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GoCardless // online payment processing services
Paris    Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2021
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About us

At GoCardless, were passionate about payments. Our vision is to provide businesses with the best way to collect recurring payments, wherever they & their customers are in the world.

Today, we help over 60,000 businesses take the pain out of getting paid, so they can focus on what they do best. And through our partnerships with over 200 software providers such as Xero, Zuora, Salesforce & Quickbooks, more & more businesses are benefiting from our unique global payments platform every day. We process $15bn of payments a year across more than 30 countries, powering recurring payments for businesses worldwide, from multinational corporations to small businesses. 

Were headquartered in the UK, & backed by some of the worlds leading investors including Google Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Notion Capital & Bain Capital. Over 600 employees worldwide have decided to develop their careers with us. Weve built a friendly, collaborative culture where we hire & develop people who share our desire to do work we can be proud of. We value learning & feedback, & support colleagues to develop in their role & more broadly in their career.

The Financial Control & Reporting team:

The Financial Control & Reporting is now in an exciting transitional stage with many new projects to get involved in as the company expands. The team:

  • Manages the month end close & management account production
  • Ensures that all of the company's financial practices are in line with statutory regulations & legislation
  • Has responsibility for ensuring aspects of FCA & ACPR compliance, including capital adequacy testing
  • Manages debt facilities, business bank accounts, fee sweep reconciliations, client money reconciliations, foreign exchange risk, cash flow, Treasury policy related to business funds & maintains relationships with banking institutions & the internal teams, especially Banking Operations
  • Has responsibility for the preparation & filing of statutory accounts in the jurisdictions in which we operate
  • Manages group & local audits & maintains relationships with auditors & tax advisors
  • Has responsibility for UK & international tax, VAT & corporate structure management, as well as relations with HMRC
  • Has responsibility for financial processes & controls
  • Has responsibility for financial systems (incl Netsuite)

The role:

Reporting to the Head of Financial Control & Reporting, the Finance Manager will be a technical accounting expert for the group & play a key role in the preparation of the groups annual consolidated financial statements & regulatory reporting.

Some of the principle activities you will be responsible for include:

  • Assistance in the preparation of the annual group consolidated accounts of GoCardless & of the statutory accounts of subsidiaries, as well as regulatory reporting for the FCA & the ACPR.
  • Review controls performance of the safeguarding process, update policies & training materials
  • Document accounting processes & participation in the development of a group accounting policy manual
  • Participation in the cash flow management strategy, improvement of cash flow statement & forecast, investment benchmarking & foreign currency hedging
  • Support in the development of the financial control & reporting framework to ensure its suitability for the next stage of GoCardlesss growth.
  • Participation in projects & initiatives to support business requirements, as well as improvement in the Finance department IT environment.

What were looking for:

  • You have substantial experience (over 5 years) in a similar position or a prior audit experience in a Big 4.
  • You are a financial accountant, with demonstrable knowledge of statutory reporting, French GAAP, IFRS standards & developing accounting policy.
  • You will have proven skill in analysing processes with the delivery of process simplification & improvement through automation/ system development. 
  • In addition to your technical expertise, you will be an excellent communicator, able to explain complex concepts to non experts. You will be collaborative in your approach. 
  • You have integrity & an analytical approach
  • You are fluent in French & English

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in a fast-growing scaleup environment.
  • Experience in fintech/payments.
  • Experience in cash flow management
  • Knowledge of US GAAP & PCEC accounting

Life at GoCardless

Diversity is hugely important to us and we welcome applications from those with disabilities & from under-represented backgrounds. Throughout our hiring & onboarding process we make any reasonable adjustments necessary to create a level playing field & continually look at how we can improve in this area. We also have active employee resource groups (such a BEAM & Rainbow) that are supported & sponsored by members of our Exec team; they work to engage & inspire our employees on diversity & inclusion topics throughout the year.

We offer flexible working hours & remote working arrangements, enhanced parental leave and pension packages. Youll also receive equity, because we believe having this buy in is a vital part of building a successful business where everybody - regardless of their role - can make a valuable contribution.

Here at GoCardless we value flexibility, & throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic we've listened to our global GeeCees to gain a better understanding of the positives & negatives of working remotely (which we've been doing since March 2020).

Their feedback helped us develop our 'Adaptive Working' model, rolling out mid to late 2021. It's built around three components: days in the office, remote working, & enhanced environments. This means teams will be able to come into a GC office between one & three days per week for collaboration & teamwork, with the rest spent working remotely to enable a healthy work/life balance. Well also be reimagining our office environments so they enhance the collaboration & socialisation aspects our GeeCees told us they value most highly.

We continually review this approach in conjunction with the changing restrictions in each of our locations; additionally we offer support to maintain wellbeing & comfort, including subsidised home office equipment, workstation assessments & a range of remote social activities you can dip in & out of whenever you fancy.

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

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