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Head of Finance



Accounting & Finance
Paris, France
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023
Who we are
At Genomines, our mission is to pioneer a new era of sustainable mining by using genetically enhanced plants to extract metals from the ground (agromining). Through synthetic biology and cutting-edge technology, we harness the power of nature to create bioengineered plants that can farm for metals while decontaminating soil and creating cleaner lands for agriculture. Our ultimate goal is to become the world's first carbon-negative mining group, using sustainable, eco-friendly methods to extract the valuable resources our society needs.
What we're looking for
We're in search of a seasoned Head of finance to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will possess a profound understanding of financial strategies, strong leadership abilities, and the drive to propel our company to new heights. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, capable of guiding our financial decisions to align with our long-term objectives. As a key member of our executive team, they will play a pivotal role in shaping our financial policies, driving growth initiatives, and optimizing resource allocation to maximize our potential. Our Head of finance must be adept at analyzing complex financial data, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing actionable insights to our leadership team.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as they will be collaborating with cross-functional teams, engaging with investors, and contributing to board-level discussions. We're seeking an individual who shares our passion for sustainability, who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who is committed to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.


  • Minimum of 7-8 years of experience in a similar finance role
  • Experience in top tier IB (M&A) / Project Finance/ Transaction Services firm and 3-4 years in a Finance / M&A department, especially in a high-growth context and internationally expanding companies
  • Strong written and verbal communication, fluent in English, French is a plus
  • Ready to shoulder significant responsibilities
  • Eager to face challenges head-on
  • Adept in debt structuring and corporate finance
  • Absolute rigor and humility are essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with top executives & investors

Your role

  • Steer All Financial Affairs: Take charge of all things financial, including crafting financial plans, overseeing budgets, and managing capital and cash resources
  • Craft and Monitor Performance Indicators: Develop and uphold Key Performance Indicators tailored to capital-intensive ventures, keeping a close watch on financial health and overall business progress
  • Lead Strategic Financial Planning: Head the charge in charting out annual and long-term financial strategies. Set up the right touchpoints and spaces to track and deliberate on progress towards our milestones
  • Smart Resource Management: Make sure investments of capital and operational funds are in line with company goals. Keep a watchful eye on finances and look for potential process enhancements (Financial steering in close collaboration with operational teams including S&OP steering, WCR optimization, etc…)
  • Create Financial Statements: Prepare regular financial statements - these include income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements - to provide a clear financial picture
  • Thorough Financial Audit: Examine financial documents and processes to ensure accuracy and adherence to standards
  • Balance the Books: Make sure bank statements match up by reconciling accounts diligently
  • Crunch the Numbers: Calculate tax payments and handle tax returns with precision
  • Offer Clear Financial Insights: Share accurate quantitative details on where we stand financially, our liquidity, and cash flows
  • Stay Tax Code Compliant: Keep us on the right side of tax regulations and make sure we meet all the necessary requirements
  • Report to Founders & Investors: Provide updates and insights to our 2 founders and investors
  • Supervise Contracts and Billing: Keep a watchful eye on contracts and billing with external parties
  • Nurture Partnerships and Investor Relations: Foster and sustain connections with our partners and investors, cultivating strong relationships
  • Responsible for ensuring the P&L and implementing robust financial processes, making them a master of process
Recruitment Process
1. Complete the application form on Lever
2. First interview with the Head of Talent
3. Second interview with Lead Manager
4. Mission-specific case study (reviewed by the Head of Ops and CEO)
5. Final on-site interview with co-founders