team
  • Ensure that Secret Spa meets its financial and legal obligations
  • Be responsible for the preparation of regular reporting and analysis
  • Have the opportunity to work on future fundraising campaigns


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 4-7 years in a finance role
  • Ambition to grow as a financial professional in a fast-growing context
  • Ability to shape and rethink processes from the ground up
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to present findings clearly and concisely
  • Very tech literate with the ability to pick up new software tools quickly
  • Knowledge and understanding of Google Sheets and Excel
  • Experience using accounting software (ideally Xero)
  • A commercial mindset with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-growth environment and adapt to change


This is a role in which you will make a real difference; working alongside a world class team with the opportunity to have a direct impact on the growth of the business. As a company our mission is to make it easier for people feel their best and extends into the workplace with the following benefits:

  • Flexible and remote working
  • Co-working office space with a range of high-growth companies, free gym, barista coffee machine and Friday drinks
  • An honest and open feedback culture and individual development opportunities
  • 25 days paid holiday, excluding bank holidays (33 in total)
  • Generous beauty & wellness treatment allowance
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Salary dependent on experience. There is also the potential to receive EMI options.