Financial and Operational Manager

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Summary

Do Nation is a small organisation aiming to have a big impact. We’re on a mission to help millions of people to take meaningful climate action, while helping them to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits, both at home and at work. We do this through an online platform where anyone can either make a pledge or run a campaign to raise pledges.

Over the last few years, demand for our services has increased rapidly, leading to a customer base ranging from innocent drinks to The EU; ustwo Games to Siemens Plc. Earlier this year we partnered with Count Us In, an ambitious global project aiming to encourage 1 billion people to take climate action by 2030, which is further fuelling demand for Do Nation.

This is an unusual opportunity to join a small founding team at an exciting stage of rapid but organic and customer-fuelled growth. We’re a certified B Corp with a fully remote team working across England, Scotland and France.

Role description

As our team and client base grows, our co-founders are looking for help in running the day to day operations of Do Nation. The successful candidate will be confident and experienced in accounting and financial management, with an interest in broadening their role across wider business operations, from people to impact. The role offers great potential for growth and personal development.

Responsibilities

Financial:

  • Day to day financial management including bookkeeping, preparing invoices, and processing payments
  • Coordinating our outsourced payroll provider and employee pension scheme
  • Developing and managing new new financial controls and processes, including preparing monthly management accounts, Board and Investor financial reporting
  • Supporting a review of our pricing models and impact growth strategies

People:

  • Managing the recruiting process, including preparing and posting job adverts, shortlisting candidates, and helping with interviews
  • Managing the onboarding process for new team members, including configuring access to company tools, and writing detailed job descriptions and personal development plans
  • Helping us to build a collaborative, friendly, and productive team culture through organising team events and other initiatives
  • Managing holiday requests and employee volunteering days
  • Reviewing, iterating, and communicating our internal policies to the team

Other:

  • Working with our lawyers to manage client contracts and keep our templates and policies up to date
  • Reviewing and documenting our sub-contractor’s privacy policies in line with GDPR
  • Managing our B Corp Certification, striving to keep improving our B Corp Impact Assessment score collaboratively with the team

As a small team, it’ll be a hands-on role and you’ll be expected to adapt to a broad mix of other tasks as required - whether that’s supporting cyclists on our Cycle to COP26 or user testing new features.

Experience, skills, and attributes:

The successful candidate should:

  • Be CIMA/ACCA/ACA part-qualified/newly qualified with 2+ years’ experience in a professional environment (preferable)
  • Be entrepreneurial, with a tendency to see challenges as opportunities to create new solutions
  • Enjoy getting stuck into detailed data modelling and manipulation using Excel or similar
  • Be able to pick things up quickly, and - critically - see them through to completion
  • Have a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Be comfortable working in a fast paced, high growth company, which often means adapting quickly to changing priorities
  • Enjoy working remotely, and be happy to travel (when Covid allows) to quarterly team meetings either in the UK or Chamonix, France (ideally without the need to get on a plane).
  • Be energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind
  • Be a clear communicator with good written and verbal English and strong interpersonal skills
  • Last but not least - you must be interested in and excited by the challenges and opportunities of sustainable living and sustainable business - this is our lifeblood

About Do Nation:

Do Nation is all about encouraging healthy, environmentally friendly habits. We have developed an online platform where anyone can either make a pledge or run a campaign to raise pledges - pledges to do things like cycling to work, wasting less food, or using reusable coffee cups.

Since 2013 we have been running successful campaigns with organisations including innocent drinks, Pret a Manger, and Network Rail, helping them to encourage their employees to make pledges and save carbon, water, and waste.

We’re a small, nimble, and committed team, scattered across the UK and France. We strongly believe in the potential of our unique model to create a wide scale, meaningful impact on one of the most important issues of our time, and we’re hungry to deliver on that.

As we emerge from Covid-19, demand for our services is soaring and we’re looking at a period of rapid growth. This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established but nimble start-up as part of it’s core team.

While we are commercially focused, social impact is the fuel that drives us - and as such, we are proud to be a certified B Corp. We have an attractive employee benefits package, including training budgets, volunteering days, and slow travel policies.

Details:

  • Start date: February 2021
  • Hours: Fulltime
  • Location: UK based, working remotely. Must have the right to work in the UK.
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience.
  • Other benefits: 31 days holiday (+1 day for each year worked with us); slow travel holiday bonus; pension contribution; flexible work policy; annual training budget; 2 volunteer days / year; coaching; potential for equity through employee option scheme.
  • To apply: please complete this form.
  • Deadline: 15th January 2021

A note on diversity:

At Do Nation, we value diversity - of opinion, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability. and background amongst others. Given we’re all about engaging the population at large, it’s particularly important that our team understands and reflects the diversity of the population as far as is possible given our tiny size. We encourage applications from all corners of society, and are committed to building a culture of inclusion throughout the business.

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