Financial Analyst

Finance and Admin · Manchester, Manchester
Department Finance and Admin
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Opportunity 

Peak are a Decision Intelligence company - we are on a mission to help organisations use AI to make great commercial decisions, all the time. Just as importantly, we are also focused on building an amazing company - one where we truly value our people & culture, and strive to make an amazing and diverse place to work. Our recent Best Companies award & 3 star accreditation for being one of the top companies to work for is a testament to this.

We have ambitious plans over the coming years; to launch and lead a new category of technology (Decision Intelligence), expand our operations and create the best working culture possible. This is a great time to join Peak and the Finance team, as we start the next stage of our global growth. 

The Purpose

This is a fantastic opportunity to be an important part of a successful, growing, tech start-up and play an integral role in scaling the Peak finance function ready for our ambitious plans. You will be here to help meet the challenges of global expansion and form a key member of the team focused on achieving our future fundraising requirements.

The Role

As the Financial Analyst you will be a trusted advisor, who enhances decision making throughout the company and supports the success of Peak’s strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the achievement of company objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.
  • Support the management team with data-driven, meaningful and insightful analysis.
  • Analyse the trends and drivers of Key Performance Indicators and identify the cause of any unexpected variances.
  • Develop financial models and analyse them to support strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and continually improve budgeting, financial projections and operating forecasts.
  • Present the monthly and quarterly financial reports, both company wide and of specific teams.
  • Work closely with the Finance Director to transform data flows to support current and future reporting needs.
  • Benchmark Peak’s performance compared to best in class SaaS performance and recommendation of required actions.

Personal skills:

  • Open - approachable in interactions with other functions within the business
  • Straightforward - confident in challenging performance against budget
  • Driven - strives to ensure best in class SaaS performance across the business
  • Curious - explore ways in which different business levers can to pulled to improve financial performance
  • Smart - an ability to see beyond the numbers
  • Responsible - take ownership of company wide and departmental KPIs

Required experience:

  • Experiences within a similar role, ideally within a SaaS / scale up environment
  • Active involvement as a member of the team with an ability to see beyond the finance role and beyond the numbers
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and reporting, across several financial / data systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, with a can do and positive approach.
  • A natural self starter who can work independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly analytical and extremely organised.
  • Relevant financial qualification (ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA)


  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions.
  • Competitive compensation package, share options, pension and generous holiday entitlement.
  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy.
  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

About Peak

In an age when becoming AI and data-driven is one of the most important things businesses must do, it can also be one of the most challenging. That’s where Peak comes in; our CODI system sits at the heart of our client’s businesses, enabling the rapid unification, modelling and - most importantly - use of data - helping decision makers make great commercial decisions, powered by AI. All supported by our world-class data science team.

Founded in 2014, Peak has grown rapidly, in line with the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies, winning numerous awards and attracted significant funding to support the company’s ongoing investment in machine learning and AI technologies. All to further our mission to become the world’s leading AI System business.

Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our clients include some of the world's leading retailers, manufacturers and well-known brands alongside highly innovative and tech-savvy businesses. Peak is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner, and holds Machine Learning Competency and Retail Competency status.

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Finance and Admin
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience