đź“ŤLondon, UK

The Company

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.

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The Role

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.
  • Manage internal financial processes (payroll, pensions, option scheme etc.).
  • 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.