Head of Finance - PE backed SaaS business

£90000 - £100000 per annum + equity + bonus
08 Jun 2021
15 Jun 2021
JN -052021-2575051
Camilla Strachan
Job Title
Finance Director
IT/ Telecoms
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to the CFO-COO the Head of Finance will be responsible for the day to day management of the core finance function as well as FP&A. This is an exciting time to join the company as it embarks on its next stage of growth under Private Equity Ownership.

Client Details

  • New investment and funding in the form of Private Equity
  • Established in four global regions including London, Sydney and Middle East
  • Specialise in Digital Transformation Software
  • Head Count of 500 across Group
  • Experienced 25% growth YOY
  • Great customer retention records
  • Impressive board of Directors including ex Partners from Big 4 firms and other globall recognised SaaS providers


  • Oversight of Monthly Consolidation and Reporting Pack including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow performance
  • Ownership of the quarterly Board Reporting
  • Ownership of the monthly, quarterly and annual budgeting and forecasting cycles
  • Oversee Profit and Loss and Cash flow forecasting to management on a weekly basis
  • Providing performance analysis & variance commentary of budget vs forecast, analysis of ARR and key SaaS metrics
  • Developing accurate modelling tools to provide financial & commercial analysis on revenues, upsells, downsells, churn, ARR, margins, , COS, headcount,overheads, etc
  • Streamline processes and improve internal controls, processes and procedures to deliver accurate and timely reporting to inform decision making
  • Lender reporting and covenants
  • Attendance at strategy meetings, suggesting areas to improve profitability, operational efficiencies and revenue growth.
  • Business partnering with global teams locally across all departments
  • Leading an effective UK finance team to meet deadlines, seek efficiencies and foster strong relationships across the business
  • Leading on key business projects, such as systems integrations, evaluation and implementation of an ERP system and ARR/SaaS analytics and reporting tools as well as supporting the implementation of a new PSA tool


  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) with 6-10 post-qualified experience
  • Experience of having led a finance team in a similar size high growth business
  • A strong technical accountant with good knowledge of statutory accounting, processes and controls
  • Highly skilled people manager who is committed to getting the best out of their team
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong experience in FP&A
  • SaaS/Industry experience and/or Private Equity experience advantageous

Job Offer

  • £90-100k basic
  • £10k bonus
  • Equity
  • 25 days holiday
  • Work from home/Office hybrid model
  • Matched pension
  • Paid paternity leave + other staff benefits