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Finance Manager

London, United Kingdom
£55k - £85k
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
LHV Bank, a fully licensed UK bank, specialises in Banking Services for global fintechs and SME Lending solutions for UK businesses. The SME Lending division offers commercial real estate investment loans and trading loans from £0.5m to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.

As a leading Banking Services provider, LHV Bank delivers a wide range of services, including real-time multi-currency payments, accounts, acquiring, indirect scheme access, open banking, and FX solutions. Over 200 renowned fintech companies, such as Airwallex, Currencycloud, Truelayer, and Wise, utilise LHV Bank to serve more than 10 million end customers and access a pool of 500 million potential customers across the UK and Europe.

LHV Bank gained its UK banking licence in May 2023 and launched into the retail savings market through deposit aggregators in August 2023. It is in the process of developing its direct to customer retail banking proposition for launch in 2024. More information:

About the role

The Finance Manager will work within the Financial Control team reporting directly to the Head of Finance helping deliver external reporting deliverables, while supporting reporting requirements with business growth.

Please note this is predominantly an office-based position that requires you to be in the London Office 3 days a week.

What the role involves:
  • Managing the monthly close process including post close control activities such as balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Preparation of monthly MI including Board Reporting and any other ad hoc requests.
  • Working in a collaborative manner with Group Finance to ensure all internal deadlines and reporting requirements are met.
  • Helping produce technical accounting papers for all material accounting policies.
  • Working closely with the wider Finance teams, Risk and Company Secretarial teams on the development of the Annual Statutory Accounts ("ARA").
  • Being a key contributor to the ARA process including management of the year-end model and liaising with the external auditors.
  • Production of key inputs for the VAT and Corporation tax returns to our external tax advisors.
  • Supporting the Accounts Payable function ensuring prompt payment of supplier and staff expenses.
  • Collaborating with the project management office on Finance requirements for new product propositions and system development.
  • Continuing to develop a Finance suite of polices in line with the Bank's maturity profile and related control and governance requirements.
  • Supervising Assistant Financial Accountants and providing coaching and mentoring to develop technical accounting experience.

What we are looking for
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience with some experience gained within Banking.
  • Competent with the use of financial systems and Microsoft Excel. Experience of using Business Central Dynamics would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the collation and preparation of management information for senior management (for example, preparing board papers or monthly finance reports)
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate financial reports for external use.
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables whilst maintaining excellent quality standards.
  • Strong report writing ability and experience.
  • Be able to operate to a high standard in an agile and professional environment.
  • Ability to supervise, coach and mentor more junior members of the team.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to build and manage relationships at all levels both within and external to the Finance Team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to compile financial policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills

Some of our benefits

• Competitive salary & progression
• Open and inclusive culture
• Hybrid working
• Fantastic offices and great working environment
• Vitality Health Plan (includes private health insurance, travel insurance, gym discounts)
• Medicash health plan (Level 3)
• 5% employer pension contribution
• Life assurance
• Income protection insurance
• 28 days holiday plus 3 additional days, bank holidays & further days for various key life events
• Team socials

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