Multiverse • London

Strategic Finance Business Partner

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

We’re on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders. We do that through professional apprenticeships because we believe learning on-the-job creates a more equitable and successful path to careers. We find, train and support talented individuals, wherever they are in their career journey, and equip them with the in-demand tech, software engineering, and data skills to transform their careers and deliver a better route to growth for their employers.

We’ve had some big achievements. We hit 10,000 apprentices in our community - and counting. We launched one of the largest data apprenticeship programs in the UK with Jaguar Land Rover, and we’ve partnered with companies like Mars, Verizon and CitiBank. Not to forget becoming a mission-driven EdTech unicorn after our $220m Series D.

But we aren’t stopping here. Join Multiverse and build the future of learning at work.

The Opportunity

We've gone through a period of exceptional growth, and we are expanding our Strategic Finance team to help ensure that the Finance Department is ready to support Multiverse’s next phase. This includes enhancing our analytical capacity, processes, and reporting in order to:

(i) better monitor and report KPIs that enable the business to ensure it is tracking towards its key objectives;

(ii) provide strategic insights into the company’s performance, identify areas for improvement, and drive initiatives related to these areas; and

(iii) inform new product configurations and launches and the structuring of new partnerships to ensure they fit the company’s objectives,

The Strategic Finance team operates in three main areas:

  • Strategic and Operational Analysis: Working across the organisation to gather data and produce and distribute regular analysis of KPIs, setting targets and identifying areas of potential improvement, while supporting business development with analysis

  • Pricing, Profitability, and External Growth: Drive analysis and be the ultimate approver of pricing and structuring of new products, partnerships, and initiatives, ensuring growth with the right unit economics

  • Revenue Collection and General Data Integrity: Overseeing UK Compliance and being responsible for working across departments to align the business on definitions, sources, and methodologies for producing key operational and financial data.

  • This is a high-visibility position reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Finance. You will interact regularly with senior leadership of other departments to provide a financial perspective on key decisions, agree on methods and types of data sharing, and agree on the types of financial as well as operational analysis you will be conducting with them. One of your primary responsibilities will be to ensure the preparation and regular dissemination of analysis information that is crucial to the business’s ability to monitor its performance and make strategic and operational decisions. You will also provide the analytical and planning to support Departments’ needs.

    Specifically, you will:

    • Create highly functional partnerships with key departments in order to facilitate data flow, analysis, and cross-departmental collaboration aimed at enhancing MVs ability to draw conclusions from and take actions on the basis of real-time data

    • Develop and implement processes that result in the consistent and accurate calculation and reporting of key performance indicators that relate to the department(s) you partner with

    • Leverage your position to acquire a deep understanding of business drivers to inform the setting of KPI targets, undertake further analysis, and make recommendations to help drive growth and profitability.

    • Actively monitor operational and financial and departmental performance to inform financial forecasting and to make recommendations on areas of potential improvement

    • Work with the Senior Director of Strategic Finance to develop and produce regular reports to the C-Suite and other senior leaders on business performance, financial and operational health, and forecast updates.

    • Review proposals for new areas of expenditure, review the research underlying them, and conduct appropriate financial analysis for the purposes of providing the Finance Team’s recommendation on potential changes and whether the proposals should be approved

    • Support other senior leaders in the development, structuring, and negotiation of large contracts and/or strategic partnerships

    • Identify areas of improvement in financial reporting and record-keeping and ensure a consistent flow of accurate financial information and KPIs to the SLT and C-Suite

    • Strong hustle - with no aversion to 'rolling up your sleeves and solving immediate business problems and projects

    • Partner with the Accounting team to align reporting calendars in a way that permits a consistent flow of financial and KPI reporting to the business

    About you:

    • You have a background that includes 5-7 years in a combination of investment banking, strategic consulting, or as a business partner or member of a strategic finance team in high growth, scale- or start-up environment

    • Outstanding data analysis and presentation skills; you enjoy working with large data sets to draw important conclusions, you can present key ideas convincingly, and you are able to work quickly

    • You excel at strategic and operational analysis, you are quick to identify areas of potential improvement, and you have the communication and presentation skills to persuade key stakeholders of your ideas

    • You have experience using analysis to inform operational decisions that have made measurable changes in the financial and/or operational performance of companies

    • Comfort with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel; knowledge of Python and SQL a plus

    • Team player who is comfortable working in a high-growth, constantly evolving environment

    • Self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environments with minimal supervision

    • Proven track record of gaining and maintaining trust from key stakeholders across functions

    • You are highly ambitious with a strong work ethic

    • You have excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills

    • A functional knowledge of accounting

    Benefits

    • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 8 bank holidays per year

    • Health & Wellness - private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

    • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly or monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

    • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

    Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change.

    Right to Work

    Do you have the right to work in the UK? Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer sponsorship for this role and we cannot consider overseas applications.

    Safeguarding

    All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

    Company benefits

    Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
    Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
    27 days annual leave + bank holidays
    Gym membership
    Enhanced sick pay
    Volunteer days – 2 days/year
    Enhanced maternity leave
    Enhanced paternity leave
    Adoption leave
    Pregnancy loss leave
    Company shutdown periods
    Mental health days
    Cycle to work scheme
    Faith rooms
    Meditation space
    Fully stocked snack cupboard
    Life insurance
    Salary sacrifice
    Share options
    Hackathons
    Lunch and learns
    Employee discounts
    M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
    Location
    88%
    Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
    Hours
    75%
    Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
    Benefits
    75%
    Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
    Work-life balance
    62%
    Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
    Role modelling
    69%
    Employees feel that most people work flexibly
    Autonomy
    83%
    Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

    Working at Multiverse

    Company employees

    800

    Gender diversity (male:female)

    45:55

    Office locations

    London, New York & Remote

    Funding levels

    $414M

    Hiring Countries

    Denmark

    United Kingdom

    United States

    Awards & Achievements

    Most flexible companies

    Most flexible companies

    Flexa100 2024
    EdTech & Education

    EdTech & Education

    Industry awards 2023
    Most flexible companies

    Most flexible companies

    Flexa100 2023