Finance Business Partner (6-Month FTC)

Date: 08-Sep-2022

Location: London, GB, E14 5LQ

Company: Paysafe

Paysafe Limited (“Paysafe”) (NYSE:PSFE) (PSFE.WS) is a leading specialized payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of US $92 billion in 2020, and approximately 3,400 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 70 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments

 

Further information is available at www.paysafe.com.

 

This role sits in the Finance function of Paysafe Group, a fast-growing dynamic Fintech business.

 

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

 

The role will support the financial management oversight and reporting of the Group Technology and Operations costs across all Paysafe divisions employing a collaborative business partnering approach to support the senior leadership team on all operational and capital investment and resourcing decisions.

 

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the Group Finance team assisting in the management of the Corporate and Shared cost base, supporting the VP Finance and the Paysafe Senior Leadership Team optimising Horizontal costs - providing analytics, summaries and presentations which provide transparency and actionable insights.  In addition as we go initiate a Transformation of our Technology and operations organisation, this role will provide insights and data to support the business case and baselining exercise.

 

The key areas of Business Partnering are:

  • Business Function focus: responsible for the Technology and Operations cost base

- Support the month end and quarterly reporting process, cost and business performance reviews, feeding into the Group reporting process

- Engagement with the Finance Shared Service Centre to interrogate underlying performance

 

  • Drill-down and analyse all Technology cost centres across all divisions

- Headcount

- Contractors

- Capitalisation

- Third Party Spend

 

  • Control / analyse / report P&L & CAPEX Actuals: undertake monthly reviews against Budget and Forecasts with the teams supported
  • Identify key trends and risks and opportunities
  • Monthly performance reviews with Technology senior managers and divisional finance teams, to review spend against forecast, with focus on third-party spend, ensuring:

- Alignment with divisional finance teams

- Alignment with Group Procurement

- Transparency of future commitments and cash-flow projections

 

  • Support the group forecast process for Technology functions

- Quarterly forecasts / budget / long term plans/ adhoc financial analysis and reports

  • Application of relevant accounting standards and controls to ensure continual application and alignment with Group accounting policy

- Process: Focus on SoX and oversight of close procedure documentation and controls

  • Support Transformation team in building and validating cost baseline, application costing and financial benefits case
  • Provide analytical support to key stakeholders including the Senior Leadership Team, cost centre owners and Group Finance teams including Controllership, Tax and Treasury

- Production and presentation of regular value add reporting

- Identification and resolution of actions in order to ensure targets are achieved

  • Review of Project Charters for Technology Horizontals and oversight of Project, Programme and Value Stream Spend
  • Support Shared Allocation calculation process including communication and ownership with Technology and Operations Leadership Team
  • Support continuous improvement/Automation of reporting, controls, insights and processes
  • Ad hoc support to the VP Finance

 

Skills and Experience

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA accreditation
  • Commercial finance professional with financial/ management accounting / business performance reporting experience
  • Experienced Business Partner (at least 5 years)
  • Prior experience in Global Finance Organisation desired
  • Prior experience major transformation programme desired
  • Strong influencing and relationship building skills are a necessity
  • Knowledge of HFM/ePBCS and EBS desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills – comfortable working with Senior Leaders
  • Good business acumen
  • Ability to initiate and lead change
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Dynamic and self-motivated
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (financial analysis, graphs, pivot tables, vlookups).

 

Attributes

  • Highly organized, able to adapt quickly in a fast-moving environment, and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to summarise matters concisely both verbally, in written and presentation forms
  • An excellent team player with the ability to work proactively
  • Confident in engaging with senior stakeholders and broader finance and business community with resilience to challenge

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Paysafe provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination of any type with regard to ethnicity, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of recruitment and employment. If you need any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.  We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.