Finance & Ops Assistant, Laka – London (UK)


About the job

  • Location: Laka works primarily on a remote-first basis, however we feel that this role would benefit from being based in our London office (London Bridge) roughly 3 days per week
  • Salary: £26,000 per annum, plus bonus and share options

👋🏻 Hello, we’re Laka

You might not have heard of us yet – that’s OK, you’ve found us now – come and find out more about our journey…

Founded in 2017, Laka set out to transform insurance by connecting passionate cyclists to form a collective and protect their bikes for when things go wrong – a better model for insurance was born. For once people come first in insurance by fairly sharing the cost amongst each other. We exist to rewrite the rules of insurance so it’s something people stand with, not against.

Our model: Laka makes sure everything runs smoothly for The Collective – from exceptionally fast claims, splitting the cost fairly, guaranteeing a maximum price and all the other heavy lifting of a regulated insurance business. For that service, the collective pays Laka a fee relative to the claims in a month.

Take a closer look at exactly what this means and how it works here.

What have we been up to since then…?

In a nutshell, we’ve been very busy! Here are a few of the massive achievements we’ve had:

🚀 Raised an awesome Series A investment round of over $13m

🚀 Grown the team to over 50 Lakanauts, based across the UK and NL, enabling a choice-based, remote-first way of working

🚀 Launched Laka in a total of 5 countries, essentially helping more people in more places!

🚀 Captured the UK and NL enthusiast cyclist market and expanded into commercial business partnering

🚀 Been awarded ‘Best Cycle Insurance Provider’ (for the past 5 years in a row – go us! 🥳)

🚀 Opened 3 shiny new offices in London, Bristol & Amsterdam to provide spaces for people to collaborate as they like

🚀 We’ve also achieved a 5* rating on Google Reviews and Glassdoor – go check us out!

Help us continue to change an outdated industry…

We’re growing real fast on our path to make the Laka collective model the industry standard and we’re expanding across segments, products, and territories. We’re looking for innovative, bold and brave minds to help us build the world’s best insurance company.

🤘🏼 The role

This is a brand new role at Laka, providing critical support to lots of people across the business – primarily split between Finance and ‘general ops’.

The purpose of the role is to take ownership of multiple operational tasks, in order to enable the teams around you to deliver their work effectively.

You will communicate widely across the business, with people from all teams and levels, including our exec team. You’ll report into the Finance Manager, but will also work closely with the Head of People when needed.

We’re looking for someone super passionate, who enjoys building relationships, getting connected to people and creating an atmosphere of fun.

What you’ll be getting up to:

Finance operations:

  • Processing supplier and ad-hoc payments, bookkeeping and bank reconciliations for Operational Expenditure using Spendesk and Xero
  • Assisting with daily claim payments, keeping reconciliations updated and resolving discrepancies
  • Processing payments for employee reimbursements
  • Acting as the first point of contact for external queries to the Finance mailbox
  • Working with the Sales team on monthly commercial billing, preparing invoices and statements and subsequent credit control
  • Preparing and developing periodic internal departmental and external partner reporting
  • Fixed asset and inventory management

General operations:

  • Making and managing travel bookings, including flights and accommodation – both on a regular basis and for larger events
  • Supporting with the administration for new joiners, including equipment ordering
  • Adhoc assistance tasks as required, e.g. diary management and meeting room bookings
  • Manage general office administration and upkeep across all Laka offices, including consumables and equipment
  • Be the point of contact for Laka’s offices as required
  • Assist with preparation of our fortnightly All Hands meeting, including equipment set-up and gathering of content


👉🏻 This role will be a great fit if you:

  • Have some relevant experience in either a junior Finance or operations-type role
  • Have excellent attention to detail (especially with numbers)
  • Have spent some time working in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Are proactive and organised with your workload
  • Have an enthusiastic mindset, willing to ‘get stuck in’
  • Are happy juggling multiple activities and to-do lists simultaneously
  • Are keen to take on a role that has a broad scope, with lots of responsibility

Before you apply, please make sure that you currently have the right to work in the UK (we’re really sorry, but we’re not able to provide visa sponsorship for this role).


🌟 Our perks

What can you expect from working at Laka?

📈 Share options – we want you to be rewarded for Laka’s success – everyone in the business is granted share options when they join

💰 Company bonus scheme – if the company hits its targets, you’ll get a cash bonus at the end of the year

🌴 Annual leave – 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), plus additional days over the Christmas period, with the option to roll over up to 5 days per year

💶 Pension scheme – Laka pays 3% of your base salary into your pension to help you save for the future

💊 Private medical insurance – we’ll give you individual private cover, with the option to add partners & dependants too (at a small cost)

🖥 Home set-up allowance – in addition to letting you choose the kit you want (MacBook or Windows laptop, plus additional equipment like screens, keyboard, etc), we’ll also give you a one-off budget of £200 to get anything else you want in order to make your homeworking environment a comfortable place to be

🍽 Weekly lunch on us – £15 every Wednesday to enjoy lunch on Laka – pop out locally with people in the office, or order-in at home, the choice is yours

💃 Company-wide events – we love getting everyone together as much as possible – expect regular events throughout the year, for team building, bonding, and general good old-fashioned fun!

🎳 Monthly socials – as if quarterly company events weren’t enough, we also give each office a budget for a monthly social activity (think anything from low-key dinner & drinks through to adventure golf, paddleboarding, bowling, electric darts, trampoline parks and more!)

👚 Laka swag – we’ll give you some lovely Laka kit to get you started, including a jumper & t-shirts so you can feel (& look) like part of the family

🚴 Laka credit – for all you cyclists, we’ll give you £10 credit per month towards insuring your bike(s) with us – plus give you access to a bunch of cycling industry discounts

🧠 Mental health support – unlimited support via Spill, including one-to-one therapy sessions

🌈 Belonging at Laka

We’re committed to building and sustaining a business that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging – our customer collective is broad and inclusive, and we’d like our own people to be too. We’re fast becoming a global community of people and we believe each person’s unique qualities should be celebrated as they are a huge part of what makes Laka a great place to be. We’d love you to bring your authentic self to work every single day, no matter your age, ethnicity, religion, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, caring responsibilities, neurodiversity, or anything else that makes you, you. If you’d like to request a reasonable adjustment as part of our application or assessment process, please let us know by emailing

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