Senior Commercial Finance Analyst

Closing Date: 30/06/2024
  • Remote
  • Findmypast

Job Description

Find your magic with us:

Connecting people to their family stories is special. We’re proud to deliver these magic moments. Through technology, data and insights, we bring people closer to their past, to benefit their future. We’re a fast-growing team of smart people, on a mission to help millions. Solve meaningful, complex problems and be a part of something magical. Enjoy the agility of a scale-up with the security of real financial backing, in a place where every story matters.

Why join our commercial finance team?

  • We’re a small team deeply embedded in the business with a real commercial focus.
  • We work on interesting problems that make a real difference to the business.
  • We’re neatly set up for flexible working and giving people the freedom to thrive.

You won’t find any bureaucracy here, but you will find:

  • Generous holiday allowance with the chance to buy more.
  • A pension contribution that stands out in the market (9.5% matched company contribution with a 6% contribution from the employee’s side).
  • All the health and wellbeing benefits you’d expect and some you wouldn’t (Careers Page).
  • The chance to work with smart and fun people on products that will bring joy to millions.

As a remote-first organisation, Findmypast employees choose how and where in the UK they work best, whether that’s from home or at one of our offices. Yet, we recognise the value in seeing each other in person from time to time.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Findmypast Commercial Finance Team as a Senior Commercial Finance Analyst. Reporting into the Head of Finance you will be embedded in the business playing an important role aiding and influencing commercial strategy and decision making, including budgeting and forecasting, reporting and analysis, and key project decision support. Partnering effectively with senior leadership, and central finance, you would enable the business to identify and build on opportunities to drive growth.

You’ll be a great fit for this role if you have a passion for data and technology, thrive in a growth environment and excel in a broad business partnering role.

Here’s what the role involves:

  • Ownership of our sophisticated subscription revenue models.
  • Proactive business partnering providing commercial analytical decision support including dynamic financial modelling and scenario building to explore key growth levers.
  • Budgeting, forecasting and analysis of the full Findmypast P&L including running effective reforecast and flash processes to identify and address deviations from plan through clear and measurable Performance Improvement Plans – flagging risks, mitigations and improvements.
  • Collaboration with colleagues across Central Finance and enabling teams (Product, Technology and Data Science) to ensure the right financial and commercial information is available and reported for effective cost and resource prioritization.
  • Conduct analysis of Product & Technology expenditure, comparing it to industry standards and categorizing spending. Develop a plan that benchmarks and indexes our expenditures against industry norms, while also identifying and addressing any duplications.
  • Partnering with the business to maintain & share KPIs aligning financial performance measures with non-financial performance measures to improve business intelligence and support business-wide view of performance.

About you:

Are you…

  • A qualified accountant, capable of advanced analysis and the handling of complex problems?
  • Able to translate business plans into financial forecasts via effective modelling techniques?
  • Able to effectively communicate commercial drivers behind trends, create professional reports, and utilise a full range of data and visualisation techniques?
  • Experienced building trusted business partnering relationships?
  • Knowledgeable of accounting and BI systems and an advanced excel user, able to utilise a range of approaches (e.g. Power Query) to solve complex problems?
  • An established performer, comfortable with end-to-end responsibility, who can thrive in a growth focused SaaS technology business?
  • Someone with a passion for metrics and data, able to get into the details, but also a business partner who can see and understand the bigger commercial picture?

If you said yes to these, and this all sounds appealing, then get in touch. This could be the start of something special.

About Findmypast:

Findmypast is a leading genealogy and family history platform, committed to helping our audience discover their family’s past and connect with their heritage. With an extensive collection of historical records and cutting-edge technology, Findmypast empowers users to explore their family stories in meaningful ways.

We’ve come a long way from our early days digitising historical records to now: a fast-growing, consumer subscription tech company with a talented team, engaging products, millions of users around the globe, and billions of online historical records.

We work in collaborative, cross-functional teams. We value our diverse and welcoming culture. We are a remote-first business but we also value seeing each other in person. Our values – Honour History, Stay Curious, Create Magic and Be Human – provide the compass for how we work together and invent together.

If you are a recruitment agency, please be aware that we’re not looking for additional assistance with recruitment. Please do not send us CVs. We will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited CVs.

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

We’re passionate about making FMP a great place to work and setting people up to succeed. Findmypast is a remote-first organisation with office hubs in London and Dundee. This role is permanent remote-first position, working 35 hours per week, with regular team days in our London Fleet Street office.  We offer a generous package including 26 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays, health cash plan, corporate gym discounts, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and want Findmypast to be the best company for all our diverse employees and customers. We encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability status or any other protected characteristics. If you’d like a deeper understanding of our commitment to diversity, check out our careers page. Should you require adjustments to be made to the recruitment process, please let us know and if you’d like to share your pronouns then please do!

If you have any issues with your application, please email 

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.