Work at Uptick

Head of Finance

Posted 17th June 2022
Full time
398 Johnston St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Uptick is seeking an elite Head of Finance to join the executive team and run everything from M&A to investor relations, and driving commercial decision making, while building operational excellence as we rapidly scale into international markets.

Uptick has worked hard to keep our operations simple, so this is not a “BAU” operations role. We are looking for a skilled leader who can seek out insights, build operating metrics and KPIs, and work with our leadership team to achieve their goals.

Uptick is targeting 80%+ year-on-year growth, so the successful applicant will need to be comfortable with fast moving businesses and have demonstrated success at similar high growth B2B or B2E startups.

Uptick is also gearing up to accelerate growth through M&A activity, so experience working with a deals team to acquire and integrate businesses will be important.

What you'll need to do

To succeed in this role a candidate must be able to:

  • Seek out insights, build operating metrics and KPIs, and work with our leadership team to achieve their goals.

  • Be extremely capable at building maintainable models. We have a sophisticated reporting stack and we’re constantly looking for ways to track and dashboard business metrics that drive performance.

  • You’ll need to be comfortable forecasting financial results, and synthesising data from multiple teams (eg. sales and implementation) to build forward revenue forecasts.

  • Track and report against budget, and build and present the management budget to the board each financial year.

  • Assist individual team leaders in forecasting the personnel requirements to support forecast growth.

What you'll need to bring

To qualify for this role you'll need to:

  • Experience in a Head of Finance or Finance Manager role at a B2B or B2E scale-up before.

  • Experience in either management consulting, or leadership advisory.

Who you'll need to be

We're looking for people who:

  • Be a strong analytical thinker. You’ll need to dig in to understand problems and opportunities, and the best way to measure and report on progress against objectives.

  • Have an eye for detail. We need analysis we can trust.

  • Be a strong and empathetic communicator. You’ll be working closely with a hard-working ELT, we need a team player not a director.

  • Be tech literate. You’ll need to be comfortable with new tools (e.g. Google Sheets not just Excel), and we’re keen on solutions that deliver real-time insights to our team rather than static or manually compiled reporting.

Bonus points for:

  • Be comfortable bush-lawyering. Whether it's key terms on a Subscription Agreement with a potential enterprise customer, or a new partnership agreement, the candidate should be able to know what terms are crucial, what terms can be negotiated, and what terms need a lawyer to review.

Our values

Our culture begins with our values:

  • Care: We care enough to have the hard conversations and work to create an environment where our employees feel safe to challenge and be challenged.
  • Growth: We're all here to grow the business, and we do that by growing our people and customers.
  • Impact: We're changing an industry and we will have an outsize impact by making every day count.
Company background

Uptick is quickly becoming the global leader in field servicing for the building compliance niche. Having already conquered the Australian market, they are now growing in the UK, with sights set on North America and then the world.

Building compliance is an increasingly important part of maintaining the world's largest asset class - property - and Uptick's vision is to make the compliance of every building in the world visible in real time, disrupting a clunky and slow-moving industry while having an outsize positive impact on the world.

Uptick's core product, Uptick Workforce, helps companies manage their mobile workforce to perform legislatively required and often complex routine asset maintenance activities. Their product allows customers to uniquely identify every building and every piece of equipment in that building, creating opportunities for tie-ins to facility management, insurance underwriting, and local government or emergency services.

Uptick currently has 250+ customers and a 99% retention rate. Over 450,000+ buildings and nearly 10 million assets are maintained using Uptick's software every year. Their goal is to double in size in FY22/23, largely through international expansion into the NZ and UK markets.

The business recently received a significant investment round from Accel-KKR. This investment and partnership will enable Uptick to fuel their international expansion, grow their customer success capabilities and accelerate their ambitious product roadmap. This marks Uptick's fourth funding round - early investors include Australia investment firms such as Folklore Ventures and Equity Venture Partners.