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Controller, UK

Peak6 Investments
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Full Time
WHO WE AREApex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and Webull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers. Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Portland, and Belfast. If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you. AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech AwardsABOUT THIS ROLEThe Controller for Apex Fintech Solutions UK (AFS UK) will be responsible for overseeing month-end close processes, and financial analysis functions for several legal entities including AFS UK, AFS Philippines, Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS), Apex Silver, and Apex Fintech Technologies (AFT). The Controller will lead projects and be required to recommend and implement ideas to improve the overall group performance. This role reports to the VP, Controller of Apex Fintech Solutions and is a hands-on position. The ideal candidate has experience in managing accounting staff and multiple legal entities / currencies. The Controller will need solid accounting and financial knowledge in IFRS or US GAAP, an understanding of internal controls, and effective communication skills. They will regularly communicate with the firm's functional leaders, and auditors. The Controller must be a critical thinker, analytical, energetic, and be able to produce quality materials within tight timeframes. Strong training, review, and support skills are necessary in this role.We're looking for someone who:Is passionate. You have a genuine passion for people and developing relationships.Is motivated. You're driven to be the best. You challenge yourself by setting goals, crushing them, and helping your teammates do the same.Is collaborative. You're excited to work with others throughout the organization to help foster a superior workplace and culture.Wants to make an impact. You're looking to do amazing work. You're all about helping employees be happier at work and perform at a superior level.Operates with integrity. You always conduct yourself with honesty and operate ethically. You say what you mean and mean what you say.A few reasons why you might love us:We're a leader in the space. We've got an amazing track record of success, and we foster ongoing innovation. So, you get all the benefits of a proven, growing company, while enjoying a very entrepreneurial culture.The team is really motivating. You'll work with people who are as energetic, smart, and determined as you are. You'll be managed by the best, too.Your work will be immediately impactful. You'll be able to see your direct impact on our department. You won't be just another cog in the wheel.Duties and

Manage a team of accounting professionals responsible for preparation of financial results by coordinating the month-end close and providing accounting expertise.Oversee accounting processes, including month-end close, accounts payable, financial review and analysis, accruals, account reconciliations, and overall maintenance of accounting records for multiple legal entities.Responsible for maintaining and enhancing proper internal financial controls and processes. Drive process documentation including writing, reviewing, and maintaining standard operating procedures.Implement workflow improvements and automate processes to minimize risk, eliminate manual workflows, reduce inefficiencies, and increase bandwidth.Solve complex operational problems. Lead departmental projects and initiatives and participate in firmwide initiatives.Serve as a supervisory control function for many processes and internal control activities.Manage financial statement and other audits Actively cross-train the team to provide back-up coverage for all team members.The skills you'll need to succeed: RequiredCPA, Chartered Accountant, or equivalentMinimum of 10 years accounting experience, including 5+ in a leadership role, preferably in a similar role for a fintech, investment firm, proprietary trading firm, bank, or trust companyAn aggressive self-starter who is comfortable with a fast-paced, start-up environment, where flexibility and team effort are essential.The commitment to their own growth and the development of others around themA direct, honest, open and" straight-shooting" personal manner with the courage and honor to meet their commitments and communicate openly about challenges.Effective communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to connect and build relationships with clients, auditors, organization leadership, peers, and other counterparty relationships.An exceptionally high degree of initiative and adaptability and the ability to work with numerous and conflicting deadlines.A continuous improvement mindset with the ability to seek out and implement internal or external best practices.Strong analytical abilities and perseverance to solve problems with high attention to detail.The ability to perform many complex and confidential tasks with speed and accuracy.A collaborative mindset as well as the ability to exercise independent judgment. Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and MS OutlookPreferredPublic Accounting experienceExperience using NetSuite accounting system.intermediate to Advanced Excel abilitiesSpecial RequirementsThis position will require overtime.#finance #director #full-time #LI-RA1 #AFSUKOur RewardsWe offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At AFS, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from home and one of our primary offices.Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) CommitmentAt Apex, we embrace diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace. We value every team member's unique perspective and are committed to fostering a culture where everyone belongs. Join us in our mission to empower and celebrate individual differences.Apex is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We stand by this commitment to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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