With Prolific, we're changing how research on the internet is done. Katia and Phelim started by building a marketplace that connects researchers (from both Academia and industry) with instant, high quality, global research participants. Now, as a growing team of 15, the bigger vision is to build the most powerful and trusted platform for behavioral research.
Our two-sided marketplace and ambitious growth plans come with many unique financial challenges, so we're now looking for a Finance Manager, who will interact frequently with the executive team and report directly to our COO. The ideal candidate is well-organized, with strong attention to detail, and comfortable taking ownership of many aspects of the finance function, as the only fully finance-focused person in the company.
We've recently been part of Y Combinator's Summer 2019 batch and have decided to grow and scale the company from London, UK.
Working closely with our leadership team and external accountants you will work towards these key goals:
Financial modelling that helps better understand growth, cashflow, and financing needs.
Ensure an excellent standard for all financial processes, invoicing & payments, and reporting.
Advise on and support fundraising and financing options for the business.
Ensure compliance with the company’s policies, legal regulations and filing responsibilities, in countries in which we operate.
This is your chance to get involved in a fast-moving startup where you’ll have huge influence over the trajectory of the company’s growth and success. Since it’s a startup, you’ll have the opportunity to suggest how you can best add value, and make any recommendations about the company’s strategy and processes.
Concretely, this role will involve the following activities:
Financial analysis and modelling.
Input into financial targets and KPIs.
Business planning and cash management.
Preparing of monthly and ad-hoc reporting.
Improve and implement financial processes, reporting, and systems throughout the company.
Advising the Directors on business and financial risks and strategy.
Provide input into development of the platform around invoicing, expenses, billing, payment systems, etc.
Manage outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services in the UK and US.
Support with raising debt or equity finance or exploring alternative fundraising and financing option.
Ideally, you are qualified ACCA/CIMA/ CPA and have previous experience working as a Finance Director, Financial Controller/ Manager or similar position at a fast-growing startup company. Experience with marketplaces and payments are a plus. The job will require that you have exceptional knowledge of data analysis & forecasting methods, accounting, financial systems and operations, as well as excellent leadership skills and outstanding communication and social skills.
What we offer:
Meaningful equity allocation and salary depending on experience.
Pension (employer contribution 3% of base salary).
Flexible working: Work equipment of your choice (paid for by us), and you can work flexibly from home or from our coworking space (also paid for by us).
Flexible hours: We have core hours of 10am - 3pm (with an hour for lunch), but the rest is up to you.
Childcare flexibility: Need to pick your child up from school? No problem.
25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (which you can switch with your religious holiday).
Budget for education, growth, and training.
Personal growth opportunities and career progression (e.g., learn about the startup ecosystem, mentoring from executive team, learn about psychological science and research methods).
Open, transparent, and inclusive culture.
A company committed to carbon offsetting.
Generous maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave.