Graduate Finance Specialist (ACA trainee / Level 7 Apprenticeship)

Early Careers, London

Office

London

Team

Early Careers

Salary (annual)

35,000 GBP + benefits

We’re building a scalable, high performing platform for our 16 million customers. And we’re looking for Finance Specialist graduates to join us on our mission.

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money.

Whether you’re sending money to another country, spending money abroad, or making and receiving international business payments, Wise is on a mission to make your life easier and save you money.  

Since it was founded in 2010, 5,000+ people work at Wise, from 125 nationalities, in 17 global locations. Check out how it’s like working here

You’ll be part of Wise’s global mission to build an open, fair, and human financial system – to make money without borders the new norm. Because people without borders need money without borders.

This is a brilliant opportunity for you to gain two qualifications. On completing the 3 year training programme you will gain the ACA qualification from the ICAEW, as well as a level 7 apprenticeship qualification. During the apprenticeship programme you will be given a coach and training manager to support you throughout your qualification. You’ll have the opportunity to build your technical skills while developing valuable practical skills and commercial knowledge.

How you will contribute to the Finance team: 

  • Your role will span across multiple parts of the Finance Tribe specialist teams. You’ll help us build a robust engine to account for, and report on our Mission. You’ll also support business stakeholders to expand and fuel our Mission around the world. When you join the graduate programme, we’ll jointly decide what your first focus areas will be, and later you can move around the Tribe to drive different areas, and help us achieve our mission
  • You will have flexibility in how and where you work. We understand everyone needs a little something different – so we’ll do our best to make it happen, but we recommend coming to the office as much as possible in your first months!

The role will give you the opportunity to: 

  • Make an impact – you’ll have an opportunity to build, own and grow parts  of the financial engine of one of the fastest-growing fintech companies in Europe
  • Own your path to success – you’ll have a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Expand your skills and develop for the future – build efficient engineering solutions, analytical data pipelines, reporting and outputs
  • Gain more experience that will allow you to grow with Finance as well as the wider Wise team 
  • Work in an international Finance Team and learn a lot about Finance, financial technology and driving financial sustainability of a fast growing company

In your 3 rotations as a Graduate Specialist:

  • You’ll onboard (remotely if necessary) and spend some time understanding your team and tribe’s vision. Once you know this, you’ll better understand how you can contribute
  • Understand the problems your team are solving
  • Understand how finance works at Wise and what each team and tribe does. From Accounting to Margin Assurance teams – there are lots! Don’t worry, we’ll help you get acquainted
  • Understand the culture. We work in autonomous teams, so you’ll need time to understand how that works
  • Interpret accounting policies and standards and ensure our processes are set up effectively and efficiently 
  • Work closely with regional controllers to understand our entity financials and ensure compliance against our regulatory requirements
  • Assist in the production of our financial reporting and analysis, helping stakeholders to measure and monitor our financial results
  • Improve our ability to forecast by collaborating with business owners and understanding each department’s cost footprint

What does it take? These things are a must:

  • You are graduating in 2023 or 2024 from a Bachelors or Masters degree. This might be in Finance, Economics, Financial Technology, Data Science  (or something similar)
  • You are able to start a full time graduate job in September 2024
  • Eligible to work in London
  • Experience in financial reporting and familiarity with accounting principles
  • You have some knowledge or strong commitment to learn finance business domain
  • Great communication skills and the ability to articulate complex, technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Curious, keen to learn and proactive by nature
  • Instead of waiting for a task you can propose a problem statement, model, approach and solution
  • You can work with minimal direction beforehand and are strong in structuring your approach towards problem resolution
  • You are open to and value feedback in order to improve     

What you get back:

 

Salary (annual)
£35,000£35,000 GBP

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.

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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