Paysend is a UK-based FinTech company that has over 5 million customers and is on a mission to change the way that people and businesses globally manage their money.

Our growth has been fast and exciting. We were the first FinTech company to introduce global card-to-card transfers, connecting 12 billion cards issued by the international payment systems Mastercard, Visa, China Union Pay and local cards schemes, and we have strategic partnerships with many of the world’s top payment companies. Born in April 2017, we now serve customers in over 150 countries and have over 200 employees, having more than doubled in size since March 2020.

In May 2021, we secured US$125 million in a Series B funding round which valued the company at US$700+ million. Since then we’ve expanded into Asia-Pacific with the opening of our Singapore headquarters, we've opened our Americas and LatAm headquarters in Miami, and recently launched our new European Technology Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. Additionally, we've been recognized by Deloitte as the third fastest growing technology company in the UK in 2022, as well as featuring in Sifted's UK start-ups and scale-ups to watch in 2022 ranking. 

Paysend is one of the most popular and trusted digital money services in the world with 4.7/5 Trustpilot score

Our success is built on supreme technology, friendly customer service and, of course, the very best talent in the FinTech industry. We’re looking for the future gamechangers of FinTech to join us as we positively disrupt the personal and business payments markets and make financial services more accessible and inclusive for individuals and small businesses around the world.

Every day is a new challenge at Paysend, and we approach each project with ambition, innovation and creativity.

Paysend is a global payment transfer company with several international legal entities, and we require an accountant experienced in both Irish and international accounting standards and regulatory reporting. You will have opportunity to report and collaborate on all Paysend entities within the group

As the Financial Controller you will have a key role with responsibility for the Paysend EU DAC Finance Function within a growing multi-national fintech company. You will have experience working in the finance function of a financial services company, or financial services audit team, and tackle any problem as well as coordinate multiple deliverables in a fast paced environment. You will need to have an analytical mindset and have incredible attention to detail to succeed in this role. You will have the opportunity to report and collaborate on all Paysend entities with the group.

This role can be fully remote but you will be required to come into the office from time to time. You will be leading a small team of finance experts and be expected to aid with their development. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Management of day to day finance function including preparation of management and statutory accounts and annual filings for Paysend EU DAC. Overseeing all financial control activities, e.g., month-end close process, preparation and review of management accounts, comprehensive balance sheet substantiation.
  • Lead External Audit engagements and Internal Audit review and subsequent closure of any relevant recommendations. Ensure the reliability of the financial reporting (internal and external reporting).
  • Reporting to the CBI and fulfilment of all regulatory requirements in relation to E-Money institution including submission of FINREP and Supplementary return.
  • Ensuring that Safeguarding accounts are appropriately reconciled daily to the firm’s internal records and that the appropriate amounts of customer funds are safeguarded at any given point. 
  • Regularly monitoring the firm’s capital adequacy to ensure that sufficient own funds are maintained at all times to meet regulatory requirements. 
  • Ensure that a full suite of management information for monitoring the performance of the Company is prepared and reviewed within reporting deadlines. 
  • Providing executive management with high-quality financial information, summarising budget trends, analysing deficiencies and reporting variances to guide effective policy making and financial strategy including reporting to the Board of Paysend EU DAC.
  • Understanding of payments business processes and development of systems and procedures to ensure strong financial controls are maintained. Understanding the flow of funds for new and existing products and how they should be accounted for.
  • Manage statutory tax reporting for indirect and direct taxation.
  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Supporting Group projects where required.
  • Grow and manage PS EU DAC financial control team.

What you’ll need to be successful in the role

  • Experience within regulated companies reporting to the CBI
  • Experience of leading Financial services audits with external auditors
  • Fully qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with at least 7 years post qualification experience. 
  • Solid knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and tax. 
  • Strong analytical skills and advanced Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong focus on controls and processes and a high attention to detail
  • Up-to-date technical skills and confident preparing IFRS and GAAP financial statements
  • The ability to work closely with external advisers (audit and accounting)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - you will engage with colleagues on a daily basis and you’ll need to ensure processes and standards are being followed
  • Strong people manager who can evidence development of staff

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • High growth tech experience (preferably FinTech), as well as having experienced best practice in a larger organisation or external audit company
  • High energy and creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work autonomously in a fast growth and changing environment
  • Deep understanding of NetSuite

Why Paysend?

We’re looking for people who share our passion for innovation, buy into the Paysend ethos and add value to our team. When you join Paysend, you’ll have the chance to grow and develop as the business does.

We believe in empowering people to be successful in their jobs, and we pay them fairly for their expertise. We give everyone the context and tools to operate as business owners and encourage our people to contribute with their hearts, minds and creativity.

In the fast-paced FinTech industry the Paysend journey may not always be easy, but we succeed by working together to create solutions that break the status quo. We employ the right people to help us steer the business towards success and global influence.

If Paysend sounds like the perfect company for you, we’d love to hear from you!

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