Head of Finance


We are looking for a Head of Finance to join our team!

At Papaya we are working closely with the world’s fast-growing companies to manage their global payroll and workforce through our own SaaS platform. We are looking for you if you have a real passion for details, timelines, and global operations

You Will:

  • Ensure all operational Finance and Accounting processes are effectively and efficiently executed and that client service requirements are met
  • Implementation and maintenance of a Global operating model including standardization of global systems & processes 
  • Oversee and lead the core finance activities working within agreed Finance policies and procedures and supporting all activity to enable the effective close of the ledger within the organization
  • Manage the outsourced vendor relationship and ensure that issues are escalated and resolved in a timely manner
  • Lead, develop and motivate the Operational Finance and Accounting team
  • Oversight of the teams on a day to day basis to ensure effective relationships and interactions are maintained across all locations and with all key stakeholders
  • Continuously review Finance policies, procedures, and processes to ensure they are optimally efficient, making improvements as necessary
  • Lead deployment of new tools, systems, and processes to aid in quality, efficiency, and delivery.
  • Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures
  • Manage positive business relationships with customers, vendors, and other outside parties. 

  • 8 plus years of accounting and financial experience. Minimum of 4 years in a management/leadership role
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance with ACCA, CA, CPA or relevant professional qualification
  • Deep knowledge of Finance functions (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Tax, Treasury, Payroll, Financial and Management Accounting functions) and systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and PCAOB Rules and Tax requirement
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaborate with different levels of employees
  • Strong emphasis on analytics and data-mining
  • An expert communicator at all levels of the organization
  • Experience working in a fast-growth tech business, preferably technology (SaaS)
  • Strong team-working skills, ability to adapt to a fast-paced, international work environment with a passion for making an impact
  • Fluency & excellent communication skills in English. Additional languages are an advantage.
  • Experience with an emphasis on business reporting and analytics required
  • Proficient level in Excel (Pivot & Vlookup)
Nice to have
  • Experience with IPO process

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