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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Dublin

As a member of the senior management team and reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will play a key role in the overall management and strategic direction of the business.

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What we do?

Fire is a Digital Payments Business. We help businesses of all sizes with their accounts, debit cards and payments. With our impressive range of payment services, smart technology, and regulatory licences, we deliver solutions that make managing payments better. With offices in London and Dublin, we are a leading FinTech firm working with thousands of businesses and some of the world’s largest financial institutions. Fire (“the Group”) consists of our Irish company Fire-EU which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payment Institution, and Fire-UK, which has is authorised as an E-Money Institution from the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.

What is the role?

We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) for the Group. As a member of the senior management team and reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will play a key role in the overall management and strategic direction of the business. The role requires a forward-thinking individual who can lead our financial strategy and manage risks in a high growth environment. The CFO is responsible for overseeing all the company’s financial activities and reporting in a timely and accurate manner to the CEO and the Board of Directors.

The role entails:

  • Financial Control – maintain and optimise the financial operations (provided via an outsourced accounting function) ensuring timely and accurate reporting of the management accounts and other key metrics of the business.
  • Business Planning – responsible for the creation, ongoing management and reporting of a robust business planning framework including forecasting and stress testing.
  • MIS and Insights – produce quality reporting on both a regular and ad-hoc basis providing commercial insights supporting business decisions.
  • Treasury – oversee the company’s cash flow ensuring there are strong controls around banking, payables, receivables and interest income.
  • Tax – maintain appropriate structures and ensure constant compliance.
  • Audits – lead the annual financial audit and provide support in the completion of other audits and external assessments.
  • Legal – final sign off on all legal documentation, new and renewal contracts, commercial and corporate.
  • HR – manage the HR function ensuring there are a robust set of policies for recruiting, development and creating a framework that optimises performance in line with targets consistent with the strategy.
  • Facilities & Office Management – management of the office locations (Dublin and London) and all supporting services.
  • Governance – maintain robust financial controls and governance frameworks.
  • Engagement (internal) – provide support to other functions and lead in the production of quality reports to the management team and Board of Directors.
  • Engagement (external) – develop and maintain relationships with external parties including banking partners, outsourced accounting, tax & legal advisors, customers and suppliers.

What should you have?

  • Qualified accountant with at least 10 years’ experience in senior finance roles.
  • Will be a holder of a pre-approved control function with our regulators – must be capable of receiving approval in line with regulator Fitness & Probity regimes.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills, while having a keen commercial awareness and negotiation ability.
  • Capable of producing quality outputs with very strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • A clear understanding of our product and the passion to be part of a scaling team.

What else?

You will be joining a fast-growing established fintech business with offices in Dublin and London. You will have the opportunity to learn, develop and make an impact. In addition to offering a competitive salary and share reward scheme we will provide you with a great place to work, engage and take responsibility for delivering compelling financial services products. This role is based in Dublin and operates a 3 days a week in the office and 2 days remote.

Fire Financial Services Limited (Fire-EU) – trading as fire.com – is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payment Institution (No: C58301) and Fire Financial Services Limited (Fire-UK) is authorised as an Electronic Money Institution by the Financial Conduct Authority (No: 900983)