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Head of FP&A

Employer
goodlord
Location
Whitechapel, East London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
London - Hybrid as standard (2-3 days per week in the office, 2-3 days per week remote/wfh)

ABOUT THE ROLE

Goodlord’s mission is to provide the best renting experience in the world and we’re on the hunt for a Head of FP&A to help us achieve this.

This brand new role (reporting to the Head of Finance) will shape our approach to FP&A within Goodlord. Your technical expertise in data and financial analytical skills combined with the relationship skills to influence decision-making will enable us to drive the decisions that will guide us to the next stage of our business growth.

Your primary stakeholders will be our C-Level and SLT community and we will be looking to you to identify, monitor and realise their needs, leading on your experience to create best practices in FP&A. Your internal stakeholders will expect and value a strong level of challenge and commercial recommendation based on the information that you produce.

Currently the team is relatively small, so you should be happy to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in as well as comfortably operate in leadership of this discipline.

The day to day stuff:

No two days are ever the same at goodlord so what you’ll be up to will vary. The pace we move at also means priorities will change and you’ll need to be resilient to and comfortable with this (we’ll support you!).

However, these are the things that will be core to your role and will keep you busy.
  • Continue to develop and lead a high-performing FP&A team, fostering a culture that works in line with our company values.
  • Continually review and define the roadmap of analysis, regular reporting and process improvements for the team
  • Act as a trusted business partner to our key stakeholders, actively challenging them and providing insightful financial analysis to support strategic decision-making
  • Define and implement best practice within FP&A; re-engineering and automating our FP&A processes and operating models
  • Be a lead on defining and reviewing the KPIs across all areas of the business, working at a board level to understand the key drivers of the business and ensuring they are tracked and reported at the appropriate frequency
  • Develop robust financial models, analysis/forecasting tools to enable us to have a strong perspective on the current and future financial position of our business
  • Assist business in analysing competitors financial results - sharing insights with the senior leadership team
  • Lead on M&A modelling
  • Lead on the team’s core activities as part of our regular monthly, quarterly and annual cadence (planning, forecasting, budgeting and reporting).
  • Work closely with our CFO on initiatives to optimise our cost structures - identifying efficiencies, and providing insightful analysis that helps us run our business more effectively
  • Prepare and present regular financial reports and analyses for our leadership community (Investors, C-Level and Senior Leadership team).
  • Contribute to ad hoc projects as a when they arise


ABOUT YOU

You are a fully qualified accounting professional (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA or equivalent) with extensive PQE in a relevant industry and evidence of continuous professional development.

You have:
  • Built, developed and maintained complex financial models that bring demonstrable value to decision making
  • Excellent leadership skills and gravitas with the credibility to constructively challenge our stakeholders
  • Strong finance system skills, including excel and using and developing reporting tools.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, able to communicate clearly, concisely, accurately and in ways that promote understanding, to both finance and non-finance specialists.
  • Strong financial modeling, analysis and forecasting skills, having had experience building financial models from the bottom-up and running forecast and budget processes for complex organisations
  • An innovation-led mindset with proven experience of seeking out opportunities to implement new ways of working with the drive for continuous improvement
  • Strong people management skills. Including the ability to develop individuals to reach their potential and deal with underperformance if required.


You are:
  • Able to
  • clearly demonstrate an exceptional ability to identify and structure challenges, present and deliver complex financial insight to a range of audiences.
  • Able to identify and interpret trends and improve financial forecasting as a result of your strong analytical skills
  • Able to work flexibly with conflicting demands so that work is scheduled in order to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Able to plan and organise own workload effectively and get things done
A highly motivated, self-starter who is able to comfortably operate independently with limited direction from the Head of Finance and CFO. Deadline-oriented with a proven ability to plan, prioritise and manage work, with a real sense of urgency when appropriate

ABOUT US

We started Goodlord because we wanted to make renting simple and transparent for everyone involved: the agent, landlord and tenant. We knew Generation Rent would lead to more tenants, with higher digital expectations and we were confident we could provide a solution.

And we did. Like all startups it’s been a bit of a roller coaster journey, but we’re now stronger than ever, with around 3000 letting agents using the platform, exciting & varied product lines and 320 Goodlordians supporting the mission!

Our purpose - building the best rental experience in the world - is clear to everyone, and so too is the fact that people are central to achieving that mission; we have worked hard to make Goodlord great so we’re proud to have been ranked 10th in the UK's Best Workplaces™ 2022 - Large category.

Not only that but the following too:-
  • Great Place to Work certified - 2024
  • Verified by Flexa as a Flexified employer - 2023
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 - 2023
  • Excellence in wellbeing for our dedication to goodlordian’s wellbeing
  • 10th Great Place to Work in the UK large-sized businesses 2022
  • 23rd Wellbeing Great Place to Work in UK Large- sized businesses 2022
  • 18th best workplace for Women in UK large-sized businesses 2022
  • 13th best workplaces for Tech in UK large-sized businesses 2022


Our values guide our decisions, the way we work, our culture and the people we ask to join the team. We work hard, have fun and support each other. We’re not afraid to make mistakes (we’d never learn if we didn’t) and we’re always looking to challenge ourselves. Our style is collaboration based on honesty, friendship and respect.

It’s an exciting time here at Goodlord. If you’re inspired by what we’re doing, are up for a challenge and share our values, we’d love to hear from you.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE BEING A GOODLORDIAN:

Aside from the role, the people, our culture and our mission, we have some other things that make Goodlord a pretty awesome place to be. Here’s a few favourites amongst Goodlordians (check out our careers page for more info).

  • Grow with Goodlord: your development is important to us. Have a goal in mind? Share it with us and you can use your £1000 annual development fund to support it. We guarantee you’ll learn loads and develop both personally and professionally at Goodlord too!
  • Your well-being matters: bi-weekly coaching with Sanctus to provide Goodlordians with a safe place to talk and support your mental health
  • Unlimited holiday and flexible time off: we encourage Goodlordians to make use of their unlimited time off to enjoy the world, recharge and reboot (subject to passing probation and fair usage principles). We also offer time off for volunteering and training, so you can give back to the community and pursue your passions
  • Supporting your family: we offer Goodlordians of all genders a generous 3 months of fully-paid time off to look after their new arrivals
  • Our team: we’re an energetic, sociable, and talented bunch who are super passionate about what we do and determined to make a difference. We’re all in it together, we learn from each other, we’re genuine and we don’t have time for politics


Goodlord wants applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment.

In fact one of our core values is Bring our whole selves to work which is really important to us. If there is anything you need to participate fully in the interview process we'd like to hear about that too, please just include it in your application. Come and join us!

** Please note, as we are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all Goodlordians are required to pass a thorough referencing check via Experian before joining the team. We will only ask for references at the point of making an offer **

Regrettably we are not able to provide sponsorship for this role

No agencies please - we have tried and trusted partners we would turn to should we require support.

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