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Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.
Individuality fuels our brand and our global team we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.
Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work / life balance for everyone.
In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.
So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.
If you think you could support Visa as a Accounting and Reporting Director we want to hear from you together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.
Job Description and Responsibilities
This role sits in Visa's European Controllership team, which is responsible for the accounting of all Europe business functions, Corporate Accounting activities and regional statutory reporting.
The team is part of the broader Global Controllership function within Global Finance. This role reports to the Sr. Director of Corporate Accounting and Reporting in London and will be responsible for financial reporting and technical accounting in Visa Europe cluster countries (all those excluding UK and France), plus all change management including integration on newly acquired entities and new entity set ups.
This role will initially have four direct reports with potential in the future for additional reports due to acquisition, increased legal entities or reorganization of responsibilities.
The four direct reports will be the Accountant for newly acquired entities Bell ID (Token ID) and ECEBs Limited, the Integration and Continuous Improvement Manager role, the Controller in SE Europe and a new Cluster Controller role.
These roles are largely based outside of the UK.
This position is responsible for the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting for the majority of Visa Europe’s continental subsidiaries’ (excluding FBL cluster).
This includes US GAAP monthly reporting and annual audited local statutory financial statements. This role serves as an additional subject matter expert providing technical accounting analysis and guidance to the business for IFRS / US GAAP accounting.
This role will be a key lead for Visa Europe’s relationship with its external auditors in the execution of their financial review and audit for all Visa Europe countries except for UK / FBL entities.
This role will also be responsible for all aspects of the month-end close for the same entities with a key focus on ensuring tax related matters such as VAT and Corporation tax are in Compliance by working hand in hand with the tax team.
The role will have a strong relationship with the HUB’ accounting team, ensuring all consolidated processes such as payroll accounting and fixed assets accurately reflect the correct position for all entities.
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of pertinent IFRS and US GAAP, the ability to work with cross-functional teams, manage within tight deadlines, exemplify excellent problem-solving skills, demonstrate exceptional verbal / written communication skills and implement processes to improve operational efficiency.
The successful candidate must operate with a strong sense of ownership and urgency.
This role is also responsible for leading change management within Accounting. This includes the integration of previously acquired businesses eg Visa Payments Limited (VPL formerly Earthport), Cybersource, Payworks, Fraedom, Plaid onto Visa systems and processes, reorganizing other legal entities to the requirements and setting up new entities as well as closing others.
Month-end Close and Ad-hoc Projects
generate alternative solutions;adapt to changing situations; andmanage issues to a successful resolution
Preferred Skills & Experience
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Diversity & Inclusion
Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture.
We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.
By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.