Sports Start - up

Posted   Executive

Contract type
Up to £120,000
Start date

Futureheads are working exclusively with an exciting subscription-model start-up, who are hiring for a CFO. As a member of the Executive Management team, the CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, investor relationships and compliance.

The product and business are currently highly confidential; broadly speaking it is an innovative sports content platform and with a focus on community. They want to create an outstanding mobile experience, delivering a personalised product and a seamless customer journey.

The company have an impressive senior management team in place, who are bringing a wealth of experience together with significant funding to help them realise their vision, and the product is likely to receive global attention when it is announced later this year.

You will also assist in nurturing the culture of the team, especially as the team grows. The business is keen to have a collaborative and open culture, with all members of the team sharing their knowledge and experiences.

To be considered for the CFO position, candidates should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours, skills and experience:

BSc in Accounting or Finance.
10 years+ in financial leadership roles. Previous experience of a fast paced international start up environment is highly desirable
Strong problem solving and ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
Develop financial and tax strategies
Provide strategic recommendations to enhance financial performance and new business opportunities
Manage processes of financial forecasting, budgets and reporting to the Executive Team
Ensure robust internal financial controls are in place applicable to regulatory and compliance legislation

Brave, curious and creative problem solver who is willing to experiment and learn quickly in pursuit of continual improvement
Champion the customer and ability to think on an international scale
Lead by example and able to inspire your team to achieve great things
A positive attitude to learn new things, and share knowledge.
Thrive in a start-up environment and have a good sense of humour

Joining at the beginning of their journey - this is a real opportunity to influence and shape a global product and work alongside and learn from leading digital and sporting industry professionals. This is a career opportunity not to be missed.