Head of Finance

Helsinki, Uusimaa
Organization – Other /
Full-time /
Hybrid
Upright is in search of an exceptional Head of Finance to join our team as we continue growing and scaling our operations. Impact data is becoming increasingly central in business decision-making and Upright's data is trusted by 200+ institutional investment organizations and corporations, predominantly in Europe and Northern America. We are now seeking a dynamic individual with relevant experience and a hands-on approach to join the team as Upright’s first Head of Finance.

This pivotal role offers a unique blend of complete ownership, autonomy, and hands-on execution, making it ideal for high achievers with diverse skill sets who thrive in independent environments. With our finance infrastructure already established, we are seeking a Head of Finance to propel our finance operations to the next level as we continue to scale our business. Leading the finance function, this role also involves sole responsibility for execution, requiring the drive to independently oversee all planning and tasks.

As the Head of Finance at Upright, you'll have the chance to optimize processes, oversee all financial operations, and collaborate with various teams on tasks such as budgeting, forecasting, revenue collection, and generating financial reports for board meetings, among other responsibilities.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Taking full ownership of finance processes, including setting the vision and direction for financial operations, and independently managing day-to-day operations
    • Developing, implementing, and maintaining effective strategies for revenue collection, including accounts payable and receivable, as well as invoicing
    • Leading financial budgeting, forecasting, and reporting efforts
    • Ensuring legal compliance in all financial activities
    • Providing strategic business support to other functions
    • Collaborating with stakeholders, including our bookkeeping partner to facilitate bookkeeping and prepare financial statements

SIGNS OF BEING A GREAT MATCH FOR THIS ROLE INCLUDE:

    • Possessing relevant experience in finance, demonstrating a track record or willingness to assume responsibility for the entire finance function
    • Experience or knowledge of fast-paced growth companies
    • Ability to work independently in an autonomous work environment and successfully take ownership of financial processes and decision-making
    • Strong analytical skills for generating and interpreting financial data for reporting and strategic planning
    • Exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and priorities efficiently
    • Solid track record of internal passion for excellence: you have gotten things done clearly better than what was required/expected from you
    • A sense of urgency and drive to get the job done
    • Exceptional communication skills in Finnish and English, both spoken and written

WHAT WE OFFER:

    • A chance to join a quickly growing and highly ambitious impact SaaS company with a mission that matters
    • A fun and kind team with exceptional people who care about what they do
    • Exciting professional growth opportunities
    • Competitive compensation, including stock options and a comprehensive healthcare package

    • Location: Helsinki, Finland.

      Deadline: Candidates will be reviewed on a continuous basis and the role will be filled as soon as the right person is found.
MISSION THAT MATTERS
Upright is on a mission to incentivize companies to optimize their net impact by enabling science-based decision-making for investors, customers, employees, and public sector agents. To do that, Upright develops a proprietary data model based on an open-access database of 200M+ scientific articles and artificial intelligence to quantify the net impact of companies on people, planet, society, and knowledge creation. In addition to net impact, Upright produces data on UN SDG alignment, EU taxonomy, and EU SFDR PAI indicators. Currently, our impact data platform is used by 200+ institutional investors and companies, such as Nasdaq, Nordea, EQT and Nokia.

If you have any questions, please email us at recruiting@uprightproject.com.