Vacancy Chief Technology Financial Officer
Key area: Finance
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full time, permanent
Alternative Airlines is a fast growing flight search and booking company. We have built a strong online presence, www.alternativeairlines.com, with an ultra-quick flight booking capability and an expanding, global customer base of delighted consumers. With a new customer-focused approach to a huge, well-established market for air travel, the organisation has built a reputation for innovation, attention to detail and doing things differently. Alternative Airlines enjoyed a period of high growth with yearly growth rates of 86% from £2.9m to £19.0m from 2016 to 2019. Whilst demand for air travel is currently reduced on account of the circumstances, Alternative Airlines continues to grow driven by its strongly performing US business and is on track to generate £27m in 2021. We are targeting £100m revenue by 2023.
Alternative Airlines is experiencing an exciting stage of planned growth and now we need to expand our team to include a Chief Technology Financial Officer who is passionate about technology, finance, systems and reporting. She or He will be warmly welcomed from day one onto our decision-making management team.
Our New Chief Technology Financial Officer will work closely with our excellent in-house tech team to design and build new financial systems and structures for a high-volume and high-growth business and work closely with our growing Commercial Team. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about developing great financial technology in a fast-growing, ever-changing and ambitious company.
Our Chief Technology Financial Officer will enjoy working with multiple data sources to integrate these into our financial system, producing reports which will be used to make clear, real-time decisions. Using data from leading payment companies such as Stripe, PayPal, Affirm, Klarna and Afterpay, and using ticket information from IATA and direct from LCC’s as well as other third party partners, we need to see how we are doing and how we can continually improve our business.
We see this role as being crucial to our growth in the future and you will take a lead in building and developing both the financial architecture, operational analytics and reporting, whilst commercially supporting the wider business to support its ambitious growth plans. The CTFO will work closely with the tech, product and commercial heads of the business to drive improved performance and support key strategic decisions, whilst reporting directly to the Managing Director.
Importantly this role will require strategic, tactical and insightful leadership. We are keen to discuss the role with candidates that have experience in building finance teams in a high-growth, ever changing environment, but primarily we’re looking for someone to help us drive our future through building fundamentally strong financial systems.
Alongside developing close, mutually supportive relationships with each member of our management team, you will need to have the ambition to maintain the highest of professional standards, whilst communicating clearly with colleagues and stakeholders. This is a long-term career opportunity and an opportunity for you to enter into a high-tech environment, becoming a major part of the decision-making process and enjoy contributing to our continued success in this unique, diverse and engaging industry.
You'll report directly to our Managing Director, who will be responsible for your personal development.