Lemonade Finance

About the Role

The role of the Financial Controller, UK, is a position within Lemonade Finance’s Finance team. The perfect candidate for this role will have good communication and interpersonal skills, attention to details and demonstrated expertise in a financial services industry. Having worked in one of the Big-4 companies is an advantage, and 5 years of relevant experience is required. You should have a good understanding of IFRS / GAAP.

We are a fast-paced startup with entities in the UK, USA, Canada and Nigeria and you would be required to familiarize yourself with necessary statutory and regulatory requirements in these locations.

What You'll be Doing

  • Organize and perform control activities, such as review and analysis of monthly / quarterly / annually numbers and disclosures on both consolidated and per-entity level, create process and ensure accuracy of intercompany accounting;
  • Organize financial close jointly with the accounting team. Streamline accounting functions and operations;
  • Prepare necessary documentation and support for successful statutory and group audit close, as well as collaborate with audit teams to support with such documentation;
  • Collaborate with management and executive team to establish more effective processes and controls to ensure the integrity of company’s financial information and reporting;
  • Collaborate with FP&A to produce accurate and comprehensive financial information for management decision making;
  • Ensure that necessary tax, statutory and licensing requirements are met, as well as take care of the tax preparation duties together with accounting;
  • Facilitate financial transactions;
  • Ensure that relevant reporting standards are met;
  • Other responsibilities as per discussion with management, including ad-hoc projects.

    Who You Are
    You are a candidate who would thrive in a fast paced fintech startup environment like ours, where we readily accept individuals with a humble, yet uplifting attitude alongside a diligent sense of work ethic. The teams here at Lemonade Finance are passionate about their work and fields of expertise, but also lend hands on cross-functional responsibilities to ensure the success of the company and the satisfaction of our clientele.

    About us
    Lemonade Finance (YC S21) is rapidly becoming one of the largest immigrant neobanks across North America & Europe.
    There are over 10 million Africans living in North America & Europe who go through hoops and have to pay exorbitant fees to send money to their loved ones. We are constantly fighting for everyday Africans to be able to move their money freely around the world at no cost and with the best exchange rate they can find out there.
    Lemonade Finance launched the first version of the app at the beginning of October 2020 with just the ability to send money. Now, we enable our users to send and receive as well as pay bills for services across the ocean for loved ones. We have also grown to a team of more than 40 people working remotely and living in different continents around the world.