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Head of Finance and Operations

  • London
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Competitive

DeFi Recruitment has partnered with an algorithmic principal trading firm based in London. We are looking for an individual to support their rapidly expanding business in the role of Head of Finance & Operations.
The Head of Finance & Operations will direct and control all organisational operations in accordance with the Company strategy agreed by the Founders to ensure that organisational goals and objectives are met. This Head of Finance & Operations is a key operational and strategic hire for the organisation and will play a fundamental role in supporting the Founders and other key functions with achieving their strategic growth objectives. The Head of Finance & Operations will report to the Founders and line manage all non-trading staff.
This is primarily a finance orientated role, therefore hands on experience in a senior finance and operations role is critical to the success of this role.
You are good with people, get things done quickly to a high level of standard. Your personality allows you to directly coordinate with management but you’re independent enough to drive relevant initiatives autonomously. You’re excited to work in a small but highly profitable trading firm that has grown 100% organically (zero external funding or client money) where every employee needs to make a positive contribution to PnL. You are happy to work in the office in London 5 days a week. 

  • Provide leadership to the company’s finance, accounting, cash flow and tax strategy, while optimising the company’s financial performance and strategic position
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the business including finance, facilities management, HR, legal, operational risk and general operations
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Founders, an annual operating plan (‘roadmap’) that supports the long-term operations strategy
  • Assist the Founders in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the business
  • Keep the Founders fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the business towards the achievement of its established goals and of all material deviations from the goals or objectives and policies established by the Founders
  • With respect to operational matters, ensure communications, resolution of issues and project development
  • Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the business and oversee compliance with those practices
  • Foster a business culture that promotes ethical practices, shared values and encourages individual integrity
  • Maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels
  • Assess and manage the principal risks of the business within finance and operations
  • Assist the Founders in establishing an appropriate organisational structure

Qualities that make a great candidate

  • Experience working in a scale up proprietary trading firm, family office, financial trading firm, or crypto related business is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a senior management position such as a Head of Finance & Operations / COO
  • Fully Qualified accountant or qualified by experience, with up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Financial accounting and analysis skills, including project budgeting and forecasting
  • Ability to work under pressure at high level
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and data management skills 
  • Ability to think proactively and preemptively about business issues
  • Able to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders, internal teams and external third-party advisors at both a technical and non-technical level
  • Highly organised with good project management skills, experience of project coordination and delivery to deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative with a strong sense of urgency and purpose with proven ability to operate in high pressure situations whilst handling multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Excellent organisational and planning ability
  • Problem-solving aptitude combined with hands-on can-do mindset


  • Competitive base salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Auto enrolment in defined contribution pension scheme
  • Free Friday lunches, drinks and snacks
  • Conference budget
  • Central London office

Please apply or contact for more information.

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Junior Research Analyst

  • London
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Competitive
DeFi Recruitment has partnered with a leading Digital Asset Market Data provider. The firm distributes terabytes of historical and real-time institutional-grade cryptocurrency market data via its proprietary API serving 750 million API calls daily.
Our client is seeking a Research Analyst to join their in-house research team. This individual will take a front-row seat in the crypto markets to produce insights for the company’s broad institutional audience. In addition, this role will collaborate with other data and research analysts to derive data insight and write short and long-form reports. The Research team also handles media requests from global news outlets, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg and much more.
Job responsibilities:

  • Assist the team with written analysis and data insights, supporting a suite of exchange research products.
  • Work will be varied – from report writing and helping create insights using crypto-related datasets.
  • Conducting general industry research on crypto-related topics  


  • Passionate about the crypto space
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Ability to write clearly and present meaningful research findings
  • Numerical competency, ability to think critically and extract insights from data. Comfortable with large, varied data sets.
  • Experience with data collection, validation, processing and charting.
  • Team player, good communication, willingness to learn, ability to work independently.

For more information, please apply or contact us.