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Financial Controller at Depop
London, GB

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia. We have more than 16 million registered users in 147 countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.

Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 200 people are dedicated to serving the needs of our global community.

We operate on three pillars:

  1. Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
  2. Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.
  3. Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.

The Role

Having closed our Series C, we’re looking for an experienced Financial Controller to support with the exciting growth of our business. This is a crucial senior role for the business that works very closely with the Finance Director, COO and external investors. In this role, you will be the go-to person for the day to day running of the business, responsible for all statutory compliance whilst also building out forward looking processes to support rapid international growth.

The successful candidate will be in charge of developing our Finance function with responsibilities ranging from day to day problem solving and KPI analysis, through to helping set the strategic financial agenda for the business. As a senior leader in the business, your role will play a significant part in contributing to our growth, with your recommendations flowing through to Board level and embedded across the whole platform.

No day is the same at Depop and the Financial Controller has exposure to all areas of the business, especially our investment areas of Marketing, Technology and International Growth. This role also includes building out the Compliance and AR/AP team, hiring and managing 4 reports. The successful candidate will thrive off our fun but fast-paced environment, they will be comfortable with challenging business decisions from a strategic viewpoint but also ready to be hands-on where needed.


  • Hire, train and manage financial department staff, including management accountants and financial assistants
  • Work with business stakeholder teams to correctly capture all incoming costs, including analysing the financial impact of campaigns and marketing costs.
  • Streamlining the delivery process and finding efficiencies across all areas of the team.
  • Opening & launching new entities as we expand overseas whilst working with our advisors to make sure our financial structure is optimised.
  • Supporting the Finance Director with Board pack reporting & ad hoc investor requests.
  • Lead the first audit process with our new auditors, ensuring proper compliance and best practice is met.
  • Oversee payroll and employee remuneration schemes, including the administration and implementation of share options and new programmes.
  • Lead the month end reporting schedule, delivering timely and accurate management accounts to the Board and external stakeholders.
  • Oversee and review team preparation as part of monthly management - including journal posting, review and/or analysis for bookkeeping purposes
  • Lead the year end process, with responsibility for all statutory filings and tax submissions, working with our international advisors where needed.
  • Create systems and processes to prevent errors in data collection and calculations
  • Ad-hoc project work including process improvements, best practice standardisation and cost optimisation across multiple areas.


  • Previous experience or exposure within an SME or Startup business.
  • Excellent technical accounting and analytical skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent team manager, able to recruit, train and retain top talent.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including the ability to build well-controlled spreadsheets and financial models.
  • Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments - whilst retaining accuracy and a detail-oriented mindset.
  • Comfortable presenting ideas to senior stakeholders and management, but also able to flex style to work with
  • Ability to critically challenge team members to deliver the best outcome for the finance department and the business.
  • Existing hands-on experience with Xero financial management system

Bonus experience

  • Previous experience within an eCommerce or community-based business
  • Has taken a business through a funding round, or similar
  • Has implemented an ERP system as part of Finance transformation
  • Intermediate SQL & data handling skills, able to manipulate large datasets with ease


Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:

Learn and Grow: We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
Wellbeing: We care about wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eye-care vouchers and a discounted gym membership.
Mental Health: Mental health is a top priority for Depop. We offer subsidised counselling appointments through SelfSpace, have mental health first aiders and also run yoga, meditation and more.
Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism, and sabbaticals for our long-serving employees.
Family life: We offer flexible working (based on your team), generous parental leave policies, and, all of our offices are dog-friendly!
Financial: We match up to 6% on your pension and offer discounts through BenefitHub.
Fun: We love to celebrate our successes at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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