Finance & Operations Manager

Business & Management, Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities, IT & Information Services
Cornwall & London
Salary Details
Up to £50,000 + Medical insurance, Pension and others
Job Type
Closing Date
Class35, a design and consulting agency, is growing fast in the UK and internationally and looking for someone to help to establish, and run our day-to-day Finance and Operations functions. Flexible, remote and hybrid options.

Job Description

You’ll work closely with our General Manager, Finance Director and Project Managers across all client projects - making sure that we make the right decisions in terms of estimating, invoicing, cost control, and resourcing. You’ll be the key person connecting everything together. Lots of room for growth as we grow.

We need someone who will hit the ground running with:

  • Finance: maintain budgets and oversee reporting and financial planning. Understanding, challenging  and optimising our costs
  • Operations: streamline and update processes, tools and tasks, and ensure coordination between projects & teams
  • People: oversee contractor recruitment, onboarding and making sure contractors are compliant with our client contracts 
  • Growth: support the leadership team on ad-hoc strategic initiatives to grow our business

Key Experience

  • You’ve previously worked across finance, operations, people and project operations teams 
  • You have previous successful experience in finance in a reputable business in an industry with relatable working methods
  • You have experience of building operations functions in fast moving agencies, consulting or startup companies 
  • You’re experienced in project-based, deadline-led work
  • You’ve worked in people-led cultures
  • You’ve worked in highly uncertain, fast-changing environments 
  • You’ve worked with creative and analytical disciplines and methods, such as research, design, product and brand in a lead capacity


  • Generalist by default - you don’t want to be constrained by a job title, you show a passion to help in all ways that you can
  • Thrive in ambiguity - you like to bring structure rather than be handed a detailed spec, and work well in rapidly changing environments
  • Entrepreneurial streak - you naturally gravitate to responsibility and like to be involved in building the places you work
  • Obsessed with problems - always seeing problems and ways to redesign or improve the world around you
  • Outcome oriented / you care - you care about the work and their outcomes, and go the extra mile to get them
  • Don't just live in Microsoft office - you work closely with people to make things real
  • A proactive communicator - you listen, ask questions and reach out by default

Location and hybrid style of work is flexible and we're open to all styles. We have studios in London, New York and people living in Cornwall, so hope to build a team in Cornwall too. 


Company Description

Founded in 2018, we’re an independent business design agency with a mission to reimagine the design and consulting industry

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    Our clients don’t need to choose between a needs-based solution and a profit model, we think creatively and deliver commercially
  • We solve problems end-to-end, through growth strategy, innovation, service and product design, as well as build
  • We build freelance teams around the brief, so rather than utilising irrelevant resources from the bench - we have the best talent to solve the problem in hand
  • We’re an independent company, so we all have the opportunity to shape Class 35 and our industry for the better
  • Our leadership team are all practitioners, so they live and breathe the products and services we sell

Other Application Details


  • Flexible and Hybrid working possibilities
  • Closing date: 31/08/2022
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