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Who we are 

Seedrs is the leading equity crowdfunding platform and the most active funder of private companies in the UK, with £2.3B invested into campaigns and more than 1850 deals funded. We allow all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. We allow ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process. Seedrs’ HQ is in London, with multiple teams based across Europe.

Republic, a U.S. based firm, has recently acquired Seedrs in a mission to create the first global private investing platform.

Republic operates several distinct business lines including a retail investment platform, a private capital division, and a blockchain advisory practice. The Republic ecosystem has deployed over $1.5 billion in investments, has supported over 600 companies, and comprises over 2M community members across 150 countries. Now, being officially a part of the Republic ecosystem, Seedrs will not only continue to serve the exciting UK and European businesses and investors, but with Republic’s firepower behind us, we will continue to redefine the segment by leading on innovation, customer service, supporting diversity, and trust. Our mission remains unchanged, but now we will have more resources to continue building innovative products that serve our business and investors in the best way possible.

We have created a working environment that allows you to be yourself at work and be treated fairly, on the basis of your merits, abilities and potential. We recognise the benefits of having a diverse workforce and take steps to ensure that we endeavour to recruit from a wide pool of suitably qualified candidates. We live by core values, all of which operate to help us deliver company goals.

 

What you'll do

Reporting to the Senior Finance Director and working closely with the EU leadership team, you will be responsible for everything Finance for the Seedrs Group via the management of the finance function and team. You will own the full array of financial performance; reporting, FP&A and forecasting / budgeting and will be expected to attend / report in EU Executive meetings.

The Seedrs Group being Seedrs in the UK and all of its subsidiaries in Europe.

  • Management of the finance function: Oversee all day-to-day finance processes across the Seedrs Group including revenue recognition, intra-group transactions, bank relationships and cash flow management, plus supporting HR and payroll.
  • Internal and external financial reporting: manage preparation and presentation of monthly management accounts to the leadership team, variance analysis, annual accounts and quarterly tax returns; leading and ownership of the statutory audit.
  • Financial Forecasting and Planning: Production of budgets and financial forecasts for the business and continuously working closely with senior leadership via business partnering on operational and strategic decision-making. 
  • International operations & subsidiaries: Maintaining accurate accounting records for UK & EU entities, working closely with external accountants were necessary. 
  • Team leadership: manage a team of three highly skilled and motivated fully or partially qualified accountants, with the view to grow the team further in the foreseeable future. 
  • Strategic and operational projects: leading and supporting across various projects including group tax strategy and procedures (CT, VAT, R&D, TP), unit economics and cost apportionment, while continuously looking to optimise and improve our financial and wider business processes and controls.

 

Who we’re looking for

  • Proven experience: experience at FD / Head of Finance level, including: people management, liaising with senior leaders, core technical accounting, and commercially-focused budget management.
  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with 5+ years PQE.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail: proficient with Excel, BI tools and other financial systems and would be able to use your skills to create modelling and finance analysis.
  • Proactivity, pragmatism and great communication skills: you’re a self starter who is able to communicate financial concepts simply and clearly to non-financial audiences, balancing high standards with a pragmatic approach to making progress in the most efficient way.
  • Relationship building and a collaborative approach: you have the ability to build relationships with a range of different people, building trust easily and re-enforcing finance as an enabler of strategic decision making across different teams.

Nice to haves (not mandatory)

  • Experience in a regulated entity
  • Understanding of Intercompany Accounting / Transfer pricing
  • Accounting / CRM System implementation experience

 

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Employee share options.
  • Money to invest through the platform.
  • 25 days annual leave and Flexi Fridays.
  • Personal Wellness allowance.
  • Individual Learning & Development budget.
  • Access to our Healthcare Cash Plan programme & EAP service.
  • Discounted Cushon ISA account.
  • Professional development.
  • Lunch and learn sessions.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay.
  • Enhanced Pension package.
  • Company offsites and Team socials.

 

Interview process

  1. 30 minute screening call with our Hiring team
  2. 1 hour interview with the FD and Senior FD including technical assessment
  3. Final interview with Europe’s Managing Director,  and one other Leadership member
  4. Culture interview held by the people team
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