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Finance Director

If you have 5+ years of related FP&A experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and seniority, Cazana is looking for someone with your skillset.
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Job description

About you

You are an experienced FD, having worked with start-ups or scale-ups multiple times. You have experience working with a variety of start-up schemes (EMI options, EIS, Future Fund, R&D credits) and have gone through multiple start-up fundraising rounds while on the finance team.

You are at a point now in your current position where you have reached the ceiling or you are looking to replicate your previous successes. You are looking to join a fast-growing Series A startup heading up the finance function as the company goes through additional rounds of financing, international expansion, and an exit. You want to be a part of this. You gain tremendous satisfaction from looking back at a successful company knowing that you added value and played a big part in their success.

You are a team player looking to share your skills and knowledge within your team while lending your experience to other areas of the business interacting with the departmental leads. You are self-motivated, aren't afraid to take initiative, are curious. You are not afraid to take feedback or to listen to other people’s points of view.

This is an exciting time to join Cazana and if you have the right experience and drive, then you have a great opportunity to take that fresh new challenge with an ambitious and growing company.

Don't miss out, apply today!

About us

Using big data and predictive analytics, Cazana analyses millions of automotive transactions daily to assess the value and risk associated with every vehicle on the road, enabling more accurate valuation and pricing in vehicle purchasing and insuring. We aim to make the car market (across all its service lines) fairer through a wholesale modernisation in its approach to pricing.

Founded in 2013, we are disrupting an industry which has typically been associated with mistrust due to the lack of accurate data. We use innovative AI and data-science driven modelling in a sector that can feel dated and we have developed the industry’s first real-time retail-driven valuations. Our systems are used by insurers, dealerships, finance companies and manufacturers globally.

Our mission is to set the world standard in automotive data. We create a fairer market for all by embedding unique data and accurate insight into automotive businesses globally:

  • Fairer to insurers: Avoid fraud. Price every policy correctly
  • Fairer to policyholders: Pay the right premium. Have claims settled fairly and fast.
  • Fairer to the planet: Make electric vehicles and new fuel types accessible to all with accurate future values enabling finance and subscription business models
  • Fairer to lenders: Lend based on fact, not anecdotes to reduce risk.
  • Fairer to dealers: Stock the right vehicles. Achieve a fair price for them all.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Manage the company’s global corporate operating model, including budgeting, tracking performance to plan and P&L / cash forecasting
  • Drive the annual planning process, which results in the creation of the annual financial and strategic plan
  • Act as a Business Partner and Trusted Advisor to the CEO, COO and other executive and business unit leaders
  • Develop a comprehensive internal reporting package that includes key financial metrics, and multi-dimensional analysis across sectors, geographies (after our international expansion) and product lines
  • Provide ad hoc business and financial reporting and analysis as needed for strategic decision support
  • Oversee preparation of finance updates for Board and internal executive staff meetings
  • Support preparation of the consolidated monthly board package
  • Incorporate best practices in a continuous improvement mindset across all owned business/reporting processes and ensure systemic tools are being fully leveraged in order to increase efficiencies and reliance on system (versus manual) controls.
  • Manage internal operating plan and stretch plan.

What do you get (remuneration & benefits)?

  • Competitive base salary (disclosed at first stage screening)
  • All the equipment you need to get the job done
  • The ability to work where and when you want in order to get the job done (remote and flexible working welcome)
  • A central London office and meeting space to use when you need it
  • Access to free counselling, therapy and mental health support via Spill
  • Access to free personal/ professional coaching via a trained internal coach
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days holiday, all bank holidays off and any period of closure over Christmas also paid.
  • Learning and training supported
  • Ability to make your mark on a fast-growing start-up that is disrupting a huge (£34Bn annual) industry.

Job requirements

The skills, attributes and experience you must have:

  • 5+ years of related FP&A experience, with increasing levels of responsibility and seniority
  • Start-up fundraising experience
  • At least 5 years of experience at a SaaS or subscription software venture-backed company with annual revenues > £3m
  • Expertise with building a world-class FP&A function
  • UK regulatory environment knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics or accounting
  • Excellent financial modelling skills with Excel
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Prior experience with accounting software (Xero). Other CRM (ex: Salesforce, HubSpot) or ERP solutions useful
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, results-driven individual with a strong work ethic and attention to detail/accuracy
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, demanding environment, prioritize workloads and manage to tight deadlines
  • High integrity individual who embraces transparency, collaboration and teamwork.

Our application process

We want to make sure we hire the best available talent! We had a fantastic 2020 with all of our hires hitting the ground running. We are excited to do the same in 2021.

Every role is crucial to us at this stage of our growth. We are improving and evolving our recruitment and application process on a monthly basis. We are trying to remove any bias from our recruitment process, this is an on-going issue in the recruitment function for companies of all sizes.

To help achieve this we have refined our application form that you will find when you click 'Apply for this job'. The answers to the questions are the difference between your application being progressed or not so please do give them your time and effort when answering. The first thing our Talent Partner will review is these questions (we may not even need to review your CV depending on your answers).

Good luck with your application and thank you in advance for your interest in joining us at Cazana.

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