Finance Manager, Risk and Controls

63000 - 79000 GBP Annual
  1. Finance
  2. London

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Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

Job Description

As we continue to grow and scale, we’re on the hunt for an experienced Finance professional to join our Finance Risk and Controls team. Your work will be instrumental in strengthening our internal control environment, monitoring and reporting, and helping the business achieve its mission. 

This role provides an excellent platform for someone looking to step into the finance function of a Fintech and deep dive into the inner workings of a Company that has taken the financial services industry by storm. 

Your Mission:

  • Help document, challenge and build an end to end view of our customer flow control environment to illustrate key risks, controls and processes that impact group financial statements. Your focus will be on the ‘upstream’ activities, which includes the complex services built by Wise to provide customers with the Wise transfer, account, card and assets offerings.

  • Contribute in implementing new processes / enhance existing processes within the wider Finance tribe.

  • Complete testing in line with programmed schedules to independently assess controls to identify gaps and implement remediation plans for upstream activities. You will work with the Head of Finance Risk and Controls to agree on the identified gaps, and suggestions for improvement.

  • Effectively support and challenge the product engineering, operations and group finance teams on their journey to evolve and mature our risk and control environment.

  • Partner with both finance and non-finance teams as needed to address risks and controls related to financial reporting. You will need to build strong effective relationships across the organisation to help us meet our goals. 

  • Work closely with finance teams during planning sessions to help guide and deliver on control design improvements. We love automation and our engineers will need your help to design the most efficient controls. 

  • Keep on track of Finance control remediation findings and also monitor the progress for internal and external audit actions to ensure they are completed on time and actions are adequate to mitigate the inherent risks identified. 


A bit about you:

  • Theory - You have a professional finance qualification such as the ACA or equivalent (CPA / ACCA) with at least 5 years post qualification experience. IT qualifications such as CISA / CRISC / CISSP is a plus. You are keen to learn more about Fintechs and the inner workings of an organisation dealing with high volume transactions. 

  • Practice - You have demonstrable experience managing projects, testing internal controls, responding to external and internal audit queries / findings or have experience in auditing companies, preferably within Financial services.. 

  • Love getting things done - You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and take responsibility to do whatever needs doing to solve problems. You take a proactive approach in resolving complex issues. We get it done!

  • Commercial acumen - You understand the value of taking a balanced approach to risk and controls to support the growth of the business.

  • Collaborative - You work well in a multinational team environment, and know how to have an impact through others. No Drama Good Karma!

  • Development - You are keen to learn and develop your knowledge of how a FinTech and fast growing scale-up operates. 

Additional Information

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders  — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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