Treasury Analyst - Tallinn

  • TransferWise
  • Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Data Developer General Business

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 an analyst to join our treasury team in Tallinn. You'll be part of the team that runs the engine of the company delivering funds to wherever in the world our customers need them as fast as possible. This team is also entrusted with managing risk from currency rate fluctuations allowing us to offer customers the real mid-market rate.

What you will be doing:

  • You will get behind the scene of company transactions, understand where we need to send money and what is the best to do it so our customers get the fast and fair service they deserve.
  • You will help treasury operations make data driven decisions, dig in piles of data to find golden insights and create reports and dashboards to monitor our operation.
  • You will help us manage and mitigate FX risk, work with Treasury product and engineers to build tools and develop statistical models and strategies for the operational team to execute.
  • Your average day will include building models, measuring performance, ad-hoc analyses, evaluating new ideas, putting out fires ect.. (there are no average days)
  • You will work in a team of product, engineers and operations across 3 Transferwise offices, a lot of video-calls and some travel is expected.

A bit about you

  • You see a bigger picture of business processes and when you hear new information, you think how to measure it and what else does it effect.
  • You are data-driven with a structural and pedantic approach. You need to be able to prioritise the value you can add.
  • You are comfortable with visualising and communicating data to various audiences, you have created useful dashboards before.
  • You have a good understanding of statistics and can estimate how accurate your results are, but also know when to stop analysing and deliver results
  • Tools — the ability to pull, process, and extract insights from data. We are agnostic as to the specific tools you use (our analysts use Python, R, SQL, google sheets, exceland more).
  • You’ll need to be equally comfortable writing an ad hoc SQL query, wrangling data in a google sheet, or pulling data from a restful api.
  • Ownership — able to take ownership of a project and see it through from end to end

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in finance, you are familiar with FX terminology so that it’s easier for you to understand, evaluate and explain implications of product decisions in Treasury.
  • Big data/Machine learning experience
  • Statistics/Mathematics/Exact sciences background — you can build logical models and design experiments to test them
  • Experience with any of the following: Looker, Tableau, R, Python.


Apart from a competitive salary and all-expenses-paid company holidays (which are completely insane), stock options in one of Europe’s most hotly tipped startups, a shiny new laptop of your choice and team lunch every week, you won’t get much in the way of extras. However, we will give you 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, or drop us an email. 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.