Chief Financial Officer


Job Location:

Leatherhead, UK

Type of Job:

Full time and Part time considered




The role

As our CFO you will report directly to the CEO and will play a pivotal role in shaping our strategy and direction as one of the leaders of the business. You will be responsible for a whole range of activities from establishing and managing all finance-related business processes and controls to owning and developing the financial strategy, forecasts and budget. We have raised £4.7m to date and are starting to prepare for our next fundraise, to complete in 2023 - the CFO will be expected to play a leading role in this process. 

We are still a relatively small business, so in the short term the role may require you to take on a variety of other responsibilities. We expect that by the end of 2022 you will be focused full-time on the more traditional duties of a CFO.

You will:

  • Provide strategic support to the CEO & board

  • Establish and direct the financial strategy, planning and decision-making processes which aligns with the business by partnering with senior management

  • Establish and manage a range of company processes and controls taking ownership of financial risk management and treasury

  • Manage our next fundraising process to take place in 2023

  • Create a capital and liquidity risk management lens to support the effective execution of the strategic initiatives of the Company

  • Ensure the budgeting & forecasting process is run smoothly with regular re-forecasts

  • Ensure monthly management accounts are reported in an accurate and timely manner

  • Co-ordinate the preparation of monthly Board reporting packs covering financial and operational performance

  • Direct the company’s KPI reporting and data analysis and insight activities

  • Ensure the business is fully compliant with all financial regulatory reporting, tax requirements and control requirements

  • Ensure audited year-end financial statements are produced in a timely fashion

  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and operational improvements

  • Identify the finance team requirements and lead the recruitment process

You are:

  • A problem solver – you find enjoyment in finding solutions to complex issues.

  • Adaptable, proactive and entrepreneurial – we’re a rapidly growing VC-backed company.

  • A pragmatist – you make decisions that work best for the team and wider business.

  • Comfortable working autonomously – juggling multiple projects and activities at once.

  • An effective communicator – keen to share your opinions and ideas whilst building on others’.

  • Customer centric – you see the bigger picture of what we are trying to achieve.

You have:

  • A recognised financial or management accounting qualification.

  • 5-10 years management experience.

  • Proven experience of fundraising for an early-stage company.

  • Experience of setting-up and maintaining financial processes and controls within a business.

  • A solid understanding of relevant technical and regulatory financial requirements.

  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of compliance and confidentiality.

  • Good organisational and time management skills.

  • Great attention to detail.

Why you’ll want to work at Sunswap

  • We are developing first–of-a-kind technology that will change the world.

  • You’ll have exposure to all areas of business with ownership, growth and learning opportunities.

  • A test and learn mentality.

  • You’ll contribute directly to the future of sustainable transportation.

  • You’ll be part of an inspiring work environment with short lines of communication, flat structures and a great team spirit.

  • 5% employer matched pension contribution.

  • 25 days + bank holidays.

  • Regular company socials.

At Sunswap we want all our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. For us, the right attitude and a desire to learn is essential so we would love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet all of the above.

Join us on our mission to decarbonise the supply chain.