Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
Europe · Remote
Senior · Full time
Posted a year ago

We're an equal opportunity employer. We are looking for the best candidate based on the value they can add. Our culture is hugely important to us and we welcome applicants of all race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We encourage all candidates who believe they have the required skills and experience for any of our roles to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates who have a keen interest and passion for fighting climate change.


We are on a mission to remove as much excess CO2 from the atmosphere as we can, in order to avoid the most disastrous effects of global warming and the climate crisis.  We’re achieving this by planting forests that are profitable, meaning we can scale up our land holding, plant millions of trees, and grow a climate solution which removes significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere. Our tools to do this have expanded from reforestation alone to co-deploying reforestation with biochar and enhanced weathering, two relatively new carbon removal technologies being trialled, potentially increasing the amount of carbon sequestered per hectare by an order of magnitude. We have a plan to reach 50k hectares of land holding, and plant 50 million trees. 


About the role


A unique opportunity to build and lead a growing department for an extremely fast growing, very well funded, climate start up. No one day will be the same. You’ll work closely with both the CFO, core finance and operational teams.


Role responsibilities


  • Coordinate the budget and forecasting cycles. Including scenario and sensitivity analysis
  • Build and maintain a detailed and live cashflow forecast with associated risks & opportunities
  • Partner with the operational teams to ensure they deliver to budget and on time
  • Build business cases for new opportunities and provide actionable insightful analysis
  • Support the CFO preparing materials for fundraising and stakeholder management


Role requirements


The role requires an experienced Financial Professional with extensive business modelling experience having previously operated at this level. The role requires an individual who is passionate about the world of start-ups, climate and biodiversity, this is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience and make a tangible long lasting difference. The team is growing fast and there’s plenty of opportunity to grow with this role as we build the team.



The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing a growing department
  • Extensive financial modelling experience      
  • Super organised and methodical approach - always seeking new and innovative ways to solve problems and embracing technology to make lives easier
  • Analytical and spot the small stuff (have masses of attention to detail)
  • Naturally curious about new technologies, new business models and new industries 
  • Are a strong communicator, are able to build rapport and strong relationships quickly
  • Thrive in a high-paced, small and growing environment
  • Happy operating remotely, taking ownership and comfortable with tons of ambiguity
  • Possess strong combined accounting and finance experience.
  • Qualified ACCA, ACA, CIMA Accountant
  • Experience of leading teams, supporting members through sharing knowledge and expertise
  • A proactive self starter with drive and ambition to succeed and help others do the same


Working environment


This role will be primarily based from home, though there is a potential for international travel in order to ensure project success on location.


What you get


  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Shares in The Future Forest Company
  • Enhanced holiday leave
  • Industry leading pension scheme up to 17%
  • Home based location with flexible working
  • Individual development and training budget 
  • The chance to help build a company that is leading the way in the fight against climate change
  • Home office setup scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme, MHFA and wellbeing strategy
  • Enhanced Family Leave policies
  • Company sickness pay
The Future Forest Company
Climate Change Start Up
Size:  51-100 employees
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