Senior Finance Manager - 6 Month FTC

Edinburgh /
Finance – Financial Control /
/ Hybrid
Trainline is an innovative, tech business with a mission to bring together the world’s rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience. We aim to make travel easier and more accessible, encouraging people to make more environmentally sustainable travel choices. We’re hugely proud to be the world’s leading independent rail and coach travel platform and rank among the highest-rated travel and ticketing apps globally. Today, we offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe and beyond. That’s more than £3.7 billion in ticket sales annually, and over 90 million visits to our apps and websites each month. In another major milestone, Trainline listed on the London Stock Exchange in June 2019 and is now part of the FTSE 250.
Our culture is central to our success. We’re driven to sustain our phenomenal growth from recent years, and this means we’re always working closely and collaboratively to turn our ideas into reality. It’s this sense of pace, innovating and improving pretty much everything we do, that makes Trainline so exciting and unique - we truly believe our work has a genuine impact and will change travel for the better.

Purpose of the Role
We are looking for an experienced finace leader to lead our Edinburgh financial accounting team for a 6 month contract. Focusing on end to end control around our cash receipt, rail settlement, treasury and variable cost processes covering both our UK and International businesses. The ideal candidate will have great initiative and be able to consider ‘the big picture’. Brilliant prioritisation and being seen as a supportive manager will be absolutely key.
The role will lead a team of 6 people and report to the Head of Finance, also based in Edinburgh. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a dynamic leader who has the ability to work autonomously as well as closely with others. 

On one typical day, you may be leading the team through the month end close, helping troubleshoot problems and identifying areas for future improvement of processes. The next, you may be working with one of our Edinburgh-based data specialists to help automate processes. Working in a rapidly growing business like ours, there is always a new challenge and opportunities to develop your skill set and turn your hand to new things.

In our fast paced business, we add new revenue streams and suppliers all the time. As such, you will need to be able to build excellent relationships outside of finance to be able to identify changes before they happen, and build best in class processes to deal with these changes. 

Knowledge & Experience

    • Qualified senior accountant with broad experience, previous contract experience would be preferable
    • Excellent team management skills to support and encourage your direct team
    • Background in financial management, internal control and managementreporting
    • Proven track record in developing processes for operational change and enhancing existing processes
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills – particularly cross site
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to quickly re-prioritise and help a team to do the same
    • Naturally inquisitive and analytical mindset, be able to quickly grasp the fundamentals of complex systems and processes, explaining and presenting them to others is an easy to understand way
    • Comfortable working in a high transactional volume, multi-currency and multi­
    • national environment
    • Ability for occasional travel to other offices, mainly London
    • Strong excel (vlookup, index match, sumifs)
We value open expression at Trainline, we believe it’s the diversity of experience, backgrounds and perspectives of our employees that makes us who we are. We encourage everybody to play a part in changing the way people travel across the world.