FinTech secured a staggering £2.4bn of funding in Q1 and 50% of the largest deals done were in this sector (Beauhurst Q1 Equity Market Update). In Q2 Paddle has become the next FinTech to reach Unicorn status. It’s the UK’s leading high-growth industry and they’re hiring finance talent at record levels.
Who are they hiring ?
Just like other scaling Tech businesses, FinTechs need to build out their finance teams to keep pace with rapid growth but they also have the added pressure of operating in a highly regulated environment. So alongside developing strong reporting processes, delivering detailed FP&A and providing support to the leadership team, CFOs are looking to strengthen their team with people who have FCA regulatory and compliance experience.
However, while financial services experience can be an advantage for some finance roles in FinTech, it’s by no means essential and unlike more traditional financial services businesses, working in a FinTech gives you a massive amount of transferable experience.
TalentEdge is currently working with many of the most exciting venture and growth stage businesses in the sector. Get in touch with Ben Naidoo at email@example.com to find out more about the opportunities the team are currently working on.