Financial Planning and Analysis Lead



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Finance · London, England

Financial Planning and Analysis Lead

Join us in the start of an exciting journey!

London 2-3 days a week | hybrid working environment

Weavr is the easiest way for businesses to embed relevant financial services into software at the point of need. Founded by serial entrepreneurs who are leaders in the fields of payments and fintech, we’re a team of 100+ can-do builders who are at the frontier of the embedded-finance industry.

The team is characterised by smart, kind and high-performing experts who offer and ask for respect, openness and trust. Weavr is still small enough to feel tight-knit but operates and communicates at the level of a more mature organisation.

This role & opportunity

As the FP&A Lead, you will spearhead financial planning and analysis efforts to support our strategic growth initiatives at Weavr. This pivotal role will involve crafting insightful financial models, conducting detailed analyses, and providing actionable recommendations to drive decision-making.

You will be a key member of our Finance team, collaborating closely with senior leadership, product teams, and other cross-functional departments to align financial strategies with business objectives.

Your expertise will directly influence Weavr’s success by enhancing our financial performance, optimising resource allocation, and ensuring robust financial planning to support our rapid growth trajectory in the fintech space.


Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Lead the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, ensuring accuracy and alignment with strategic goals.

  • Develop and maintain complex financial models to support business planning, scenario analysis, and strategic decision-making.

  • Provide detailed variance analysis and actionable insights to management, identifying trends, risks, and opportunities.

Manage Metrics & KPIs

  • Build and manage internal, metrics-driven financial models and analytical frameworks to guide business and activity planning.

  • Use these models to set and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and other objectives across different business functions. Collaborate closely with management and executive teams to ensure effective delivery and reporting of business KPIs.

  • Monitor the company’s actual financial performance against approved budgets, report and account for any variances, and recommend corrective actions where necessary.

  • Work closely with management and executive teams to prepare the business to "tell the right story" as we gear up for our Series B fundraise.

Strategic & Operational Support

  • Partner with business units to provide financial insights and support for key projects and initiatives.

  • Conduct ad hoc financial analysis to support strategic initiatives, product development, and market expansion.

  • Evaluate and enhance financial performance by analysing processes, identifying inefficiencies, and recommending improvements.

Reporting & Compliance

  • Prepare and present comprehensive financial monthly and quarterly reports to senior leadership and stakeholders.

  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and internal policies, maintaining high standards of financial integrity and accuracy.

  • Collaborate with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting and alignment with GAAP/IFRS standards.

About You

The section below describes our "ideal candidate." However, our hiring process places a strong emphasis on aptitude and passion. If you haven't used every specific tool or haven't met all the skill and experience criteria listed, please don't let that discourage you from applying. We highly value potential and dedication over a rigid checklist of qualifications. However, it's important to note that we’re looking for a commercially minded FP&A expert with experience within fintech, investment banking or high growth SaaS business.

  • Experience: expertise in financial planning and analysis, with significant exposure to fintech, investment banking or tech businesses. Demonstrated experience in managing budgeting, forecasting, and financial modelling processes.

  • Technical Skills: Proficient in financial modelling, data analysis, and advanced Excel skills. Experience with financial planning software and ERP systems is a plus.

  • Strategic Thinking: Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to translate complex financial data into actionable insights and recommendations.

  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead and mentor teams, with experience in managing projects and cross-functional collaborations.

  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders clearly and concisely.

  • Detail-Oriented: High attention to detail and accuracy, with strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. An MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is highly desirable.

What to expect from the process

Talent Screen - 30 Minute video call to run through the role and your experience

Hiring Manager - 30 Minute video call to explain the role further and set expectations of the role with the CFO, along with the opportunity for you to ask questions delve deeper in to your technical expertise with the CFO

Hiring Manager - 45-60 Minute Video call to delve deeper in to your technical and commercial expertise with the CFO

Team and Company Fit - 45-60 minute call with the Commercial Finance Lead and Head of Financial Control

What’s in it for you

  • Competitive salary regularly benchmarked against industry standards.

  • Flexible working environment: hybrid & remote-friendly

  • Private health insurance

Commitment to equal opportunity, diversity & inclusion

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability. We are a diverse and inclusive team, and we actively seek to recruit people with different backgrounds and experiences.

More about Weavr

Since our establishment in late 2020, our innovative approach has earned significant support, including a US$40 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global in 2022, along with participation from notable investors such as Mubadala Capital, Latitude, QED Investors, Anthemis, Headline, and Seedcamp. We've also snagged a bunch of industry awards along the way!

Join us on our mission to make embedding financial services easy and secure for businesses and banks alike. Together, we’ll create a future where finance is seamlessly woven into the digital fabric of everyday life.

London, England
Employment type
Remote Status

London, England

Perks & Benefits

  • Attractive remuneration package

    The financial package includes pension contribution, opportunity for employee equity options (depending on the role), and by conducting annual salary reviews.

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

    We believe that trust and flexibility go hand in hand. Employees have the freedom to balance work and life and therefore, choose the working hours that best suit their personal life. We do not focus on hours worked but on results.

  • Private Health Care

    We care for our employees' wellbeing and want them to all have easy access to health professionals whenever needed. All employees in the UK and Malta benefit from a health care cover.

Workplace & culture

We are unashamedly geeky. We prefer smart to big. We don’t see borders and barriers; we see connections and bridges. We are dedicated to helping ‘makers’ or all size or stripe succeed. The community of makers that we’re empowering is big and diverse, so there's a place for all types in our team – but it’s a team. What matters are our values: create value through simplification, be accessible and collaborative, and be open to change. That’s as true of our products as it is of how we work.

We're a team that supports one another, that encourages individuality and creative ideas. Working at Weavr is more than a place to work.

About Weavr

Digital innovators of all kinds need to create, deploy and integrate frictionless payment flows in their products, applications and systems.

Today, there are ever more payment networks and systems to choose from or to support, and payment infrastructure has never been so open and API-enabled as it is today. However, the security and compliance burden has also increased, as has the complexity that comes with most power, choice and responsibility.

Weavr addresses these challenges in practical ways, simplifying how digital payments are purchased, delivered and consumed. With Weavr, building complex payment flows seems unreasonably simple. There’s no catch - Weavr is based on the results of an ambitious EU-Horizon 2020 funded research project that set to develop engineering solutions to the difficult problems of guaranteeing security and compliance while providing maximum openness and power to developers, and to simplify the creation of complex payment logic through model-driven engineering techniques.

Founded in 2019
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Finance · London, England

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