Hello there. We’re Zopa.
Our diverse team is united in their mission of creating simple, fair and honest financial products that have the customer’s needs at their heart. We’re proud that this dedication is reflected in our excellent rating on TrustPilot.
We’ve always been unapologetically honest with our customers, and value the same in return. Their feedback helps us shape what we build, so we can provide a bank fit for today, and for the future.
We’re not the new kids on the block though - we’ve been a pioneering force in finance for 16 years. In 2005, we built the first ever peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company, giving our customers access to loans built for real-life and intelligent investments backed by cutting-edge tech. In 2020, we launched Zopa Bank, meaning we could offer more – like fixed term savings backed by FSCS protection and a credit card to help customers take control of their finances.
Today, our bank and our P2P business run alongside each other, with the same ethos and the same mission. We’ve lent out over £6 billion and are proud to have made money work better for over half a million people across the UK, whether they were looking to borrow, save or invest.
If you embrace being challenged beyond the norm, aren’t afraid to think differently and are motivated by working somewhere you can really make an impact, you’ll love life here at Zopa.
We’re looking for a Senior Regulatory Reporting Accountant to join our team. Reporting to the Regulatory Reporting Manager, you’ll be responsible for preparing key capital and liquidity returns and assist in ad hoc projects. To be successful in this role you’ll have a good understanding of CRD IV (soon to be replaced by CRD V) within the banking industry. You’ll have a clear ability to build effective and influential relationships across teams.
You'll be part of an impressive Zopa team, who are super collaborative and happy to roll their sleeves up and get involved in whatever needs doing to achieve their goals!
A day in the life:
Timely and accurate production of all regulatory returns (PRA, FCA & BOE) ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory rules.
Ensure effective tools are in place for monitoring capital and liquidity, working closely with the Treasury & FP&A teams to deliver appropriate MI.
Assess the adequacy of internal processes, data and controls which support the production of regulatory returns and oversee enhancements to increase efficiency and strengthen the control framework as required, including keeping standard operating procedures up to date.
Help the regulatory manager in identifying any replacement for the existing regulatory reporting software through documentation of business rules, user acceptance testing and documentation of procedures.
Provide support to the team to ensure it is adequately prepared to meet changes to regulatory rules and to comply with new and emerging reporting and disclosure requirements.
Help with monthly horizon scanning and reviews performed by second line and internal auditors
Working closely with product teams to understand impact of product feature change on regulatory reporting
You’re a Qualified/part qualified accountant
You have in depth regulatory reporting experience covering COREP (capital and liquidity) and FINREP in a banking/financial services environment
You hold strong data and analytical skills, with experience of using a regulatory reporting software and highly proficient at Excel.
You can develop the role quickly, through a pro-active approach to learning and challenging how things are done.
You’ve got a track record of implementing improvements to regulatory reporting process. Offers a fresh perspective.
You’re highly organised, always plans ahead, able to multi-task and used to meeting tight deadlines.
You’re a team player & excellent communications skills.
Flexible working? Yes please!
We’re currently piloting a new flexible working scheme. This means that whether you want to come into our open-plan, riverside London Bridge office or work from the comfort of your own home (or both!), you’ll be able to decide on an approach with your manager, looking at what works best for you, your role and your team.
Not only that – the new model also includes the option of working from abroad for up to 90 days a year!* But no matter where you are, we’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to thrive, both in your work and home life, from day one.
*Subject to having the right to work in the country of choice
To thrive here, you’ll need to:
Champion our customers. Whatever your role, you’ll be close to our customers. We care passionately about doing the best for them.
Help us make fearless choices. Our environment is fast-paced, agile and open. You’ll solve interesting and challenging problems, and be trusted and empowered to bring your ideas to life.
Walk the talk. Like us, you’ll be honest, stick to your promises and face the tough moments head-on.
Win smarter. You’ll be always on the lookout for a better way of doing things, going beyond ‘good enough’ and welcoming different points of view.
Be in it together. You’ll join an ambitious, diverse and all-round approachable team with a mix of ideas and talents who inspire each other to be better every day.
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to great products and unique company culture. We simply can’t expect to empower our customers to better manage their money without challenging the current status quo. Creating the best place for money is no easy task, which is why we need talent from all walks of life.
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