Chief Financial Officer

Location: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Hybrid
About Catalyst

At Catalyst, we care deeply about improving culture and behaviours within the construction and property industries. Our job is to ensure that quality, sustainability, and compliance are achieved in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. We achieve this independently through our excellent people and our innovative technology, Obi®.

We are continually searching for the best people to drive our business. Our culture is one of continuous improvement, and we are constantly evolving as a company. We care for our people, providing executive coaching, health, well-being, and professional development programmes. We aim to develop both the person and the professional while at Catalyst. Simply put, we try to make it a nice place to work and grow.

More information about the organisation is available on our website –

About the Role

As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Chief Financial Officer will report directly to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall financial management of the company. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all finance-related activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, property management, deal analysis and negotiations, investor/banking relationships.

What You Will Do

Strategic responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and continuously evaluate the short and long-term strategic financial plans that support the growth of the business
  • Oversee the growth of our SaaS business, obi®️, including managing our funding needs and developing our finance technology stack
  • Lead the budgeting, forecasting and financial strategic planning process
  • Partner with the CEO and ELT to drive business growth and achieve financial objectives


Operational responsibilities

  • Manage investor and banking relationships of the company
  • Manage the management accounting and KPI tracking activities of the company
  • Manage the finance team and provide leadership, coaching and development to team members
  • Work with relevant colleagues on job costing to ensure correct pricing of our services
  • Work with the CEO and other relevant ELT members on deal analysis and negotiations
  • Work with Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer to set and track SaaS-specific metrics including CAC, and LVC.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and reporting requirements
What We’re Looking For

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 10+ years of finance leadership experience in a high-growth, technology-focused environment
  • Strong experience in SaaS and/or tech businesses
  • Strong experience in corporate finance, fundraising, and financial modelling


Key Competencies

  • Leadership & team management: initiative, influence, impact
  • Strategic & analytical thinking
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Relationship management & negotiation
  • Collaboration & teamwork
  • Communication: ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Strong knowledge of financial regulations and reporting requirements
What We Offer

Competitive salary commensurate with the role and candidate experience and the following benefits:

  • 27 days paid holidays (25 flexible and 2 company days)
  • Pension
  • Income protection
  • Death-in-service
  • Executive coaching & support
  • Employee wellness scheme
How & Where You’ll Work

Employment Type: Full-time Permanent

Location: Hybrid


We are an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Please email your cover letter and CV to and include the job title in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is the 24th July 2023
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