Chief Financial Officer

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TheSoul Publishing is one of the largest digital media publishers in the world, producing tons of entertaining and enlightening online content for more than 1 billion subscribers. We are the company behind the wildly successful DIY channel 5-Minute Crafts, the inspirational and creative channel Bright Side, and other popular channels across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. With a 17-year history, offices in 4 countries, and a team of 2,900+ creative minds globally, the growth of our company continues to accelerate every day.


TheSoul Publishing is seeking an assertive, energetic and ambitious Chief Financial Officer who can provide dynamic financial leadership within a business that is growing rapidly and expects to sustain this rapid pace of growth year on year. The successful candidate will operate as a progressive CFO, leading and developing the finance function, improving and rebuilding internal operations and processes and constructing a data ecosystem to support the future growth strategy.


We are looking for a CFO who will have a keen focus and handle on all essential reporting and accounting requirements and a deep understanding of data and analytics to help the company drive informed, data-driven decision-making and sustainable competitive advantage. Although organic growth remains robust, TheSoul has developed an M&A capability and vision that is meant to further turbocharge growth, so experience with acquiring and integrating businesses will be helpful.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Drive operational excellence in the function, build processes and lead projects across the company, manage a diverse international team.

  • Provide strong functional leadership with specific responsibility for the overall financial strategy and financial structure of the organization.

  • Lead the finance function, ensuring the integrity of the accounting policies and standards and the financial governance of the company.

  • Build a sound budgeting and forecasting process and deliver high-quality management information to ensure a clear understanding of profitability and business performance.

  • Safeguard the integrity and accuracy of the balance sheet, identifying risk and driving required action in mitigation.

  • Drive improved data usage, productivity and cost reduction measures as well as improve operational performance by addressing areas of inefficiency, high cost and low productivity.

  • Translate various initiatives into metrics and indicators, using tracking mechanisms and data-led programs to gauge performance and set targets.

  • Evaluate potential acquisition targets for financial strength, potential for integration into the company and reliability of their internal financial, accounting and operating processes.

  • Drive a culture of pro-active, continuous improvement within finance.


Who we are looking for:


Leadership style and personality:


  • A visible leader in the business, an excellent communicator and an influencer.

  • Strong collaboration skills which help to enhance team performance, approachable style, able to engage with staff at all levels of the organization.

  • Roll your sleeves up attitude, a team player with an energetic, informal and upbeat approach.

  • Confident, dynamic and ambitious, supporting TheSoul in its way to the leading position among the media industry giants

  • A pro-active and effective operational partner ensuring that major business decisions are grounded in solid financial criteria, driving changes and adapting strategy and operations at pace.

  • TheSoul Publishing has cultivated a culture that cherishes individuality, creativity and proactive thinkers, and we are looking for the Chief Financial Officer who will uphold and embody these attributes.


Professional background:


  • A proven CFO with 5+ years’ experience being a finance leader in fast-paced and international organizations.

  • Experience growing and scaling businesses in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • A champion and steward of digital technology, able to quickly adapt to new technology and be at the forefront of new ERP tools implementation.

  • Experience leading a geographically dispersed team.

  • Education to degree level or above and a formal accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent) is required.


Organizational details:


  • The CFO will be overseeing a finance team of 40 people, mainly based in Cyprus as well as any incoming team members.

  • Relocation to Cyprus is ideal, and we are also ready to consider 50% of time to be spent in our London office and 50% of time to be spent in our HQ in Cyprus.


Interested? Send your CV to tatyana.malinovskaya@id.thesoul.io with the "Chief Financial Officer" in the subject line.


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