Chief Financial Officer

UK/US/EU (Remote)
Finance – Finance /
Full-Time /
We Are Redefining How People Approach Their Health

ZOE is the science and nutrition company on a mission to improve the health of millions. ZOE changes lives through its membership, which combines personalised advice and support to help people make smarter food choices every day. Created by the world’s top scientists, ZOE’s approach has been proven through clinical trials published in Nature Medicine. 

We are a remote-first, high-growth scaleup backed by founders and investors who have built multi-billion dollar companies and share our vision. Running the world’s largest nutrition science study allows us to combine our novel research with cutting-edge AI to support over 120,000 members. 

We passionately believe in giving people the information they need to feel better today and live longer and healthier lives. We extend our industry leading influence through publishing our research in the world’s leading scientific journals, and bringing advice to millions through our social media channels and our chart-topping ZOE Science & Nutrition podcast.

Our team of ZOEntists is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we’re building a culture rooted in ownership, inclusivity and transparency, where ZOEntists are passionate about delivering great results, having an impact, and learning quickly in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.

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About the role

As we continue to expand our reach and impact, we are seeking an exceptional strategic finance leader to join our team as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO). You will drive financial excellence and play a pivotal role in our mission to empower individuals to make informed health decisions.

As the CFO, you will be instrumental in shaping ZOE’s financial strategy, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and steering our company through its next phases of growth. Your leadership will be crucial in optimising our financial operations, driving strategic initiatives, and fostering a culture of financial discipline and innovation. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic finance professional with a passion for health and wellness to make a meaningful impact in a rapidly evolving industry. If you are driven by innovation and thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply and join us on our impactful journey.

Key Responsibilities

    • As a key member of ZOE’s executive team, you will own:
      1. Financial Strategy and Optimization
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive financial strategy that supports ZOE’s mission and growth objectives.
    • Lead the optimization of finance, accounting, and related processes to drive operational efficiency.
    • Implement and manage the automation of routine business processes, potentially through the deployment of a next-generation ERP platform. 
    • Plan and implement corporate structure changes to ensure cost-efficient resource allocation and liquidity management.
    • 2. Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
    • Cultivate a planning culture through robust forecasting, budgeting, and extending the role of Finance & Accounting as a strategic business partner.
    • Collaborate closely with other departments to ensure alignment of financial plans with overall business strategy.
    • 3. Financial Control and Accounting
    • Establish and maintain robust financial controls and reporting systems to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information.
    • Oversee all accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and financial reporting.
    • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, in compliance with IFRS and other regulatory requirements.
    • 4. Investor Relations and Fundraising
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with investors, auditors, banks, and key vendors.
    • Assist the CEO in fundraising activities, including preparing board decks and managing due diligence processes.
    • 5. Risk Management, Audit, and Compliance
    • Continuously assess financial risks and develop comprehensive risk mitigation strategies.
    • Ensure compliance with international taxation regulations, including transfer pricing, tax planning, and tax compliance automation.

Skills and Experience:

    • 10+ years of experience in finance and accounting, with at least 7 years in a managerial role.
    • Strong foundations in audit, analytics, consulting skills, and practical IFRS knowledge, gained from top-tier consultancy or financial services experience. 
    • Proven strategic thinking, decision-making and leadership skills.
    • Adaptable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
    • Environment in budgeting, long-term planning, and financial modelling.
    • Expertise in multi-jurisdiction revenue, including US and international taxation.
    • Proven success in adopting technology for efficiency, with demonstrated achievements in process optimization and automation.
    • Outstanding academic achievement from a top-ranked university.