Finance Director

The Finance Director will report directly to the CEO and COO. They will be a key member of the leadership team, working closely with all aspects of the business to drive commercial understanding and decision-making. Infectious Media has maintained its start-up feel as it has grown, and is a fast-moving business in an industry that constantly evolves. The Finance Director needs to nurture and support this innovative and ambitious culture, whilst also ensuring stability and a focus on key value drivers. This role would suit someone looking for their first or second Finance Director opportunity.  

Here's what we'd like you to do:

  • Partner with the co-founders to set the strategy and direction of the business, and work with the Senior Management Team (SMT) to translate this strategy into detailed financial and operational objectives and targets. 
  • Be the ultimate owner of Finance (including bookkeeping, tax, audit and the financial control environment), plus company secretarial and certain operational areas. 
  • Financial planning and the budget framework. 
  • Ownership of the reporting framework (financial performance and KPI reporting) across all stakeholders, including the co-founders, the SMT, Sales and Client leads, the bank and all hands events.
  • Work with the Revenue Director on new business commercials, pipeline forecasting, and remuneration planning. 
  • Work with Client Partners and service delivery leads on existing client revenue and profitability reporting and forecasting, and time sheet oversight. 
  • Work with Operations & HR Director on corporate objective setting, and headcount planning.
  • Cash management, including foreign currency management and financing (debt/equity). 
Style and approach - the ideal candidate will:
  • Embody Infectious Media’s values: 
  • We are better as a team 
  • We are straight talkers 
  • We commit 
  • We never stand still 
  • We do the right thing  
  • Communicate effectively and confidently, helping everyone across the business understand financial and commercial information and align with business goals.  
  • Be ambitious, dynamic and energetic. 
  • Be calm under pressure. 
  • Be willing to get into the detail to understand issues at a granular level, with strong analytical skills to ensure decision-making is based on robust underlying data. 
  • Be collaborative, a team player with a strong work ethic. 
  • Be commercially astute. 
 This is what you'll have done already:
  • Finance leadership experience. 
  • Experience in a fast-growth environment, preferably in media and/or technology businesses. 
  • Must have excellent financial modelling skills. 
  • Exit experience would be of value in either a supporting or leading capacity. 
  • Experience with Xero is preferable but not necessary. 
  • Qualified Accountant. 
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