Form3 • 100% Remote (UK)

Senior Finance Business Partner - R&D


Fully flexible hours

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Job Description


The R&D Senior Business Partner will act as the main Finance point of contact with the R&D (Engineering & Product) organisation, providing financial inputs into business cases, ongoing project management and cost controls.


  • Partner across the business, working with all different departments of the business to assist in budget creation, forecast processes and share best practices
  • Challenge assumptions and influence stakeholders to improve business performance while considering financial implications
  • Analyse complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes and highlight any issues
  • Assess business performance and strive for a deeper understanding of business levers, costs and underlying drivers
  • Develop financial models to support strategic initiatives
  • Analyse trends in key performance indicators highlighting commercial opportunities and risks
  • Translate and disseminate complex financial information to other areas of the business, across exec and senior management
  • Support the Tax team by collating resource and project data to support the annual R&D tax claim
  • Responsible for producing the R&D reporting, including monthly forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis


We’re looking for a qualified accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA), with 5+ years' experience working in a Business Partnering role. You’ll have extensive experience working with both large and highly complex Engineering and Product teams, ideally in a fast-paced (startup or scale-up) environment.

In addition, we’re looking for candidates who have:

  • Reported to senior stakeholders (CTO, CPO level) and comfortable presenting at board level
  • Experience in cost management and variance analysis
  • Experience in data aggregation and visualisation (preferred but not required)
  • Strong Microsoft excel skills and experience in financial modelling


  • 30 days holidays plus public holidays
  • 100% remote work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Statutory benefits
  • Health & wellness allowance
  • Remote working equipment allowance
  • Primary caregiver leave
  • Learning days, Udemy and educational reimbursement etc.
  • Mental Health support via Spill
  • Perlego subscription
  • Full details available on our careers page

Form3 appreciates that we all lead different and often really busy lives. We work remotely 100% of the time and many of us work part time. If you’re interested in hearing what different flexible working arrangements may be available, we’d love to chat.


We are able to accept applications from the following countries;

United Kingdom.


We are an award-winning cloud-native payment technology provider for financially regulated institutions. Launched in 2016, we've doubled in size year on year as we continue to redefine what a truly instant payment experience means.

We celebrate diversity, promote entrepreneurialism and are committed to giving everyone a say in shaping our business. Here you will grow as a person and accomplish incredible things. A career at Form3 is empowering, inspiring and fun. Join us and help shape the future of payments.


We hire talented people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and are committed to a work environment based on diversity, open-mindedness and curiosity. We’re united by our company values (we even created them together!) and we celebrate our unique differences.

Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to embrace equal opportunity and prevent discrimination against our people regardless of personal characteristics. It is our strong belief that the more inclusive and belonging we are as a business, the better our work will be.

As an inclusive employer, we guarantee to interview all neurodiverse and physically disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for this role. We also encourage candidates to notify us of any reasonable adjustments that may be required during the recruitment process. This includes providing job adverts in alternative, accessible formats or adjustments required at interview stage.

If you consider yourself to be neurodiverse or physically disabled under the UN definition of disability and would like to be considered under this scheme and/or require any reasonable adjustments please let us know by sending an email to careers@form3.tech clearly stating your consent for us to process this data.

For more information please refer to our Recruitment Data Policy.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Summer hours
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Co-working space allowance
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Hofy home office set up
Udemy and educational reimbursements

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Form3 provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Form3 is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Form3

Company employees

+500 globally

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Remote (EU) / London

Funding levels

What employees are saying

"I have been fully convinced by remote working for several years, having commuted 2 hours each way to work for a long time. The fact that Form3 are geared up from the outset to be remote friendly was truly refreshing."

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