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Finance Analyst

Closing date
23 May 2022

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About us
We're a global leader in account-to-account payments, making it easy for merchants to collect both recurring and one-off payments directly from customer's bank accounts. Our global payments network and technology platform take the pain out of getting paid for 70,000 businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses. Each year we process US$30 billion of payments across more than 30 countries. We're headquartered in the UK, with additional offices in Australia, France, Germany and the United States.
Intro to Finance
This is a great opportunity to join a high calibre finance team and make a tangible difference to the quality of their operations. You'll be a valued business partner to stakeholders in our Small Business organisation, helping the team to deliver on ambitious growth expectations for our variable revenue accounts (VRA) - the founding revenue stream of the business and one with ambitious growth expectations. The role will have two points of focus based on both sides of an ROI calculation: the primary focus being on revenues and understanding the 'why' behind the numbers, with a secondary focus on investment and how this shapes performance.
The role:
Being brilliant at the basics is a must and we need to maintain our position as an authority on the numbers.
You'll need to:
  • Be a credible and trusted business partner
  • Own the budget and forecast process for both VRA revenues and associated investment in driving growth; you'll need to enjoy data and building models
  • Report weekly and monthly on revenue and performance metrics with accompanying analysis and commentary
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for data and insight
  • Own the integrity of the rolling spend forecasts and close month end; must work alongside stakeholders to ensure high standards of inputs in order to deliver quality ROI reporting and inform decision making
Desired skills:
  • Confidence in engaging with stakeholders, especially non-finance professionals
  • Enjoy working in Excel/Google Sheets to build financial models of varying complexity
  • Be inquisitive; passionate about interrogating data to understand the 'why'
  • Cost management in a commercial context including:
    • Accruals, Prepayments and Reconciliations
    • Delivering a clean and consistent P&L and Balance sheet
Life at GoCardless
When it comes to culture, we're proud of what we call the 'GC magic'. It's primarily defined by our values: Start With Why, Be Humble, Act with Integrity, and Care Deeply. They've been our bedrock since day one, and they continue to be one of the key factors of our success, and the reason we love showing up to work every day.

Because we're now delivering on our important, and ambitious vision to become the world's account-to-account payment network, we're working at pace. To help clear the path to success - so any obstacles and blockers don't slow us down - we've introduced our own set of operating principles, which live alongside our values. They're designed to help us successfully navigate our continued growth by helping us work together better. They provide guideposts around some of the key areas of how we operate so things are smoother, easier and ultimately lead to better outcomes. Read more about our values and operating principles here.

There's lots more to the magic. We view Diversity and inclusion as a business imperative, so we have a leader whose role it is to ensure we create an inclusive workplace where people from all backgrounds can thrive, and where people from all walks of life want to join us. We also have high engagement with our GeeCee-led 'employee resource groups' (such as BEAM, Inspiring, Pride, and Access) that are supported and sponsored by members of our Exec team. You can view our latest Gender Pay Gap report here.

We're also rolling out our 'Adaptive Working' and 'Work Way' schemes. Adaptive Working will allow you to work flexibly, and in a way that fits around your lifestyle, whilst still ensuring teams can collaborate effectively and get together and socialise. It comprises three components: days in the office, remote working, and a thoughtful environment. Work Away gives the flexibility to work away from your normal place of work for up to 90 days in any 12 month period.

We also offer enhanced parental leave, pension packages, and you'll receive equity. Having this 'buy in' is a vital part of building a successful business where everybody - regardless of their role - can make a valuable contribution.

There's also our legendary 'GC Fridays'. They're four additional all-company days off every year, giving GeeCees a chance to switch off and relax, as a token of thanks for everyone's hard work and commitment.

Find out more about Life at GoCardless via Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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