Job Overview

Head of Finance - Venture Capital

Location: London, England Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Type: Permanent Contact: Glen Roberts
Posted: about 1 month ago

An incredibly rewarding and career propelling opportunity for an experienced Funds Finance individual to lead the finance function at a London based venture capital fund, focused on seed and series A investments. With the firm currently in investment mode off the back of a successful 2021 fund raise, this is the optimum time to join this fun, sociable and high performing team. The role is dynamic, needing good judgement and a strategic outlook and someone who likes getting involved in the day to day as well as higher level functions.

High level responsibilities will include:

- Lead in developing the fund's finance operations including overseeing, managing and optimising the relationship with service providers on the fund accounting and management company accounting side.

- Quarterly management accounts and forecasts.

- Overseeing tax reporting for investors and the fund.

- Oversight for all fund financials and investor reporting.

- Managing transaction fees and recharges between legal entities and portfolio companies.

- Financial analysis of inbound investments.

- Responsibility for maintaining and reporting on portfolio company data and KPIs.

- Track industry performance benchmarks.

- Fund performance and waterfall calculations; manage the carry vehicle.

- Compliance oversight responsibilities as the dedicated compliance contact for the FCA.

- Involvement in a raft of ad hoc projects and random unpredictable bits and pieces.

Your background:

- Qualified accountant - ACA, CA, ACCA, ACMA, CPA or equivalent - with experience in-house at a venture capital, private equity fund or similar; probably around the 4-5 years PQE+ mark.

- Ideally a background in fund accounting / funds finance.

- Excellent academics and a proven track record of upwards career progression.

- Commercially astute, articulate and technically strong, with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels; confidence to assume a sole finance position within the Fund.

Hybrid working is on offer (2-3 days in the office expectation) in addition to a host of other lifestyle benefits (free lunches), healthy bonus and participation in the carry scheme.

Salary on offer is c£80,000 to £100,000 base depending on experience with the ability to flex the level of the hire.

Eames Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.