Finance Manager

London, UK or Brussels, Belgium | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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About Us

Taptap Send is VC-backed (including by Reid Hoffman), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words.

Our product is an app-based solution that lets immigrants send money back home to emerging markets instantly and at very low prices. Since launching in summer 2018, we’ve already moved tens of millions of dollars and reached tens of thousands of customers. We’re live in seven European countries, and we support payments into Senegal, Mali, Zambia, Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, and Bangladesh; with lots more countries launching soon.

Global remittances account for over $500 billion annually, most of which moves back into developing countries. But the market is dominated by traditional services that are expensive, can take days to arrive, and have limited reach in rural areas. We're helping people to send that money instantly and securely at a fraction of the cost.

In addition to Reid Hoffman, we are backed by Canaan, Flourish Ventures, Helios and others. Our team is based across London, New York, Paris, and Brussels and we pride ourselves on hiring exceptional talent -- our team members come from a wide variety of top-tier tech companies, professional services firms, and industry leaders, including Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Google, McKinsey, Bain & Co, KPMG, Cravath, and Vodafone.

To continue our rapid growth, we're looking to bring on people who are passionate about our mission and excited to work in a small start-up environment.  We have competitive salary and stock options and great benefits, and we were recently rated one of the best companies to escape to by Escape the City's "Escape 100".

The Role

We’re looking for a driven and results-oriented Finance Manager who can help take our accounting to the next level. You will own day-to-day accounting and work collaboratively with every department across the business. You’ll be involved in all aspects of Taptap Send’s finances, including the end-to-end accounting cycle, income tax, financial reporting and regulatory filings. 

This is an opportunity to work on highly value-adding projects such as upgrading our accounting software and improving our financial controls. This role is ideal for someone who is detail-oriented, passionate about accounting and enthusiastic to work within a fast-paced rapidly growing startup that is constantly expanding into new markets.

Responsibilities

  • Management accounting -- you will project manage and review our outsourced work on AP and monthly close.  You will be integral to providing insightful, timely and accurate financial reporting as part of an “outstanding”  finance function. 
  • Financial controls -- you’ll deliver and improve our balance sheet reconciliations and, as we grow, be responsible for building out new controls, and have the autonomy to upgrade them as you see fit.
  • Regulatory reporting -- you’ll complete daily safeguarding reporting, monthly regulatory capital reports, various reports in overseas jurisdictions, etc.
  • Tax and audit -- you’ll collaborate closely with our tax advisors and auditors in various jurisdictions and ensure our returns are filed on time and that we are complying with local requirements. You’ll be integral in key projects such as R&D reporting and ensure we are compliant with transfer pricing regulations. 
  • Financial systems and process improvements -- you will help identify process improvements and crucial changes to our financial systems -- everything from leading the transition to new accounting software to developing inter-departmental reporting.

Requirements

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Experience working in or with businesses serving customers in multiple countries and currencies
  • Confident and effective communicator with demonstrable experience of managing internal and external stakeholders
  • You love technical accounting and either have experience of this within FinTech or have qualified in practice and are looking for your first move into industry.
  • Detail-oriented -- you sweat the small stuff 
  • Highly organized and able to balance competing priorities, including across teams and with external partners
  • “No task too small” mentality - sometimes in a start-up you will need to roll your sleeves up and get involved in the detail 
  • Experience of Xero/Netsuite a bonus but not crucial
  • Right-to-work in the UK or Belgium

Taptap Values 

Impact first.

Team next.

Accept reality, propose solutions.

Win with grit.

Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.

Love the particular.

Own it.

Create positive energy. Maybe, even have fun.

Benefits (UK)

  • Competitive salary (based on experience)
  • 25 days, public holidays + Pipio day!
  • Flexible hours
  • Employer pension contributions
  • Regular team events
  • Professional development opportunities (e.g. language lessons, trainings, etc.)
  • Taptap equipment (laptop, accessories)
  • Work from home desk stipend
  • Private health insurance