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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤40000 - ₤45000 per year

Purpose

We’re a people first company that truly believes in a human centred approach in everything we do. 

Founded by Tom Scott and Lauren Kelly, The Fearless Group consists of three companies that work together to build and scale design teams:

Fearless Talent - Specialist design talent acquisition and recruitment services
Fierce Creatives - Experience design services
The Fearless Community -  6,000+ Designers around the world, working together to create events and user generated content that impacts the design industry. 

Our mission? Three companies, one goal: to leave a Fearless impact on the design industry through building and scaling culture driven, future proof design teams.

 

The Role

We’re expanding rapidly and expect to grow 6x in the next 12 months. We’re therefore looking for a commercial finance manager to bring our financial operations in-house and to also act as a business partner to the C-Suite, supporting with all strategic decision making.

Our dream candidate is someone who thinks big, delivers on promises and wants to progress to FD quickly. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Managing and running day-to-day financial operations, including accounts receivable, reconciliations, payroll, regulatory filings 
  • Preparation of month end accounts and tax returns (PAYE, VAT, corporation tax) 
  • Managing and forecasting cash flow, working closely with the different teams to understand and model changes
  • Preparing and communicating financial reports (covering monthly, quarterly, annual P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow reports) to enable the C-Suite to make strategic decisions
  • Establishing and documenting best practice processes, including payroll, VAT returns, R&D tax credits, foreign exchange hedging
  • Developing relationships with external contacts such as auditors, solicitors, HMRC, contractors and suppliers
  • Identifying and improving on factors impacting Fearless’ performance
  • Supporting on special projects, such as designing the commission structure, competitor analysis and market research 

 

Skills

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Experience with group and subsidiary reporting
  • Excellent commercial and business awareness
  • Confident using Excel, Google Sheets and Xero
  • An analytical approach to work, using numeracy and technical skills to solve problems
  • Ambitious and results-driven, always seeking better ways of doing things
  • Strong negotiation skills and an ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Immaculate attention to detail
  • Excellent relationship builder, with the ability to manage a variety of competing stakeholders and to build lasting relationships
  • Strong communications experience (written and verbal) and ability to represent Fearless internally and externally
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and lead by example – diving into a variety of strategic and operational tasks  

 

Nice to have

  • Working knowledge of legal or HR processes, procedures, and best practices
  • Knowledge of design best practice (Design Thinking)
  • Experience working with Design teams
  • Experience working with invoice financing partners
  • Experience of Risk Management 

 

Benefits

  • The opportunity to join a rapidly growing business (we expect to 6x our revenue this coming year)
  • The opportunity to build a department from the ground up (with support from an external FD and bookkeeper to begin with), growing into the FD role within 18 months
  • Working with a range of clients from multinational blue chip companies to rapidly growing disruptors
  • Competitive salary,  depending on experience
  • Company wide bonus
  • Pension contribution 
  • 25 days’ annual leave + bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time roles) 
  • Part-time/flexible working options
  • London based or remote working options
  • Annual company trips based on company performance
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