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Corporate Finance Manager

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Internal use only - Grade E

About us.

We are The Very Group and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love. We’re just as passionate about helping our people get more out of life too; building careers with real growth, a sense of purpose, belonging and wellbeing.

About the team.

Our Corporate Finance team co-ordinate prospective M&A processes, corporate projects and provide regular shareholder analyses.  The team works closely with the Group Strategy and FP&A functions, as well as the wider business, to generate comprehensive analysis on strategic options relating to trading and corporate financing.  The team is responsible for the production of corporate project reports and hosts discussions with a broad range of stakeholders 

About the role.

The role will be wide-ranging and diverse with consistent opportunities to stretch and develop. Regular responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Preparing due diligence reports on potential vendors, including assessing their financial stability, reputation, and compliance with industry regulations 
  • Facilitating visibility of the Group’s historical and forecast performance to external parties through the preparation of detailed reports and analysis 
  • Assisting with the production of the company's financial reporting and analysis, including preparing financial statements, to be presented to senior management 
  • Preparing final drafts of reports and presentations for other external parties 
  • Preparing and maintaining regular analysis including financial metrics and competitive differentiation 
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to support Shareholder requests on corporate projects such as financing and capital structure optionality. This involves explaining business performance and co-ordinating data requests 
  • Assisting in the review and challenge of budgets, forecasts, and long-range plans. 

About you.

  • Qualified accountant or a demonstrable strong background in finance. 
  • Possess gravitas and confidence in discussions with third parties regarding financial results, forecasts, and key assumptions and accounting practices 
  • Technical ability, a strong aptitude for analytical work and attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrable experience in writing reports/presentations. 
  • Commercial acumen to deal with complex issues with experience in evaluating financial performance for sizeable organisations. 
  • Commitment to delivering against demanding expectations and a proven track record of working to tight deadlines under pressure, alongside a high degree of initiative and desire to produce quality on-time deliverables. 
  • Proven successes of developing insightful reporting and analysis to use for major decision making at Exec and Board level.  
  • Able to challenge upwards and cross functionally and welcomes being challenged. 
  • Ability to see the wider picture and can reflect on how The Very Group and specific issues are perceived from an external perspective. 

Some of our benefits.

  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Udemy learning access
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you will be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS, Right to Work checks and if a specific requirement of your role a DBS (criminal records) check. Should your application progress we require you to let the team know if there is anything you need to disclose in relation to any of these checks prior to them being undertaken, including any unspent criminal convictions.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person or held remotely.

You can expect a two-stage interview process for this position:

1st stage - An informal 30-minute video call with the hiring team to discuss your skills and relevant experience. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and to ask any questions you may have.

2nd stage – A one-hour Task based Interview which is relevant to the BAU of the role followed by a Q&A.

As an inclusive employer please do let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments.

If you'd like to know more about our interviews, you can find out here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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