Assistant Finance Manager

London

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Who are we?

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money abroad. We’ve taken something complicated and made it simple, so that sending money is as easy as sending a text message  Tap the WorldRemit app or head to  on our website, and your international transfer is made – to a bank account, cash pickup, Mobile Money, or airtime top-up. Founded in 2010, we send international remittances from 50 countries to more than 150 countries and we continue to expand our footprint.

Using WorldRemit is easy because we do the hard part, connecting hundreds of banks, money agents, mobile operators and payment systems around the world. These were never designed to work together, but WorldRemit makes it happen.

WorldRemit has grown - on average - by 50% year on year and is now processing over £3.1bn of remittances on an annualised basis.  WorldRemit’s success, and the size of the market it is operating in, means it has attracted investment from the world’s leading technology and impact investors, Accel, Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Leapfrog with $370m invested to date. We currently employ close to 1,000 employees and have offices in London, USA, Philippines, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other locations.

The journey is just beginning. We believe in faster, simpler, more accessible money transfers. That means building better products and services for our customers. 

Changing the world isn’t easy – so we only hire the most talented people. You need to think differently, believe in new solutions to old problems, and have the drive to make them happen. We aim to attract, retain and develop people that can bring to life our values: 

  • Aim high - We dream big, think bold and go the extra mile
  • Embrace challenge - We ask questions, start conversations, and always love to learn
  • Do what’s right - We act with integrity, building trust in ourselves and in our business

You can learn more about our culture and how we work by watching this video on our Careers page: https://www.worldremit.com/en/careers

 

About the Role

We are now looking to strengthen the team with an Assistant Finance Manager to help meet the demands of WorldRemit’s continuing growth.

This is not a conventional finance role. We interact regularly with both the Operations and Tech teams, and our close involvement with overseas partners provides plenty of opportunities to have a tangible impact on the success of the business.

Whilst you won’t need to have worked in the FinTech or the money transfer sector in the past, it’s important that you are a qualified accountant or can demonstrate a thorough understanding of the accounting environment by being qualified by experience. You will most likely have experience of at least one of the following – audit, cash management, treasury, reconciliations and reconciliations software. This role is the perfect opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills in a fast-paced FinTech environment.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Head of Financial Operations in ensuring the team are meeting their goals on both daily and month-end reconciliations, together with daily refunds
  • Help the Head of Financial Operations balance workloads of the team to optimise their strengths & weaknesses whilst also considering development opportunities
  • Review/approval of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Giving active support of month-end close through review of regular journal postings and ensuring the team’s adherence to group reporting standards & deadlines
  • Working with new and our existing partners to improve the quality of reporting received from them
  • Encouraging and assisting the team to proactively investigate and solve any discrepancies uncovered during the reconciliation process
  • Identify areas for operational improvement, particularly in terms of automation and scalability, reflecting the broader growth trajectory of the organisation

Summary of required experience & attributes

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA preferable, Part Qualified or QBE will be considered)
  • 3+ years professional experience
  • Experience of line management or supervision of staff
  • Experience working in a financial control team including the management of ledgers and implementation of finance processes.
  • Experience in the use of reconciliation software would be beneficial, but not essential
  • IT literacy and confidence with dealing with very large datasets is essential. Familiarity with SQL or VBA – for example using database query skills to extract ad-hoc data for reporting and analysis – would be a great advantage
  • Experience in supporting projects with timely and successful completion
  • Experience working in an international business, working with foreign currency transactions

Desirable Requirements

  • Has worked within the money transfer, payments, gambling or travel industry
  • Experience using transaction matching systems such as Reconart, Smartstream, TLM
  • An interest in pursuing a career in finance and accounting within a fintech company

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