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Finance Manager

hyperiondev · 12 days ago
Cape Town | Johannesburg
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HyperionDev is one of the largest providers of accelerated tech education in EMEA and one of the oldest providers of 'coding bootcamps' in the world. We work with top universities such as Imperial College London, The London School of Economics, The University of Edinburgh, and Stellenbosch University to deliver structured technical courses and bootcamps that accelerate people into fulfilling tech careers. We have been recognised as one of the top education technology scaleups in the world and gained the financial backing of Meta (previously Facebook) which recognised us as  the most socially impactful startup operating in Africa, where we initially started our work.

We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review powered by a workforce in Southern Africa, which lowers the cost of an accessible education in technology. This model has been successful, allowing us to reach millions of learners a year from over 60 countries. We have also partnered with government bodies such as the UK's Department for Education who provide scholarships for students to study on our bootcamps and gain employment at companies such as AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS).

We're backed by nearly 2000 investors, having raised the largest crowdfunding round of funding for an edtech company in history. As a primarily bootstrapped, profitable, and scale up tech business join us as we play our part in making the world a more stable, safer, and fair place.



We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Financial Manager to drive the financial operations of the company. 


In this role you will work under and directly report to the Head of Finance in financial reporting and analysis of the business, preparation of financials for management or audit, budgeting and forecast modelling, supporting compliance, revenue and cost analysis and tax planning. 


You will be part of a passionate and dedicated Finance team, supported by an external accounting firm/specialist where needed. 


This is a unique opportunity to join one of the largest education technology startups in Africa and directly support our management team in key decision-making. 



Financial Modelling, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Modelling expenses and revenues to help forecast the company P&L and cash-in-bank on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Analysing business data to provide feedback on operational performance, optimising costs and planning revenue growth.
  • Identifying areas of improvement to make financial reporting more useful and actionable for strategy-setting.

Financial Operations

  • Preparing regular operational cash flow forecasts
  • Drafting the financial information for R&D tax credit submissions
  • Analyse and review data submissions to local and national authorities
  • Monitoring KPIs to identify trends and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Establish benchmarks for financial processes
  • Analyse processes to identify gaps that can improve profit margins


  • Support in preparing for and meeting statutory, regulatory and investor reporting requirements.
  • Supporting the annual financial audit and preparing the annual accounts
  • Submitting annual returns for UK and SA companies
  • Preparing Company tax computations
  • Conducting internal audit reviews and risk analyses


  • Researching finance and statutory requirements in new markets
  • Studying industry-specific business trends and research data
  • Assisting with due diligence for investment and/or M&A activities
  • Explore investment opportunities 




  • CA/ACCA qualification
  • At least 4 years of financial reporting experience
  • Experience and understanding of UK tax requirements
  • Experience and understanding of applicable financial standards, regulations and compliance requirements
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information
  • Extensive experience creating and maintaining financial models
  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance, and information analysis.


  • Experience using Xero or an equivalent accounting system
  • Exposure to US accounting and tax practices
  • Experience in carrying out due diligence and M&A activities
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a team
  • Prior experience in the tech or education industries.



Flexible & remote working: We are a remote-friendly organisation and offer flexible work options.

Generous annual leave and medical benefits: We provide up to 19 annual leave days as part of our leave policy, as well as health insurance, medical aid and life cover benefits for our staff.

Learn new tech skills: We offer our employees the opportunity to enrol part-time in our Coding Bootcamps.

Join the heart of tech in Africa, Europe and the US: You'll work with the best of the best and rub shoulders with the world leaders in edtech, developer education, and developer assessments. Join one of the most ambitious and highest-performing tech companies in the space, with a management team that draws their former experience from companies such as Google, Amazon, GetSmarter/2U, Zando and Yoco. 

Life-changing work: Solve real problems that make education and tech careers accessible to those who need it most: you're allowed to brag about it.


We're a people-forward company with a purpose that underlines everything we do. We're obsessed with the potential in people and challenge them to do their best work. We

Last updated on Jul 9, 2024

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