Position Summary :
This role sits in Visa’s Europe Controllership team, which is responsible for the accounting and finance operations of the Europe business functions and corporate accounting activities for Visa.
The team is part of the broader Global Controllership function within Global Finance. This role will report to one of our Senior Finance Managers and will be responsible for accounting activities including month-
end close, as well as analysis of accounts. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of pertinent IFRS and US GAAP, the ability to implement processes to improve operational efficiency, work with cross-
functional teams, and handle analysis related to operational accounting issues, all with a strong sense of ownership and urgency.
Key Responsibilities :
Responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and recording financial transactions, as well as reporting this information.
Assist in researching and documenting conclusions on accounting issues with appropriate references to relevant IFRS and US GAAP pronouncements.
This includes interpretation of accounting guidance and the company's policy application of sound judgment to these projects.
Take ownership for specific components of the consolidated balance sheet and income statement, review and confirm consolidated balances during month-
end closing and perform ongoing analytical review.
Complete complex account reconciliations and journal entries in support of the monthly close process, including payroll accounting.
Research and resolve reconciling items.
Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting operational procedures and document such processes and procedures.
Interaction with various levels of management within and outside of Finance and internal and external audit teams and participation in cross-
functional projects will be a routine part of the job.
Complete and maintain process documentation and ensure SOX 404 compliance for areas of responsibility.
Partner with key stakeholders to resolve queries and issues.
Essential Criteria :
Ideally the candidate will be a Part Qualified ACCA / CIMA or equivalent
Strong accounting, quantitative and analytical skills and ability to accurately apply key IFRS accounting principles to business transactions. US GAAP a plus.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written, verbal and listening skills
Proficient with Oracle Financial, particularly GL
Proficient in utilizing Excel to efficiently analyze data
Critical attention to detail
Ability to work with and maintain integrity of confidential data
Capable of handling and prioritizing multiple tasks, possess good judgment and organizational skills, able to work independently and be extremely flexible
Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Teamwork is essential to the group, so it is critical that the candidate interact with other team members and managers collaboratively and effectively
Welcomes challenging / complex projects and demonstrates an ability for working "smarter not harder" by making continuous improvement to the efficiency of processes he / she contributes to.
Training & Development :
Visa are committed to your professional development and growth. Our Europe Finance (London) has received both trainee and professional accreditation from ACCA and CIMA.
These accreditations recognise Visa Europe’s high standards of staff training and development. As such we want to ensure our new hires are aware of the opportunities to them, as well as the on-
going support they will receive.
Trainees and Professional Qualified Individuals can take advantage of the following to support their career development :
Wide range of learning opportunities offered by Visa to employees
Supported learning through ACCA and CIMA
Simplified CPD and performance objective sign off
Dedicated assistance when needed from the Professional bodies
Discounted prices on a range of qualifications and support
Diversity & Inclusion
Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture.
We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.
By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.