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Financial Controller



Accounting & Finance
Sofia, Bulgaria
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Company Mission

Payhawk is the leading global spend management solution for scaling businesses. Headquartered in London and combining company cards, reimbursable expenses and accounts payable into a single product; its future-facing technology enables finance teams to control and automate company spending at scale.

The Payhawk customer base includes fast-growing and mature multinational companies in 32 countries including LuxAir, Gtmhub, and Wagestream. With offices in New York, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and Sofia; Payhawk is backed by renowned investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greenoaks, QED Investors, Earlybird Digital East, and Eleven Ventures.

Our values include supporting flat hierarchies, taking ownership and responsibility, seeking and providing feedback, managing constructive critique, and speaking our minds. We understand that the best ideas don’t all come from the same place, so we encourage diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work.

The future of fintech is about more than money, and we believe in work-life balance, continual learning, and empowered teams. We’re also on a journey to improve our environmental and social impact and become B Corp certified. From virtual cards to digital subscriptions, our software and automation help take paper out of the equation for our customers, too.

We’re changing the world of payments, and we’re looking for an exceptional team to help us.

About The Role

Payhawk is looking for an experienced and passionate individual to join our stellar finance team in Sofia. You will work closely with the Accounting, Tax, Billing, FP&A and Procurement to manage and improve our group’s financial performance. You will be responsible for overseeing financial reporting, ensuring compliance with regulations, and implementing financial policies and procedures to maximize efficiency and profitability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Reporting: Responsible for monthly/quarterly/annual financial reporting of Payhawk group – ensure accurate and timely reporting to management, investors, regulators.
  • Review of statutory financial statements and ensure compliance with IFRS.
  • System Implementation and Automation: Support the implementation of Oracle NetSuite and build relevant financial reports within the system.
  • Drive automation of financial reports with the support of our BI department.
  • Evaluate and recommend financial systems and tools to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct in-depth financial analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and risks. Provide insights and recommendations for cost reduction and revenue enhancement.
  • Cash Flow Management: Manage cash flow, liquidity, and working capital to optimize financial resources and ensure financial stability of the entities in scope.
  • Financial Policies and Procedures: Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and best practices to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Internal Controls: Establish and maintain effective internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure accuracy and integrity of financial data.
  • Audit: Support external and internal audits. Liaise with auditors to provide necessary information and documentation and ensure audit objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Business Partnering: Act as an advisor in key business projects to ensure compliant and efficient decision-making.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Ensure efficient communication flow within different finance functions and across wider organization.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; ACCA or similar certification preferred.
  • 8+ work experience in finance of which 3+ as a Financial Controller or similar role in a multinational company
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of IFRS
  • Very strong analytical skills, attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • A process-oriented mind that is not afraid to challenge existing processes and build new ones
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Writes and speaks fluent English
  • Very good computer literacy and skills: ERP systems (Oracle NetSuite is a plus), financial accounting systems, MS Office

Company Benefits

  • 30 days holiday paid leave
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Exchange policy to another Payhawk office (London, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam)
  • Flexible working hours and opportunity to work from home
  • Regular team-wide events
  • Additional Medical care
  • Company office massages
  • Opportunity to use the Payhawk product with monthly commuting allowance

Payhawk is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.