Job Openings Finance Director, Europe

Hybride, London or Paris

You are an experienced Finance Lead, who wants to partner for growth

We are looking to double in size in coming few years and consequently, now need an experienced Finance Lead, to go on a journey with us, and provide strategic commercial advice, as well as provide excellence in operational execution.

Whilst you will work closely alongside our senior leaders within Hoffman Europe and have some administrative support from a Finance and Operations Officer, this is largely a standalone Finance role, reporting into the European Managing Director and the Global CFO. We are therefore looking for someone with a lot of ambition, proactivity and adaptability.

The Plot Thickens: Job Description

  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date accounting records, including general ledger entries, reconciliations, and financial statements.
  • Maintaining and updating financial statements, including the Profit & Loss, to reflect the financial performance of the organization
  • Providing analysis and insights to the European MD and CFO to support decision making against our overall strategic goals
  • Reporting on employee utilization levels and flagging issues in good time to the European country leads and client leads
  • Monitoring and managing the organization's cash flow to ensure there is enough liquidity to meet financial obligations
  • Creative on-the-ground commercial problem-solving and looking for opportunities to create value for European teams and clients
  • Client and procurement commercial negotiations if required
  • Cost consolidation and control where possible
  • Line management of a financial and operations assistant (currently based in the UK), helping the individual to upskill and overseeing their delivery of day-to-day finance tasks, including:
    • Overseeing payroll for employees in UK, France and Germany, ensuring accurate and timely payment and compliance with local tax regulations.
    • Overseeing Invoicing and Purchase Order Queries, ensuring invoices are sent to clients, payments are tracked, and any queries are followed-up in a timely manner.
    • Overseeing the processing of expense reports submitted by employees, ensuring they are within the levels set within the policy
    • Tracking and managing employee timesheets, ensuring completion in a timely manner

The Hero’s Background: Qualifications

You will have a creative, logical, solution-orientated approach and will need excellent attention to detail with a high level of accuracy.

Having worked in a fast-paced public relations agency environment before, you will know that no two days are the same. So, it’s important that you have a high degree of flexibility.

  • Clearly demonstrable experience operating in a similar level role in an agency environment
  • Preferably qualified, or studying towards CIMA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience working across multiple European geographies (ideally including France and Germany).
  • Ability to work independently and proactively under own initiative, whilst also partnering as part of a team
  • A solutions-focussed and “can do” attitude
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Packages such as Teams, Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as experience in accounting software such as Sage.
  • Experience of Workamajig would be beneficial

Come join us and be at the forefront of marketing and communications, and work with industry-leading tech brands. We value diverse thinking, inclusion in decision making and embrace ideas that push the boundaries.

About us

We're an integrated communications consultancy that specializes in solving hard problems — the tougher, the better — for tech companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we’ve established a global infrastructure tuned for the tech industry. Toward this end, we operate offices in Boston, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Munich, Paris, Portland, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo.

We’re a company that values diversity and inclusion. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals irrespective of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability status, veteran status or any other characteristic.

The Team Culture

Importantly, we’re a collaborative bunch and everyone gets their hands dirty – if you’re after hierarchy, we’re not for you; but if you want to define your own career, come and chat.

Benefits package

This role is hybrid, with two days in the office and three working from home. We all gather in the office every Wednesday, so we can do our 1:1s, training, meetings and brainstorms face-to-face (it also means that we can nip out for lunches together or a quick drink after work).

The Office

We’ve worked hard to create a package which is very… us. It’s about the individual.

Of course, there’s the expected: you’ll get 25 days holiday, milestone leave (e.g., wedding leave, a day off for your birthday etc…), matched pension contributions, a competitive salary.

There’s also:

  • Company paid Healthcare cover, Travel Insurance, Life Assurance, Critical Illness cover and Income Protection
  • Early weekend kick-offs
  • Well-being allowance. £250 pp each year to spend on whatever brings you joy (genuinely, previous purchases include Glastonbury tickets and a Lego castle)
  • Headspace app subscription for better health and wellbeing
  • Ecologi subscription, making every employee individually climate positive
  • Help @ Hand wellbeing and mental health support
  • Volunteer day: one paid day off each year to support a charity of your choice
  • Professional development allowance: £500 per person each year for agreed external training courses

Please note that successful candidates must have the right to work in the country they are applying for, by their first day of employment. Additionally, Hoffman are not engaging with any new recruiters on this search.


If you are interested in this position, please click Apply Now to learn more and upload your resume.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates from [email protected]
(our HR system).