FP&A Manager

  • WorldRemit
  • London, UK
  • Jun 06, 2019
Full time Finance Management

Job Description

Who are we?

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money abroad. We’ve taken something complicated and made it simple.  Tap the WorldRemit App or click our website and your international transfer is made – to a bank account, cash pickup, Mobile Money, or airtime top-up. We send to more than 145 countries and the number is growing all the time.


Using WorldRemit is easy because we do the hard bit, connecting hundreds of banks, money agents, mobile operators and payment systems around the world.  These were never designed to work together, but WorldRemit makes it happen.


The journey is just beginning.  We believe in faster, simpler, lower-cost money transfers.  That means building beautiful products and better services for our customers. Changing the world isn’t easy – so we only hire the most talented people. You need to think differently, believe in new solutions to old problems, and have the drive to make them happen.


WorldRemit has grown at an average 50% year on year and is now processing over £1.5bn of remittances on an annualised basis.  The company recently went through its Series C financing and raised $40m – a show of confidence by the investor community in the growth trajectory of our business. The company currently employees over 650 employees and has a global footprint, with offices in London, US, Philippines, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other locations.


WorldRemit’s Finance Function

Over the last years the Finance Function has established itself as a key partner to the Business and is central to strategy setting, facilitating growth and driving efficiencies across the organisation.  As with any fintech company, we operate in a continually evolving, fast-paced environment, and the Finance team is on the forefront of that.  In the last 6 months the team has been restructured to support the ongoing growth trajectory of the business, with the structure expanding the Finance Organisation to over 70 people across 3 locations.

The Finance Leadership team, reporting to Iain Balchin (CFO) are as follows:

James Ansell – Head of Corporate Finance and Projects

Justin Bradford – Head of Tax

Usha Ganesan – Group Financial Controller

Ellen Louw – Head of Business Partnering and FP&A

Raj Sahota – Head of Treasury

Richard Harris – Head of Finance Operations


About the role

The FP&A Manager will report into the FP&A Lead.  This is a newly created position which will be responsible for the WR Global Revenue, Gross Margin, Customer planning and analytics as well as pro-actively identifying opportunities to accelerate growth.


The successful candidate will be a self-starter with proven commercial acumen, problem solving abilities and significant experience in influencing both peers and business teams.  Transformation experience and ability to successfully drive change cross-functionally in a fast-paced organization will be beneficial.


This role is an excellent opportunity for a highly analytical and ambitious finance professional to develop new models and insights which will both broaden our product and customer understanding and identify key decisions impacting growth trajectory.


Responsibilities month end tools

  • Take ownership of WR Revenue, Gross Margin and Customer Reporting and Planning together with being able to influence the Business to drive decisions that will accelerate growth rates/profitability
  • Build strong understanding on the Revenue, Gross Margin & Customer Actuals vs Budget and trends
  • Able to design best-in-class process companywide
  • Drive continuous optimisation to the Forecast modelling to improve its accuracy level
  • Be responsible for the Flash and Board Pack monthly reporting production
  • Co-responsible for the Balance Sheet & Cashflow planning
  • Co-responsible for the WR Global P&L, including managing R&Os and landing Financial targets (including refreshing the rolling outlook (R&O))
  • Work with the Business Partnering and Controllership team to establish a “One Finance” brand and achieve coordinated communication to the Business
  • Build relationships with the senior management team to enable influencing of decisions
  • Prepare succinct insight and decision-focused presentations for senior management, including presentations on product & corridor performance, pricing changes impact, cLTV, recommendations, etc.



  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with and influence both peers and senior management (UK and globally)
  • Proven relationship builder and stakeholder manager
  • Proven independent thought leader with a pro-active approach and ability to driving change
  • Team player attitude and enjoying working collaboratively is a must
  • CA, ACA, ACCA, or equivalent with at least 5+ years’ PQE experience
  • Strong FP&A knowledge across process, tools and people covering P&L, cash-flow and balance sheet management in a multi-country, multi-currency environment
  • Transformation experience including in blank-sheet-of-paper process, template and tools design through execution (excel and automated)
  • Experience in working in multinational organisation and a high growth, dynamic, responsive environment is beneficial
  • Demonstrable understanding of the Business and partnering w senior stakeholders’ level
  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively – capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful conclusion
  • Excellent analytical skills applied to a broad range business and industry issues
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage conflicting demands and appropriately prioritise.
  • Attention to detail, being able to understand and provide guidance on detailed data driven models with the ability to condense output into key messages for senior management
  • Strong modelling skills, ability to lead team to analyse large volumes of data and provide concise insights of key messages
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly numerate and organized
  • Demonstrate ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity
  • Providing impartial financial expertise and information to senior management to promote the ongoing growth and development of the business
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills