Management Accountant

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day.

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves!

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market. 
 
We’d love you to be part of our journey.
Ready to take your finance career to the next level? Join the thrilling world of Compare the Market as a Management Accountant, where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to shine.

As a Management Accountant, you’ll be the financial powerhouse behind our success, building a rock-solid understanding of our cost and resource base. With your keen eye for detail and sharp analytical skills, you’ll provide invaluable support to our dynamic finance team, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve in a fast-paced marketplace.

Get ready to forge strong relationships with budget cost centre holders, providing them with insightful business partner support that challenges costs and headcount. With your expertise, you’ll drive efficiency and profitability, helping us reach new heights of financial excellence.

But that’s just the beginning! You’ll be the maestro behind our forecasting and financial reporting, producing monthly management accounts and financial statements that provide crucial insights into our performance. Your knack for reconciliations, variance analysis, and KPI tracking will be the secret sauce that fuels our success.

This is a hybrid position based out of our Peterborough office.

Everyone is welcome. Be you.
We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work.

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love you to hear what makes you great for this role.

Some of the great things you’ll be doing:
• Crafting weekly, quarterly, and annual forecasts that set the stage for our future success.
• Preparing month and year-end accounts with precision and finesse.
• Reconciling costs to ensure our P&L reflects the true picture of our financial health.
• Managing cost centre files and providing invaluable challenge and insight.
• Assisting in tracking performance against KPIs, guiding our strategic decisions with accurate financial data.
• Process fixed asset transactions and manage associated costs like a pro.
• Providing ad hoc reporting and variance analysis that illuminates our path to success.
• Supporting the business with financial queries, expenditure, budget variances, and more.
• Continuously seeking to improve processes and drive efficiency across the board.
• Providing support and advice to the business, ensuring we stay on the path to greatness.

What we’d like to see from you:
• You’re part qualified or studying towards a finance qualification, eager to expand your knowledge and skills.
• You have previous experience working within a finance role, ready to hit the ground running.
• Your numerical and financial skills are top-notch, with an ability to crunch numbers.
• You’re an articulate and logical thinker, able to unravel complex financial puzzles with ease.
• Business partner experience? Check! You’re ready to collaborate, challenge, and drive success across the business.
• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills? You’ve got it covered!
• Your communication and stakeholder management skills are second to none.
• You have a solid understanding of general accounting principles, ensuring accuracy and integrity in everything you do.

Our people bring our purpose to life. 
As part of our wider Central Services team, you’ll be ensuring we operate in the most effective and efficient way possible to deliver against our strategy. Our Central Services teams are an essential part of our business and make sure our technical teams are equipped to deliver better outcomes, faster.

There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people. And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

‘We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’

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Senior Manager – Commercial Finance

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day.

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves!

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market. 

We’d love you to be part of our journey.
Are you ready to be the driving force behind impactful decision-making? We’re seeking a dynamic individual to bring financial and commercial insight to the forefront of our business. As our Financial Insight Leader, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our company.

Join us in providing unparalleled financial and commercial guidance, tackling the biggest challenges head-on. Your expertise will empower data-driven decisions, engaging with both internal teams and external partners to lead strategic initiatives and drive trading success.

This is a hybrid role based in our Peterborough office. Applicants based in London will be considered, with the intention of travelling to Peterborough once per week.

Everyone is welcome
We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you.

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love you to hear what makes you great for this role.

Some of the great things you’ll be doing:

· Business Partnership: Become a trusted advisor, delivering decision support and adding value as a commercial partner.

· Curiosity and Challenge: Bring fresh perspectives and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

· Data-Driven Insights: Collaborate closely with our data team to deliver quality insights and end-to-end solutions.

· Strategic Development: Lead initiatives impacting trading and strategic performance, from cost management to investment planning.

· Planning and Forecasting: Drive the planning process, enhancing business performance and providing clarity for management action.

· Market Monitoring: Keep a pulse on market trends, driving effective trading strategies.

· Risk and Compliance: Champion financial governance and ensure regulatory obligations are met in all activities.

· Stakeholder Management: Excel in building relationships and presenting complex issues with clarity and confidence.

What we’d like to see from you:

· Commercial Savvy: Bring solid experience and understanding of commercial levers to the table.

· Stakeholder Management: Navigate diverse stakeholder groups with finesse.

· Presentation Skills: Communicate complex ideas effectively, with strong presentation skills.

