Motorway • London, United Kingdom

Finance Business Partner

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices.

Motorway is now valued at over $1 billion and is backed by some of the world’s leading technology investors, having raised £143 million in Series C funding. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing scale-up at a crucial phase of growth and help change an industry for the better.

What you’ll be doing:

We’re looking for a Finance Business Partner to join Motorway during a very exciting time of growth and scale. Working closely with business leaders, you will help drive business performance, identify and roll-out financial improvements, support the forecasting and budgeting process, and report on the performance of the business.

You will also partner with various stakeholders on strategic / commercial projects for the business; this could involve supporting teams during commercial negotiations, involvement in M&A activity, as well as adhoc commercial support as needed.

This is the perfect role for someone who wants to be part of a fast growing team, with lots of opportunity to make a huge impact. Responsibilities include;

  • Building trusted relationships with your business partners to influence and support tactical and strategic business decisions that steer business improvements and cost reductions.
  • Ensuring that drivers of performance are well understood by business leaders.
  • Aiding decision making with data and insight, presenting in a clear, concise and engaging manner.
  • Building and maintaining key reporting metrics that drive business performance.
  • Supporting the delivery of the annual budget and quarterly re-forecasting process.
  • Providing monthly updates on financial performance with variance analysis to plan, looking for ways to improve processes and outputs.
  • Contributing to ad hoc financial projects as required as part of the overall finance function.


  • Previous business partnering experience
  • Commercially minded with a desire to develop a strong business understanding
  • A strong relationship builder who builds trust with their key stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills, with the ability to effectively summarise and interpret data
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills (Excel/Sheets)


  • Stock options - we succeed and fail together as a team, so we want you to be included in our success
  • Annual learning budget - you can choose how you like to learn and find the best learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership + 1 volunteering day per year
  • Hybrid working from home (approximately 1-2 days in the office a week)
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Regular social events

Equal Opportunities Statement

Motorway is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.


Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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