Head of Financial Operations

Discipline: Finance, Accounting & Audit
Contact name: Simon Pace

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15305
Published: about 2 months ago

Chosen candidate will manage the whole operational finance function across funding, self-issuing and BIN sponsorship partnerships. Applicants need to be a self-starter, analytically minded with a strong focus on detail, and  committed to high quality deliverables. 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Defining, documenting and advising on operations procedures and controls related to all financial and card operations
  • Developing detailed project plans to prepare implementations of new banking partners, card schemes and any related projects
  • Coordinating and managing critical funds flows operations with the corporate finance department on accounting and treasury processes.
  • Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Defining objectives & KPIs- Providing accurate and detailed forecasting as well as relevant progress reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Leading the operational global treasury and partners pre-funding/trust models
  • Operational vendor management and operational risk oversight of a highly diverse network of partners, including card processors and card schemes in addition to other banking partners
  • Oversee and coordinate the full reconciliation process for all financial partners' setups across the globe
  • Managing the operational flows and procedures to operate all internal processing systems
  • Constant evaluation and improvement of internal policies and controls
  • Analysing business processes, identifying new opportunities, and driving projects to improve further processes and systems, with a focus on quality and efficiency
  • Key role in a number of deliverables within the month-end process in terms of management accounts delivery
  • Full ownership of the internal reconciliation engine, and liaising with the R&D team with future enhancements to existing processes
  • Performing ad hoc financial analyses as requested
  • Keep central updated documentation repository of all reconciliation processes, internal procedures and financial risk register
  • Act as an escalation point for Senior Finance Officer’s reconciliation issues
  • Liaise with the internal auditor around regular assessment of the operational finance processes

Requirements: 

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong project management and execution focus extremely organized and effective at time management
  • Industry Expertise within card processing and deep understanding of regulatory requirements for financial institutions (such as Safeguarding)
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and database (MySQL) skills
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a quantitative discipline such as Accounting or Finance
  • Strong research, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and analytical skills
  • Experience working with B2C technology, fintech, and/or payment services business is considered advantageous
For more information email [email protected] or send a WhatsApp msg on 9905 8967