Head of Finance

Our mission is to bring people together to turn the tide on ocean plastic. It's our
belief that we don’t need a handful of people doing sustainability perfectly, we need millions doing it imperfectly. We have big plans and ambitions and have some great backing behind us - Ocean Bottle is made up of a lean but growing team and this is an opportunity to come join a brand that is going to change the world for the better.

Since launching in January 2019 Ocean Bottle has shipped hundreds of thousands of units to 88 countries and partnered with brands including Pangaia, Soho House, Universal Music, Golden Globes through to Ed Sheeran. We have collected 6,281,354 kgs of plastic and improved livelihoods at the same time, because whether at home or further afield, social justice is environmental justice. It’s our belief better ideas come from a more diverse team, we are proud of our diversity policy. Our work is driven by our impact pillars, which we put front and centre to what we do; Ocean Health, Social Good, Closing the Loop and Climate Action By 2025 our goal is to prevent the equivalent of 7 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean. Will you help us get there?

Read below!

We’re looking for our first Head of Finance to strengthen our finance function. This is an excellent opportunity for a strategic and diligent professional to join a
fast-growing startup.

Working closely with our Finance Manager and external accountants, you will be responsible for the development and management of all financial models and financial reporting. You will need the ability to manage your own priorities and take initiative, whilst maintaining transparency and following escalation processes. You will also have excellent analytical and communication skills as you will be working closely with the Ocean Bottle management team to support them in understanding the financial impact of their actions.


Strengthen the department

  • Responsible for both the day-to-day and strategic finance function, with full P&L accountability
  • Work with our external bookkeeping resource to develop and be responsible for timely monthly group-wide financial reporting
  • Develop the financial planning function through the implementation of monthly metrics to provide visibility to the business, whilst minimising the potential risk including FX
  • Design and implement processes to create automation
  • Ensure legal compliance
  • Explore and manage debt-financing opportunities


  • Oversight of budgeting activities and collaborating with the management team on revenue forecasting, defining their budget requirements, and identifying opportunities and issues in spending
  • Perform financial analysis of business results and recommend improvement opportunities
  • Prepare financial models for new markets and new business opportunities

Investment & Board

  • Help to assess and evaluate strategic growth opportunities for the business
  • Maintain high-level of financial reporting for Board meetings
  • Support on future investment rounds, ad hoc reports


  • Fully qualified in any of the following relevant certifications - CFA, CPA, ACA, ACCA, or CIMA with at least 5+ years of post-qualified experience
  • Experience in financial analysis, identifying improvement opportunities, and driving efficiencies in processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at all levels of the business
  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to take ownership and responsibility to drive initiatives

Bonus Points (nonessential, but a bonus if you have them!)

  • Experience working in a fast-growing startup environment


We’re looking to pay a starting salary of £75,000 - £85,000 for this role, depending on experience. We are committed to ratcheting salaries as we grow, so you’ll be rewarded for being a fantastic employee and contributing to our growth!

Fun stuff …

📈 ​Stock options: We provide stock options so you’re as invested in our future growth as we are!​
🏝️ Leave: Around 6 weeks of annual leave (25 days paid holiday + bank holidays, and additional discretionary leave over the Christmas period)
🥳 Birthday leave: The day off on your birthday - because who wants to work on their birthday!
Flexible working: We have a hybrid working model which includes options for team remote-working months, flexible working, and flexible unpaid leave
🍼 Family leave: Enhanced family leave for all employees based on tenure
🧘 Wellbeing resources: £30 monthly wellbeing budget through Heka, and access to mental health platform, Spill
🍕 Team socials: We have an awesome office based in the heart of Soho (Soho Square), with team-wide get-togethers and workshops on Wednesdays.
🧳 Team trips: We plan to do team trips twice a year if circumstances allow. While we’re still small we want to make the most of company weeks away and days spent at home or in different places
📚 Learning perks: We’ll give you £200 towards books and learning materials every year, so your next read is on us
🌍 Carbon offsetting: Did you know a Londoner’s average annual carbon footprint is 12.5 tonnes CO2, so to help combat this we include our employee’s footprint in our annual offsetting scheme

To apply, please send your CV to team@oceanbottle.co