Finance Director

Salary Competitive

About your future work place

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. 


Your role at Legacy will entail the following

Financial Management

  • 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

Business Planning

  • 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

Building Partnerships

  • 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

Funding

  • 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

Ambassadorial

  • 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


Requirements for the role

You

  • 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 


What we offer

  • 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.


For more information or questions please contact us at bjt@wearelegacy.dk

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

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Working at
Legacy

Hi, we’re Legacy! We’re on a mission to make sustainability actionable, and we’re looking for passionate talent to help us accelerate the green transition. Founded in Copenhagen in 2019, Legacy is a purpose-driven start-up helping commercial real estate owners calculate their CO2 emissions through digitalisation, automation, and user-friendly design. As the real estate business is a dirty one - accountable for almost 18% of global emissions alone - we believe it represents an exciting opportunity to create real impact. That’s why we’ve built a platform helping real estate companies turn good intentions into tangible action based on reliable and transparent data. Things are moving fast, and we need help to keep up. So tell us about yourself, what you’re passionate about and how your values align with our mission. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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