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Senior Financial Accountant

Zopa

Zopa

Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Our Story
Hello there. We’re Zopa.
We started our journey back in 2005, building the first ever peer-to-peer lending company. Fast forward to 2020 and we launched Zopa Bank. A bank that listens to what our customers don’t like about finance and does the opposite. We’re redefining what it feels like to work in finance. Our vision for a new era of banking puts people front and centre — we’ve built a business that empowers everyone to aim high, every day, to move finance forward. Find out more about our fantastic offerings at Zopa.com!
We’re incredibly proud of our achievements and none of it would be possible without the amazing team here. It’s not just industry awards we’re winning, we’ve also been named in the top three UK’s Most Loved Workplaces.
If you embrace unconventional challenges, are unafraid to think differently and are driven to make an outsized impact, you’ll thrive here at Zopa, so join us, and make it count. Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram @zopalife
Zopa Bank is one of the fastest growing neobanks in the UK with exciting plans for an IPO in the near future. In response to this growth, we are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our Financial Control team.
To be successful in this role you’ll have a good understanding of IFRS accounting standards, financial month-end close process, and UK taxes. This role would suit best someone from industry with experience of month-end close processes, or someone from accountancy practice with Banking experience.
Our Finance team is growing at pace so you’ll have a clear ability to build effective and influential relationships within Finance and other Zopa teams. Our team are self-starting problem solvers, agile and thrive on bringing past experiences to a diverse range of challenges. You'll be part of an impressive Zopa team, who are super collaborative and happy to roll their sleeves up to achieve our team goals!

A day in the life:

  • Lead the month-end close process, ensuring that all month-end activities are completed timely and accurately
  • Coach junior team members in accounting and month-end close processes
  • Ensure process excellence across all business-as-usual processes, identifying and implementing areas of improvement
  • Prepare, review, and approve manual journal entries
  • Responsible for the staff capitalisations process & maintain the intangible assets register
  • Use, update, and implement new financial models to determine required month-end adjustments (e.g. EIR, SBP)
  • Perform and review balance sheet reconciliations
  • Own the preparation of tax compliance schedules (e.g. VAT and Corporate tax returns)
  • Support Zopa’s overall tax management, building relationships with tax experts, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant regulations
  • Execute monthly, quarterly and annual controls over financial & tax reporting timely and accurately
  • Support initiatives aimed at enhancing the internal control environment ahead of the IPO
  • Support technical accounting assessments
  • Maintain operational procedures and policies
  • Prepare& review notes in the Financial Statements alongside managing areas of the external audit
  • Respond to queries from stakeholders across Finance and other business areas in Zopa

About you:

  • You are a qualified accountant with experience in the financial month-end close process and have an analytic & practical mindset enabling you to build and operate complex accounting models and EUCs.
  • Possess strong numeric/analytical and spreadsheet skills.
  • A team player and problem solver. You’ll show great initiative to listen, analyse, research, investigate and provide solutions to problems relating to financial accounting and reporting.
  • You’ve got the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst working accurately with attention to detail.
  • Finally, you’ll be energetic, motivated, and have a passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of success!

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in Infor Sun Systems, SQL, Anaplan and/or Tableau is advantageous
  • Experience in staff capitalisations and/or EIR methodology
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Flexible working? Yes please!
At Zopa we value flexible ways of working. We understand the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and the importance of a good work life balance. Our teams work in a hybrid manner from our open-plan, riverside London Bridge office and the comfort of their own homes at a frequency that suits the team and the work they do.
Not only that – you'll also have the option of working from abroad for up to 120 days a year!* But no matter where you are, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to thrive, both in your work and home life, from day one.
*Subject to having the right to work in the country of choice
Diversity Statement
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to better products for our customers and a unique company culture for our people. We are made up of nearly 50 nationalities, have a DE&I forum made up of Zopians wanting to make a difference and we are proud of our culture where everyone can bring their full self to work. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.