Head of Finance part-time role (2-3 days per week) for an exciting proptech start-up

Shoreditch, London (Greater)
£60,000 to £65,000 full time equivalent salary (pro-rata for number of days worked)
19 Aug 2019
09 Oct 2019
Contract Type

Our flexible working environment:

Part-time role of 2 to 3 days a week. We’re completely flexible as to whether that’s 2, 2.5 or 3 days a week, as well as what days of the week you want to work. We’re also flexible with start and finish times; whether you’d prefer to get in early and leave early or start late and finish late or work half a day between say 10am-2:30pm.

Where we are based:

Our offices are based on Charlotte Road in Shoreditch, London. We’re a 10- to 15-minute walk from Old Street station (Northern Line) as well as Liverpool Street station (National Rail, Circle, Central and Hammersmith & City Lines). Brighthorizon Broadgate nursery is a 10-minute walk away. The area is nice and buzzy with lots of great cafes, bars, pubs and eateries, with Boxpark and Spitalfields a 10-minute walk away.

A little bit more about us:

Vesta  (www.vestaproperty.com) is an online marketplace for buying & selling rental property. We’re an early stage proptech start-up based in London, which is transforming the £1.6TRN private rented sector by helping landlords to buy & sell tenanted properties, preserving their rental income and creating stability for tenants. We’ve sold over £30M of rental property since launching 18 months ago which has enabled many tenants to stay in their homes. We’re a small team of 10 currently (looking to grow) with lots of energy and ambition.

What we offer:

  • Part-time flexible working
  • £60,000 to £65,000 full time equivalent salary (pro-rata for number of days worked)
  • 25 days full time equivalent annual leave (pro-rata for number of days worked)
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Share options
  • Payment of membership subscriptions for professional qualifications (e.g. ICAEW)
  • Work socials
  • Trendy location!

The role:

We’re looking for a passionate, dependable and hands-on Head of Finance to take on the day-to-day running of the finance function covering the traditional roles of both a finance manager and financial controller. You’ll report to the Chief Commercial Officer who will be helping you to run the finance function.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts and KPIs
  • Preparation of monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Preparation of annual accounts and oversight of annual audit
  • Treasury management (i.e. management of the company’s bank accounts and fortnightly payment runs)
  • Book-keeping and accounting (we use Sage currently)
  • Tax reporting including preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns, correspondence with HMRC and tax advisors for EIS and EMI related filings etc
  • Overseeing payroll, pensions & HR
  • Supporting the sales team with customer invoicing and invoice chasing
  • Oversight of insurance policies
  • Company secretarial (e.g. ad hoc Companies House filings, shareholder comms etc)
  • Assisting the Chief Commercial Officer to create bi-annual budgets and business planning
  • Assisting the Chief Commercial Officer with the company’s compliance function


A little bit about you:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA or equivalent qualified
  • Super organised, detail oriented and good at multi-tasking
  • A team player with high integrity skills and curious about the commercial aspects of the business
  • Ideally experienced in using Sage
  • Hands-on and proactive – a doer not a delegator!