Commercial Finance Director at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

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What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.

We have an opportunity for a Commercial Financial Director to join our Senior Leadership Team. 

In this role, you will lead our core finance functions - Financial Management & Accounting, Financial Operations, Financial Risk, Credit & Underwriting and Pricing. You will also support our Strategic Finance team - from debt funding and hedging strategy, to financial planning. 

You’ll be responsible for performance, planning and development across each area in finance including further developing the teams that we have in place.

We operate in a new and growing industry and like to challenge conventional thinking, for example, in Pricing and Credit - areas that you’ll have direct responsibility for. This role will give you the opportunity to design and own our performance in these and other areas as we continue to scale rapidly.What you'll do...Own core finance in our Electric Vehicle scale-up leasing business Lead on the performance and output of teams in each area Write the roadmap for the function and ensure delivery Plan, hire and manage the teamBe the voice for core Finance on our Senior Leadership TeamOversee all financial operations including statutory reporting, cash flow management, debtor management, financial performance, invoicing, asset purchasing, contract amendments and data input, and recording in our systemsOwn our Credit Policy and Underwriting teamOversee pricing working closely with Strategic Finance, Data and GrowthWhat you'll need...Experience across a number of the key areas of responsibility outlined aboveIdeally experience managing large debt linesExperience working at a fast scaling FinTech / financial services businessBe able to plan and scale teams and create strong processes, including through automationTo be a qualified accountant or CFA with a good understanding of leasing and/or lendingWhy else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people  Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsAbout Octopus Electric VehiclesAt Octopus Electric Vehicles, we are redesigning how drivers buy and fund vehicles, and help them to go electric. As part of the entech unicorn - Octopus Energy Group - we can pull together everything they need to make the switch. We launched our leasing company in April 2021 and since then over 1,500 businesses have signed up to offer our EV salary sacrifice scheme to their staff. We also recently offered our Ultimate EV package, enabling all drivers to access EVs with us. Plus just started activities outside the UK, initially in the USA. We pride ourselves on our unforgettable customer experience as we make the transition to zero-carbon driving seamless for everyone. You’ll need unconventional thinking, intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem solving.If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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