Pulselive is hiring a

Finance and Operations Director (Maternity Cover)

London, United Kingdom

The Role »

We’re looking for a maternity cover for our Finance and Operations Director. This is a very dynamic and hands-on role working at the heart of our fast growing company.

This is predominantly a finance role, but you will also be responsible for the smooth running of all back office operations including Facilities & HR, with support from parent company Sony and other Directors within the business.

You are inquisitive, enjoy working in a fast paced environment and are confident to challenge key stakeholders.


Responsibilities Include »

  • Lead on all aspects of finance across financial planning and analysis, financial accounting & reporting, and control & compliance
  • Influence the broader organisation, using sound commercial judgement to challenge key financial decisions
  • Analyse financial and non-financial information and identify issues or areas of inefficiencies, proposing solutions and managing implementation
  • Review and optimise workflows to improve efficiency and the ability to scale
  • Work closely with the Delivery & Ways of Working function to monitor client budgets/forecasts, activity and profitability
  • Manage the business finances inline with financial accounting standards and policies and maintain a robust control framework
  • Manage cash flow and working capital requirement
  • Ensure reporting deadlines to parent company Sony are met and information provided is accurate, clear and concise
  • Line Management of the Finance & Operations team and accountable for the delivery and output across the teams key areas of responsibility (Finance, Facilities & HR).

What we need from you »

  • Qualified accountant, ACA, CIMA or equivalent
  • HR & Facilities management experience preferred but not essential
  • 5+ years financial controllership experience, within an SME preferred but not essential
  • Experience in the management of forecasts and budgets
  • Ability to deliver fast ‘helicopter view’ commercial financial analysis as well as bottom up detailed modelling
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to closely liaise with broad range of stakeholders and communicate with demanding financial and non-financial people
  • Experience line managing individuals and putting in place processes and checks to support their professional development
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets manipulation, formulae development and dashboards
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of working in managed service environment
  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable
  • An interest in sport is a bonus


Pulselive »

Pulselive is a leading technology company specialising in sport. We’re proud digital partner to some of the world’s largest sport organisations, including:

  • Premier League
  • International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • World Rugby
  • Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • Australian Football League (AFL)
  • Barcelona Football Club
  • Leicester City Football Club

This means we’re responsible for creating, developing and managing digital platforms, reaching millions of sports fans every day; whether that’s the official Rugby or Cricket World Cup website or the Premier League’s iOS and Android apps.

Why We’re Unique »

We operate at the intersection of digital, social media and broadcast, in an industry that’s rapidly evolving and converging through technology. We exist to create experiences that sports fans can’t live without.

It’s how we engage a global audience of passionate fans that gets us excited, in addition to the creative and technical challenges this presents. We’ve a team of highly talented and motivated creatives, developers, product managers and operators that work together to make this happen.

We have the added benefit of being a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. This gives us a range of benefits, from financial security to staff discounts. We remain independently run and retaining a young, energetic start-up mentality is of great importance to us. Our team is currently ~110 strong, predominantly in the UK, with a couple of offices overseas.

What you’ll get from us »

  • A high-autonomy role with real exposure to a successful global business that serves some of the biggest sports organisations
  • Access to some of the most intelligent, innovative and driven people in our industry
  • The opportunity to work as part of a friendly, supportive and dynamic team

Equal Opportunity Employer»

Pulselive is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, or union membership status.