We are defining a new category of company called a Venture builder. We partner with ambitious non-technical founders and support them with the tools, expertise and scale to build highly successful technology companies.
In the last 5 years with our unique part cash, part equity model we have built 19 companies that now have a combined value of over £180 million based on their last raise, of which we typically own approximately 5%.
With over 120 staff, spread across 3 countries and operating in a rapidly growing sector of technology startups, it's an exciting time to join.
In the last 12 months through the pandemic we have grown 50% and now on the back of our latest investment round are planning our rapid growth strategy for an ecosystem of technology startup services from Tech, Product, Finance, Commercial and Funding.
We are passionate about delivering innovative products in a seamless, agile and collaborative way with our Founders. As part of our growth, we are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to join our team.
We are undergoing a major transformation programme, re-branding, expanding into new services, launching spin-off companies and building something truly special.
The finance function is immature as it has only recently been brought in house. Therefore the role requires someone to build on the initial functions structure to create a robust and scalable finance across all core disciplines of AP/AR/GL, reporting, systems and controls. This is a long term project that needs experience of knowing what “Good looks like”. Our operations are split between the UK, India & Poland currently, so strong controls, reporting and compliance will be required.
The commercial function likewise is immature and therefore needs the existing basic processes expanding on such that it fits alongside the Sales & Finance teams to create seamless workflows with the required commercial controls. Close attention to Revenue growth, margin management and commercial boundaries are key to the company's success.
The Groups company secretary & legal function will sit within your remit. This covers contracts, statutory requirements and our equity portfolio management.
We will be looking into various M&A opportunities, therefore integration of those businesses will be needed at various stages. Alongside this will be our other Group Portfolio companies (F+L financial, Joint Ventures & fundraising), which will require support/liaison.
Day to Day you will report to the COO. you will act as their key finance partner.
There will be a dotted line into the CFO for general financial oversight.
Given the Group structure, you will then have 2 immediate direct reports (assistant accountant and Company Secretary) and this will expand in time.
Location: Remote working with occasional travel to London & elsewhere
Start date: ASAP
Founder + Lightning is much more than just a place to work. What sets us apart is our unique, people-centric culture that keeps evolving. Our culture is an integral part of our organisational DNA that is unrivalled by most in the industry.
Founder + Lightning is a place to learn, thrive, and grow. And we take great care in developing and nurturing it.
What do we believe in? Whenever in doubt remember to:
You’re going to love it here!
Thank you for your interest, this position has been filled.