Finance Business Partner

London, UK

Company Description

At Octopus, we’re entrepreneurs and we’re investors, on a mission to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. 

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Job Description

About the Role

What’s in it for you? 

This role allow you to utilise your numerical, commercial, analytical and communication skills as you work with and partner stakeholders from across the Octopus business, including working directly with our senior leadership teams. 

You will be able to learn lots and grow your skillset due to the variety of work you may be involved in within the position, and it is a role that will keep evolving as our business continues to move forward with ambitious growth plans. 

The team: 

The Commercial Finance team sits within a wider Finance function of c.50 people. It is responsible for driving the financial performance of the business through high-quality analysis and forecasting; helping the business achieve its strategic aims and objectives.  

This role reports into the Commercial Finance Director. 

What will you be doing? 

  • Support month end reporting, with a particular focus on specific divisional areas and operating expenses (‘OpEx’). 

  • Ownership of rolling 3-year financial model(s), including quarterly updates. 

  • Finance business partnering across the business, including the monitoring of critical business projects, alongside the project team(s).  

  • Providing high quality management information and/or KPIs as required.  

  • Helping to drive efficiencies across the Finance team and wider business.


Ideally, you’ll have: 

✅ An accountancy qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent). Applications from individuals who are close to qualifying will also be considered. 

✅ Financial modelling, forecasting, budgeting and analysis skills are desirable. 

✅ A can do attitude with the ability to work autonomously. 

✅ The interpersonal skills to develop excellent working relationships, not being afraid to constructively challenge senior stakeholders when needed. 

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. What’s the worst that can happen? 

This role will evolve as we grow and develop. So, if you are looking for a challenge in a fast paced and dynamic business, we can deliver on that. 

Additional Information

What we offer

💰 A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan
✈️ Untracked holiday
🏡 Hybrid working – three days in the office, two days from home
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Wellness Cloud, Digital GP, employee assistance program & more
👪 Up to 6 months paid parental leave regardless of gender
❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection
🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family
🚗 Electric vehicle leasing
🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year

Our Values 
At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.   

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.