Senior Finance Analyst – Safeguarding | Zepz | Remote (Worldwide)

Senior Finance Analyst – Safeguarding | Zepz | Remote (Worldwide)

Remote Worldwide
Application ends: July 12, 2024
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Job Description

About Zepz

Zepz is the group powering two leading global remittance brands: WorldRemit and Sendwave. Since 2010, we have been disrupting an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players with our relentless focus on reducing the cost of remittances and increasing safety and convenience for our users. Every day, our people work to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology – driven by our vision of a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad.

Our brands helped cross-border communities send over $15bn from 50 countries to recipients in 130 countries in 2022. We operate over 5,000 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,000 people globally. Zepz is a remote-first employer, with team members located across six continents.

Our vision is to create a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad. Our purpose is to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology.

Our Commitments:

  1. We act like owners – We are relentlessly delivering for our users and spending money thoughtfully.
  2. We embrace embarrassing honesty – We function best when we’re open and honest with one another — especially about our challenges and doubts.
  3. We have a bias to action – We get to first outcomes quickly, iterate and learn.
  4. We strive to be better – We may make mistakes, but always learn from them.
  5. We are inclusive – to better reflect and serve our users.

About the role:

This role sits within ZEPZ’s Financial Control function, as a Finance Analyst (Safeguarding), and requires a diligent and inquisitive individual with an eye for detail who will proactively contribute towards enhancing the Group’s global safeguarding framework, establishing globally consistent standards, ensuring ongoing compliance with local regulations and implementation of best-in-class processes, procedures and controls to ensure that our Safeguarding-related obligations across the Group are met and hold up to auditor and regulator scrutiny.

Good communication will be particularly important given the close interaction with stakeholders across other functions, including but not limited to Compliance; Risk; Financial Operations; Regulatory Reporting; SOX/Internal Control; Engineering, Business Insights, Internal Audit; and External Audit. A passion for transformation and proactively driving improvement across the function and wider business will also be key.

As a member of ZEPZ Financial Control team you will aim high, embrace challenges and always do what’s right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the Group’s Safeguarding reporting and long-term decision making.

What you will own:

Reporting to the Safeguarding Manager, you will:

  • Prepare daily global safeguarding calculations ensuring that they are in line with the FCA/NBB/national regulator guidelines and submitted accurately and timely;
  • Support in ensuring all safeguarding breaches (and “near misses”) are escalated, remediated and that any recommendations are implemented;
  • Help ensure ongoing compliance with safeguarding controls (as well as implementation of any new internal controls identified);
  • Assist in ensuring all recommendations from Internal Audit, External Audit, regulator inspections and wider process improvement initiatives, are remediated and implemented on a timely basis;
  • Prepare insightful commentary and analysis to explain movements in safeguarding balances (e.g. day-to-day; month-on-month; quarter-on-quarter; year-on-year), and deep dive anomalies;
  • Support in the assessment of current best practice and horizon scanning for new regulations and compliance requirements that might impact safeguarding calculations;
  • Support in the preparation and/or maintenance of safeguarding procedure documents / manuals and safeguarding policies, ensuring jurisdiction-specific requirements are also adequately addressed and monitored;
  • Research and make proposals as to where reporting developments, including the issue of new standards, regulations and best practice reporting, can be used to enhance the Group’s safeguarding calculations and reporting without exposing the Group to ill-thought-out analysis;
  • Work with stakeholders across the business to make safeguarding processes more efficient;
  • Support financial and safeguarding audits by providing accurate and timely information to auditors;
  • Apply a challenger mindset to help drive improvements and contribute towards creating a high-performing, best-in-class function;
  • Be a doer that seeks to constantly improve and implement best practice within the function, driving improvement in performance through your own ways of working, and delivering work of a high standard whilst demonstrating “what good looks like”;
  • Deliver ad hoc analysis to support the wider business, and perform other ad hoc tasks as required.

What you bring to the table: 

  • Strong interest in a career in accountancy and/or regulatory reporting, with background in Safeguarding / Internal Audit / External Audit / Controls implementation;
  • High quality numeracy, with good attention to detail and a passion for transformation and resolving issues;
  • Diligent with an attitude of “right first time” and emphasis on self-review;
  • Excellent communications skills; both written and verbal;
  • Good knowledge and some experience of IT (documents, presentations, spreadsheets);
  • Knowledge of NetSuite or comparable general ledger system beneficial;
  • Knowledge of accounting and business concepts, with some experience;
  • Deadline driven with a focus on “no surprises”.
  • Team player that is collaborative, proactive and able to work across teams in Compliance, Internal Audit, Engineering (and beyond) to drive deliverables and process improvement;
  • Passionate about developing new skills and expertise, and comfortable working in a constantly changing environment;
  • Experience working in a regulated environment is beneficial;
  • Experience of SOX/Internal controls is beneficial.

What we offer you:

Please note that the benefits below will apply to Full-time roles.  

We have five core benefits for our talent in the US, UK, Philippines, Poland, and South Africa. If you’re not in one of those regions, don’t worry – the Talent team can let you know what is available for you specifically:

  • Unlimited Annual Leave: Most Zepz team members are eligible for unlimited annual leave. Colleagues in customer-facing roles, receive a competitive holiday allowance and four recharge days a year. Feel free to make the most of your time off and maintain a healthy work-life balance!
  • Private Medical Cover: ​​You can opt-in to a Private Medical Insurance scheme. This provides you with access to thorough medical coverage, so you can feel confident in your health and well-being.
  • Retirement: We offer pension schemes to help you plan for and secure your future.
  • Life Assurance: Life assurance is available to give you peace of mind and protect your loved ones in case of the unexpected.
  • Parental Leave: We offer competitive parental leave schemes to ensure you are spending as much quality time with your new bundle of joy as possible.

We are also remote-first as an organisation, offering flexibility for you to work where you need to be most productive. In many locations, we have workspaces, which you can use as you desire. Most roles in the Philippines are predominately office-based, with this we offer free meals for those 100% on-site.

In addition to the above, you will discover that we have a range of secondary perks (such as the cycle-to-work scheme and employee discounts) depending on your location, to help you thrive at Zepz!

Why choose Zepz?

  • Our team of over 1,000  employees is fully distributed across the world. We are working from coffee shops, homes, and co-working spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world but we also offer workspace in our talent cluster locations – spaces we can meet, collaborate and connect.
  • We are proud parents, community organizers, farmers, band members, yoga teachers, YouTube influencers, former Olympians, and serial entrepreneurs.
  • We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.
  • At Zepz, embodying our commitments binds us together. We are collectively passionate about striving to achieve our vision and purpose –  to continue to provide the best service to our users.

Ready to Apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume along with a cover letter (optional), highlighting why your experience demonstrates you meet the requirements of the role. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Zepz is a place where everyone can thrive. 

So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, and if at all you might need any form of support to make the process as comfortable as possible, please let us know and give us a shot by applying. We want you to be excited to wake up to make an impact every day.

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