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FP&A Manager - Operations



United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Tide

At Tide, we are building a finance & admin platform designed to save small businesses time and money. We provide our members with business accounts and related banking services, but also a comprehensive set of connected administrative solutions from invoicing to accounting.

Launched in 2017, Tide is now the leading business financial platform in the UK with 575,000 SME members (10% market share) and more than 250,000 SMEs in India. Headquartered in London, Tide has over 1,800 Tideans across the UK, Bulgaria, India, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine and Germany.

Tide is rapidly growing, expanding into new markets and always looking for passionate and driven people. Join us in our mission to empower small businesses and help them save time and money.

What we’re looking for:

As we continue to experience rapid growth, we are seeking a talented FP&A Manager to play a pivotal role in shaping our financial strategy and driving informed decision-making.

As FP&A Manager, you will be responsible for leading part of the financial planning and analysis function, providing critical insights into our company's performance, forecasting future trends, and supporting strategic decision-making processes. This role will require a combination of analytical prowess, strategic thinking, and strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and senior leadership. You will have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization and driving sustainable growth. Your strategic insights and financial expertise will directly influence key decisions at the Senior Leadership level, enabling us to optimize resource allocation, capitalize on growth opportunities, and navigate complex market dynamics with confidence.

As an FP&A Manager you’ll be:

  • Leading part of the annual budgeting and quarterly reforecasting processes in close collaboration with Senior Leadership and business stakeholders.
  • Owning, managing and continuously improving the key financial models used to forecast Tide’s financial performance.
  • Developing detailed financial models to perform scenario/sensitivity analysis and assess financial impacts of strategic initiatives.
  • Owning the monthly management account and business area financial reporting processes.
  • Using large and complex datasets to identify risks and opportunities, as well as analysing industry trends to provide actionable insights and recommendations to Senior Leadership and business stakeholders.
  • Coaching and mentoring FP&A Analysts and Senior FP&A Analysts.
  • Reviewing reports, financial models, analysis, and other work completed by FP&A Analysts and the wider Finance team.
  • Developing and implementing policies, procedures, and controls to ensure completeness, accuracy, compliance and financial integrity.
  • Developing and implementing continuous process improvements .
  • Business partnering - Acting as a trusted advisor to the business, you’ll be collaborating closely with area and unit leaders to monitor and improve financial performance.
  • Working with the FP&A and Transformation teams to successfully drive roadmap items for the recently implemented financial planning system (Anaplan).
  • Owning the business case tendering process for projects and initiatives throughout the organization - building and reviewing data driven financial models to determine financial viability (eg. ROI, Payback period) and continuous monitoring of performance/key metrics relating to those projects.

What makes you a great fit:

  • You are a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent).
  • You have an undergraduate or master’s degree in finance / accounting economics /mathematics.
  • You have 7+ years of relevant / transferable experience, ideally within FP&A at a high growth startup/scaleup within the financial services or technology sectors.
  • You have strong Excel / Google Sheets skills and experience working with dedicated financial planning software (eg. Anaplan) and/or data visualisation tools (e.g. Looker).
  • You have highly effective communication skills, with the confidence and ability to influence stakeholders at the Senior Leadership team level (eg. VP, C-Suite).
  • You have a proven track record developing process improvements that drove meaningful impacts for FP&A and the business.
  • You have a proven track record of providing insights from data to drive financial performance improvements.
  • You possess a proactive mindset coupled with a solutions-focused approach.
  • You have an exceptionally high level of attention to detail.
  • You are personable and able to build trusting working relationships.
  • You have a proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and can manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • You have experience working at a Tech or Fintech company.

What you’ll get in return

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday with the option to take 5 extra days of unpaid leave per year
  • 3 days paid volunteering or L&D time off per year
  • Personal L&D budget of £1,000 professional L&D budget per year
  • Group Life Insurance, Vitality Health and Dental Insurance
  • Spacious brand-new office by Old Street station with an all-day snacks bar
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave
  • Access to a global mental wellbeing platform that provides 1:1 video therapy sessions with accredited therapists and unlimited chat therapy sessions
  • Work from home budget
  • Team socials - virtual and physical events
  • Sabbatical leave

Tidean Ways of Working

At Tide, we champion a flexible workplace model that supports both in-person and remote work to cater to the specific needs of our different teams.

While remote work is supported, we believe in the power of face-to-face interactions to foster team spirit and collaboration. Our offices are designed as hubs for innovation and team-building, where we encourage regular in-person gatherings to foster a strong sense of community.

Tide is a place for everyone

At Tide, we believe that we can only succeed if we let our differences enrich our culture. Our Tideans come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. We consider everyone irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity or differently-abled status. We celebrate diversity in our workforce as a cornerstone of our success. Our commitment to a broad spectrum of ideas and backgrounds is what enables us to build products that resonate with our members’ diverse needs and lives.

We are One Team and foster a transparent and inclusive environment, where everyone’s voice is heard.

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