• Full Time
  • London

Website Go Cardless

About us

At GoCardless we believe bank payments are the best way to pay and get paid. We also believe that bank account data is a powerful tool to make better, faster decisions. We’re making it easy to use both- for businesses everywhere.

GoCardless is used for domestic and international payments by 75,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion across 30 countries. We’re an award-winning London based fintech, with additional offices in Riga, Paris and Melbourne.
The role

You will report to the VP Financial Control and Enterprise Risk and will be responsible for optimising the efficiency of Finance operations and ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of controls. The role will deliver our Finance transformation objectives. The majority of your time will be allocated to mapping, re-designing and documenting processes and controls. You will collaborate closely with the process and control owners in Finance, but will leverage your expertise to limit the demands on their time. In conjunction with the Finance Project Manager, with whom you will comprise our Finance Transformation capability, you will be accountable for the implementation of process and control improvements, including automation provided by existing or new systems. Your work will require interaction with other teams across the business, but engagement will predominantly be with the Financial Control, Billing & Credit, Procurement and Management Reporting teams.

What excites you:

An opportunity to own performance improvement, enhance the operational effectiveness of Finance functions and lead a program to provide assurance over control maturity.
The application of the know-how gained from a background in practice, consulting on Performance Improvement or Finance Transformation but with the opportunity to be responsible for implementing your recommendations.
Autonomy in setting a standard process methodology, and collaborating in setting transformation priorities.
Identifying Finance function and related activities in need of improvement.
Mapping existing processes and re-designing them to meet current and future business needs.
Engaging with Finance professionals to accurately document, improve and maintain policies and procedures.
Identifying control weaknesses, and their remediation through the design and implementation of effective controls.
Improving efficiency through the standardisation and automation of Finance activities.
Working cross functionally and engaging with internal stakeholders at all levels.

What excites us:

A Performance Improvement, Finance Transformation or Operational Finance background in a Big 4 consultancy, joining straight from practice or having spent some time in industry.
A solid understanding of Finance operations, processes and the role of IT systems e.g. ERPs.
A qualified accountant or otherwise highly proficient in financial and management accounting.
You will be an expert in the application of financial control frameworks (e.g. SOX) and skilled in designing, implementing and testing the effectiveness of controls.
Skilled in tackling big problems with a structured approach, incorporating infrastructure development, automation, designing customer-facing processes, and monitoring.
You have excellent communication skills and are able to bring the cross-functional team with you as you develop and implement new processes and controls.
Self sufficient and able to plan and prioritise work with minimal supervision.
We don’t expect you to meet every requirement. If you’re excited by this role, we encourage you to apply.

(some of) The good stuff

Wellbeing – stay healthy with dedicated support and medical cover
Work away scheme – you can apply to work away from your country of residence for up to 90 days in any 12 month period
Adaptive Working – allows you to work flexibly, around your lifestyle
Equity – all permanently employed GCs get equity to help you make a valuable contribution
Parental leave – to suit everyone embarking on life’s great adventure
Time off – generous holiday allowance, + 3 annual volunteer days, + 4 annual business-wide wellness days (‘GC Fridays’)

Life at GoCardless

We’re an organisation defined by our values; We start with why before we begin any project, to ensure it’s aligned with our mission. We make it happen, working with urgency and taking personal accountability for getting things done. We act with integrity, always. We care deeply about what we do and we know it’s essential that we be humble whilst we do it. Our Values form part of the GoCardless DNA, and are used to not only help us nurture and develop our culture, but to deliver impactful work that will help us to achieve our vision.

Diversity & Inclusion

We’re building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we’re going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of ‘GeeCee’s’ that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in – with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.

We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2023;

42% identify as women

28% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other

9% identify as LGBTQIA+

9% identify as neurodiverse

2% identify as disabled

We’re rooting for you during your application and GoCardless aims to provide reasonable adjustments to make our recruitment process as remarkable and accessible as we can. Please speak to your Talent Partner if you need extra support.

If you want to learn more, you can read about our Employee Resource Groups and objectives here as well as our latest D&I Report 

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment, leaving a more sustainable world for future generations. In 2021 we became co-founders of the Tech Zero coalition, a group of businesses committed to taking climate action as part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero. We aim to reduce our impact and to create positive change on the natural world. Check out our sustainability action plan here.

Find out more about Life at GoCardless via Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Diversity & Inclusivity:

We’re building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we’re going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of ‘GeeCee’s’ that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in - with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.

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