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Financial Modeller

Zopa

Zopa

Accounting & Finance
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Our Story
Hello there. We’re Zopa.
We started our journey back in 2005, building the first ever peer-to-peer lending company. Fast forward to 2020 and we launched Zopa Bank. A bank that listens to what our customers don’t like about finance and does the opposite. We’re redefining what it feels like to work in finance. Our vision for a new era of banking puts people front and centre — we’ve built a business that empowers everyone to aim high, every day, to move finance forward. Find out more about our fantastic offerings at Zopa.com!
We’re incredibly proud of our achievements and none of it would be possible without the amazing team here. It’s not just industry awards we’re winning, we’ve also been named in the top three UK’s Most Loved Workplaces.
If you embrace unconventional challenges, are unafraid to think differently and are driven to make an outsized impact, you’ll thrive here at Zopa, so join us, and make it count. Want to see us in action? Follow us on Instagram @zopalife
We're looking for a Financial Modeller to develop and run Zopa’s long term financial models, including credit risk forecasting and stress testing to support Zopa’s growth and scenario planning now and in the future.
The successful candidate will join the high performing FP&A team and work closely with Risk, Finance and Product teams to build and run key financial models to create insightful forecasts that will be used by ExCo, Board and external stakeholders including regulators.

A day in the life:

  • Design financial models and improve existing models including overall P&L and balance sheet, regulatory capital and product forecasts.
  • Enhance the structured modelling of credit and other stresses in conjunction with the Bank’s Risk team.
  • Work with CFO, FP&A Director and other senior stakeholders to develop plans to support equity and other investment, including multiple scenario analysis.
  • Develop project forecast models to support critical infrastructure, partnership and other investment decisions.
  • Work with the FP&A team to continue to build out and extract benefit from our financial planning system (Anaplan)
  • Work with Product and other business teams to develop cost forecast models and reporting and to help support strong business partnering.
  • Regulatory planning – provide forward planning for capital management and other regulatory requirements, including stress testing and ICAAP design
  • Improve the efficiency & effectiveness of the FP&A team through a continuous improvement in processes and models.

About you:

  • You'll have demonstratable experience in financial modelling / analysis or data analysis including advance Excel, VBA and ideally good SQL and equivalent skills.
  • A passion for building models and prior experience in bank financial modelling or similar financial services modelling. Especially in modelling IFRS 9 impairment charges.
  • Bonus points for knowledge of banking regulations, capital requirements and IFRS9
  • Ideally prior experience of using and building models in Anaplan
  • Excellent analytical skills, highly numerate, with a highly structured approach to solving complex financial problems.
  • Likely backgrounds would be retail banking, investment banking or management consulting or prior start up experience
  • You'll be a team player with good collaboration – able to work closely with other finance and business areas, product and technology teams in a flexible way
  • You'll have excellent written and verbal communication.
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Flexible working? Yes please!
At Zopa we value flexible ways of working. We understand the benefits of face-to-face collaboration and the importance of a good work-life balance. Our teams work in a hybrid manner, from our vibrant UK offices and the comfort of their own homes, at a frequency that suits the team and the work they do.
Not only that – you'll also have the option of working from abroad for up to 120 days a year!* But no matter where you are, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to thrive, both in your work and home life, from day one.
*Subject to having the right to work in the country of choice
Diversity Statement
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to better products for our customers and a unique company culture for our people. We are made up of nearly 50 nationalities, have a DE&I forum made up of Zopians wanting to make a difference and we are proud of our culture where everyone can bring their full self to work. Our approach to DE&I is reflected in our hiring process so please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.