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Head of Finance

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Role purpose:


The Head of Finance is the senior finance leader at Blip in Porto and is a key member of the Blip Leadership Team, involved in all strategic decision related to the location.

The role is responsible and accountable for the effective running and oversight of all aspects of the finance function at the location while ensuring legal and tax compliance.

This role reports into the Director of Group Corporate Control and will require travel to other locations.


Accountabilities: (delegated responsibilities)


Financial Control

  • Accountable for the further development of an effective financial accounting function. This ensures the accurate and timely capture and processing of financial transactions and the application of International Financial Reporting Standards and best practice to Porto's accounting;
  • Work with the team to continually develop, implement, embed and document robust finance controls, processes and procedures: ensure that the organisation operates within these;
  • Manage on the annual external audit and any internal functional audits;
  • Identify, assess and mitigate organisational risk;
  • Oversee the smooth delivery of the month-end timetable with the group;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the accounts payable;
  • Help on the efficient delivery of the monthly payroll;
  • Oversee the organisation's cash forecasting and treasury function;


Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Drive and oversee the annual budgeting and in-year forecasting processes;
  • Oversee the delivery of an effective business partnering function to the Local & Group Leaders, managing all Finance stakeholders;
  • Work with Group Finance and FP&A manage all budgets and provide commentary on the business' performance;
  • Work with Group Finance and FP&A to ensure all new initiatives/projects/ business cases are reviewed and assessed


Financial Operations (Systems)

  • Lead local finance systems implementations and process improvements
  • Work with business owners to help manage service contracts that we have and where necessary, support in negotiating programme/ project contracts;
  • Review commercial contracts with third parties and interact with legal counsel;
  • Ensure group operations are covered with a contract compliant with Portuguese law;
  • Ensure all systems are compliant with PT legislation and the company needs are met;


Business management (Leadership)

  • In cooperation with the local Leadership team develop goals and objectives that tend to growth and prosperity of the company.
  • Design and implement business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals;
  • Ensure that Porto office has the adequate and suitable resources to complete its activities and finance advisory to decision making;
  • Coordinate facilities operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity of Porto office and manage the facilities operations team from a local perspective;
  • Ensure healthy Group stakeholder relationships are maintained;
  • Establish clear SLA's and schedules for cross charging services to divisions within the Group
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and activities to support the Group strategy;




  • Effective Communicator: Provides clarity on business goals; is effective in all types of communication; adjusts communication style to fit the audience; consistently communicates the mission, vision and values to inspire, energise and motivate others throughout Flutter; ensures others understand how their efforts positively impact the bigger picture; creates an environment that encourages effective communication and the sharing of diverse perspectives.
  • Commercial awareness: Understanding of the different functions within the Flutter group. Remains up to date with key developments within the group and the wider gambling industry. Basic understanding of core products and the interdependencies between them.
  • Wins Together: Gains trust and support of others, generous with time, advice and knowledge; is able to establish and engage networks to get stuff done rather than depend on authority; seeks out opportunities to break down barriers and collaborate and partner across organisational boundaries.
  • Resilient: Creates a climate where people are curious, resilient, determined, learn and adapt; handles and manages crises effectively; anticipates and shows the way forward during setbacks; builds energy in others to stick with it/ to stay on track / push through.



  • Holds appropriate professional qualification for the role (e.g. Qualified accountant with recognised body);
  • Significant finance experience in Financial Control / FP&A / Business Partnering with 5+ years' experience since qualification;

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Avenida de Camilo 96, Porto, Portugal, 4300-492

This is who we are

Blip is a Tech and Innovation Hub with a strong knowledge in software development, mobile apps, web platforms and retail applications for betting and gaming.

We are part of Flutter Entertainment – one of the World´s Largest Groups in the bookmaking industry, with an annual revenue of around 2 billion euros. The Code we develop, powering brands such as PaddyPower, Betfair and Fanduel, is used by over 5 million people in more than 100 countries and we are in the API Billionaire Club alongside players such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

The Missing Piece

At Blip people always come first, that’s why we believe we can complement each other. You are our missing piece to be a better company, to build a better business for everybody, including ourselves.On the other hand, we are your missing piece, giving you the flexibility, work life balance and the tech challenge you´re lacking.
It all starts here!

This is your Challenge

  • Delivering product at scale for over 5 million customers, 99,9% of transactions in less than a second
  • Our systems process more than 7 million transactions every day (more than all the European stock exchanges combined)
  • Deliver high transitional products, serving more than 2.5Bn calls a day
  • Diverse and up to date technical landscape to explore, leverage and innovate
  • The products you’ll develop will comply with ambitious uptime targets: less than 50 minutes downtime expected per year
  • Continuous Integration, Deployment and Testing