Are you looking for an opportunity in a fast-paced sustainability start-up, where your leadership, finance, strategic and commercial skills will have a great impact? At Legacy, we are building an international technology business whose mission is to leave the world a better place for future generations.
The real estate sector has huge potential for carbon reduction and is rapidly changing as regulators, customers and the capital markets demand increasingly swift and aggressive action. Legacy has built a product to assist the real estate sector comply with regulations and live up to own ambitions of being a sustainability leader. Legacy’s CO2 accounting platform is fully auditable and transparent. We measure the actual CO2 emissions associated with individual buildings. Our clients are able to export accurate, reliable and auditable data so they can not only comply with regulations, but also take steps towards reducing the environmental impact they have.
We are looking for a Finance Director who has the ability to help shape our trajectory to Series A funding, and to lead our international expansion across the Nordics and into the UK and beyond.
As our Finance Director, you will report directly to the CEO and join a very dynamic and talented team who are passionate about helping real estate owners solve their carbon emissions and ESG challenges. You will work closely with colleagues across the business, and play a central role in developing Legacy into a true global sustainability leader.
Be accountable for owning and producing all Legacy financials, to an exceptional standard
Have a complete understanding and financial control of all elements affecting Legacy’s financial position (e.g. bookkeeping; invoicing; pricing; loans; sales pipeline; etc.)
Handle all year and month end reporting, and run and manage all of Legacy’s accounts/numbers
Proactively devise ways in which Legacy’s overall financial position can be enhanced and drive the discussion and implementation of associated strategies
Analysis and Insight generation
Proactively generate strategic, commercial and operational insights from both the numbers and through observation
Continuously enhance your understanding of Legacy, including: strategy; the competitive environment; commercial / operational value drivers; processes; systems; culture; key influencers; how things get done
Conduct scenario analysis around various business tactics and strategies, and support the CEO and management team in strategic decision-making
Work with the Legacy functions to write business and execution plans for BAU and specific initiatives
Assess functional business plans so that ROI can be calculated and capital can be deployed optimally (e.g. sales and marketing)
Devise tools non-Finance colleagues can use to support and enhance decision making and execution
Build relationships with all relevant Legacy stakeholders to drive insight creation and dissemination
Act as a trusted advisor to colleagues and provide ad-hoc or ‘real-time’ analytical support
Work with all teams to ensure timely incorporation of the latest financial data
Support the CEO in driving Legacy’s progress and preparedness for Series-A funding and beyond
Coordinate with VCs around financials and run the FDD, Legal DD and other relevant DD processes
Be a key member of the management team, and chair meetings across the business as appropriate
Play an active role in discussions with investors and in matters involving Legacy’s funding position
Be a role model to colleagues in general and promote the ‘so-what?’ and ‘owner’ mindset
Are qualified with an internationally recognized chartered accountancy qualification
Have >7 years experience post-qualification
Have the ability and demonstrated experience of operating way beyond the traditional definition of a senior finance manager (the ‘nuts and bolts’ of finance are second nature to you; you invest your energy in generating actionable strategic insights and working with the teams in the business to enhance operations)
Have the ambition to be the CFO of an international and world leading business
Are open to the adventures inherent to a start-up journey
Are fluent in English (company language) and comfortable in settings both at home and abroad
Furthermore, you are
Honest, fun, optimistic, curious, and an excellent team player
Acutely aware that fulfilling our potential is a joint effort between all teams in the company
Positive, motivated and completely accountable for your role and responsibilities
Passionate about solving problems
A person who prioritizes presence in your communication style and has excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to work in Copenhagen or London
The opportunity to influence the direction and development of a true sustainability leader in the PropTech space
The opportunity to have a positive impact, for the people around you, for our clients and for the planet
To be part of a fast-paced and growing company with kind, engaged, and excited colleagues
A competitive salary package with opportunity to participate in Legacy’s ESOP
Preferred start date: ASAP
Please send your resume and - equally important - a brief cover letter via The Hub. We would love to hear who you are and why this opportunity sparked your interest.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.