Opportunities

Finance Manager

Department

Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance

Location

United Kingdom

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent

Budgeted Salary Range

£55,000 - £60,000

Ways of Working

Hybrid
Opened: a day ago
Closes: TBC

About Us

We love pets - which is why we’re on a mission to make the world a better place for pets and their parents.  We offer pet insurance policies with generous pet health benefits that are designed with their needs in mind. We’ve helped over half a million pets stay happy and healthy since 2017 - and many more customers throughout the world are joining us every day.  We’ve won numerous awards, have offices in the USA, UK, and Sweden - and we now employ over 500 people globally. 

Award-winning, innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: our “Complete” policy ranks top of the Which? cat and dog insurance Best Buy tables. (December 2021)  We've also been voted the Pet Insurance Provider Of The Year in the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards (2021) - and we’ve received over 21,000 5-star Feefo reviews in the past 12 months.

We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.  Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at over $2bn. 

Our company is fast-moving, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their wellbeing.  We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people who are able to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Throughout our business you'll meet people who think differently, aim for impact and love to try new things.  Want to join our pack?  Join us. Love every moment. Love ManyPets.

About the Opportunity

It’s an exciting time to be considering a career with ManyPets!  We currently operate as an insurance managing general agent (known as an “MGA”) and broker insurance products for our customers.  We’re looking to go one step further and move to a dual model where we can create and underwrite our own policies and cover. These are big strategic changes for our business – and ultimately, they will bring more opportunity to make the world a better place for pets and their parents. 

It’ll also mean our business will become more complex and we need people to help us support this new area of growth and how we operate.  As such, we’re looking to hire a new Finance Manager to join our pack to take the lead on our growing insurance business.  In this role you’ll play a key part in managing our reporting, relationships, and regulatory requirements.  You’ll also lead a small and perfectly formed team, helping them grow their career with us and hone their skills.  Reporting to our Group Financial Controller, you’ll have autonomy and freedom to own your own outcomes and strengthen our relationships with our underwriting partners.  Longer term, you’ll oversee both the MGA and our own carrier areas of our business.

Your Focus

Financial Management

  • Day-to-day lead for the management of our underwriters - overseeing relationships with all underwriting partners and ensuing that ManyPets operates as per its contractual obligations.
  • Leading our insurance-specific reporting suite and ensuring our data is clean, accurate, and delivered to deadlines.
  • Crafting validating and reporting bordereau reports and sharing your insight with our underwriting partners, as per contractual SLAs.
  • Ownership of our newly rolled-out bordereau management tool.
  • Partnering with Engineering, Product, and Design to develop the functionality of the platform so it becomes a key part of our architecture.
  • Manage our accounting and balance sheets – ensuring our financial accounting systems are maintained and quarterly balance sheets are kept up to date.
  • Management of external underwriter audits as well as insurance related internal audits.

Leadership and Development

  • Leading a small team of finance professionals (which includes the UK premium analyst and global premium/claims analyst) to deliver against both project and financial targets - which meet our regulatory standards.
  • Providing leadership support that encourages both personal commitment and a high-performing team culture.
  • Coaching your direct reports’ personal and professional development.
  • Setting individual objectives for both your team and direct reports - carrying out regular performance reviews to manage implement personal development plans.
  • Proactively managing any areas of underperformance within the team and developing performance improvement plans as needed.
  • Partnering with the People team to recruit, onboard and embed talent within your team.

What Leads to Success

Here are some of the individual skills we know will enable you to succeed in this position. If you don’t tick every box - don't worry.  We can support you in both your personal and professional development:

  • You bring high accuracy, quality, and attention to detail everything you do.
  • You take the initiative without too much support. You're accountable for delivery in an environment that is ever changing - and where you set your own outcomes.
  • You embrace a scale-up environment where a pragmatic, and sometimes ‘scrappy’, approach is required rather than a perfectionist approach to get things done.
  • You support others to deliver the best work possible, being there to guide, support and help unblock any problems.
  • You enjoy responsibility and can deliver results to deadlines. You put your arms around projects, working side-by-side with your team to get things done on time and to budget.
  • You know how to communicate and build resilient relationships with others across the business - you build rapport easily by being approachable.
  • You take a structured approach to complex problems, use data to inform decisions and communicate clearly.
  • You're curious - you like to be aware of emerging technology and opportunities to innovate.

What We’re Looking For

  • You’ve crafted a career within finance and be looking for an opportunity to try something new within a scale-up environment.
  • We’re looking for you to bring experience of working within insurance - you understand the difference between operating as an insurance MGA vs an underwriter, and you can help us navigate this change!
  • You’re familiar with the reporting requirements for our sector and you’re very comfortable with Excel and learning new systems and software.
  • You’ve led a small team before and take pride in seeing someone’s career flourish under your guidance.
  • Ideally, you’ll have ACA / CIMA / ACCA qualifications… however your life and commercial experience are just as valuable!

Inclusion at ManyPets

We believe diversity, belonging and inclusion are more than just words or things we should be 'seen' to be doing.  Having diversity at the core of our business makes us stronger - and the responsibility for creating an inclusive workplace rests with all of us.  If you'd like to read more about this, please download our Approach to Inclusion pack. We promise to give you the same opportunities as everyone else and we won’t discriminate against you at any point in the process. This includes how we source talent, our interview process, our conditions of employment (including pay) and feedback.

Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of company benefits to suit everyone in a remote-first world, with a focus on supporting our physical and mental wellbeing. Coupled with a generous holiday allowance, volunteering days, celebration days, and regular care packs -  we’re always looking for new ways to look out for our people.

Ways of Working

In the post Covid world, we are delighted to confirm that we are now a remote-first, hybrid working business.  If you want to work from home, that’s great.  If you prefer coming into an office, you can work there too - or have a combination of both!  If you want to add a short working vacation onto your holiday, we can make that work too.  If you'd like to know more, download our Making Work, Work guide, which explains it all.  

Our Values

Our company values drive everything we do - and they are:

Show You Care | Do The Right Thing | Think Big | Work Together | Be Tenacious

Connect With Us!

LinkedIn | Instagram: UK  USA  Sweden| Facebook: UK  USA  Sweden | Twitter: UK USA | TikTok | Glassdoor | Indeed | FeeFo | Trustpilot | Crunchbase

Reasonable Adjustments and Support

If you need any help, support or advice at any point during the hiring process please email our Inclusion team in complete confidence.  Our Inclusion team is a cross-functional group of people from our global business - and they are not the hiring managers for this role.  We're here to make sure everyone has a fair and equitable experience when they're considering joining us.  If you want to talk or ask any questions, we are here to listen (and we'll do what we can to flex our approach to a process that suits you.)

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  • Department: Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Budgeted Salary Range: £55,000 - £60,000
  • Ways of Working: Hybrid
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