Head of Finance

As a scaling organisation this will be an opportunity to be involved in a range of workstreams, making a real impact, and to help lead the creation of an industry-leading Finance function.

The opportunity:

As the Head of Finance you'll be working at a Group level and involved in driving the development of our growing Corporate Finance Team. We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to deputise for our FD as we enter a phase of commercial and people growth. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work closely with the Finance Director to provide operational support and back-up – and deputise where appropriate
  • Prepare and maintain group budgets and forecasts, local accounting and reconciliation mechanisms and manage and oversee the cash flow of the company ensuring it has the appropriate treasury controls.
  • With the FD, develop and execute a comprehensive financial strategy to support business growth goals, and regulatory requirements, ensuring all accounting activities and internal audits comply with financial regulations.
  • Prepare and file financial statements, VAT returns and company tax returns for the group (UK, US, Singapore)
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to the wider existing Finance Team
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of regulatory reporting as required by the Financial Conduct Authority, as well as delivering key Internal reports and creating appropriate policies and controls.
  •  Produce monthly, quarterly and annual forecasting and periodic reporting of financial results to the FD and Group Exec
  • Conduct profitability analyses, identifying opportunities to optimise profitability, and discussing and reporting with key stakeholders (Product and Operations)
  • Define and develop key success metrics that will guide and measure growth objectives, and a working knowledge of setting and achieving OKR's.

 What are we looking for in you:

  • A digital mindset – looking to get things automated at every turn
  • A customer-first approach – whether an internal relationship, a direct consumer, or an external regulator – making sure we are able to meet and exceed expectations on every level
  • An in-built need to be a team player – with a number of growing teams – that empathy to relate, communicate, and support the team(s) to help them get what they need
  • Excellent relationship development skills – able to develop productive commercial relationships with every part of the business, and work cross-functionally with key stakeholders.

Necessary skills and experience required:

  • Previous experience working within an expanding Fintech organisation, you'll have had first-hand experience of a growth journey from seed to Series A/B/C (International expansion experience a plus)
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, FCCA) with 5+ years PQ experience. Experience of working within an FCA (or other) regulated business preferred.
  • Financial reporting and consolidation experience (Currently a group of 11 companies, In UK, US, Singapore), with an understanding and experience of Implementing Intercompany accounting and transfer pricing policies.
  • Experience scaling and streamlining processes - (knowledge of Oracle Netsuite a significant advantage), you'll be able to demonstrate a track record of managing and Implementing change processes.
  • Excellent analytical skills - you'll have an understanding of SAAS metrics and how to Implement and communicate them effectively to key stakeholders.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills - you'll have the courage to take problems on head first, and make decisions.
  • Strong data skills, you'll be an expert In excel and be comfortable with working with large raw data sets (other analytical tools, e.g. Tableau a plus)
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines - we're committed to optimising our 'ways of working', you'll be highly organised and a great communicator.
  • You are excited by the challenge of revolutionising business finance!

Shieldpay is an equal opportunities employer. For Shieldpay building a fair and transparent workforce begins with the recruitment process that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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We’re proud that we are able to offer a package of benefits that is above the UK fintech average, designed to look after our people at every stage of their journey with SPG. But don’t think we are resting on our laurels, we are constantly reviewing our offering, and listening to feedback, to make sure we are able to help and support our team…

  • Share options

    We are pleased to issue each new employee a package of share options which ensures that they really can be part of the Group's success.

  • Private medical insurance

    We offer cover for our employees with no financial excess, and coverage of pre-existing conditions, from what we believe is the industry leader in physical AND mental health cover.

  • Life assurance

    Our employees can rest assured that their loved ones will be supported should the worst happen.

  • Pension

    We have a matched workplace pension scheme via Nest

  • Interest-free season ticket loan

    It may not have had a big take-up in 2020 – but it’s there if our people need it.

  • Unlimited annual leave

    We did away with the old-school cap on annual leave allowances to ensure our employees are able to step away from the office and keep a healthy work/life balance. (and we underpinned this with a minimum amount to make sure that it is taken!)

  • Mental well-being days

    Our employees can take a day a month away from work without booking or need to seek approval – for those days when your head is just not in the right space.

  • Enhanced allowances

    From maternity leave to eyecare, we don’t just offer the basic – we make sure that we are able to go the extra mile and offer well above the average for our employees.

  • Mental well-being support

    We have a calendar of events throughout the year for our employees – as well as the offer of membership to download the Calm app for each employee.

  • Flexible working

    We were always flexible in our approach even before the pandemic – and we are pleased to treat our employees like real adults and judge them on the work they do – and not the hours that they have sat at their desk.

Workplace & culture

Our team is filled with ambitious, curious and entrepreneurial people. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment, recognised by being placed within the top 50 startups to work for in 2021 by Tempo. 

We don’t like old fashioned corporate hierarchy. Instead we like to empower our people to make a change and be autonomous in their role with all the support you need with the other teams around you.

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