Finance Business Partner

Thought Machine Group Limited
Farringdon, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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DescriptionThought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine's core product, Vault, is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks

To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine was recognised on LinkedIn's Top Startups List (2019) and named in Fintech 50 (2019). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.

The Senior Finance Business Partner will cover a wide range of critical finance responsibilities that will shape strategic decision making as we scale, providing a superb springboard for an ambitious candidate looking to progress their career in finance.

Your Responsibilities
  • Finance business partner for the wider business, particularly engineering, professional services, sales and marketing; establishing metrics and driving clear, insightful reporting
  • Prepare monthly reporting for Board based on interaction with the Accounting and FP&A teams
  • Develop close working relationships with each of the company divisions and challenge key stakeholders from these divisions on the data they are providing
  • Lead annual divisional budgeting and monthly variance and gross margin analysis
  • Prepare and report monthly KPI's report, analysing trends working with FP&A to connect our forecasting with our actuals analysis
  • Drive decision making for Deal Desk, providing input on deals as they develop and influencing commercial decisions alongside Sales Operations
  • Revenue analysis and accounting treatment of commercial contracts through negotiation to signature and billing
  • Ad-hoc analysis and project work to support the transformation and scalability of the organisation
  • Manage finance for international locations as the business continues to expand and pre first finance hires in country
  • Develop regional and country P&Ls and supporting analysis
  • Drive and manage capital employed/working capital management
  • Assist budget holders around the company with development of business cases
  • Lead other finance and administrative duties as required

  • Fully qualified accountant ACA, CIMA or ACCA with post qualified experience
  • Worked within a SaaS, Software or Technology organisation
  • A strong, wide ranging finance background to date: skilled in both accounting and commercial finance
  • Experienced with revenue accounting and international accounting standards
  • Passionate about working with data and driving new insights for decision making
  • Presence and credibility to manage relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Strong communicator that can tailor their approach to the audience and influence senior stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data and metrics to drive decisions
  • You are able to achieve results through influencing and networking
  • Advanced excel skills

  • Experience working in a fintech or financial services business
  • Workday experience an advantage

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan (match up to 7%)
  • Life Insurance- 3 times annual salary
  • Excellent Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private health insurance with Bupa for you and your family
  • Health cash plan (including dental & optical)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to exceptional learning materials and courses
  • Onsite gym, membership subsidised by Thought Machine
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies and drinks
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress

Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.
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