Finance Manager

Finance · Remote , Greater London
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Nexford University is looking for an experienced Finance Manager. 

The Finance Manager will be responsible for managing financial reporting and analysis in partnership with various stakeholders across the company. Prior experience working with online start-ups is ESSENTIAL for this role.


This Management-level role provides an opportunity to work at a fast-growing ambitious start-up, with an impactful mission to make higher education more affordable and relevant across the world. We are looking for a strategic thinker with a solid reporting and analysis background and the desire to bring innovation to a finance function.  


In this role, you will manage traditional accounting and finance responsibilities but more importantly will partner with various executives across the organization to develop meaningful and insightful reporting which informs decision-making. You will need to build an in-depth understanding of the business, its operations, and its unique business model and think beyond the traditional accounting scope.

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce insightful analysis and reporting on unit economic and operational performance
  • Prepare monthly management reports on the company's financial performance - to be used internally as well as externally with the board among other stakeholders
  • Manage vendor relations and work with them to achieve favorable commercial terms
  • Manage all aspects of tax filings and reporting in the UK - in collaboration with 3rd party vendors as needed
  • Support with financial reporting including cash flow, budgeting, revenue, and expense reporting
  • Lead on the deployment of tools to automate finance processes and increase efficiency, in partnership with tech and product team
  • Review and ensure GAAP compliance on an ongoing basis 

The ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Graduate) in Accounting, Finance, or Business, with a professional qualification
  • Certified Accountant is a big plus
  • Start-up experience REQUIRED
  • 8-10 years of Financial Reporting and Analysis, Accounting, and Audit experience
  • Experience working at an organization with international revenue
  • Experience in Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) is a must
  • Experience working in an international, start-up organization, preferred
  • Strong command of software tools and tech-savvy to work with new and modern tools


  • Solid knowledge of accounting regulations 
  • In-depth understanding of business bookkeeping procedures
  • Dynamic personality, responsive, flexible, comfortable with frequent change
  • Excellent math skills with attention to detail
  • Innovative and progressive mindset
  • Strong business sense, high level of integrity, commitment, work ethic, and values
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and lead others through change and new strategic initiatives
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential
  • Excellent Excel skills (Advanced with familiarity in using Analytical tools)
  • Experience using Xero (Accounting software)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Work at a company with a social mission where you can make a real difference in the world
  • 20 days paid vacation 
  • 12 paid days of professional development time off, post-probation
  • Healthcare & 401k contribution
  • 50% discounted tuition on all Nexford courses for your immediate family
  • 100% remote work
  • An entrepreneurial and highly stimulating environment
  • Contemporary collaboration tools
  • An environment where you will be technically and intellectually challenged
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning from Day 1

About Nexford University

Nexford University is a next-generation university based in Washington DC offering a competency-based learning model. Nexford’s mission is to enable greater social and economic mobility by providing an affordable high-quality education that will positively impact millions of lives around the world.

Nexford offers the following degrees and certificates: Associate of Applied Science in Business (AAS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), MBA, nine undergraduate certificates and three graduate certificates in the field of business. Nexford provides learners with a fully online global education based on mastery of competencies relevant in the workplace. A global team of faculty and advisors support learning and professional success through the innovative use of technology, such as AI and machine learning.

We believe that a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution is a more innovative and successful one and, at Nexford University, we strive to build teams and foster a work environment that reflects our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of this commitment, we recognize that an individual’s value and contributions extend beyond just technical skills. If your experience is close to what you see listed, please consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills—when coupled with passion, curiosity, and a can-do attitude—are keys to excellence; therefore, we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.  

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  • Location
    Remote , Greater London
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor