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Finance Director

  • London
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • R-0003095

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

Our finance team are the pilots guiding Dojo’s ambitious growth, by delivering precise and reliable financial insights that fuel the business's expansion. 

A newly created role, we are looking for an experienced Finance Director, to keep our business on a strong positive trajectory through the next phase of growth. This role will involve leading a team of  more than 20 people, and reports directly to the CFO.

Creating a market leading product has enabled us to grow the business rapidly over the last few years and we want to make sure that Finance as a function is keeping one step ahead, and anticipating the future needs of the business. 


What will you do:

  • Build an in-depth understanding of the business and make sure finance reflects the wider organisation 

  • Drive the evolution of the Finance function to best support future growth - this role will come with dedicated Transformation resource and freedom to be creative in bringing change and shaping the future

  • Use your previous experience as a Finance Director to assess Dojo’s maturity across the specialist finance areas (e.g. Treasury, Tax etc) and lead the team to future proof our capability + ability to add value

  • Be an outstanding people leader to the Finance team through line management of the Group Control, FP&A, Tax and Transformation functions, ensuring everyone understands and aligns with the company vision, strategy, and values

  • Own the close process through to both internal and external reporting 

  • Be plugged into the business at the right levels to ensure that new business initiatives meet finance data, operations, system integration, financial reporting, audit and control requirements

  • Lead by example to develop and sustain a highly engaged, collaborative work culture across all departments - release positive energy

  • Coach the team in the creation and ownership of the department’s strategy, driving the development of skills the right skills and mindset to achieve the highest standard of delivery


What you will bring:

  • Broad finance experience across commercial and control/reporting/financial planning

  • Excellent communication, with ability to manage the finance team in line with company strategy

  • Direct experience of what good looks like across Tax, Treasury, Financial Control and FP&A in a relevant organisation

  • Previous experience in working with cross functional teams to deliver finance transformational/change projects.

  • Evidence of excellent leadership with a hands-on approach when needed

  • Evidence of ability to deliver results in highly entrepreneurial, fast changing environments

  • Collaborative, low-ego, pragmatic, and excited about Dojo’s business and vision

  • Formal professional accountancy qualification (ACCA or equivalent)

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 . Learn more about Life at Dojo on LinkedIn and Instagram .