CFO - Envisionit

This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate and purpose lead Group of Companies with innovativeand growing local & international tech businesses in finance and health. The role is open to qualified CA's (+7 years post articles) with Banking, Tech and Financial Services experience who are able to handle the full finance function, as well as assist with financial modelling relating to proprietary private equity investments.

Must Haves

  • +7 years post articles CA(SA) with a minimum of 5 years in Banking/ Financial Services/ Tech
  • +2-3 years in executive leadership role
  • Experience in defining, developing and implementing finance systems required to support business
  • growth
  • Proven track record in capital raises with Private Equity/ Venture Capital partners
  • Experience in working abroad (preferably United Kingdom) and in rapidly changing industries


  • Serve as a member of the executive team defining, developing and executing the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop and execute the financial strategy of the business in line with sustainability, growth and scale.
  • Drive efficiencies within the business with reporting on investment returns of deployed resources
  • Risk and reward management of the business strategy
  • Support the executive team with capital raising
  • Review monthly and annual reports: balance sheet and profit & loss disclosures to the financial
  • statements.
  • Treatment of offshore investments and consolidations
  • Tax structuring with a strong understanding of Intellectual Property related matters
  • Facilitate ad hoc reviews and projects in Finance Control, projects aimed at enhancing and improving
  • controls and processes in Finance and Operations
  • Managing audits & payroll
  • Review and approve all tax related submissions and matters (CGT, PAYE, Provisional tax, VAT)
  • Develop periodic reports for management
  • Keep up with financial policies, regulation and legislation
  • Oversee the management and operations of the finance function

Experience and Skillset:

  • Integrity, honesty and innovation.
  • An open, inquisitive mindset who’s a big picture strategic thinker while having the ability to drill down into the detail
  • A thoughtful yet strong leader with excellent problem solving skills that can get the most out the team
  • Experience in analysing data from across the business to derive insights that assist in decision making
  • Ability to adapt and flourish in changing environments
  • Digitally savvy and passionate about the positive impact tech can have on the world
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Excellent accounting software user (particularly Pastel Partner Advantage)


  • Diverse and strategic role (with no time to be bored)
  • Purpose lead business with positive world impact
  • Part of a super cool and diverse team
  • Employee share option scheme (Grow as we grow)
  • Ability to work in SA and/or UK
  • Market related salary
We're on a mission to power founders to go further, faster. We believe that by providing phenomenal founders with capital, expert operational support and access to world-class corporates, we can create technology companies that solve our world's biggest challenges. We partner with the world’s best founders and corporates to build, fund and scale ambitious startups worldwide. Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from some of the world's most influential companies, to build and invest in exceptional founders solving global problems using technology. Combined with unparalleled access to our corporate partners, we invest cash and deliver bespoke support with our team of 100+ specialists. We run two programs across London, New York, Paris and Johannesburg - our Accelerator invests in founders and their teams who have a product in market and are ready to leverage our expert team and global partners to scale. Our Venture Studio builds start-ups from scratch, investing in founders who know what it takes to turn bold ideas into venture backable businesses. We are proud of our commitment to making diverse and ethical funding decisions. That means investing in startups that can make a positive impact globally, and powering diverse founders and their teams. To date, we have backed and built almost 200 companies.