Global Senior Financial Controller

Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly

We are looking for an experienced, independent and results-oriented qualified Senior Financial Controller to lead the global financial control and reporting team. This is a broad strategic role and will suit someone who has covered a range of roles and functions across financial control and reporting and is keen to utilise their skill set in a dynamic scale-up environment.

Life at Elvie - Meaningful work. Exceptional people

We develop extraordinary and smart technologies designed to improve the lives of women. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve the problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

Our first product, Elvie Trainer, is an award-winning app-connected trainer that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle via fun, five-minute workouts. It took the wellness industry by storm and is now available via the NHS Supply Chain. Our street cred is backed up by more than 12 awards for innovation and design, including the prestigious Red Dot Award and an IDA Design Award.

Our second innovation: Elvie Pump, the world’s first silent hands-free, wearable breast pump, has received international praise, including being listed as one of the Times 100 best inventions in 2019 and ‘wearable design of the year’ at the Dezeen Awards.

Our 3rd & 4th innovation: Elvie Catch and Elvie Curve launched on 7th October 2020. Elvie Curve uses natural suction to gently express milk during let-down while feeding or pumping from the other breast. It is small, compact, and securely worn in-bra. Elvie Catch, "Stops your leaks, not your day" is a set of two breast milk collection cups with slip-proof silicone skirts designed for total comfort and confidence. Discreet and fuss-free.

Elvie has received more than 30 awards, including being named one of 15 startups “To Watch” by The Sunday Times and ranked as the 6th fastest growing business in the UK by SyndicateRoom in 2019. Tania Boler has recently been rated as the 8th most influential person shaping british technology in 2019 by Business Insider and both products have been featured in the Oscar Nominee Gift Bags. In April 2019, Elvie announced a $42 million Series B, the largest ever fundraise in Femtech.

How do we like to work?

You will be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve tough problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

We’re fearless - We tackle taboos and break boundaries, requiring sensitivity and courage.

We’re innovators - We are passionate, curious and data-driven. We are constantly learning how to work smarter, faster and better. Always embracing change and innovation.

We’re in it together - Together, we are constantly learning, embracing change and seeking innovation, whilst having fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced, independent and results-oriented qualified Senior Financial Controller to lead the global financial control and reporting team. This is a broad strategic role and will suit someone who has covered a range of roles and functions across financial control and reporting and is keen to utilise their skill set in a dynamic scale-up environment.

Ideally, you will have experience working in the finance function of a consumer hardware or electronics company and will be someone with vision who will tackle any problem as well as the ability to roll your sleeves up and get involved in details.

What you will do

  • Leading the financial reporting & control team and reporting directly to the CFO, you will build, manage and run the financial control function as the business accelerates across multiple product lines and international jurisdictions.
  • Supervising the financial reporting & control (“FRC”) department in a multi-entity environment; streamlining processes including operational finance, vendor payments, inventory control, credit recovery and cash management.
  • Leading, coaching and managing the FRC team, setting relevant stretching performance targets to build a high performing and motivated team.
  • Owning the month-end process, including production of consolidated management accounts.
  • Producing monthly reporting packs, including multi-entity and consolidated financial statements and regional P&Ls.
  • Liaising with other teams involved in the production of financial data to ensure the timely & accurate production of reporting outputs.
  • Ensuring team compliance in credit control, invoicing, inventory processes, and any other processes required by the business.
  • Being accountable for treasury management, ensuring cashflow is maximised at all times.
  • Designing and developing process improvements on an ongoing basis, to enable accurate & timely reporting, and a robust control environment, including working with IT to enhance ERP system processes.
  • Leading on year-end activities, including financial audit(s), statutory accounts and tax compliance processes.
  • Liaising with the external firms such as auditors, tax advisers, local bookkeepers, and domestic tax authorities.
  • Researching complex accounting treatments and writing papers on expected impact to the Company, including material and high judgment areas such as revenue recognition, inventory and warranty accounting, share based payments and warrants, and financial instruments.
  • Ensuring legal and statutory compliance, including local sales taxes, VAT & PAYE filings and payments.
  • Leading on the development of Chiaro’s global taxation strategy.

Requirements

  • ACA qualified or equivalent
  • 10+ years post-qualified experience
  • Experience working in a complex environment including multiple entities, currencies, and products
  • Strong accounting knowledge, with proven experience with IFRS/FRS
  • Experience in growing and managing teams
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to unravel complex accounting queries
  • Strong problem solving skills and resourcefulness, ready to roll-on your sleeves with the team when needed
  • Positive attitude: 'can do', collaborative approach and proactive in seeking solutions
  • Excellent organisation skills: ability to plan and organise work so that it is efficient and effective
  • Ability to comprehend and narrate financial records for internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage priorities and time management to deliver on time
  • Desire to learn fast and challenge yourself. Love the idea of working in a fast-paced scale-up environment

Note: you must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role

Benefits

Elvie is at the crest of a wave! Founded by women's health expert Tania Boler and tech entrepreneur Alex Asseily, Elvie is a collection of bright and motivated team members working across the business to shape the emerging femtech industry.

We are passionate about creating disruptive products that address the challenges that matter most to women and dismantling the taboos around women’s bodies. Here, you can be part of a business and brand that has a positive and meaningful impact on the world, while learning a great deal and having fun.

What are some of the perks of working at Elvie?

We are looking after you. As well as the chance to develop products with real work impact and working with dedicated and passionate colleagues, our benefits have flexibility and wellbeing in mind with

  • Great work environment - regular company socials, free daily snacks
  • Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy
  • Enjoy employee / friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Annual personal development allowance & unlimited access to our learning & development platform
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme with SmartPension
  • A tax-efficient charity donation scheme
  • Life Insurance with Yulife
  • Medical, Dental & Optical cash-plan with WPA
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • Generous employee referral program
  • Cycle Scheme & Tech Scheme
  • YuLife Well-being app & access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year

At Elvie, we believe in having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age. We are a family-friendly employer with a culture based on trust, autonomy and flexibility, and are working on making our offices wheelchair friendly and breastfeeding friendly. We do our best to accommodate part-time requests and flexible requests as much as possible. We are also a member of UK Tech Talent Charter and proudly working in partnership with myGwork and Women's tech hub.

We’re here to change the way you work

You’ll have your own reasons for wanting flexibility. We have ours too.

Elvie
Femtech
Scale-up
Tech for good
Flexible hours
Various work from home options
Dog friendly