Product Manager - Finance Team – Tallinn

  • TransferWise
  • Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Product Manager

Job Description

Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send and receive any currency effortlessly, whenever, wherever.

Sure, the heart of what we do is international money transfer. And we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.

What it’s really like to work here

At TransferWise, we do things a bit differently. There’s no corporate nonsense, and no old-fashioned hierarchy. Instead, we work in dozens of self-sufficient, autonomous teams. Think of them like start-ups within a start-up that learn from each other.

Each team picks the problems they want to solve. So there’s no micro-management. No hiding behind fancy job titles. And no one telling you what to do. You are your own boss. But you’ll get tons of guidance and plenty of support from talented, super-smart colleagues from all over TransferWise.

We’re going to be upfront — the way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and life-affirming, head-scratching professional challenges rock your world, we could be a match made in heaven.

A bit about the job

We are looking for a Product Manager to join our Finance team, within our largest office in Tallinn, Estonia.

  • You will focus on defining and executing the significant part of our finance product strategy as part of finance data and system team, drive and support the work of finance engineers
  • Collaborate with other product and engineering teams ensuring alignment of product development plans, finance team needs, regulator and auditor requirements.
  • You will build a product that ensures the availability of clean, accurate and compliant financials in all our entities worldwide in a timely manner.
  • The product supports core accounting as well as provides the financial planning and analysis data for our external and internal needs.

A bit about you

We need someone who can get behind the scene of our business transactions, numbers, reporting and can tangibly drive maturity, compliance, and availability of our financials for both internal decision making and external regulators and authorities.

  • You can effectively work with people with very different backgrounds - explain your vision and goals in customer and product terms, plan, track and problem-solve activities
  • Seeing a bigger picture of business processes and data flows is what you do first when you hear new information, analyse data flows and make product related decisions.
  • You know how to develop strong product assumptions, validate them fast and estimate potential trade-offs before starting the implementation.
  • You are data-driven with a structural and pedantic approach. You need to be able to prioritise the value you can add.
  • You have strong technical background: SQL for you as fluent as English language
  • You can communicate data to others, visualize data in order to make either complex things clear for the wider audience.

 Nice to haves

  • It would be nice if you have experience in finance/accounting, you are oriented in basic accounting and financial terminology so that you can easier understand, evaluate and explain implications of product decisions on Transferwise group accounting processes.
  • JAVA technology and multi-service IT system architecture do not scare you much. You can have a dialog with an engineer or other product managers on the “same language”.

Benefits

It goes without saying that you’ll be a part of a fun, friendly atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally. You’ll get a competitive salary, flexible work hours and an all-expenses-paid company holiday once a year (Summerdays). We have delicious team lunches together every week, and host great speakers from around the tech/startup scene to inspire us. Everyone gets shares in the company too, because we believe that the revolution belongs to each of us.

Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

We want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.