Finance Manager



Accounting & Finance
London, UK · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

About Griffin

Hi, we’re Griffin! We’re the bank for companies who want to build and launch financial products.

Our context

We're rapidly heading towards a future where most of us access financial services through technology companies rather than high street banks. All sorts of companies are now embedding financial products into their apps and user journeys so that their customers can seamlessly make payments, manage expenses, take out loans, save, invest, and do more.

The problem is that companies are still dependent on legacy banking infrastructure if they want to offer regulated financial products. They need to either partner directly with an (slow-moving, risk-averse) incumbent bank and/or stitch together middleware from various Banking as a Service (BaaS) providers. This process is slow, expensive, and complex and makes it very hard for companies to get new financial products off the ground.

At Griffin, we want to change this.

Our purpose

We want to make it easy for companies to bring finance to their customers at the point of greatest relevance. So, we built a bank.

But not just any bank! Griffin is a technology platform and a bank: fully regulated, API-first, developer-centric, and purpose-built to serve innovative fintechs and brands who want to build and embed financial products.

Learn more about what we do.

Our culture

Our culture is our most important asset, and one of the ways we safeguard it is by being extremely intentional about hiring the right people. We won't hire people who don’t seem like a strong fit for our core values, even if they're otherwise extremely qualified.

We also believe that smart, motivated, conscientious people thrive in high-trust, high-autonomy environments. That’s why we’re transparent by default, and we encourage open discussion and challenge across all levels of the organisation. We’re also remote-first, asynchronous, and fully flexible - because you're the expert on how and when you do your best work.

Learn more about our culture.

The Finance Team

Our vision is that we will build a Finance team to be a central part of the business, somewhere the Board can rely on to support strategic planning. The team will be thought leaders in relation to finance, regulatory, planning and strategic matters. As Finance Manager, you will have a real and meaningful impact on the success of the Finance function at Griffin, as we lay the foundations of the future of global financial infrastructure.

Who are you

The Ideal candidate will be most of the following:

  • ACA qualified with experience working at a leading firm.
  • Experience working within the banking sector, with expertise in EIR, IFRS, tax, and hedge accounting.
  • Well-versed in financial planning, reporting standards and regulation.
  • Analytically minded and able to solve complex problems.
  • Proficient in financial modelling and data analysis tools.
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly

We’re hybrid-remote, and most of your colleagues will not share an office with you on a day-to-day basis. This means you should also have:

  • A high degree of comfort adopting new software tools for document drafting, collaboration and communication.
  • A love of writing - we have a major amount of written documentation that you will be contributing to, and we place a high degree of importance on clarity and readability (you can find out more here about how we write )

What you will be doing here

Leveraging your prior experience within the Banking sector you will be responsible for preparing statutory accounts and undertaking financial planning and analysis (FPA) work to help guide our business decisions. As well as:

  • Analysing and tracking financial performance, and working with cross-functionally to investigate any variances to budget
  • Utilise your expertise in the banking sector, particularly in areas such as EIR and IFRS regulation, to enhance financial reporting and analysis.
  • Generate and present comprehensive financial reports to senior management and stakeholders, including taking the lead in producing the annual financial statements.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in accounting standards and regulations, ensuring the company's financial practices remain compliant.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks.
  • Continuously seek to improve financial processes and streamline reporting.
  • Collaborate with various departments, including operations, sales, and engineering, to gather data and insights that inform financial decisions.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and analyses as required to support the company's strategic initiatives.

What can we offer you?

We are an early stage startup and we're working hard to expand our benefits package. We're planning to add to this list in the future.

  • 25 days off a year + bank holidays
  • Flexible, remote-friendly working - including supporting home office setup
  • Tax-advantaged stock options under HMRC's Company Share Option Plan (CSOP)
  • Auto-enrolment into company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave with up to 6 months at full pay
  • Private medical insurance and life insurance (provided by Vitality and AIG respectively)

How do I apply?

Are we your next move? Apply via the link below, if there's a match our Talent team will reach out to schedule an initial conversation and talk you through our interview process in detail.

N.B: We have a small London office in Moorgate, and we are comfortable hiring people to work from anywhere in the UK. About half of the company is based within occasional commuting distance of London, the other half is full-time remote.

Our goal is for Griffin to proportionally represent the diversity of the working population in society. We’re working to ensure that Griffin is a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment for every member of our team — whatever your combination of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, nationality, neurodiversity, and religious beliefs. If you’re part of a group that is under-represented in fintech, we’d love to hear from you

Griffin Bank Ltd request that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to any employee or associate of our company unless explicitly asked to do so by a member of our Talent team.

Any CVs sent to any member of our team on a speculative basis will not be recognised and we will not accept liability for any fee or commission should we subsequently employ a candidate who applied to us directly or was introduced by an instructed agency that may also have been submitted speculatively by an uninstructed agency.