Prospect
Published
18 June 2024
Expires
18 July 2024
Location
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
£
Competitive

Description

Following a recent fundraise, we are now entering a new stage of growth. As such, we are now hiring for an experienced Head of Operations and Finance to join the Executive Committee at Prospect.

The Head of Operations and Finance will be a pivotal member of our Executive team, taking overall responsibility for the efficient functioning of day-to-day operations at Prospect alongside oversight of financial aspects of the business. The successful candidate will play a leading role at a fast-growing start-up at the centre of the sports industry.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

Operations

  • Responsibility for the effective running of day-to-day operations, including decision-making structures across the business.
  • Implementing operational strategies to support business growth and efficiency.
  • Take responsibility for addressing and resolving employee relations issues.

Strategy

  • Inform and contribute to strategic decision-making around resource planning, allocation and prioritisation.
  • Monitor and track progress on key organisational objectives and initiatives.
  • Lead and manage special projects and initiatives.

Financial Management

  • Take overall responsibility for financial planning and budgeting and work closely with Head of Strategy in evaluating investment opportunities and modelling the business impact of various growth scenarios.
  • Produce monthly reports summarising the company’s current and forecast financial position (P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow), and take responsibility for year-end reporting and liaison with external accountants and tax advisors.
  • Manage company’s Xero accounting software, ensuring all financial records are up to date and reconciled.

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a senior finance and operations role.
  • Strong financial acumen with expertise in financial planning, analysis, and reporting.
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills and familiarity with Xero software.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • A formal accounting qualification e.g. ICAEW or ACA is desirable but not essential

About Us

Prospect is on a mission to revolutionise decision making in sport, providing analytical solutions that inform decision making from the field through to the boardroom. Since closing our seed funding round in June 2021, we have worked with leagues, clubs, investors, broadcasters and service providers to the sports industry.

Much like the elite sporting teams that we work with, Prospect place significant emphasis on creating a dynamic and inclusive working environment that brings the best out of our people and helps to foster a collaborative and supportive company culture. Prospect offer our staff flexible and hybrid working arrangements as required.