The UKs Fraud Prevention Service Bamboo

 Financial Accountant 

Reports to: External Reporting Manager 

Location: Central Southampton & hybrid working, with occasional travel to the London office (Waterloo area) 

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) 

Benefits

Competitive Salary, Pension Scheme, Income Protection, Private Medical Insurance, Discretionary Bonus (based on individual and company performance), Life Cover (4x basic salary), 25 days holiday (increases with each year of service up to maximum of 28 days), Perkbox, Dental Insurance Scheme, Volunteering days, Cycle to Work Scheme etc. 

The company

Bamboo is an award-winning fintech - new in design and spirit but at the same time a mature consumer finance business. We have over £500 million of lending under our belt since we first started back in 2014. We hunkered down at the start of the Covid pandemic to ensure we did the right thing by our customers and protected the business – we are back growing fast again and have big ambitions. 

We are passionate about customer service and proud and humbled that we have an 'Excellent' Trustpilot score of 4.9, which is rare in the financial services industry. We have won many industry awards, such as the ‘’Consumer Credit Awards’’ award for ‘Best Personal Loan Provider’ in 2017, 2018,2019 and 2021 and the Lending Awards’ ‘Customer Service Excellence – Alternative Lending’ award in 2019. We have just won the ‘’Treating Customers Fairly Champion’’ award in the Consumer Credit Awards this year. We are very proud of this recognition and feel that it shows our commitment to offering superb service. 

We know we must continue to work hard to provide a great service to our customers and earn their trust and loyalty and keep at the cutting edge of innovation in our sector. There are circa 100 of us at Bamboo, primarily based in London (near Waterloo) and Southampton (also on top of the central station). 

The Bamboo culture is the heart of our business, we actively promote and encourage a family and team ethos amongst all of our colleagues and peers, no matter what your role is within the company. We often arrange social events such as summer barbeques, quiz nights, team building events and Christmas parties, so that everyone in the business can get to know their colleagues. 

Our aim is to invite the best people to be a part of our growing team, to fit in with our friendly and relaxed culture and to provide you with everything you need to grow with us as we explore and expand into new adventures. 

We are always expanding our fintech to ensure we provide our team with the best possible tools to do their jobs. We are always looking for ways to improve, from creating a flexible CRM system to manage our accounts specifically created for our needs and procedures, to using the best integrated telephony system to efficiently contact our customers. 

Overview

The Group is at an exciting time in its development. We are looking for an individual with the presence, competencies, technical skills and experience to assist the External Reporting Manager on our technical accounting, regulatory and statutory reporting, helping to scale a great business and 

contribute to value growth. You will work closely with the External Reporting Manager and Head of Reporting & Performance and other Finance team members as a critical professional within Finance. The quality of your advice and views will mean that they count. 

The Role 

This role requires an individual with strong technical accounting skills and an eye for detail, who can understand reporting requirements and liaise effectively with internal and external partners to help deliver statutory, regulatory and lender reporting to an excellent standard. 

Key responsibilities will be: 

  • Assist with preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly facility reporting for financial backers. 
  • Assist with preparing FCA returns required for group entities. 
  • Key contributor to external audit work streams. 
  • Assist with statutory reporting requirements, preparing financial statements at individual entity and consolidated level for all group companies under both FRS102 and IAS. 
  • Assist with technical accounting projects, investigating options on accounting treatment, providing recommendations, and delivering any required process or reporting changes, liaising with all relevant internal and external parties as appropriate. 
  • Assist with year-end processes including, but not limited to, year- end journals, audit deliverables. 
  • Assist with management reporting and analytics. 
  • Assist with internal audit reviews as required. 
  • To undertake any other ad hoc activities as requested. 

Candidate Profile 

  • A qualified accountant with strong academics, relevant work experience and a track record in delivering statutory reporting and or regulatory reporting, ideally within financial services or audit. 
  • Strong competency in reporting requirements under FRS102 and IAS. 
  • Ability to liaise with colleagues, external partners, auditors and independent advisers to recommend technical approach and assist on delivery of any process and / or reporting changes. 
  • An enquiring mind, keen to develop and grow and strong attention to detail with the ability to think strategically. 
  • Apply a business partnering and critical questioning approach across all business activities. 
  • Working knowledge of IAS39 and IFRS9 an advantage. 
  • Understanding / experience of debt securitisation reporting an advantage. 
  • Experience with NetSuite an advantage. 

Why Apply? 

  • Opportunity to help develop the role of the Finance function, working with leading consumer credit professionals. 
  • Be part of a growing successful and ambitious company. 
  • No red tape, we things get done. 
  • An informal, meritocratic, supportive and friendly working environment. 
  • Convenient office location in Southampton with hybrid/WFH flexibility. 

If you are based in or around Southampton, thrive in a fun and energetic environment where you put customers first and make a genuine difference to people, we’d love to hear from you. You will be joining our Bamboo family of 100 team members at a very exciting time in our journey, and we want the best people to experience this with us!