Cherry Ventures
Cherry Ventures

Head of Finance - B2B Saas (London)

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Cherry Ventures is supporting our portfolio with this hire

About Us:

We are leading software federation within a vast cloud marketplace, empowering companies post investment through hands-on acceleration. Join us for a dynamic, fast-paced experience shaping the future of software. We seek a motivated and detail-oriented Head of Finance to lead our finance function as we scale rapidly. This role is ideal for a strategic financial leader with exceptional analytical and accounting skills and a strong commercial acumen.

Responsibilities:

  • Financial Leadership: Oversee all aspects of finance, including accounting, financial reporting, systems, budgeting & forecasting, tax planning, and M&A integration.
  • Strategic Partnership: Partner with leadership to develop and implement financial strategies that drive growth and profitability.
  • Process Optimization: Implement best practices and financial processes to ensure smooth operations and support future acquisitions.
  • Financial Integrity: Ensure the accuracy and integrity of all financial data and reporting.
  • Hands-on Leadership: Be a leader who actively participates in all aspects of the role.
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor finance leaders across the group, fostering a culture of accuracy, efficiency, and continuous improvement.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Implement robust reporting structures and finance systems for internal monitoring and external investor reporting.
  • Manage internal legal/tax/audit compliance for the holding entity.
  • Develop and maintain overall operating, and financing model forecasts, including P&L, cash flow and balance sheets (consolidated and individual companies with a 5-year outlook).
  • Oversee and assist with financial due diligence for investments, liaising with legal on deal structures and maximizing value generation.
  • Optimize capital allocation across the group.
  • Select and collaborate with a group auditor to prepare accurate group accounts and implement systems/controls for a future IPO.
  • Develop and implement equity incentive plans.
  • Develop group accounting policies to standardise internal reporting of recurring revenue, ARR, EBITDA etc.
  • Liaise with portfolio management and finance teams to prepare annual budgets, forecasts and for reporting.
  • Collaborate with Group Head of Technology on internal data storage and record keeping, creating one source of truth for key financial documentation and information.

Qualifications:

  • 7-15 years of experience in a fast-paced finance role, ideally within a software group, or professional services.
  • Strong accounting & financial reporting with deep understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP.
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, financial modelling, and financial performance analysis.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Proven track record of implementing financial systems and processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration across all levels.
  • Strategic mindset and passion for partnering with the business to achieve goals.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and results-oriented approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work independently, lead effectively, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Experience with M&A integration and sophisticated financing sources is a plus.
  • B2B SaaS software experience is a plus.

What We Offer:

  • Build and lead a vital function within a high-growth company.
  • Dynamic work environment where your contributions make a real impact.
  • Competitive salary and equity package.
  • Be part of a world-class team.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Cherry Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Updated: 3 days ago
Job ID: 11794087
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Cherry VC is an early-stage venture capital firm led by a team of entrepreneurs with experience building fast-scaling companies such as Zalando and Spotify.

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