Financial Accounting Manager

About us

We are a small team of ambitious, passionate, and committed people who have come together to make our shared purpose a reality – to help build better futures for the communities that need it most. Following the award of our full banking licence we are delighted to be adding to our team to enable our big ambitions. We are determined to grow a bank that we can be proud of. One that makes a difference, is empathetic, fair and creates opportunities for everyone.

Role purpose

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for coordinating the accounting activities across all business units of GB Bank, and take charge of ensuring precision, compliance, and strategic financial insights across the organisation.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure accurate recording and reporting of financial transactions, compliance with internal and external policies and regulations, managing financial risk, and providing timely and meaningful financial information to stakeholders. 

As Financial Accounting Manager you will find yourself:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of financial results
  • Manage the preparation of financial statements, ensuring meticulous review and interpretation of financial results.
  • Take charge of critical accounting areas ensuring compliance and accuracy.
  • Establish and maintain robust internal controls, ensuring the effectiveness of procedures and adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including auditors, regulatory bodies, and financial institutions.
  • Provide guidance on technical accounting standards
  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory returns of the Bank
  • Ad-Hoc Projects: Drive and contribute to ad-hoc projects and requests, showcasing your versatility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

Skills and experience –  you are/will have most of the following:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to analyse complex financial information and identify trends and issues.
  • Strong technical accounting skills, with an ability to interpret and apply accounting principles and regulations.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks, assign work, and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and build strong working relationships.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with an ability to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Strong technical accounting experience, with experience in preparing and reviewing financial statements and leading the month-end close process.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining accounting policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Experience in liaising with external auditors and regulatory bodies, including tax authorities and other financial institutions

What we can offer you:

💰 8% company pension contribution and 3% individual contribution (which you can opt to increase)

🚀 The opportunity to participate in our future success via share options (CSOPs)

🌴 30 days holiday every year – which includes your birthday off 🎂 + bank holidays on top

🏖 Work from Anywhere – for four weeks of the year you can work from anywhere worldwide

🏡 Flexible working – you ‘own the way you work’ and we are proud to have been recognised as being one of the top 100 most flexible companies to work for in the world. 

🏥 Top tier private medical cover with WPA – includes no excess + you can add family through salary sacrifice

🔒 Death in service at 4 x base salary with Aviva

🧠 Mental health support – through a helpline and counselling sessions

👶 Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

🎉 Various surprise and delight moments throughout the year to help build team connection

What else do I need to know?

Location: You will predominately work from home but will be required to travel to our offices when your role requires this.

Salary: £65,000 – £70,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hrs per Week

How to Apply:

Please submit both your CV and cover letter to careers@thegbb.co.uk, linking your experience to our requirements in order to have your application considered. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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