Work.Life

Finance Director

Join Work.Life as they are looking for a Finance Director

Work.Life is a flex workspace provider for businesses who care about people.

We believe that happy teams deliver measurable benefits for businesses. That’s why everything we do, from workspace design to delivering a best-in-class personal service, is designed to create happy working environments. We have shared workspaces across London, Reading and Manchester; 7,000+ members; and an amazing team of 60 who share our ambition to redefine the workspace experience for the better.

Your role

The Finance Director is responsible for the strategic financial direction of Work.life; partnering with the MD & leadership team to grow the business and leading on the delivery of accurate & efficient day-to-day finance operations.

You will have a breadth of experience in 'Number 1' finance leadership roles, ready to apply this knowledge to execute quickly in a high-growth, fast-paced environment as we look to scale the Work.Life product into new locations & territories.

Your day to day

Business Strategy

·    Key contributor to the development of the overall business strategy, ensuring strong commercial outcomes and delivery of strategic & financial targets

·     Build & deliver a financial strategy to meet post fundraise goals and timelines across both local and future global markets

·     Deliver the on-time, to forecast expectations of Work.life's short & longer term financial growth plan.

New Acquisition

·       Actively support the development and review of commercial proposals and strategic business cases

·       Evaluate cost & benefit of new acquisition opportunities, overseeing any associated due diligence.

Fundraising

·       Further develop the corporate fundraising strategy & manage relationships with partners, banks & investors

·       Maximise growth opportunities by optimising internal & external sources of working capital.

Financial Reporting

·       Drive consistency, clarity and scalability of financial reporting & KPIs across weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual reporting

·       Oversee processes for accurate & timely external stakeholder reporting, in particular to our landlord partners, our banks, and institutional investors.

Financial Control

·       Oversee all audit requirements & internal controls.

Team

·       Support & coach the team, offering clear direction and career development

·       Oversee workflow management of the team, with particular attention to Financial Control

·       Lead the team in developing a culture of continuous process improvement and efficiency, to include the implementation of new finance systems and business projects.

What early success will look like for you

Evaluate cost and benefit of new freehold & leasehold acquisition opportunities in line with FY24 growth and oversee any associated financial due diligence Lead on the delivery of the annual budget and re-forecast processes, ensuring budgets are met by overseeing with FC that necessary internal controls are in place Ensure that a successional Finance team is developed post-fundraise to meet the growing needs of the business and to ensure priority towards internal career development Build in new processes for accurate & timely external stakeholder reporting to include more detailed reporting for new institutional investors.

About You

Commercially & operationally minded business partner: a team player who is happy to get stuck in, working with colleagues inside & outside finance to understand their issues and help them achieve their key business objectives. Strategic planner: able to crystallise strategic objectives into a coherent & cohesive plans and deliver against them at pace Great Communicator: consistently communicates effectively to multiple groups of stakeholders internally & investors externally; and can engage a wide audience across the business to deliver against financial targets. Driven to deliver consistency, clarity & scalability: you take ownership across a range of areas to realise time-savings & ensure more efficient resource allocation.

Your Experience

You’ll have a relevant accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) & more than likely have progressed your career through financial control You’ll have successfully led a finance function as the Number 1 role with experience taking a business through a growth journey at similar stages of growth to Work.life (e.g. £20M - £50M revenue / £3M - £10M EBITDA) You will have had experience working with and reporting to institutional investor partners You’ll have a proven track record of implementing & leading a performance-based culture & providing training and support to line managers You will likely have had experience of growth across international markets You’ll likely have had M&A experience in a business acquiring & integrating new businesses You’ll be experienced in building and implementing financial processes at scale You will be resourceful in streamlining processes & priorities to deliver through a relatively lean team structure You will likely have experience using & implementing processes & systems for multi-entity reporting.

Why you'll love Work.life

Amazing ‘HQ’ in Holborn, where you’ll often be based Hybrid & flexible working culture A supporting & friendly team of hard-working people 25 days holiday per year excl. Bank Holidays (additional day per year up to 30 days) £75/month towards your mental & physical wellbeing Team joy budget to be spent together with your team Personal development & training opportunities 4 paid charity days per year Quarterly team socials Wellness opportunities like yoga & therapy sessions Discounts with brilliant local businesses

Work happiness is our passion, and this starts with our own team. We offer a supportive working environment, plenty of training & career development opportunities, competitive salary, monthly wellness package, team joy budget, quarterly socials and more; ensuring you can work happier.

The need to knows:

The start date for this role is January 2023 or before.

The interview process will be three stages: a virtual interview and two face to face interviews with the final interview including a presentation, with plenty of opportunity to meet the team throughout.

Elliot Gold, Co-Founder will be the hiring manager for this role.

At Work.Life, we’re committed to providing an inclusive environment for our team and our members, as we believe that diversity breeds a more innovative, creative, and caring culture.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. Everyone who applies to Work.Life will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, family or parental status, or disability status.

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