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Data Assurance Manager - Finance – London

We’re looking for a Data Assurance Manager to join our growing Finance team in London. Quality Assurance of Finance data is fundamental to TransferWise’s mission, not only will this role ensure our data for internal and external financial and regulatory reporting will be accurate, it will also ensure data used for internal decision making is exact.

You will be responsible for driving data quality in our automated finance systems, both from a focusing on the technical (e.g. advanced data driven controls, real time quality data collection and distribution, etc.) and a process perspective.

Your mission:

  • Set the technical and process Data Assurance vision, help identifying the requirements
  • Design, build and implement IT tools to run controls and Data QA processes
  • Work with Finance Controllers, Customer Product teams, Finance Product team to capitalize on learning, carry out Data Quality and processes reviews to support real time accurate financials;
  • Over time, build up a team and capability to execute Finance Data Quality Assurance at scale

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Help us build, at pace, large scale, complex finance systems to support a fast growing, global financial services business
  • Be flexible in how and where you work, we understand everyone needs a little something different so we’ll do our best to make it happen.
  • Travel - you have flexibility to spend 3-4 weeks per quarter to work with the Finance Product team in Estonia

A bit about you:

  • self-sufficient with data analytics - you are good with financial data, SQL and databases. You are very good at solving any analytical and quantitative problem
  • have hands-on experience in building of distributed transaction processing systems (finance or other similar areas). Agile IT environment experience in a global fast growth environment is a strong plus.
  • experience with designing and implementing financial controls, data assurance tools and processes, as well as working with auditors or regulators
  • you have flexibility to spend 3-4 weeks a quarter with the part of the Finance Product team in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • be able to lead a team, part of it remotely, ensuring the team are engaged, achieving their personal development goals and hitting the required timelines

Mindset

  • be a team player, always working closely with your team, ensuring the highest quality of the results the team deliver
  • passionate about technology and its relationship with business, about user experience
  • ability to own a subdomain, work independently and plan your own solutions to the problems
  • open, communicative, and fun to work with

Bonus Points

  • Experience in finance or accounting -  you know basic accounting and financial terminology
  • Having knowledge or experience with COSO, SOX, CIA, ITIL
  • MBA, Masters in Finance and Economics

A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.

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Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form, or drop us an email at adjustments@transferwise.com. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.