· Tool Proficiency: Master tools like Excel, Power BI, Anaplan, and PowerPoint to elevate your impact.

· Qualified Accountant: Certification as a qualified accountant is a plus.

Our people bring our purpose to life.
As part of our wider Central Services team, you’ll be ensuring we operate in the most effective and efficient way possible to deliver against our strategy. Our Central Services teams are an essential part of our business and make sure our technical teams are equipped to deliver better outcomes, faster.

There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.

And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

‘We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’

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Commercial Finance Manager

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day.

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves!

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market. 

We’d love you to be part of our journey.
Calling all finance aficionados! At Compare the Market, we’re not just balancing books; we’re crafting financial narratives that drive business success.

As a pivotal member of our team your role transcends traditional finance functions. You’re the person behind the scenes ensuring our business operates at peak performance through meticulous planning, insightful forecasting, and strategic decision-making.

Your mission? To serve as a trusted advisor, partnering closely with cross-functional teams to decipher the language of numbers into actionable insights. From analysing marketing ROI to supporting new initiatives, your expertise will shape the trajectory of our business.

But here’s the twist: we’re not just looking for number crunchers. We want storytellers, communicators who can translate complex financial concepts into compelling narratives for non-financial stakeholders. Your ability to influence and collaborate will be as critical as your financial acumen.

So, if you’re a qualified accountant with a curious mind and a passion for unlocking the potential of data, join us in reshaping the future of finance at Compare the Market. Work with us to redefine what it means to drive financial excellence in a dynamic, ever-evolving landscape.

This is a hybrid role based in our Peterborough office. Applicants based in London will be considered, with the intention of travelling to Peterborough once per week.

Everyone is welcome. Be you.
We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work.

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love you to hear what makes you great for this role.

Some of the great things you’ll be doing:

·       Unleash the potential of your business area/team by amplifying key performance indicators and KPI metrics.

·       Forecast with finesse and fortitude, ensuring the precision and accuracy of business cases and proposals in alignment with reporting standards.

·       Become the storyteller of success, eloquently conveying campaign insights to stakeholders.

·       Spearhead support for new initiatives through meticulous analysis and reporting.

·       Forge a path to operational excellence, revolutionising reporting, forecasting, and Anaplan developments with your visionary leadership.

 What we’d like to see from you:

·       Possess a proven track record of collaborating effectively with non-financial stakeholders.

·       Demonstrate exceptional proficiency in communication and presentation, adeptly conveying complex models to diverse audiences.

·       Exert influential prowess to guide decision-making towards optimal outcomes.

·       Showcase outstanding business partnering abilities, navigating the intricate network of stakeholders with finesse.

·       Exhibit an insatiable curiosity and unwavering support, driven by a relentless pursuit of insight and solutions.

·       Hold the esteemed qualification of a certified accountant, embodying the pinnacle of financial expertise and integrity.

Our people bring our purpose to life.
As part of our wider Central Services team, you’ll be ensuring we operate in the most effective and efficient way possible to deliver against our strategy. Our Central Services teams are an essential part of our business and make sure our technical teams are equipped to deliver better outcomes, faster.

There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.

And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!

‘We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’

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Commercial Finance Graduate

Our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day. 

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves! 

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more obvious why customers should choose Compare the Market.  

 

We’d love you to be part of our journey. 

We are excited to announce our 2-year Commercial Finance graduate programme starting in Sept 2024. This role is designed to develop the commercially minded finance leaders of tomorrow, gaining experience in all our core finance areas, but with a particular focus on Commercial Finance.  

Commercial Finance acts as an internally consultancy to the business, business partnering key stakeholders across the business, ensuring the business understands and optimizes performance, plans and forecasts effectively, as well as supporting the provision of business cases and financial governance. 

This role aims to develop a high level of commercial awareness, alongside business partnering and stakeholder management skillsYou will work collaboratively across the wider finance team as well as gaining exposure across the wider finance function including sectors such as cost centre management, finance control and reporting. 

 

About the programme:  

Whilst studying towards your Chartered Institute of Management Accounting qualification (CIMA) you’ll have access to a mentor from day one, along with support from your line manager and the Talent Academy community. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake additional development opportunities and receive great in person training sessions. 

You’ll be exposed to a variety of roles and work on collaborative projects that have a real impact on the business from the very start, helping you to build your career in the world of Commercial Finance and develop key foundations for your future. 

