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Financial Planning Analyst

The world is changing. We all want something different. At Luno, we see you as an individual, and we want to unleash your potential and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

The world is changing. We all want something different.

At Luno, we see you as an individual, and we want to unleash your potential and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Luno welcomes crypto lovers and crypto newbies. You – just like everyone in the world – are on your own unique crypto-learning journey.

We are a mission-driven cryptocurrency company that is building more open and equal access to the future of money. You don’t have to know lots about crypto to be interested in joining us, you just have to feel that upgrading the world to a fairer financial system matters, and that you’d like to be part of this global change. We’re a passionate and committed team taking on a challenge of epic proportions. Like the first moon landing, it requires a special kind of people working together with unusual skill, focus and determination. We need the best team on board for our mission.

If that sounds like a culture you’d thrive in, then we are excited to hear from you.


A little about us

  • Luno means moon in Esperanto, we chose the name because at night, wherever you are in the world, you look up at the same moon. We believe in the power of working together, as one team, across borders, with clear focus and shared purpose.
  • Our popular mobile app and website helps people around the world grow and manage their money using the world’s most mature cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDC. We’ve processed over $21 billion to date.
  • Over 7 million customers across 40 countries have chosen to hold their crypto wallets on Luno because we offer a delightfully simple experience and bank-grade security.
  • We’re part of the Digital Currency Group, named in 2021 as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies, in the “Disruptors” category alongside Tesla, AirBnB, SpaceX, Peloton. TIME noted that DCG is “mainstreaming cryptocurrency”.
  • We’re proud to be one of the world’s most international cryptocurrency teams, with colleagues from 43 different nationalities working across South Africa, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Nigeria, Australia and Singapore. Financial inclusion is part of our mission, but on a deeper level, inclusion is a way of life, and a way of work for us. It is part of who we are as a company, and a group of human individuals.

The role in a nutshell


We’re looking for someone exceptional, who will be responsible for maintaining our forecast and planning systems and assisting with the forecasting and planning process.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Luno’s awesome Finance team and make an immediate impact. Some of the reasons you should be biting our arm off to get on board this rocketship:

  • Crypto is the future and is on the cusp of mass adoption – the time is now!
  • Luno is scaling fast: We are entering new markets, including the US, and aiming to double headcount within the next 12 months.
  • We use the best tools: we are just implementing Anaplan to automate much of the repetitive reconciliation work you will find in other Excel based planning roles.
  • Great people and culture: work with pioneers in the crypto space, happy to support flexible working, an inspiration day on top of your holiday allowance.

Your mission will involve

  • Maintaining Anaplan data – update of financial and non-financial data from source systems and help migrate this process to be driven by APIs.
  • Maintaining finance processes housed within Anaplan to ensure the best experience for end users.
  • Helping to build out Anaplan functionality, e.g. balance sheet, customer acquisition cost.
  • Running planning cycles: agree and communicate timelines, and manage stakeholders to ensure inputs are delivered on time.
  • Helping with headcount, costs and revenue forecasting to ensure teams have clarity on their budgets.
  • Reviewing and ensuring completeness of financial forecasts.
  • Knowing and understanding the budget drivers and being able to respond to any budget related queries.
  • Reviewing variances in financial actuals to challenge and improve planning assumptions.
  • In time, taking ownership of the Anaplan model architecture.

In your first six months, you will

  • Learn the workings of, and understand how we use our new forecasting tool, Anaplan.
  • Maintain and update financial and non-financial data from source systems into Anaplan.
  • Integrate yourself into the team and learn our ways of working.

The ideal Lunaut for this role, will have

  • A bright, analytical mindset.
  • The attention to detail of a hawk.
  • Accountancy Qualification (0-3 years post qualified experience).
  • Financial modelling experience.
  • Experience building in Anaplan OR excellent Excel skills and a willingness to learn how to use Anaplan.
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience.
  • Strong communication with the ability to engage with a variety of people across the business at all levels.

Nice-to-haves

  • Excel in Excel.
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis acquired through related work experience.
  • Exposure to existing Luno systems (Sage X3, Anaplan, Looker, Kissflow).

Behaviours we want in all roles

  • Moontality (read more on our website).
  • Curiosity.
  • Self aware, hard-working team player.
  • Additive to team culture.
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty and take accountability, e.g. if you see something isn’t working, get it fixed.
  • We welcome diversity of thought and respectful disagreement.

Life at Luno

If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

Like the majority of the companies, Luno is currently working remotely to keep our employees safe, which means you will not be physically, but virtually onboarded for now!

  • Live long and prosper. We’ve got you covered with excellent private medical insurance.
  • You’ll be able to continuously up-skill yourself with access to free courses on Udemy, Coursera and Codecademy.
  • For the crypto fans among you (should be everyone!), you’ll pay 0 fees with Luno from the day you start
  • Generous maternity / paternity leave.
  • An annual inspiration day, over and above your annual and public holiday leave… for that pottery course you’ve always been meaning to do!
  • Work with a globally diverse team of hardworking, ambitious and friendly people on something that will truly revolutionise the financial world.
  • We have virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts to break up your day and work that other part of your brain.
  • Work is important, but your mental health should always take priority. At Luno, we do everything we can to make sure you lead a healthy and happy life. That’s why Luno gives you free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Be part of the change!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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