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Worldpay from FIS

Assistant Financial Controller - Acquiring

Why is a role in our Financial Accounting team the next step for you?
The role of WorldPay Financial Accounting team is to prepare, analyse, report and substantiate the financial results of the business in a well controlled, accurate and timely manner- Financial Control is at the heart of what we do. The team is principally responsible for closing the books each month together with the underlying reconciliation and control this entails, producing monthly management information, providing business partnering support for our Business Units including Business Support Centre (BSC), producing the statutory accounts for 39 legal entities across the group and continuous process improvements and support for Finance led project initiatives.
 
 
How will you add value on a day to day basis?
  • To work closely with the ‘Financial Controller – Acquiring’ to deliver monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for the acquiring product across a number of legal entities.  Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of month end close actuals minimising late adjustment whilst advising stakeholders and senior management of potential issues. Ensure that actuals/ forecast are properly reconciled and differences understood. Development of controls framework around these platforms
  • Take responsibility for the understanding and accounting for eCom line of business revenue across the platform; both the legacy and new acquiring platform
  • Work closely with the line of business partner for eCom to provide assurance over the reported financials and insight into key trends and variances
  • Take responsibility for the understanding of, and accounting for, FX revenue across the platform; both the legacy and new acquiring platform
  • Take ownership for the accounting and reporting of acquiring receivables and bad debt provisioning
  • Take responsibility for the understanding and accounting for acquiring balances including card scheme debtors and merchant payables for non UK acquiring entities
  • Take ownership for the accounting and reporting of Interchange ++, one of our more complicated billing products
  • Act as the financial accounting acquiring team representative for projects – assessing potential impact to the whole team and managing the portfolio of project’s inflight
  • Preparation of legal entity balance sheet controller book including review and sign off of balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner.  Key contributor to monthly review with call with group finance to discuss any key movements
  • Working with the Financial Controller – Acquiring to develop a robust controls framework for the smaller legal entities on the Acquiring Platform (e.g. Japan and Australia) to support statutory accounts for these entities
  • Responsible for setting up new legal entities on the Acquiring Platform: for example Hong Kong and Singapore set up in 2016, with other entities already scheduled for 2019.  Working with the Financial Controller – Acquiring to develop and implement monthly accounting procedures and a robust controls framework to support statutory accounts for these entities
  • Work closely with business unit and legal entity business partners to provide assurance over the reported financials and insight into key trends and variances
  • Work closely with Operational Finance, Collections and Operations Teams in Manchester and Gateshead to aid decision making and improve financial reporting and control, Management information and associated analysis
  • Prepare year end reporting packs and statutory accounts for legal entities as required to high standard. Review reconciliations as required and contribute to internal and external auditors, and audit processes
  • Contribute to internal and external auditors, and audit processes
  • Develop enhanced monthly Management information, working with the BU and Financial Operations leadership team to develop suitable metrics
  • To be a key contributor in the implementation of a new acquiring platform and associated accounting system
  • Develop and deliver clear, concise balance sheet and P&L reconciliations on a monthly basis 
 
What will make you the ideal candidate?
  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Experience of financial analysis and reporting
  • An interest in understanding complex systems and working with large volumes of data
  • Oracle General Ledger and Sub Ledger experience

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