Senior Manager – IT Risk and Controller


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At Wise our mission is Money Without Borders – instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free. 

As we continue to grow and scale, we’re on the hunt for an experienced IT Audit Professional to join our Finance Risk and Controls team. As the business continues to scale, this role will be instrumental to our in strengthening our internal control environment, monitoring and reporting.

This will provide an excellent platform for someone looking to step into a Fintech and deep dive into the inner workings of a Company that has taken the financial services industry by storm. 

Your Mission:

  • You will develop a broad domain and technical understanding of our automated and technology dependent control implementations that help record, maintain and report on customer data related to financial reporting. 
  • You will document, challenge and build an end to end view of our application controls to illustrate key IT dependent risks, controls and processes.
  • Build a testing programme to independently assess IT controls to identify gaps and collaborate with process owners to implement remediation plans.
  • You will have a high degree of ownership and will be responsible for guiding and challenging the team through the next phase of technical control improvements, automation and implementation. 
  • Ensure all control remediation, internal and external audit actions are completed on time and actions are adequate to mitigate the inherent risks.

The role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Own your own path to success – You’ll have a high level of autonomy and responsibility to bring your vision and ideas to life.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Wise’s business – Be the key point of contact across IT, finance and operational teams as you help them implement a risk and control culture.
  • Grow with the role – You will build on your leadership skills and grow your own team as the business and finance function grows in complexity. 
  • Stepping stone – This role provides an excellent platform for someone looking to step into the finance function of a fast growing Fintech.

A bit about you:

  • Theory – Bachelors, masters or  Diploma in Technology, Mathematics or related field. Professional qualification such as CISA or equivalent and knowledge of COBIT is a must. 
  • Practice – 7 + years experience in audit and assurance engagements with a focus on ITGC’S, automated and IT dependent controls. Experience within Financial services or organisations dealing with high volume transactions is a distinctive advantage. 
  • Love getting things done – A record of delivering IT controls and process improvement projects. You take a proactive approach to investigate complex problems, propose solutions and execute to completion. 
  • Commercial acumen – You understand the value of taking a balanced approach to risk and controls to support the growth of the business.
  • Collaborative – You work well in a multinational team environment, and know how to have an impact through others. No Drama Good Karma!
  • Development – You are keen to learn and develop your knowledge of how a FinTech and fast growing scale-up operates. 

Our finance team is spread across the globe, but mainly in London and Tallinn, so there are a lot of video calls and potentially some travel involved for finance wide initiatives (potentially once or twice a year).  

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

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