Data Analyst - Finance Team – London

  • TransferWise
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Data Finance

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 Data Analyst to join our Finance team based in our London office.

  • You will be driving the structuring of our raw and analytical data in Finance, which should allow Finance team to achieve its goals efficient data processing, data control, aggregating, understanding and exposing of our financial data for internal users.
  • You will get behind the scenes of business transactions, numbers, reporting and develop maturity, compliance, and availability of our financials for both internal decision making and external regulators and authorities
  • You will help us making accurate analytical data available and easily accessible to various data consumers within the finance team and the business.
  • You will help us keeping the confidence in our financials, participate in planning and driving the vision of how we improve usability and availability of financial data
  • You will support other finance team members in getting complex data and knowledge out of our databases across entire TransferWise data ecosystem

A bit about you

  • You have advanced technical background:
    • You can easily write complex optimized SQL queries.
    • You can dig into data storage, data querying, data indexing efficiency.
    • You can investigate, understand, plan, defend OLTP and OLAP data structures.
    • You can advise on required data structure and data attribution based on current and future needs of engineers, analysts, and other advanced users of financial data.
  • You are a data-driven person with structural approach to the data digging and understanding of numbers
  • You are eager to learn fast and continuously about: SQL and databases, finance and accounting, modern multi-service IT systems and how they are built and operate
  • You are ready to get your hands dirty with data and discrepancies, driving root cause analysis and resolution.
  • You can work autonomously and be responsible for areas of your work.
  • Your know how to keep data accurate and under control all the time. You are ready to challenge yourself on whether your confidence in financial data is justified.

Nice to haves

  • It would be nice if you have experience in finance/accounting, and that you understand basic accounting and financial terminology.
  • You can do analytical process modeling (for example in Excel) and evaluate different data processing and structuring options.


Apart from a competitive salary and an all-expenses-paid company holiday (which are completely insane), stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a shiny new laptop of your choice and team lunches every Friday, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 25 days holiday a year (plus public holidays), a fun, friendly atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to grow and the chance to be part of our little revolution. Oh, and coffee, there’s plenty of coffee.

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.