Vice President Finance, London, Mews

Published 2022-06-29
Expires 2022-07-29
ID #1065388762
Vice President Finance, London, Mews
United Kingdom, London, London,
Published June 29, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Vice president finance

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Can you help us change the world?Yes, you read that correctly. It sounds grand, but we’ve got big ideas at Mews. We’re transforming the world of hospitality, re-imagining the industry with a best-in-class cloud-based property management solution for hotels, hostels, apartments, and so much more.We’re on the lookout for ambitious, tenacious and passionate people who want to join the next generation of innovators and disrupt the hospitality industry with us. Sound good so far? If you’re a Vice President of Finance keep reading and tumble down the Mews rabbit hole... ‍ About the roleFirst things first: you want to know what you’re actually applying for. It’s impossible to capture every nuance of a role – especially at a rapidly growing company like Mews – but if we had to distil it down to a job description (which we do, because this is a job description), it would be this:The role of VP Finance will lead our finance teams with his/her experience and willingness to constantly innovate and question the way we do things here. You will work across departments to align teams, set the right metrics, execute initiatives, and improve processes — helping the organization run efficiently and effectively.✅ Your mission, should you choose to accept it:Manage financial function to support and cultivate the growth of the company, minimize risk, and provide data & analytics to guide and support strategic decision makingEnsure teams and company-wide alignment on financial priorities and projectsActively manage, forecast, and present the company's financial and cash position including appropriate management recommendations, reporting and escalationAlign actuals and planning timeline processes and aim to getting Mews closer to real-time reportingEstablish a people-first approach aiming to develop the team as well as identifying and hiring outstanding talent to supplement their growthLead finance teams of currently 25+ Mewsers and ensure scalability during planned hypergrowthFinance / Revenue OperationsAccounting & ControllingFinancial Planning & AnalysisEstablish Investor Relations and Financial Systems teams and closely collaborate with Corporate Development and Business Operations divisionsEstablish and lead financial systems strategy to empower the company to scale effectivelyManaging the teams, defining their OKRs, responsibilities, providing feedbackBeing the main point of contact representing the teams in cross-organizational company matters, serve as trusted business partner inside of finance department (Corporate Development and Business Operations) as well as to other departments (Tech, Product, Commercial, Marketing and Operations)Growing, coaching and developing the teams to scale and meet the business needsActing as a hiring manager, recruiting especially senior members of the teamsAiming for stable and predictable teams' compositionHelp the teams to set the right priorities, keep them focused, minimizing noiseRequirements ️ You’ll be a great fit if you bring a few of the below with you:Highly structured & analytical: Experience decomposing and solving real world business problems, using data analysis, building Excel and PBi modelsProven work experience as a VP of Finance or similar role preferable from SaaS or FinTech industryInternational experience from a high growing company with a proven history of managing complex intercompany set upsIn-depth knowledge of financial benchmarking, accounting, audit and tax compliance and other regulatory mattersHigh level of accountability and diligence to ensure a solid financial setup and hedge against potential reporting mistakesGreat time manager, ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced companyDeep understanding of SaaS financial and product metricsProcess driven approach with a sense for detailsProduct mindsetStrong communication skills and ability to clearly present outcomesProject management skillsBeing able to handle an environment which is constantly evolving and changingAbility to take feedback, learn quickly and adapt to new situationsA driver of new ideas and suggestions to move the company forwardNot afraid to challenge the status quo.Our ideal candidate will be able to bring a deep expertise from VC/PE environments and have been through an IPO. Benefits What’s in it for you?Did you know that Mews was voted the Best Place to Work in Hotel Tech for 2 years running? You do now. Most of that is down to our inspiring team, but part of it is because of some pretty amazing perks. As well as awesome colleagues and stimulating work, you'll get:Company shares Unlimited holiday (no, this is not a typo) Health and wellness plans Flexible Benefits via Ben Platform Remote/flexible working ‍♀️Regular team events, socials and a legendary annual company gathering, Mews Con (the only con that’s actually a pro) Who is Mews?We want to get to know you, so it’s only fair we tell you a little bit about ourselves first. We were founded in 2012 by a team of former hoteliers, and since then we’ve been transforming hospitality for both hotel staff and guests.Essentially, Mews is a powerful software platform that acts as a central nervous system for hotels, hostels, apartments and more. We use smart tech and automation to make day-to-day operations easier for hoteliers, so they can focus on the thing that really matters: providing remarkable guest experiences.More than 2,000 properties across 60+ countries are powered by Mews, with more joining every week. Bookings, payments, operations, guest management – everything a hotel needs to operate can be done through our solution. We work with some amazing hotels, including Sage Hospitality Group, Machefert Group, The Student Hotel, and Tsogo Sun Hotels.Life at MewsThat’s what we do, but what about who we are? Mews’ culture is special and difficult to capture in words, which makes writing this tricky. You'll experience the freedom to be yourself and the ability to watch your ideas come to life. You’ll have an open line of communication and an open invitation to after-work drinks, be they virtual or in-person. Sometimes the work can be challenging and there can be a lot of it, but you’ll always be able to rely on those around you.Yes, we’re ambitious and we move fast, but we know the value of fun and taking a breather. Every month we have a Wellness Wednesday, a day off that you can use to boost your health, whether that’s a long lie-in, a trip to the gym, or anything in between. We have slack channels for almost every interest imaginable, and an all-company meeting every Friday gives you the chance to ask any question to our leadership team. Oh, and we love our pets. To get more of an idea what life at Mews is like (and to see dozens of cute cats, dogs, and hamsters), check out our Instagram.We’re guided by our five key values; if you see yourself in them, it’s time to get in touch.Ambitious We truly believe that great technology can make the entire human experience better.Resilient We’re tough. The workload might be heavy, but with one foot in front of the other, we can handle an intensity workout.Curious We’re innately curious. We read, we discover, we ask questions, we challenge assumptions, and we’re obsessed with the word ‘why’.Open We’re an open book. We share our work and experiences with one another, as well as our community.Human You can’t take risks if you’re afraid to fail. We all make mistakes. The key is to learn, get feedback and improve.✊ Everyone is welcome at MewsThis part is straightforward. We’re an equal opportunity employer and truly value diversity within our company. We never have and never will discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status – or anything else for that matter.Think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship? If you’d like to know more about us and what we do, check out mews.com. Otherwise, spruce up your CV and apply. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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    Finance is a field that deals with the study of investments. It includes the dynamics of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of different degrees of uncertainty and risk. Finance can also be defined as the science of money management. Finance aims to price assets based on their risk level and their expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three different sub-categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.

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