CFO

CFO

Location:
Dublin
Type:
CFO
Category:
Accountancy, Finance, Senior Appointments
Salary:

Negotiable depending on experience

Benefits:
  • Employee share options - Plynk is everybody’s baby.
  • 25 days holidays and the firm request that you’ll take them - We want you rested.
  • Health insurance - We want you alive.
  • Team Plynk-ups including beers on Fridays - Because we wouldn’t be a startup otherwise
Experience required:
10 years plus

In June 2017 Plynk announced €25 million in Series A funding; one the largest in Ireland and probably the biggest for a firm that counts emojis as a core product feature. Plynk intends to become a verb in every European language. That means growing the Dublin-based team of executives, engineers, product experts and customer service agents to 50 over the next two years.

As the CFO, you will be accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of a business. You will have a track record of originating and closing equity deals. You will take a leading role in bringing financial operational excellence into Plynk through the lenses of regulatory compliance for an organisation getting an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence. This means installing just the right amount of process, reporting and structure. With so much growth happening with Plynk you will need to be extremely hands on; from getting the monthly accounts sorted, dealing with stakeholders, investors and banking institutions, to managing the cash flow and budgeting process of the business.

You will provide strategic recommendations to enhance financial performance and identify new business opportunities, and keep abreast of regulatory reporting requirements.

Resilience will be key. You should have the ability to get “into the detail” but also look at the bigger picture. You will be a pragmatic leader who can build a finance organisation for an online multinational, contribute to the vision and embody it.

This being a startup, you’ll also be involved in the day to day as the company, function and team expands. Remember, you will the first finance hire in the business.

This will be a very busy role but the rewards will be reaped for the right person. We are looking for someone who will be passionate about the business, hard working and with a vision for how the company will look in the future. This is your chance to get involved with one of Ireland’s most exciting startups.

So, what do you look like?

Well, you will have a professional accounting qualification with

  • at least 10 years PQ experience within either the tech sector or financial services with an international business
  • previous hands-on experience with a CBI application for EMI or PI
  • experience with a startup online business is advantageous
  • strong ability to both influence internal and external stakeholders as well as key vendors (Big Four, Legal firms etc)

Note: the successful candidate will have to pass the “Fitness and Probity” test which is conducted by the Central Bank.

COMPETENCIES   

  • Functionally strong around preparing accounts and a proven ability to make sound financial decisions for an international business
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage volume and conflicting demands and appropriately prioritize
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary for daily interaction with senior management and the team
  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively – capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful conclusion
  • Excellent analytical skills applied to a broad range of business and industry issues
  • Demonstrated customer services focus – understanding of customer needs and desire to meet/exceed expectations
  • Lead special projects in support of building out the financial function of the business
  • Development and implementation of processes to improve efficiency of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting / FP&A
  • Development of relationships across vendors, stakeholders and investors
  • Providing impartial financial expertise and information to senior management to promote the ongoing growth & development of the business.                              
  • People and organisational leadership experience

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