Head of Financial Operations

  • Ixaris Technologies Limited
  • Remote (Europe)
  • Jun 11, 2021
Full time Finance

Job Description

We are on a mission to make payments smarter, because we know payments can be a driver for innovation and growth across every business and industry. Our challenges are unique, so we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them. Voices like yours. 

Head of Financial Operations

The Head of Financial Operations will be is key contributor who will manage the whole operational finance function across funding, self-issuing and BIN sponsorship partnerships. We’re looking for someone to assume high level of owernship, be a self-starter, analytically minded with a strong focus on detial, and  committed to high quality deliverables. The ideal candidate must have a drive to improve processes, systems and reporting continuously,  and if you could multi-task, work under pressure and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

What you'll do

  • Operations Expertise: Defining, documenting and advising on operations procedures and controls related to all financial and card operations (across all life cycles)
  • Project Planning / Implementation: Developing detailed project plans to prepare implementations of new banking partners, card schemes and any related projects
  • Treasury: Coordinating and managing critical funds flows operations with the corporate finance department on accounting and treasury processes. This role will act as the key stakeholder with regards to regulatory obligations on client funds (safeguarding).
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management: Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Defining objectives & KPIs- Providing accurate and detailed forecasting as well as  relevant progress reporting to internal and external stakeholders

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading our operational global treasury and partners pre-funding/trust models
  • Operational vendor management and operational risk oversight of a highly diverse network of partners, including card processors and card schemes in addition to other banking partners
  • Lead efforts to implement tactical and strategic operational continuous improvement enhancements and controls over all related banking functional processes, including scheme clearing & settlement process
  • Oversee and coordinate the full reconciliation process for all our financial partners' setups across the globe
  • Managing the operational flows and procedures to operate all internal processing systems
  • Constant evaluation and improvement of internal policies and controls
  • Analysing business processes, identifying new opportunities, and driving projects to improve further processes and systems, with a focus on quality and efficiency
  • Key role in a number of deliverables within the month-end process in terms of management accounts delivery
  • Full ownership of the internal reconciliation engine, and liaising with the R&D team with future enhancements to existing processes
  • Performing ad hoc financial analyses as requested
  • Keep central updated documentation repository of all reconciliation processes, internal procedures and financial risk register
  • Act as an escalation point for Senior Finance Officer’s reconciliation issues
  • Liaise with the internal auditor around regular assessment of the operational finance processes

What you are 

  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong project management and execution focus extremely organized and effective at time management
  • Industry Expertise within card processing and deep understanding of regulatory requirements for financial institutions (such as Safeguarding)
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and database (MySQL) skills
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a quantitative discipline such as Accounting or Finance
  • Strong research, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and analytical skills
  • Experience working with B2C technology, fintech, and/or payment services business is considered advantageous

Who we are

From launching Europe’s first virtual cards to shaping the future of payments, innovation is in our DNA. Ixaris is a Principal Issuing Member of Visa and Mastercard. We help customers in more than 50 countries make smarter payment choices, processing.

Perks of the job

  • Assistance relocating to Malta
  • Full health insurance coverage
  • Annual wellness stipend for sports equipment or gym memberships
  • Free-flowing, healthy snacks at our Malta office location
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave