Head of Group Reporting

UK London

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Financial Control

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10 Apr 2024

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R-0003436

Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Dojo

Dojo’s 150,000+ customers reflect the diversity of the UK High Street. Building teams with diverse backgrounds that are representative of the customer base which we serve is fundamental to creating innovative products at Dojo. Whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, you have a place at Dojo. 

We want everyone to be the best they can be throughout the recruitment process; if you require any additional adjustments please let us know.

The Role
 

Are you ready to lead a dynamic team and own the group reporting strategy for an industry leading technology and payments business as it ventures into the European market? 

We are seeking a Head of Group Reporting to play a pivotal role in the Financial Control team within the Dojo’s Finance function.  You will guide a team of 10 accountants and oversee Dojo’s external and internal reporting, audits, monthly consolidation and take ownership of the financial reporting system. 

You will  be responsible for leading the team through change management and business growth projects. This will mean partnering with other areas of the finance team and business to ensure that the reporting and accounting impacts are anticipated and that we are building solutions in a timely manner for the scaling Dojo business. 

You will continue to evolve the level of business understanding of the finance team and the quality and value of information being provided to business leaders.

What You Will Do …

  • Lead and develop a high-performance team of accountants, providing guidance, support and mentorship to ensure their professional growth and effective execution of their responsibilities.

  • Responsible for the production of the monthly management accounts for the Group and supporting information and analysis, ensuring the numbers are accurate and delivered in a timely manner.  

  • Responsible for the timely delivery of the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting and Financial Statements of the Group and its subsidiaries ensuring all filing and lender reporting requirements of the business are met. 

  • Act as the main point of contact for the external auditors, coordinating audit processes and ensuring a smooth information flow between all teams involved, including end to end project management.  Be the escalation point for resolving matters across the Group. 

  • Partner with Commercial Finance and FP&A teams and the wider business to get a line of sight on business developments, new product lines and pricing changes and share relevant financial reporting developments. 

  • Establish, develop and enforce robust financial reporting controls, minimising risks, enhancing accuracy and reliability. 

  • Provide technical support and expertise to the group, offering guidance on complex accounting issues and assisting in decision-making processes. 

  • Develop and maintain group accounting policies and periodically review accounting processes to ensure alignment and relevance. 

  • Collaborate closely with other members of the Financial Control team to collectively ensure control over financial operations 

  • Involvement in ad hoc projects as and when required.

What You Will Bring…

  • Qualified accountant with previous experience in a hands-on finance leadership role in a fast-paced, agile environment.

  • Thoughtful and proactive leadership with experience developing high performing teams through change 

  • In depth knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards with UK GAAP desirable 

  • Strong business partnering experience with excellent communication skills, and proven experience of presenting to stakeholders & leadership teams

  • Enthusiastic with a "can-do" attitude and data-driven mindset

  • Comfort with ambiguity and a fast paced environment - not all of our problems are defined, nor all our processes built out and things change quickly 

  • Curious and proactive problem-solver with proven experience in improving processes

  • Able to manage and oversee multiple projects with competing priorities and self-motivate

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel

About Dojo

We launched Dojo in 2019 to address business owners’ pain points across the UK. Since then, we’ve seen incredible growth as a scaling fintech, welcoming over 150,000 customers and growing the Dojo team to 1,000+ people across five locations. In that time, we’ve also introduced Dojo Virtual Queues & Bookings and the Dojo restaurant finder app, formerly known as WalkUp and loved by 1,000 restaurants and 750,000 diners. 

Today, we work towards our mission to empower businesses to thrive in the Experience Economy by creating the tools and technology that turn transactions into meaningful relationships. For our business customers, that means fast funding, the fastest payments, smart integrations, and efficient virtual queues & bookings - all with instant insight across the board. For diners, that means getting seated at their favourite restaurants with just a couple of taps on the Dojo app. Whether it’s for busy business owners or hungry diners, every Dojo product is built to address real customer pain points by our dedicated teams in London, Bristol, Hull and Belfast. 
 

Our values

At Dojo, we’re curious. We have an insatiable desire to learn and innovate. And we’re relentless. We persevere even when it’s easier not to. But, we’re nothing without our customers, who drive everything we do. From day one, Dojo was built on real customer pain points and every one of us is customer-obsessed. 
 

Our way of working

Dojo has adopted a set of shared principles with the aim of increasing in-person collaboration and amplifying our ‘Customer First’ values. We encourage our employees to meet in-person over virtual meetings, and our communication is mostly asynchronous. Unlike most other businesses, we are intentionally avoiding a rules-based approach, and each team is empowered to make the arrangements that work best for their success. The answer to every scenario which tests these principles is: We trust you to use your judgement responsibly, in the best interest of our customers.

Find out more about our benefits and what it’s like to work at Dojo at dojo.careers . Learn more about Life at Dojo on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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