Director, Group Accounting Policy

Checkout.com

  • Full Time

We’re Checkout.com 

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting and valuable fintechs in the world, with our Series D taking our valuation to $40 billion. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Binance, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it’s not just what we build that makes us different. It’s how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re number 9 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and on Glassdoor’s list of Top 10 fintechs to work for. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. So, join us to build tomorrow, today.

Checkout.com is seeking an experienced and qualified Accounting Policy leader to join the global Accounting leadership team. This role will be reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer based in North America.

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Establishes and maintains the Group’s accounting policies and the related application guidance and ensures that they are applied in a consistent way across the Group companies
  • Builds and maintains the Group’s Accounting Policy Manual
  • Leads the implementation of new and emerging IFRS accounting standards across the Group, engaging with multiple stakeholders within the group, as well as relevant external stakeholders (external audit etc.) 
  • Leads CKOs engagement with external bodies in technical accounting advocacy efforts (IFRIC/IASB comment letters, industry bodies etc.)
  • Provides accounting advisory support to countries, businesses, and functions
  • Presents advanced and innovative business-focused solutions to technical accounting issuesReviews and provides accounting opinions on significant internal and external transactions as well as new products and business practices
  • Monitors standard setting activities, including interpretations promulgated by regulators in the jurisdictions in which the Group operates
  • Provides training for the group (Finance and non-Finance stakeholders, to the extent needed)
  • Review financial statements and regulatory filings for IFRS compliance and disclosure adequacy
  • Monitors peers’ financial statement disclosures and accounting advocacy efforts to benchmark Group’s performance there against
  • Liaises with CFO/COO organization on the design, implementation and operation of controls relevant to technical accounting topics (Credit Reserving etc.)
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    About You:

     

  • Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or equivalent) with extensive and relevant post qualification experience in the technical application of IFRS
  • Experience working in technical accounting at global corporate institution (financial services/fintech preferred) and/or in technical accounting advisory services at one of the big 4 firms and/or fellowship or similar work experience at IASB or FASB
  • Experience making accounting judgements in the application of IFRS (Revenue Recognition in financial services/fintech/technology industries, Share Based Payments, Debt and Equity transactions with investors/owners etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills 
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across geographies
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    If you don’t meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We’re always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.
    What we stand for
    At Checkout.com, everything starts with our values, including the experience we offer our people.
     
    #Aspire
    We supercharge your professional growth with career development programs and leadership training. You can learn your way, with tailored pathways and online platforms. And be inspired at relevant conferences.
     
    #Excel
    We don’t stop at ‘good’ here. We strive for excellence amongst our teams every day and recognize colleagues who take it to the next level through our quarterly peer-nominated Hero awards.
     
    #Unite
    We’re proud of our global connections and inclusive environment. So we champion this through our colleague-led community groups and celebrate many cultural events together.
     
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    More about Checkout.com
    Our technology makes payments seamless. We provide the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting, through one API. And we can accept all major international credit and debit cards, as well as popular alternative and local payment methods. Checkout.com launched in 2012, and we now have a team of 1800 people across 19 international offices. To date, we’ve raised a total of $1.8 billion, with our Series D valuing us at $40 billion.
     
    We believe in equal opportunities
    We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use. 
    Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.
    When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us. 
    We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.
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