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Senior Finance Business Partner

Flagstone

Flagstone

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
Who are we?

We are an award-winning, fast-growing fintech, and one of Europe's leading cash deposit marketplaces. We aim to transform the way people save and grow their money through innovation and technology.

Our online, user-friendly platform gives our clients access to hundreds of savings accounts, including market-leading and exclusive interest rates from 50+ of the UK's banks and building societies. We also partner with many leading wealth management companies – putting our clients in control and protecting the art of the possible.

Our culture

Flagstone is a company with big ambitions. Our headcount has doubled year on year, and to date, we have raised over £30m in funding to expand our business and support the needs of a growing customer base and team.

Our whole ethos revolves around three core values that underpin the principles and standards that drive our behaviour and our brand and demonstrate our culture to the outside world.

  • Forge a new way
  • Surpass expectations
  • Community counts

In short, we're proactive and confident, aspirational yet authentic, and empathetic – with a commitment to our customers and our colleagues.

While we have high expectations and our people work hard, we also know that there's more to life than work. In a fast-moving, dynamic, hard-working environment like ours, it's just as important to know when to stop. That's why we work together to ensure we look after ourselves and take care of each other.

Our open and inclusive culture has mental health, wellbeing, and a dedication to continuous development at the forefront, so we can be the best we can be.

There's still a lot to do, so join us on our journey, be part of something fresh and exciting – and protect the art of your possible.

What you'll do:

As a Senior Finance Business Partner (FBP), you will play a pivotal role in shaping financial strategies and driving the profitability of our business. You will be responsible for preparing, sharing, and animating the full profit & loss, ensuring that the leadership team is well-informed and empowered to make informed decisions that positively impact gross margins.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to work with a dynamic team in a fast-paced, forward-thinking environment. The role offers full ownership of the commercial finance function and career progression opportunities for the right commercially minded individual.

The Senior FBP is a vital role within our business requiring strong stakeholder management skills, and an ability to work closely with other business areas, translating business performance to the wider team.

Your responsibilities will include:

The Senior FBP will animate profitability, with a particular focus on gross margin, including marketing investments, to provide insightful financial analysis.

  • Develop innovation business cases, evaluating potential new products and initiatives
  • Lead the annual budget and the quarterly forecast process, ensuring accurate and timely reporting
  • Drive unit economics' understanding and improvement
  • Create financial forecasts and scenarios to support long-term planning and strategic decision-making
  • Collaborate with the function teams to build financial projections and budgets aligned with annual strategic plans
  • Establish, monitor and report on key performance metrics to also provide insights and recommendations to senior management
  • Implement data-driven decision-making processes

What you'll need:

The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role. 

You will have previous experience in business partnering, with the ability to effectively communicate financial insights to non-finance teams, as well as strong analytical skills, and the ability to interpret financial data and make data-driven recommendations.

Skills

  • Commercial business case and investment appraisal modelling gained in an advisory or in house capacity
  • Financial planning and analysis experience
  • Ability to work in high pressure environments with an aptitude for problem-solving
  • Good organisation, accuracy and attention to detail to effectively meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and intellectually curious
  • A team-player with good stakeholder management and communication skills
  • CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent qualification

What You'll Get

  • Remote working kit
  • 25 days holiday (Pro rata)
  • Additional 3 days community and charity leave each year.
  • Fertility, early pregnancy, and menopause support
  • Quarterly half days for Wellness leave
  • Flexible bank holidays
  • Matched pension contribution
  • Private healthcare
  • Gym discount
  • Dental/Optical care
  • Season ticket loan

We're keen to meet people from all backgrounds, it is our diversity that allows us to work smarter, be more innovative and make better decisions, together. We build teams that represent a variety of voices, experiences, and skills, and we hire those who will help us drive results and achieve our goals.

We'd be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes but if you're excited about joining us and think you have some of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure, we'd still love to hear from you.