Head of FP&A


London, GB / England, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/27/2021
  • Website: zego.com
  • Company Address: Unit 3.09, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ

About Zego

Welcome to Zego. Insurance made flexible. Simple. Better.

We give customers top-of-the-range, custom products to explore the full potential of their entrepreneurial spirit. For everyone from carpenters to corporations, Zego delivers more than just insurance. We provide peace of mind and flexibility for changing circumstances, with solutions fit for the modern world.

Job Description

We are Zego - a commercial motor insurance provider that powers opportunities for businesses, from entire fleets of vehicles to self-employed drivers and riders. We combine best-in-class technology with sophisticated data sources to offer insurance products that save businesses time and money.

Since our inception, we have believed that the problem with traditional insurance is that it holds businesses back. It’s too expensive and time consuming, and it no longer suits businesses who use vehicles to earn money. Our products represent a solution to this problem for businesses based across the UK, Europe and beyond.

So far, we have raised over $200 million in funding and we were the first UK insurtech to be valued at over $1 billion. We were also the first to be awarded our own insurance license and recently won Tech Company of the Year 2020.

At Zego, we are proud to say we have a diverse and inclusive team, unified by our shared values and mission. Our people are the most important part of our story and everybody at Zego, no matter their role, has an integral part to play.

Overview of the team

The FP&A team partners with the business and reports directly into Zego’s leadership team. FP&A performs budgeting & forecasting, provides key financial KPI insights to the business, and is involved in all strategic business cases including investor/fundraising activities.

Purpose of role

This role is responsible for leading the Financial Planning and Analysis team which drives good decision making throughout Zego’s business through business partnering and robust reporting and analysis. This role will lead a team of 2 senior analysts to own budgeting & re-forecasts, reporting our key financial and operational metrics and leading commercial ad hoc pieces of analysis - the role acts as an enabler for the business to make good decisions.

This role will also be responsible for working alongside the CEO/leadership on fundraising efforts (equity / debt and capital for our insurance carrier), performing M&A due diligence and getting involved in strategic projects that will shape the future of Zego.

What you will be working on:

Financial Planning

    Prepare consistent annual financial plan for Zego in collaboration with all Functions

Financial Planning

    Prepare consistent annual financial plan for Zego in collaboration with all Functions
    Performance management
    Conduct ad-hoc performance assessments
    Prepare financial scenarios
    Assess financial impact of proposed business actions
    Advise LT members on proposed business actions

Performance Reporting

    Assess monthly performance
    Prepare monthly performance reports
    Prepare and continue improving Key Management KPI reporting

Strategic Projects:

    Financial review and support on M&A
    Advising on financing structure and carrier strategy

Investor Relations:

    Support CEO, CFO & leadership in fundraising (equity & debt)
    Prepare analytical fundraising documents
    Oversee ongoing reporting to investors/debt providers

What you will need to be successful in the role:

    You are a proven team leader with experience working collaboratively with a broad set of stakeholders and senior management to help solve problems and challenge the status quo
    You are comfortable with uncertainty, imperfect data and making decisions in short amounts of time
    You have good knowledge of Financial Reporting and how to extract insight from these
    You know what a good financial model/forecast looks like and when a simple 10 row calculation is a better alternative to a 30 tab model
    You possess the ability to influence key decision makers and aren’t bogged down by hierarchies
    You are comfortable with a dynamic fast paced environment and can learn quickly
    You are adept at building relationships and communicating across the business to bring together information eliminating any siloed decision making
    You are comfortable getting your hands dirty and reviewing detailed models but also able to step back and see the ‘big picture’
    You are able to distill complex information and problems and simplify them into actionable insights for a broad set of stakeholders
    You have experience in venture capital (debt & equity) fundraises, you know what a good pitch deck, data room looks like and how to craft a story that’s compelling to investors

What's it like to work @ Zego?

Zego has a truly international and inclusive team, unified by great ideas and collaborative thoughtfulness. Our people are the most important part of our story and everyone plays an essential role in our journey. We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and who are motivated by change. There’s plenty of room to learn and grow, as part of our ongoing training programmes or directly from other experts. You’ll work alongside a talented group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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