Accounting Controls Associate

Job description

About StudentFinance

StudentFinance is a venture-backed company with the mission of removing barriers to education and empowering economic mobility.

We deeply believe in the power of education and that access to education should not depend on one's financial background. Currently, millions of people are in need of reskilling and are not able to fulfill their potential due to financial barriers.

So we are building the technological, data, and financial infrastructure to offer outcomes-based financing. We enable students to defer the payment of their tuition fees and only start making repayments after generating an income. At StudentFinance we are all about aligned incentives. Our end game is to support our customer's transition to employment and financial health.

To get there, we are building a world-class team of purpose-driven and entrepreneurial people, working in a remote setting from cities across Portugal, Spain, UK and other countries in Europe.

About the role

As an Accounting Controls Associate, you are responsible for ensuring the respect and implementation of key internal controls principles of the company. You will contribute to implement and maintain a strong control environment by assisting on designing the internal controls framework and the tools to assure data integrity and quality in a tech driven environment and by performing the controls on a recurring basis.

Role responsibilities:

  • Assure that the internal controls framework is being respected in a recurrent basis by performing all related tasks and reporting results at month-end

  • Provide documentation to external accountants and auditors to assure data integrity on our financial statements

  • Design new controls to improve the quality of the controls framework

  • Monitor capital requirements and balance sheet ratios


Job requirements

About you

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting

  • 2-3 years of experience in related roles (Big4 experience is a plus)

  • Fluent in English

  • You are proactive and able to work independently

  • You take initiative and responsibility, meaning you are a self-starter that makes things happen

  • You are results and solutions oriented

  • You collaborate well with others within your team and across teams

  • You are analytical, meaning you quickly understand and analyse complex issues and problems and you come up with sound and rational judgements and solutions.

  • You are structured and systematic and you plan ahead

  • Flexibility to travel as/when needed

  • You are comfortable in a high-growth, fast-paced and agile environment

  • You have a genuine interest in Fintech, Education, and in promoting Income Share Agreements as the new standard for education financing access