Financial Controller (12 month Fixed Term Contract)

Join Busuu as they are looking for a Financial Controller (12 month Fixed Term Contract)

Joining Busuu means being part of one of the top EdTech companies in the world, a multiple award-winner recognised for its innovation and impact in language learning.

Busuu’s vision is to empower people through languages. We are the world’s largest online community for language learning, with 120+ million registered users. We make learning a language easy by combining AI-powered courses with feedback from our global community of native speakers and lesson content designed for real life.

Busuu is part of the global Chegg family. Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform and a NYSE listed company.

We’re an incredibly fast paced business that requires a capable and ambitious individual with proven accounting, financial reporting and compliance skills and excellent technical knowledge, to help build and maintain our best in class finance function.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Finance Director, you will be instrumental in delivering financial information to both internal and external stakeholders, as well as providing daily operational support within the finance department and ensuring our processes and controls are water tight.

You will have a crucial role to play in our reporting and compliance initiatives, as well as working alongside experienced Business Intelligence, data, sales, product, tech and marketing teams.

What does an Interim Financial Controller do at Busuu?

Oversight of all aspects of the company’s financial reporting, accounting and compliance including:

Cashflow & Treasury

GLs, accounting system (Netsuite), month end processes, consolidations and reconciliations

Global VAT, R&D and other tax compliance

Review international payroll processes

Annual statutory accounts and audit

Partnering with Internal Audit on internal controls, including SOX controls

Management of external accountants

Managing our Financial Reporting team, overseeing the Bookkeeping and AR/AP process

Delivering financial results to internal and external stakeholders

Work alongside other team members to establish best in class controls, processes and internal reporting

Develop fit for purpose financial systems and controls, with a high degree of data integrity

Develop and update financial policies and procedures to ensure consistency between Busuu and its parent company.

What we’re looking for in a Financial Controller at Busuu:

ACA/ ACCA accounting certification or international equivalent, 5+ years PQE

Excellent technical accounting knowledge (UK, Spanish and US GAAP)

Experience of Global accounting and compliance - experience at a US listed company preferred

Experience working in the finance function of a scaling company, SaaS preferred.

Excellent operating knowledge of Excel, Google Sheets, and Netsuite

The ability to be innovative and commercial with excellent communication skills

Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines while managing multiple projects.

Be able to pick things up quickly with a high attention to both detail and accuracy;

Confidence to set own goals, ambitious and driven to push limits

At Busuu we want to ensure that you have access to some great benefits:

  • Our centrally located offices are well-equipped with free breakfast, plenty of snacks, fresh fruit, and free dinner of your choice if you need to stay late
  • Busuu offers a great Private Health Insurance scheme
  • There is a personal training budget just for you, so you can learn more in your field to ensure our employees can continuously grow and progress in their careers
  • We like to support our teams with their work-life balance so we offer flexible working hours and a hybrid model of working
  • Staying connected as a team is very important to us, so we have lots of social activities for you to join such as team lunches, Friday socials, quarterly team, and company events

What happens next

We aim to have a simple and speedy hiring process and we want to make sure that we are right for you as much as the other way around.

  • CV application review - We will review it as quickly as possible
  • Let’s chat - Quick chat with our team about your experience and the role
  • Interview - With the Hiring Manager
  • Case Study - At home case study to show off your skills
  • Interview - Interview to review the task and speak other colleagues in the team

Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We pride ourselves on embracing our differences, whether they're cultural, racial, religious, or otherwise. This means each one of us comes to work knowing that we have a voice – and a safe, judgement-free zone to speak freely.

If you like the sound of that, join us. We'd love to hear what you have to say