Equal Education Partners

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

If you’re a finance leader driven by helping young people into the world of higher education & work, and are interested in EdTech, this opportunity at one of the UK’s fastest growing EdTech start-ups might be for you.

Equal Education Partners is currently recruiting a CFO to join a high-growth, London-based EdTech company.

If you’re a finance leader driven by helping young people into the world of higher education & work, and are interested in EdTech, this opportunity at one of the UK’s fastest growing EdTech start-ups might be for you.


The company

Our client’s mission is to transform the way young people engage with employers and universities. They empower students to take control of their career paths by connecting them with leading employers and education providers. From virtual work experience opportunities and apprenticeships to university course tasters and employability programmes that make them workplace ready, they are determined to help students discover their future careers - even before they leave education.

They work with some of the most exciting organisations in the world including brands such as Airbus, the NHS, Jaguar Land Rover, AstraZeneca, EY, Deloitte, HSBC, and Vodafone. They’re also partnered with leading schools, colleges and universities and are rapidly scaling with a view to expanding internationally soon.


The role: Chief Financial Officer

We are looking for an experienced and exceptional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join our client’s leadership team. With the company currently raising Series B funding, the successful candidate will lead on this and be used to working in a high-growth business.  

Based in London, the CFO will be working closely with the CEO and will be responsible for the company’s financial vision. The ideal candidate will be both a financial strategist and a hands-on leader able to work with all areas of the business to ensure success.


Responsibilities

  • Overseeing and driving the company’s financial performance
  • Working with the CEO to continually develop financial plans and strategies
  • Adopting a hands-on approach to actively supporting business growth
  • Managing trusted relationships with various stakeholders from investors to CEOs
  • Performing risk management by analysing the organisation’s liabilities and investments
  • Deciding on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Leading the organisation’s fundraising plans and capital structure
  • Ensuring cash flow is appropriate for the organisation’s operations
  • Preparing reliable current and forecasting reports
  • Ensuring compliance with the law and company’s policies


Requirements

  • Proven experience as CFO or in another senior managerial role
  • Tech sector experience preferred (ideally EdTech)
  • Able to navigate the challenges of a high-growth / scale-up organisation
  • In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills
  • Familiarity with corporate law and management best practice
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • An analytical thinker, comfortable with numbers and measures of performance


Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary & bonus package available 
  • Flexible/hybrid working options (home & office)
  • Training & CPD budget
  • Private health insurance
  • Enrolment in company pension scheme