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Financial Controller

Material Evolution

Material Evolution

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

As part of our rapid growth, we are now looking for a Financial Controller to join us at this crucial point in our evolution. This role is essential for ensuring our organisation's financial health and compliance, enabling us to maximise our impact.

The role will eventually report to the Finance Director / CFO, but until this role is recruited you will report to the COO.

About you:

Mevo is a rapidly growing startup and the pace of change and the challenge shouldn't be underestimated. You’ll need to be happy creating structure and building structure from early stages. As an experienced Financial Controller, you must excel in detail, achieve high standards, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We're a close team and you will need to be outgoing and happiest working in teams. Experience of Debt financing and some aspects of strategic finance, as well as the cement or construction industry would be a real advantage.

  • Qualifications - Degree in accounting or related field
  • Professional body certification - You're likely to be a member of one of the following: ACCA, CAI, CIMA, ICAEW
  • Experience as a Financial Controller - You can demonstrate over 5 years' of experience in a comparably complex role
  • Accounting knowledge and experience - You are the most senior Accountant in the business and for few months you will be the most senior finance person as well. You'll thrive under these circumstances, but you'll be relied upon as the expert.
  • UK GAAP - You'll be experienced in and very comfortable with UK GAAP in all relevant areas
  • Industry Knowledge - Knowing your way around cement, construction, building industry or startups would be a great advantage for you to have
  • Technology - Microsoft Office (and of course Excel), Teams, SharePoint and Xero are all daily tools of your trade
  • Regulatory changes - As the expert you will keep on top of and up to speed with all regulatory changes
  • Communications - You will need to work across the business and be comfortable communicating messages with Scientists or the Executive Team

You'll also need to be:

  • Motivated by sustainability: It’s at the core of everything Mevo does and should be leading your decisions too.
  • Demonstrably experienced: You’ll have demonstrable success in delivering results as a Financial Controller.
  • Data driven: Use data-driven insights to inform decision-making.
  • A problem solver: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to anticipate issues, evaluate alternatives, and make data-driven decisions.
  • A great leader: You’ll be very comfortable taking concepts and challenges and inspiring others to deliver. You relish the privilege of leadership and you’re experienced in leading remote teams.
  • An excellent team member: You'll thrive as part of a dynamic team and will enjoy autonomy and responsibility as well as being accountable for results

What do you get for all your hard work?

  • Mevo pay. Competitive base salary
  • Mevo development. Learn and get promoted fast in line with our rapid growth plans
  • Mevo Health & Wellbeing. Investing in health and happiness. Our best-in-class health insurance is through Bupa
  • Mevo Away Days. Yearly summer (Parties), winter (Parties), and team retreats.
  • Mevo Social Club. Run by the team to enjoy nights out with colleagues, recharge and do some team bonding.
  • Flexible working. We trust you to deliver – flexible hours and work environment to suit your needs
  • Mevo Time off. Recharge with 25 days of paid time off per year + bank holidays. Plus 1 day extra for each year served (after 2 years) to a max 30 days
  • Mevo Equipment. We’ll provide you with the equipment you need to succeed in your mission.
  • Mevo Extensive upskilling. Extensive opportunities to upskill and develop your expertise (plus £500 budget per year spend on what you need to progress)
  • Mevo Fuel – be that office fuel, monthly team lunches, meals after 7 pm.
  • Mevo Cycle. Cycle to work scheme.
  • Mevo sustainability. Yearly awards to Mevonauts that have had the biggest green impact.

We are looking for ambitious and driven team players who have a track record of success. Nobody said that re-defining an industry and saving the planet while doing so would be easy. Our ideal team member is someone who loves a challenge, makes decisions through data and is excited to own their role in decarbonizing the cement industry. After all, the prize is our planet.

We’re creating an environment and culture where every individual feels safe and empowered to do their best work. We believe in everyone being treated and paid fairly, no matter their age, sex, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Join Material Evolution and lead the charge towards a sustainable future!