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Commercial Financial Analyst

Vitesse PSP

Vitesse PSP

IT, Accounting & Finance
England, UK
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance, the Commercial Finance Analyst will play an essential role in providing analysis and management reporting to all areas of the business.

You'll prepare, develop and analyse in-depth financial information on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers for the organisation's management team to use when making well-informed decisions, which will help to secure future growth and profitability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators, providing in-depth analysis of the key drivers of revenue and gross margin, and making recommendations for improvements
  • Complete detailed reviews of specific customer behaviours and pricing to enable decision makers within the business to make fully informed and financially sound decisions
  • Assist the Sales team by improving the business' understanding of customer pricing & profitability and providing commercial support for tenders
  • Support the team on the quarterly budgeting and reforecasting process using your knowledge of customer behaviour
  • Own key elements of the month end process to provide Management and Board reporting, bringing numbers to life with insightful and actionable commentary
  • Work on your own projects, such as the Transaction Economics model and Pricing Audit to maximise Profitability
  • Collaborate with the Data team to improve and expand on existing data visualisation


  • 2-4 years experience in Finance roles, demonstrating the ability to produce in-depth analysis and insights
  • Strong academic background and a self-starter with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • CIMA/ACA/ACCA recently or part qualified
  • Some understanding of SQL and experience using BI tools such as Tableau
  • An analytical mind, ability to interpret data, develop hypotheses and creative ideas to solve real-world financial problems
  • Good communication skills with the ability to explain complex financial information in a clear and concise manner to non-financial stakeholders
  • A strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Fintech experience is helpful but not essential


  • 25 days Holiday per year (increasing by 1 day per years' service, up to 30 days) + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid working arrangements - minimum 2 days in the office, Tuesday - Thursday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced Parental leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA
  • Unlimited access to therapy sessions through our partner, Oliva
  • Discounted Gym membership through Gympass
  • Financial Coaching with Octopus Wealth
  • 2 days of volunteering leave per year
  • Sabbatical after 5 years' service
  • Life Assurance - MetLife (UK employees only)
  • Ongoing Learning and Development to support you reach your career goals

We are Vitesse - the payment provider of choice for the insurance and treasury industry.

Formed in 2014 by a team of proven FinTech entrepreneurs, we are an FCA regulated payments business that is driven to be the payment partner of choice for the insurance market, by providing global payment services and treasury optimisation. Operating one of the largest domestic banking and payment settlement networks in the world, we give our customers direct access to more than 170 countries and territories, covering over 110 currencies. Through a single integration, insurers can use this network to pay claims in as fast as 45 seconds, delivering a better customer experience to their claimants. Our market-leading treasury optimisation service brings complete control and transparency to insurers and allows them to have their money in the right place, at the right time, to make that all important payment - fast, and when their customers need it most.

With now over 160 employees across Europe and our London headquarters, $26m series B funding in 2022 in the bag and approaching £8bn in processed transactions, we are only just getting started.

We are collaborative, customer centric and work with integrity, whilst partnering with some of the biggest insurance leaders including Lloyd's of London and Many Pets. We take huge pride in our company culture, ensuring that everyone has a part to play, an opportunity to be heard, be involved, and the ability to make a real difference.

As we continue to scale up, we want like-minded humans to join us on this exciting journey. Are you ready?

Vitesse at our best - our values

The Vitesse values are a true reflection of what it takes to thrive in our business, so it's important to us that any employee who joins our business is aligned with these 3 attributes

Confident Humility

We don't do ego and we know that unless we all win, none of us win. We admit when we're wrong, ask for help and always think about the wider business before ourselves.

Driven to Succeed

We see the opportunity ahead of us and we won't stop until we fulfil the potential we know we have. We hold ourselves to high standards and deliver high quality outcomes for Vitesse and our customers.

Tenacious Responsibility

We take ownership for our actions and decisions, and face into the challenges that come our way. We are committed to seeing things through to completion, even in the face of adversity.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that enables everyone to perform at their best, where we recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and where there is an unbiased acceptance of others. Our policies and practices aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of Unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly and with dignity and respect.