A unique opportunity has arisen for an FPamp;A Manager to play a lead role in scaling VavaCars. We are in vibrant scale-up mode and so you will have the opportunity to strongly contribute and be a key player.
You will work best when things move fast. You will enjoy working with smart, creative and energetic people. This is a hands-on role with responsibility and impact from day one.
VavaCars is setting out to revolutionise the way used cars are traded in emerging markets, by creating the world’s most trusted car transaction platform.
Headquartered out of London, with initial locations in Turkey and Pakistan, we aim to provide ease, transparency, simplicity, and trust to buyers and sellers of used cars, which includes consumers, corporate, and franchise- and independent- used car dealers.
You will be responsible for all facets of financial planning and analysis. In this role, you will gain invaluable experience with visibility into VavaCars’ business amp;
operations and have a large impact within a small but growing Finance team. You will drive high-impact strategic and operational initiatives, deliver business analytics and insights, and facilitate the growth of our financial amp;
business planning processes to support an increasingly complex but growing business model. You will also own and contribute meaningfully to financial reporting and forecasting, including the development of annual operating budgets and multi-year plans, and support ad-hoc projects with opportunities for broad cross-functional interactions.
You will be enthusiastic and passionate about financial matters with a strong attention to detail and bias for action on developing and managing budgets, preparing management reports and analysis, and everything else finance.
As this is one of our most impactful roles in the business, you will work best when things move fast. You will enjoy working with smart, creative and energetic people and we encourage you to take initiative and ownership and make independent decisions every day.
Gather and analyse operating and financial results, including preparing internal and external reporting deliverable, analysing trends amp;
drivers, and explaining forecast vs. actual variances.
Lead the strategic financial planning process ensuring all 5-year plans, budgets and forecasts are undertaken with full business engagement and delivered in an accurate and insightful fashion.
Contribute meaningfully to quarterly forecast and budget planning cycles, including coordinating with all stakeholders, providing inputs, and preparing relevant deliverables.
Challenge individual functional budgets and forecasts and identify risks or opportunities, and actively seeking solutions to issues.
Assist with management, board, and investor business and financial planning, including presentations and key analysis requests.
Input into the month end Pamp;L review meetings by understanding and challenging figures.
Identify and lead initiatives to continuously improve, automate and scale forecasting and reporting tools, processes, and methodologies.
Provide business partnering and ad-hoc support to the Head of Finance and senior leadership team whilst establishing strong and effective relationships.
This role requires somebody with strong analytical abilities, commercially minded, good communication skills and the confidence to challenge where appropriate.
You will be involved with and responsible for, the understanding, interpretation, analysis and reporting of key Operational and Financial data and processes, thereby enabling both transparency and performance improvement from Operations to Finance.
A minimum of 3-5 years of post qualification experience in financial planning, financial analysis with strong knowledge of management reporting and budgeting.
MBA / MS / BBA / BS Finance degree and / or related professional financial qualification. Big 4 audit experience is a plus.
Outstanding MS Excel and financial modelling, together with demonstrated capabilities building financial forecasts
Experience of preparing presentations in powerpoint amp; reports for board / investor meetings and senior management
Strong analytical skills and ability to convey financial information simply, coherently and presenting key messages clearly
The passion and capability to analyze business processes and operations and understand the key drivers, levers and their impacts on the wider performance
Financial services experience in a multi-national / multi-currency environment
Experience with financial statement analysis and a knowledge of corporate finance concepts
Ability to prioritise demanding and competing requirements
Impeccable attention to detail and exceptional communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills to help build strong relationships with all stakeholders
A resourceful problem solver who loves a challenge and thrives under pressure
Experience of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
We offer a unique and exciting package - nothing like this has been attempted in the local auto space and we want to attract only the best and brightest.
We offer a competitive remuneration package and a culture that focuses on employee happiness. Our benefits include :
Unique entrepreneurial and leadership opportunity to sketch your career masterpiece
Working as part of a global, highly ambitious organization
Competitive compensation with performance bonus and benefits
Friendly office environment with social activities