Strategic Finance Lead



Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Kriya is a fintech platform that keeps business flowing brilliantly by providing frictionless access to payments, credit and working capital through seamless integrations and instant credit decisions.

Founded in 2011, Kriya has helped businesses collect over £20 billion in B2B payments, and advanced over £3 billion worth of credit through working capital and business loans. Kriya has a wide-reaching network of strategic distribution partners including Barclays Bank UK PLC, and is backed by a prestigious array of equity investors including Northzone, Barclays Bank UK PLC and Mouro Capital (owned by Santander Bank).

The Role

You’ll join the Finance team, reporting to the VP Finance and be a key part in helping to support the growth of our business. You will be responsible for a variety of tasks including producing long-term business plans/summary financials, developing company forecasts and detailed budgets with appropriate analysis of variances, sensitivities, risks and opportunities, as well as working alongside other teams on key business projects.

What you'll do:

  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial planning processes, including management reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning (Income Statement/Balance Sheet and Cashflow)
  • Prepare monthly forecasts, drivers, and variance analysis. Continuously improving monthly forecast and variance analysis, leveraging and enhancing capabilities of existing tools and process improvements.
  • Lead/assist in regular external & internal financial information reporting including summary financials, business unit analyses, KPIs, commentaries, performance metrics and trend analyses
  • Building, monitoring and maintaining product economic models across all portfolio products
  • Aligning sales commission, revenue sharing and partner commissions to product economic and profitability. Supporting commercial function across all initiatives.
  • Working across the business on a range of commercial and strategic projects
  • Considerable and relevant Financial Planning & Analysis / Business Partnering / Commercial Finance / Accounting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills ~ best practice in model design and build
  • Strong attention to detail and determination with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent presentation and reporting skills that encompass clear, compelling communications both oral & written
  • Highly motivated, entrepreneurial & great attention to detail. You are a strong team player who is not afraid of pitching in and getting their hands dirty
  • You are someone who wants ownership, autonomy, is a self-starter and can make great things happen, quickly!
  • Preferred but not required: Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Preferred but not required: FinTech or Financial Services industry experience

Our company values are:


We're focused on getting the important stuff done first. We don't get bogged down in long emails and lots of meetings, we find solutions (they're out there!) and get it done!


The only constant is change: we embrace change and learn. We ask and listen for feedback, and always provide it too.


We always put the whole company first - when we succeed collectively, we all succeed individually. Everyone has a voice, we listen to each other's opinions.

Not only will you have the opportunity to make a huge impact at one of the UK's leading FinTech companies, you will also have access to:

  • Best in class share options scheme
  • Fast career progression and ownership responsibilities
  • 45 days’ work from abroad allowance
  • A great office in the heart of Shoreditch (complete with roof terrace, ping pong, interactive Zoom Rooms and beer fridge), to help collaboration and in person innovation time
  • Private health coverage through Vitality and half price Virgin Active gym membership
  • Amazon Kindle and book purchase allowance
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity leave
  • Mentoring from industry leaders and peers
  • The opportunity to progress your career at one of the UK’s leading FinTech companies
  • 25 days of annual leave per year, plus your Birthday off

Our Commitment to You:

We will do our best to reply to all applications, however if you have not had a response within 4 weeks, please assume your application has not been successful.

Kriya is constantly working to maintain and improve our inclusive, friendly workplace. We ensure that both applicants and our people receive unbiased treatment without discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, race or any other protected characteristic.

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