Financial Controller

Finance, Legal and Regulatory | Remote 

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Role Published: 23rd September 2021

The Role

Apaya is building a market leading experience for global merchants to allow them to rapidly expand their business into new markets by adding new payment methods to their checkout experience. Apaya’s finance function will play a major role in building an important part of our proposition and therefore the successful candidate will need a strategic and commercial mindset.

You will be the first employee in the Finance team and shall work directly with the CEO and an external accountancy firm and be responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the business. As we continue to scale the business into new territories Apaya will be recruiting a Financial Director in Q1 2022 and building out a larger finance team.


  • Lead and monitor the day-to-day financial operations, covering reporting, Revenue recognition, invoicing, collections, payments, payroll and other transactional activity
  • Perform reconciliation mechanisms and manage and oversee the cash flow of the company ensuring it has the appropriate treasury
  • Manage Month End and Year End accounting process with external accountancy firm delivering reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepare and file financial statements, VAT returns and company tax returns, as applicable
  • Oversee annual external audit and provide auditors with necessary information required support to issue audited financial statement
  • Prepare and maintain operating and annual budgets
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports and forecasting
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company to ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards (IFRS), financial regulation and legislation
  • Maintain and enhance business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Help drive innovation through process improvement, strategy, technology, and automation to build a market leading experience for our partners – automation experience with Xero is required
  • Actively track the company’s financial metrics and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Conduct profit and cost analyses, identifying funding requirements and cost reduction strategies
  • Collaborate extensively with other functional colleagues beyond Finance, in particular Sales, Product, Technology and Talent
  • Help recruit, manage and inspire a growing finance team. 


  • Minimum 2.1 degree
  • Be a qualified chartered or certified accountant with at least 4 to 5 years post-qualification experience
  • Strong technical accounting skills with thorough knowledge of IFRS accounting and experience in corporation tax and VAT
  • Experience in multi-currency, multi-company, and multi-jurisdictional accounting will be advantageous
  • Excellent computer skills, and in particular a strong knowledge of accounting software Xero and Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook email
  • Experience working within high-growth fintech / technology / eCommerce organizations a plus
  • Able to manage various and shifting priorities, able to adapt quickly in an environment with tight deadlines and high-quality standards
  • You should be capable of thriving in new, high-pace environments, influencing and communicate finance concepts both internally and externally across locations
  • The ability to think independently and have a hands-on mentality
  • Strategic thinking and commercial approach to finance
  • Fluent English, additional language skills a plus


  • 25 days annual leave (excluding National Holidays)
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Employee share option plan
  • Home office allowance
  • Fully Remote working with team meet-ups
  • Latest Technology to help you perform in your role
  • Pension with company contribution
  • A collaborative environment, where you are encouraged to take initiatives and can see the immediate impact of your work daily
  • The flexibility to grow and shape your career within Apaya based on your interests and ambitions
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