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Motorway • London, United Kingdom

FP&A Manager

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

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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.

The role

The FP&A Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining financial models, budgeting, forecasting, and providing strategic financial analysis to senior management. This role involves producing accurate and insightful financial reports, supporting strategic planning, and partnering with cross-functional teams to drive business decisions.

This role requires a self-starter with excellent analytical skills, effective communication, and strong stakeholder management abilities. This role will report directly to our Director of Strategy.

We are keen to hear from finance professionals with extensive FP&A experience, preferably within high-growth startups or tech companies. Candidates should have strong financial modelling skills, advanced Excel proficiency, and experience with financial software (e.g. Anaplan).

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Planning & Analysis:

  • Develop, maintain, and improve financial models to support budgeting, forecasting, and long-term planning.
  • Analyse financial results and key performance indicators to provide actionable insights and recommendations to senior management.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for internal stakeholders and investors.

Budgeting & Forecasting:

  • Lead the annual budgeting process and monthly forecasting updates.
  • Partner with department heads to develop and monitor departmental budgets, ensuring alignment with overall company objectives.
  • Identify and analyse variances between actual results and budget/forecasts, providing insights to management.

Strategic Planning:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute the company’s strategic initiatives. Provide financial analysis and support for business development opportunities, including potential mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assess and model the financial impact of strategic decisions and new business initiatives.
  • Provide strategic support on Corporate Development activities such as M&A, Joint Ventures and fundraising

Business Partnering:

  • Support operational decision-making through data-driven financial analysis and insights.
  • Foster a culture of financial accountability and cost management throughout the organisation.

Financial Systems & Processes:

  • Enhance and streamline financial systems, processes, and reporting tools to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Assist in the implementation of new financial systems and tools as needed
  • Familiarity with Anaplan would be advantageous

Requirements

  • Extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, preferably within a high-growth startup or technology company.
  • Strong proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting, and budgeting.
  • Advanced Excel / Google Sheets skills; experience with financial software and ERP systems (Anaplan, Netsuite experience desireable)
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, and attention to detail

Benefits

  • 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

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where people 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.

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
Hackathons
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Location
82%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
81%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
59%
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
78%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
84%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees

400+

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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