U.S. Controller at Funding Circle

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Position at Funding Circle US


Funding Circle is looking for a United States Controller to serve as a business adviser and integral part of the financial leadership team of the Company. The Controller reports directly to the United States Finance Director and will be responsible for leading the U.S. accounting operation, ensuring financial and tax compliance with all regulatory bodies, enhancing internal controls and systems, and assisting with key strategic initiatives of the Company. This position will be responsible for people development, process changes, managing a variety of audits, overseeing payroll and cash transactions, assisting in regulatory financial reporting and providing financial direction to executive management.

Bird’s eye view of the role:

  • Establish, implement, and monitor appropriate internal controls to ensure conformance and compliance with IFRS and other statutory requirements as well as ensure compliance with the Group’s Financial Accounting policies.
  • Analyze financial information to assist management in increasing profitability; make recommendations towards sound business decisions while ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Lead all corporate & related audits, including regulatory reporting requirements as necessary.
  • Manage tax compliance
  • Manage the month-end close process and internal reporting for our United States operations.
  • Ensure appropriate processing of, and accounting for, all cash transactions, payroll processing, stock compensation transactions, leases, and capital markets transactions for the US and Canada.
  • Coordinate with UK parent accounting team to ensure consistency of accounting
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and succession planning to direct reports.
  • Contribute to cross-functional projects that enhance company value, including coordination with other global Finance staff.
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting

Our ideal teammate:

  • Has 8+ years of experience in Accounting and/or Finance, CPA or equivalent certification required
  • Has 3+ years of experience in a position equivalent to a Controller, managing Accounting personnel & processes
  • Demonstrates strong Technical Accounting skills; Big 4 experience and knowledge of IFRS a plus
  • Has developed a mastery of Microsoft Office applications and common Accounting ERP systems (Netsuite experience a plus)
  • Exceptional work ethic – ability to “roll up sleeves” when needed
  • Experience in financial services/fintech is preferred
  • Has a track record of managing & developing happy, high performing, and engaged teams
  • Is a strong relationship-builder across all levels
  • Has experience working in high-growth, dynamic, quickly changing environments
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong data analytics skills
  • Bachelor's and/or Masters Degree with emphasis in Accounting
  • Identifies with our mission, “To build a better financial world”
  • Aligns with our core values: Think Smart, Make It Happen, Be Open, Stand together, Live The Adventure

Why Join Us?

Happy employees are productive employees, that’s why we offer a hearty benefits package. From learning and development and commuter stipends, to a competitive salary, equity, and health benefits, we’ve got you covered! That being said, have you heard about what we're doing?! Our mission is what really motivates us to come to work each day:

  • We're supporting small business, the engine of economic growth.
  • We're helping facilitate higher yields for investors and lower interest rates for borrowers.
  • We can fund loans extremely quickly, all online!
  • We have a clear competitive advantage globally in areas like domain expertise and regulatory processes.

Funding Circle is the world’s leading online marketplace for business loans, matching small businesses borrowers with investors in the UK, the US and Europe. We provide small businesses with access to fast, fair and transparent finance and investors with access to attractive returns. Our mission is to build a better financial world.

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Located in the economic powerhouse Central Business District. Easy access to all area RTD Light Rails, entertainment, and fine dining to food trucks.

An Insider's view of Funding Circle

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What attracted me to Funding Circle was more than creating a better funding solution for small businesses. It was the people I would get to work with and the value alignment I was looking for. A company that lives it's values through every decision and interaction is what I believe creates success. It's exciting to see that in action every day.


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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem my team is facing is keeping up with the pace of change in the lending world due to the hardships caused by Covid-19. Through constant collaboration with internal business partners and diligent accounting we're able to overcome the obstacles of the current climate and maintain high service levels for investors and borrowers.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Funding Circle I’ve grown through four positions in about three years. They constantly give me the opportunity to learn and grow in my current role, but also allow me to explore parts of the business I might be interested in joining.


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What is your vision for the company?

Our culture and values drive our passion to do more to help our customers and local communities by providing financing to create and expand new and existing businesses while adding to job growth. Our vision is to create over one million jobs in the countries we currently service and eventually expanding that access to capital to other countries.


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How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Funding Circle because I believe in its mission of building a better financial world. It was important to me to find a company where I can grow in all aspects of my life.
Working here I can get the tools necessary and learn from the best in the business to fulfill my career achievements while helping small businesses.


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What are Funding Circle Perks + Benefits

Funding Circle Benefits Overview

Competitive salary and true ownership in the business through company equity plan

Unlimited vacation and flexible working hours

Full health benefits insurance package, 401(k), and subsidized gym membership

Fully-stocked kitchens with free drinks and snacks

Regular social events, team bondings, employee-lead volunteer days, and club activities (such as [email protected], Running Club, Wine Club, and more)

Opportunities to learn, develop, and grow your career through global programs, team/functional training, and $300 annual flexible personal development benefit

Within walking distance of public transit

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
In office Yoga every Wednesday!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Catered lunch once per week from ClusterTruck
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Shuffle Board, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted every Thursday and for many special occasions.
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Relocation available for some key roles.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program.
Customized development tracks
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