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Finance Lead (Growth and Forecasting) – London

As a financial technology service/company moving billions of GBP of customer money in over 70 countries, TransferWise must have bulletproof financials. We need timely, accurate and scalable financial data to be compliant with regulations and make accurate business decisions inside the company.

We’re growing our FP&A team and looking for an experienced Finance Lead to come on board and lead our efforts on forecasting and understanding growth, based in our London office.

Your mission:

  • Own the growth narrative for TransferWise across users, volumes, and revenues for ongoing management, strategic planning, and external reporting
  • Drive the development of technically advanced, robust, and accurate statistical forecast models
  • Establish a deep understanding and mastery of growth drivers to ground our forecasts in and to provide confidence to our investors and insight to the team on which to drive action
  • Partner with the product organisation across TransferWise to drive ownership and accountability for forecast and growth
  • Own the ongoing analysis to continuously evolve our understanding of growth. Develop scenarios and and build sensitivities to further ground our forecasts
  • Contribute to, and help evolve our reporting, including our monthly reporting for our board and investors
  • Lead and grow a small but might team

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Own your own path to success - you’ll have a high level of autonomy, responsibility, and impact
  • Learn and grow - there’s a lot to be done!
  • Contribute significantly to TransferWise’s mission by helping the Finance team take a giant step forward  

A bit about you:

  • Experienced in forecasting and financial modelling in a commercially based role - ideally in a fast growth tech company
  • Have had ownership of growth and revenue analysis, insights, narrative, and reporting on both short-term and long-term strategic basis
  • Skilled at business partnering with stakeholders at all levels of an organisation, including at the executive level 
  • Have led, mentored, inspired, developed, and grown teams before
  • Technically proficient: you have a good command of SQL. A working knowledge of Python and/or R is a bonus
  • Passionate about what we’re building at TransferWise 
  • Keen to roll up sleeves and get the job done, we all do our own Excel still
  • Ability to operate to defined timelines while bringing together a diverse stakeholder group
  • Humble, comfortable operating with a level of uncertainty, keen to learn
  • Able to work across multiple teams, offices, time zones (and travel when needed!) with flexibility and a can do attitude
  • Eligible to work in UK

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 reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. 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.