Role: Product Manager - Internal Finance Systems
Start date: Immediate
Location: Colindale, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hello, we're Utility Warehouse
We help people get on with their lives and spend their time how they want to.
And we’re bringing together a nation of self-starters to build a different type of utility company.
One where partners can run their own business and reach the goals that matter to them.
For customers, we offer permanent peace of mind. One bill, great value and no need to ever switch again.
And for our people, we provide clear opportunities to help them achieve both their professional and their personal ambitions.
A bit more about us
You probably won't have heard much about us, but we're one of the UK's biggest, home-grown success stories of the last 20 years.
We're a FTSE 250 business and knocking on the door of £1 billion in annual revenue. But in two decades of phenomenal change and growth as a business, there are two things that have remained constant:
We bundle together all our customers' household utilities and send them a single monthly bill
- We don't promote our services directly to customers - we have 40,000 partners around the country who recommend us
And we know we’re onto something - we were the Which? ‘Utilities Brand of the Year’ in 2018 - but we’re only just getting started…
What we’re looking for
In a nutshell, someone who can dramatically transform our Finance practise to bring it into the 21st century to meet the demands of a growing business.
What you're responsible for
You will help our wider Finance team gain financial information from the relevant systems so that they can run our business in a timely, reliable way. This includes financial planning, accounting, meeting legal obligations (think tax) as well keeping regulatory bodies, the City and relevant partners up to date with the relevant financial information.
You will be working in a business where many systems are being transformed to meet the demands of a growing 21st century company.
You will be collaborating with our Billing, Payments and Accounting teams and get the best out of people to help the cause - you will build relationships and work with the Senior Finance and Technology Teams, so that all are aligned in the financial process and technology development needs. Together you will develop a vision and roadmap for financial systems improvement
You will have significant exposure to key stakeholders and senior management and you will be offering strategic and operational support to the senior leadership team - communication skills are key to the success of this role.
You will understand what is means to work on an API first approach - we only use ‘out of the box’ systems where absolutely necessary and build most things ourselves - we care about data integrity.
A bit more about you
You might have worked closely with the CFO or Finance manager in previous roles but equally with Technology teams - you bridge that gap perfectly. You are able to speak finance as well as technical language.
You understand data. The establishment, tracking and interrogation of key metrics on an ongoing basis to understand what is happening and why is of vital essence.
You are a result driven, strategic thinker with a track record in transforming Finance systems if not entire practises.
You will be expected to work with 3rd party software and service vendors and manage those relationships to ensure they can deliver what is promised and expected.
You have managed people in the past.
You are a strong leader.
In a nutshell you are hardworking, tech-savvy, commercially-minded, ambitious, good with people, hungry, a driver of change, inquisitive, not afraid of failure, appreciative of thoughtful UI/UX design, comfortable with data
What we’re offering
The opportunity to join an established but dynamic business that’s going through significant change and still has huge growth potential.
A very competitive basic salary, some great benefits and the potential to join our share option scheme.
And by helping us achieve our business and brand goals, you’ll be one of the most sought-after marketing talents in London.
Get in touch
If this role sounds like it was made for you, then do please get in touch.
And if it doesn’t but you still like the sound of Utility Warehouse, then drop us a line anyway - we’re hiring in all sorts of positions across the business.