A Commercial Finance Graduate: 

Assist the team in assessing and providing insight on product performance utilising key performance indicators 

Support month end processes including generating trading revenue accruals 

Assist with commercial modelling working with key stakeholders  

Develop your understanding of the markets and industry our products operate in 

Contribute to budget and forecasting processes 

Work across functions to gather, analyse and present data on financial performance etc 

Stay updated on financial regulations and industry best practise to ensure compliance and effectiveness in financial operations 

Support risk management from a financial perspective 

Study Chartered Institute of Management Accounting qualification (CIMA) 

 

Everyone is welcome. 

We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace, and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you. 

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences, and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes but would love to hear what makes you great for this role. 

 

You’ll: 

  • Have a university degree (Business/Finance/Maths being desirable) 

  • Excellent analytic & problem-solving skills 

  • Critical thinker with an analytical mindset, curiosity is highly valued 

  • Natural ability to communicate 

  • Great organisation and prioritisation skills 

  • Excellent time management skills 

  • Highly collaboratively working style 

 

There’s something for everyone.  

 

We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people. 

And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid CSR (Community and Social Responsibility) days, we’ve pretty much got you covered!   

 

We will be contacting and assessing the shortlisted candidates in April, with a view to making an offer for our September 2024 intake.  

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Financial Reporting Manager

At Compare the Market (CtM) our purpose is to make great financial decision making a breeze for everyone, and that purpose drives us every day.

It’s why we’re on a mission to create an automated quoting engine, with the simplest of experiences, wrapped in a brand everyone loves!

We change lives by making it simple to switch and save money. So, when it comes to getting a better deal, it’s never been more blindingly obvious why you would choose Compare the Market.  

We’d love you to be part of our journey.
We have an opportunity for a Financial Reporting Manager, working as part of a team, to deliver accurate and timely financial reporting for the management of controls which govern this. This will include preparation of Group’s statutory accounts, financial regulatory reporting, as well as monitoring and validating Finance controls. The role will provide technical accounting advice across the business as well as co-ordinate and assisting with internal and external audit processes. Key responsibilities will include; 
•     Assisting the external auditors in their enquiries, support the delivery of audit actions on time and actively manage risks and issues to timelines
•    Providing technical advice to across the business, including preparation of accounting papers and review of new deals from an accounting and risk perspective
•     Collaborating with audit teams to assess control gaps, recommend and implement process improvements
•    Performing regular risk assessments of our commercial operations and contribute to the development of risk mitigation strategies
•    Proactively seeking out and making improvements across finance, whether this is control improvements, technical training or bringing clarity to financial operations and transactional data
•    As part of a team, supporting the preparation of company and consolidated statutory accounts, as well as other regulatory reporting
•    Preparing other monthly reporting and reconciliations for management purposes as required
•    Operating key finance controls, as well as support in limited month-end general ledger entries where needed.

Everyone is welcome.
We have a culture of creativity. We approach our work passionately, improve constantly and celebrate our wins at every turn. We are an inclusive workplace and our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, whole selves to work. Everyone is welcome. Be you.

This means we’re excited to hear from people with a range of skills, experiences and ideas. We don’t expect you to tick all the boxes, but would love to hear what makes you great for this role.

You’ll ideally have experience in a similar role, demonstrating the following skills and attributes; 
•    Be an accountant (ACA or equivalent) 
•    Have experience of reporting within a large company or audit practice
•    Strong knowledge of accounting principles, IFRS and consolidation
•    Familiarity with the processes and procedures to manage internal controls
•    Skilled in preparing clear and accurate documentation about technical issues and control reviews
•    Possess the ability to make complex technical accounting simple for non-financial stakeholders
•    Proficiency in using accounting software and MS Office applications, particularly Excel

There’s something for everyone.
We’re a place of opportunity. You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of amazingly talented people.

Our people bring our purpose to life.
Our Finance team is at the very heart of the business, seen as valued and trusted business partners that have a unique understanding of how the business operates and relentlessly seek to drive actionable insight and value into the business, providing clear financial and commercial direction and playing a key role in shaping our future direction and agenda.

There’s something for everyone.
You’ll have the tools and autonomy to drive your own career, supported by a team of talented people. And then there’s our benefits. For us, it’s not just about a competitive salary and hybrid working, we care about what matters to you. From a generous holiday allowance and private healthcare to an electric car scheme and paid development, wellbeing and CSR days, we’ve pretty much got you covered. 

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