Head of Finance

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About us

Are you looking to join a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech scale-ups? If yes, then you are in the right place!

We’re one of the UK’s leading tech companies and have joined FutureFifty 8.0 and named as one of the Top 50 Startups to work for in 2020

At Elder, our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We are a close-knit group on a mission to fundamentally change what it means to grow old. 

That starts by helping people live a healthier and happier life in their own home, with the support of a full-time live-in carer. Our unique matching technology pairs those in need with their ideal career, based on individual requirements and personality. 

But to join our team, what is it that really matters to us? Well, it matters that you’re unique. It matters that you’re great at what you do, that you put in the hard work. And, obviously, it matters you care as much as we do. 

About the role

Reporting to the CFO you will be joining an award-winning business at an exciting time of our evolution as we focus on scaling up our finance function to support significant business growth. 

As Head of Finance, you will be initially leading on transforming the finance function from where it is today to implementing robust financial systems (a finance system change is imminent), controls and processes to help a business grow in both size and complexity. Central to this will be the support and development of the existing finance team. Working closely with the CFO and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager, you will also engage with the business to ensure clarity with the department heads on budget expectations and, in collaboration with the Financial Reporting Manager, ensure timely and appropriate reporting of performance and planning of working capital resources. You will also be working cross-functionally within the business to ensure that finance truly adds value and can support an agile, complex business. 

What you’ll be responsible for

  • ‘Upgrading’ the operation of the finance function through the implementation of a new finance system to allow the business to scale efficiently, deliver additional insight and ensure core financial operations (particularly Customer billing and Carer payments) can meet business requirements for the next 5 years +,
  • Building robust financial processes and controls, ensuring strong financial governance but with a sensible commercial to ensure they do not inappropriately inhibit business operations, 
  • Day to day management of the finance function with a focus on continuous improvement, developing the team and improving the efficiency of finance operations,
  • Working cross-functionally with others within the business to ensure alignment of goals and objectives while also being the finance lead on business-wide projects (such as the implementation of / improvements to billing system)
  • Own the balance sheet ensuring appropriate reconciliations and controls on key accounts while overseeing financial reporting and working with the Financial Reporting Manager to deliver timely and appropriate financial information and developing the management packs to provide rich business insight
  • Work with the business and the FP&A Manager and Financial Reporting Manager to help build the annual financial budget, update company forecasts and ensure appropriate communications to the business and controls on budget spend. Also working closely with the CFO and FP&A Manager to ensure accurate forecasting of working capital requirements including short term Cash Flow monitoring and controls.
  • Assist with operation of share option schemes and company secretarial. 

Need to have

  • A qualified accountant with a strong technical knowledge, especially regarding controls and process implementation; systems implementation a distinct advantage
  • Big company best practice financial experience, combined with the ability to work autonomously in a hands-on fashion
  • Experience in evaluating systems and implementing change within the finance
  • Commercial with the ability to identify opportunities for efficiencies and/or cost savings
  • Strong management and organisational skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel
  • Professional, pragmatic and confident within a senior role, ability to collaborate and challenge cross-functionally and be the voice of finance within the business
  • Proven experience of presenting (verbal and written) financial information at a senior level
  • Ability to communicate with key stakeholders, both internal and external, and ability to communicate and work collaboratively with non-finance colleagues and with employees at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail, good analytical skills, and ability to analyse numbers quickly and accurately and communicate them easily to non-finance colleagues


We’re a service business and we know that without the best people, we cannot build the best company which is why we treat our team very well. We can offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Options (We are post-series B & backed by some of the best VC’s in Europe)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Plenty of socials and team lunches
  • Amazing office in the heart of the tech scene in Old Street
  • Flexibility to work from home 3-4 days a week 
  • Macbook + any particular extras you require
  • AND a genuine opportunity to be a very key part of a high growth business.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Why join us?

If joining a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups wasn’t enough, we offer a whole load of other perks.

  • Pension scheme

    In the sector we’re in, we realise the importance of getting our finances in shape for when we’re older. That’s why we’ll help contribute towards your pension

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

    With a fully-flexible cycle-to- work scheme, you can avoid being squashed onto the tube and get the bike you want from the shop you want. For a leaner, greener way to work.

  • Regular reviews

    We know people develop in different ways. Regular reviews may not just result in a raise, but also the opportunity to help you find a new field in which you can flourish.

  • Free fruit and drinks

    With a load of fresh free fruit, you won’t struggle to get your five a day. Plus, when you get to the end of the week, there’s a full fridge of booze to get your weekend started

  • Upgraded social life

    With a weekly bar tab at the local pub, regular all-company socials and an annual offsite, you’ll really get to know everyone in the company.

  • All equipment

    Whatever your role, you’ll get your very own Mac. But we’ll also provide all the tools you need to do your job. All you have to do is ask.

  • Bagel Tuesdays

    Tuesday mornings are all about filling our faces. With options for every dietary requirement, get to the kitchen early to avoid the queues and eat as many bagels as you can.

  • Sensible sick leave

    Mind or body, when you’re ill, you’re ill. You shouldn’t work. We trust you to let us know when you’re under the weather and pay you like it’s any other day.

  • Learn and teach

    We all have our own areas of knowledge. But we think shared understanding helps make everyone’s life richer. Expect to watch and give some perspective-changing talks.

  • Generous holiday

    Time out of work is vital for a more productive time in work. With 25 days off, plus bank holidays, that you’re able to carry over to the following year, you’ll have enough time to rest.

  • Exclusive discounts

    From coffee and cinema tickets to phone contracts and Apple gadgets, with Perkbox and CharlieHR discounts, you’ll notice your money starts to go that little bit further.

  • Interest and sports clubs

    Whether it’s a bit of five-a-side, pursuing the cultural zeitgeist, putting the world to rights, or winning a bit of cash at the poker table, our clubs bring us together to do our own thing.

  • Share options

    You do your share of the work, you should get your share of the success. Everyone who works here gets the opportunity to own a stake in the company.

  • Pay for new parents

    Whether you or your partner has just had a child, or you’ve decided to adopt, new mums and dads get 12 weeks of flexible parental cover at full pay.

  • Discounts on care

    When you’re spending your whole day thinking about social care, it’s only right you can afford care for your own family. We make sure you can with a reduced rate for your loved ones.

Workplace & culture

It’s a group of people who get on, giving everything they’ve got to fundamentally change what it means to age. 

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