At GoCardless, we’re passionate about payments. Our vision is to provide businesses with the best way to collect recurring payments, wherever they and their customers are in the world.
Today, we help over 60,000 businesses take the pain out of getting paid, so they can focus on what they do best. And through our partnerships with over 200 software providers such as Xero, Zuora, Salesforce and Quickbooks, more and more businesses are benefiting from our unique global payments platform every day. We process $15bn of payments a year across more than 30 countries, powering recurring payments for businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses.
We’re headquartered in the UK, and backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Google Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Notion Capital and Bain Capital. Over 600 employees worldwide have decided to develop their careers with us. We’ve built a friendly, collaborative culture where we hire and develop people who share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning and feedback, and support colleagues to develop in their role and more broadly in their career.
About Finance @GoCardless
This is a great opportunity to join a high calibre finance team and make a tangible difference to the quality of their operations. Investment in Marketing is planned to grow more than 120% annually YoY. With greater investment comes increased scrutiny and the aim is to understand the ROI on every £ we spend. To achieve this we need to have high quality numbers and one source of truth when it comes to our spend reporting; this role will own that Marketing number, ensuring we have business wide alignment on these numbers and that we are brilliant at the basics when it comes to planning and executing on marketing activity. You’ll be expected to work closely with Marketing Operations to help determine the value of marketing investment and use metrics to build budgets and forecasts.
The role also has scope to include reporting and analysis on our VRA revenues - the largest revenue stream in the business - which are expected to grow by almost 50% YoY
Being brilliant at the basics is a must, which means maintaining our position as an authority on Marketing spend. The role has scope to add additional focus on revenue to add to build upon the following expectations:
Own the alignment of the rolling forecasts to the P&L, working alongside stakeholder (budget owners) to ensure the integrity of the reported numbers and that there is one version of the truth; includes accruals and prepayments and maintaining the quality of the balance sheet ready for audit
Own the integrity of the rolling forecasts, working alongside stakeholders to maintain or improve on the efficacy of the inputs to drive ROI reporting and inform budgeting and forecasting; you’ll need to update existing and/or build new planning models (in Excel/Google Sheets)
Support in resolving Supplier related challenges, including but not limited to quality of invoicing (improving the information included e.g. Coding), spend reconciliations and payment terms (e.g. commercial review of contracts)
Weekly and monthly reporting of revenue, performance metrics and spend; includes the need to build out a reporting deck and lead a monthly meeting with a demand generation team
Cost management in a commercial context:
Accruals and Prepayments
Delivering a clean and consistent P&L and Balance sheet
Confidence in engaging with stakeholders, especially non-finance professionals
Track record of process improvement to drive efficiency, ideally to financial process
Experience working in excel/google sheets to build finance models
Life at GoCardless
Diversity is hugely important to us and we welcome applications from those with disabilities and from under-represented backgrounds. Throughout our hiring and onboarding process we make any reasonable adjustments necessary to create a level playing field and continually look at how we can improve in this area. We also have active ‘employee resource groups’ (such a BEAM and Rainbow) that are supported and sponsored by members of our Exec team; they work to engage and inspire our employees on diversity & inclusion topics throughout the year.
We offer flexible working hours and remote working arrangements, enhanced parental leave and pension packages. You’ll also receive equity, because we believe having this ‘buy in’ is a vital part of building a successful business where everybody - regardless of their role - can make a valuable contribution.
Here at GoCardless we value flexibility, and throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic we've listened to our global GeeCees to gain a better understanding of the positives and negatives of working remotely (which we've been doing since March 2020).
Their feedback helped us develop our 'Adaptive Working' model, rolling out mid to late 2021. It's built around three components: days in the office, remote working, and enhanced environments. This means teams will be able to come into a GC office between one and three days per week for collaboration and teamwork, with the rest spent working remotely to enable a healthy work/life balance. We’ll also be reimagining our office environments so they enhance the collaboration and socialisation aspects our GeeCees told us they value most highly.
We continually review this approach in conjunction with the changing restrictions in each of our locations; additionally we offer support to maintain wellbeing and comfort, including subsidised home office equipment, workstation assessments and a range of remote social activities you can dip in and out of whenever you fancy.