Financial Controller

Finance, Budapest





Salary (monthly)

1,225,000 - 1,530,000 HUF + benefits

Financial Controller (Budapest)   

As a financial institution moving billions of pounds of customer money in more than 70 countries, Wise must have bulletproof financials. We are now looking for a Group Controller to join our Accounting Team in Budapest. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission by ensuring timely and accurate financial data as well as building mature processes and scalable control environment. 

A bit about the role

As a Group Controller you will be overseeing the month-end closing process and related controls for a group of companies. Scope includes the following:

  • ensuring various teams execute their financial closing tasks in an accurate and timely manner;
  • identifying missing or insufficient processes and taking initiative to find solutions, in collaboration with other teams, both within and outside the Finance;
  • owning numerous cross-team or cross functional projects aimed to make accounting processes more reliable, efficient and automated;
  • developing and documenting detailed guidelines for month-end processes;
  • ensuring compliance with internal and external guidelines and procedures;
  • overseeing accounting control activities, which include review and analysis of accounts, driving investigations over reconciliation variances and working out a solution;
  • participate in the external audit by replying to external auditors’ questions and information requests;
  • actively participating in team planning, setting priorities in Group Controlling and taking ownership of planned initiatives;
  • maintain relationships within the Finance Tribe and with all other stakeholders to ensure information sharing and properly manage expectations.

A bit about you:  

Experience and skills: 

  • Significant experience (6-7 years) in either financial controlling, financial audit, financial advisory or management accounting. You have a thorough knowledge of IFRS.
  • You are a self starter and can organise your own work
  • Not afraid of challenges and making decisions, can work autonomously and take initiative
  • Cooperative attitude and ability to manage deadlines
  • You are a great communicator. You can adapt your communication style to different audiences. You’re able to persuade others and you aren’t afraid to challenge something when you need to.
  • Keen to challenge people and drive changes – can think outside the box and provide long term vision
  • (extra benefit) Professional finance qualification such as the ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
  • (extra benefit) You have worked in a multinational environment across different cultures and countries.
  • (extra benefit) You have worked in regulated environments, Fintech or Financial Services.

Who are you?

  • You have a passion for what we’re building at Wise.
  • You are keen to roll up your sleeves and get the job done.
  • You are proactive, like to take the initiative and eager to make a change.
  • You are open to self-development, willing to gain experience, improve your skills and keen to learn new tricks.
  • You are able to work with multiple teams within and outside of finance as well as internationally on projects or ad hoc requests as required, with flexibility and a can-do attitude.
  • You feel passionate about implementing your skills and knowledge in creation and improvement of controls framework and internal processes.


What do we offer: 


Key benefits:

  • Flexible working – whether it’s working from home, school plays or life admin we get that flexibility is essential and you’re trusted to do the right thing and be responsible
  • Paid annual holiday, sick days, parental leave and other leave opportunities
  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise on top of annual leave
Salary (monthly)
1 225 000 Ft1 530 000 Ft HUF

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive. We’re proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.

Every Wiser should feel that they can be themselves at work. Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to share their contributions towards mission zero and able to progress in their careers.

Having diverse teams that reflect our diverse customer base helps us build a better product. We can be more creative and empathetic to our customer’s needs and life experiences and makes sure we leave no-one behind on our journey to mission-zero.

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