Senior Technical Accounting Manager

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Office

Tallinn

Team

Finance

Salary Range

€3,000 - €5,400 per month plus RSU’s - Salary is dependant on experience

Wise is helping to build a new world – a world without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we are the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

As we continue to scale and mature our Finance team, we’re on the hunt for an experienced Technical Accounting professional to join us in Tallinn. As a Senior Manager in the Technical Accounting Team, you will contribute to our mission by ensuring the accuracy and completeness of publicly listed financial services company accounting.

Your mission: 

  • Becoming a key contact of Wise’s Technical Accounting team, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills. You will collaborate with operational accounting teams to ensure correct application of accounting standards and that processes and policies are updated to reflect it. You will communicate with the external audit team to respond to inquiries, explain management estimates and judgements and manage the resolution of issues.
  • Ownership of complex accounting areas: Prepare position papers and accounting policy memos providing guidance for more complex transactions including financial instruments, revenue recognition, acquisitions and restructurings, share-based payments and fair value measurement.
  • Onboarding of new accounting processes: Monitor, interpret and implement new and emerging accounting standards (primarily IFRS, but also consider local GAAP requirements). Assist with accounting processes and internal controls design and compliance associated with the new accounting requirements. Develop, implement and update company-wide accounting policies and procedures to ensure consistent application and serve as the point of contact and subject matter expert.

This role will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Own your own path to success – You’ll have a high level of autonomy and responsibility.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge in accounting – Challenge your technical skills, knowledge and abilities in a wide variety of accounting areas.
  • Inspire teams with your ideas, strategy, knowledge and self-starting attitude.
  • Grow with the role – You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills as the business and Finance function grows in complexity.

About you:

  • Theory –  Expert accounting knowledge in IFRSs. It would be beneficiary, if you have a professional finance qualification such as the ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent with proven post qualification experience.
  • Practice –  You have significant prior experience as a Senior Technical Accountant, Accounting Manager or Audit Manager. You have deep knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations. Strong research and analytical skills and experience of writing technical memos.
  • Ownership –  You work independently, assume responsibility and make your own judgements. Be prepared to take ownership over complex new areas and solve problems with minimal guidance.
  • Love getting things done – You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and take responsibility to do whatever needs doing to solve problems.
  • Collaborative and Influencing Skills – You work well in an international team environment, and know how to have an impact through others. You have partnered with a complex internal and external stakeholder group and have strong communication skills. 
  • Development – You are keen to learn and develop your knowledge of how a FinTech and fast growing scale-up operates. 
  • Travel – you’re happy to occasionally travel internationally to other Wise offices (e.g. London) or for team offsites

Extra experience that would be great:

  • Relevant industry experience (fin tech or financial services)

 

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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