Finance Operations Director

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Cathy Kay

Managing Partner – Commercial

[email protected]

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The organisation

The Organisation

Our client, a well funded early stage venture, has developed a product which has been demonstrated in studies to be both safe and effective in two applications; relieving the symptoms of IBS (a condition from which circa 15% of the population suffer) and improving athletic performance in endurance athletes. Further studies are investigating other applications.

The Role

We are looking for a smart, high performing Finance and Operations Director to report to the CEO. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a broad business role while being a key part of the founding team, building a significant and exciting business.

Key responsibilities:


  • Optimise and manage e-commerce supply chain in UK
  • Ensure customer fulfilment is on-time and accurate
  • Manage relationships, KPI’s and contracts with key vendors
  • Manage supply chain planning (including contingency planning during initial unpredictable phase)
  • Set up operations in key international markets and manage any exports


  • Optimise and run the financial processes, systems and controls and ensure they are operating effectively
  • Input to strategy and budget preparation with team
  • Monthly management reporting (incl forward looking forecasts and cash flow) and recommending actions to ensure strategic objectives met
  • Ensuring all Statutory Accounts are prepared accurately and on time
  • Ensure compliance with all tax requirements (UK and Internationally)
  • Managing transactional team (currently third party) and overseeing/reviewing sales ledger, purchase ledger, payroll, cash posting and all general ledger entries.
  • Liaise with auditors and preparing audit packs
  • Project management of process changes and implementations

Key skills/experience

  • 6+ years of experience at senior level
  • Experience working in a smallcompany environment
  • Strong preference for direct to consumer ecommerce experience ideally with a multinational footprint
  • Self starter with energy to get results in a fast paced, dynamic business
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills – great attention to detail
  • Strong people skills with proven ability to work as a team
  • Enjoys rolling up sleeves looks beyond the job description
  • Chartered Accountant (preferably CIMA)

Location: Combination of office/remote working

How to Apply

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please upload a current CV, and short supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.

For a confidential discussion, contact Cathy on [email protected] / 07789 311944

Closing date for applications
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