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Commercial Finance Business Partner

Employer
Dext
Location
Borough, South East London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Commercial Finance Manager
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Who we are, what we do and why

We are Dext - the world's leading provider of accounting & bookkeeping automation software. Our products improve the efficiency and financial data workflow processes of accountants, bookkeepers, and businesses globally. We are trusted by over 1 million SMBs worldwide. Our solutions embrace AI, machine learning and emerging technologies to advance and improve the accounting process for all, to make accounting more effortless.

The Commercial Finance Manager will drive improvements in reporting and analysis to support strategic decision making within Go To Market (Sales and Marketing) teams. They will collaborate with stakeholders across the business to identify key drivers of growth for the business and model impact of initiatives to drive improvements and own planning and rolling forecasting for GTM within Pigment planning tool.

The role - what you'll do:
  • Own GTM rolling forecast/ budget within Pigment planning tool and support wider FP&A team
  • Work cross functionally to improve reporting to Sales and Marketing leaders
  • Prepare board materials on monthly basis
  • Own KPI production and reporting to investors
  • Help drive focus on efficiency across go to market team
  • Work with Finance Analyst to oversee month end close process
  • Business Partner Marketing and Sales teams to ensure costs are correctly allocated
  • Support FP&A team with materials for private equity investors

Stakeholders you will collaborate with

Internal stakeholders
  • FP&A Team, BI, Financial Control Team, Business Operations and GTM leadership teams (regional GM's and heads of marketing)

External stakeholders
  • Board/ Investors for reporting

Goals & Objectives
  • Successful transition to Pigment planning tool for all GTM forecasting and planning
  • Increased accuracy of cost allocation driving production of more accurate regional P&L's and efficiency metrics

About you - what we are looking for:

Below are our ideal requirements, but we hire on potential, not just on experience, and we know that some people are less likely to apply for a role if they don't meet 100% of the criteria. At Dext we are committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive and empowering culture, so please apply if you meet the majority of these competencies. You can read more about our Diversity & Inclusion commitments here

Skills Requirements

Essentials
  • Pigment planning tool experience or similar planning tool experience would be considered
  • Commercial finance business partnering experience within SaaS company (Go to Market experience preferred)
  • Strong financial modelling skills
  • Strong presentational skills

Desirables
  • Experience of working within PE backed business
  • Experience of month end process
  • SQL experience

Knowledge

Essentials
  • SaaS KPI Metrics
  • Qualified accountant or qualified by experience

Desirables
  • Knowledge of Fintech market

Behaviours
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of close team
  • Ability to handle uncertainty and ambiguity on projects

What you will be part of - our values, culture and behaviours:

We are a highly ambitious, innovative, market-leading FinTech. We are a global, Private Equity backed business (HgCapital), but we have the dexterity and pace of a scale-up. We are uncompromising in our desire to achieve our best, day-in day-out, and we have three clear values which guide everything we do:

Be Brave - Everyone in the company has a voice to challenge ideas and the status quo.

Be Exceptional - We set high standards for ourselves. We aim to be exceptional at what we do.

Be Together - We are one team. There is no such thing as individual success without team success.

Our behaviours are how we practically live and breathe our values and are an essential part of life at Dext. Our behaviours guide us, and inform the way in which we communicate, collaborate and support each other. They are:

Be Diverse, be Courageous, be Considerate, be Transparent, be Focused, be Accountable, and above all, be Dexterous!

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