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    Finance Director | £75-95k per annum | full time | permanent | hybrid/London | EMI share options + awesome benefits!

    As Finance Director you will be fully accountable for the finance operation at Hire Space. You’ll project manage processes alongside our credit controllers, operations team and outsourced accounting function. You’ll also play a key role on financial strategy and fundraising alongside the founders while leading on forecasting, budgeting and cost control.

    You will develop a deep level of industry knowledge, with a particular focus on developing methods of financial reporting. You will be expected to develop the various financial process the company runs, and to adapt to them as we scale.
    Additionally, you should be comfortable managing in both upward and downward directions by providing developmental guidance to direct reports and also contributing to high-level business critical decisions.

    Key Responsibilities


    • Preparation and design of management accounts
    • Preparation of design of board packs alongside co-founders and Head of Operations
    • Liaising with our Bank to provide monthly management information
    • Short term (c. 1 year) cash flow forecast (updated monthly)
    • 2 year monthly forecast model (updated quarterly)
    • 5 year yearly forecast model (updated quarterly)
    Credit Control
    • Ultimate responsibility for managing liquidity risk and ensuring the credit control and billing strategy are suitable for this purpose
    • Ultimately point of dispute resolution, responsibility for systems to avoid these
    • Managing c. £1m in payables a month to venues for events booked through the platform
    • Financial controls in place to make sure that venues get paid on time and that all payments are funded by a corresponding client payment.
    • Month end audit to ensure that completed events are profitable on a cash basis
    • Audit as required
    • End of year submissions
    Financial Strategy
    • Financial strategy to provide the resources to execute the long term business plan for Hire Space
    • Preparation of materials to support fundraising and involvement in pitching / closing as required
    • Recommendations to increase the profitability of the business to commercial stakeholders within the team
    Accounting and Bookkeeping
    • Point of contact for external accountants
    • Ultimately responsibility and audit as required for key accounting processes including:
      • Reconciliations
      • Accruals
      • VAT returns (in cash planning for this)
      • Corporate Tax returns
      • Other HMRC / Companies House submissions as required
    You should apply if you:

    • Have experience in being fully accountable for a busy and thriving finance department
    • Have a deep level of understanding of financial reporting, processes, forecasting and budget control
    • Have the ability to lead a busy finance function and collaborate with other departments, credit controllers, operations and sales teams along with outsourced accounting functions.
    What's on offer:

    • £75k-£90k
    • Generous EMI share option scheme
    • 4 weeks Company Paid Sick Leave
    • Mental Health Leave
    • 31 days holiday allowance with additional for long service
    • 3pm Friday finishes during BST, average working hours of 36 per week over the year
    • Tech and Cycle Schemes
    • Access to the wellbeing Platform Juno where you're able to use your points for various great wellbeing perks!
    • Exceptional maternity and paternity benefits
    • Regular team socials and monthly team lunches
    • Bespoke professional development plans with regular growth opportunities
    • £200 Home office spending allowance
    • Regular free nights out in London's most exciting venues
    • Access to free Independent wellbeing coaching and therapy sessions as part of our Mental Health initiatives

    This is a hybrid remote / in-person role. You will be required to work from our Central London office location from time to time, and this allocation may change over time. You should always be somewhere that operates on UK time.
    Our client base is predominantly in London and it is important that you are able to visit venues, clients and attend our away days in-person. You can usually expect to be in/around London on average 3 days per week, managing your own diary as appropriate.

    About us

    Hire Space is a leader and pioneer in event technology, both in the UK and globally. We are at the forefront of a vibrant and fast-changing industry that is seeing a renaissance since the pandemic as companies seek to bring people together.

    We operate the UK’s largest venue marketplace, which hosts over 6,000 venues and is used by over 2 million event planners each year. Our clients include Google, Facebook, Red Bull, MAC Cosmetics, UNICEF, and Dr. Martens. Separate to the online marketplace, our technology and team also power the global event functions at a number of well-known companies.

    In addition to our well-known technology and expertise in venue finding, we have built a reputation for delivering world-class events both in-person and online through our own event platform, Arena.


    At Hire Space, we embrace diversity in all of its forms and foster an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

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