Senior Financial Analyst - Financial Internal Control

  • Moscow, ru
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services
join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world.  If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career.  Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

 Purpose

The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for performing Continuous Controls Monitoring across a range of Visa policies and procedures.  The role will be responsible for performing detailed reviews of transactions, data anomalies, key risk indicator reviews for the assigned markets at pre-established frequency, assessing the root cause of potential exceptions and supporting remediation efforts for exceptions identified.  

 

Principal Responsibilities / Key Results Area

The key responsibilities of the Senior Financial Analyst will include the following:

  • Execute upon the vision, mission, strategies and annual goals for the CCM function in alignment with the Company's goals.

  • Undertake Continuous Controls Monitoring activity for the country/market/region of responsibility in line with the processes established by the CCM function.

  • Aggregate and/or analyze data meaningfully to identify unusual trends, anomalies and non-compliant transactions with the various Company policies and procedures.

  • Timely escalate potential high-risk exceptions to Manager for timely action, reporting and resolution.

  • Work closely and effectively with Regional, Country Management and Functional leadership (e.g., Controllership, Sourcing, Compliance, Risk Management, Legal, etc.) to determine areas of risk, implement short term and long solutions to address exceptions noted and improve processes to minimize risk.

  • Share the testing results with Regional / Country Management, Controllership, Internal and external auditors and other stakeholders (Compliance, Risk, Legal etc.) as needed to provide a current state of the control environment.

  • Participate in local Controls Committee meetings for the Region/Market/Country as CCM function representative, present and report findings.

  • Act as a driver of continuous improvement and innovation of the controls environment. Use direct experience, external benchmarking and knowledge of regulatory expectations to support the management’s stated goal of developing a strong industry leading controls function.

  • Serve as local subject matter expert on the design and testing of internal controls over higher risk processes: 

    • Complete ongoing risk monitoring and assessment, and play a key role in the development of testing strategies and assessment of the controls environment across the region

    • Collaborate with global Internal Controls team to feedback trends, themes and effectiveness of test approach, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process.

    • Provide feedback to centralized Data Analytics team on improvements to existing queries and recommend new queries to enhance the process and make it more efficient.

    • Suggest improvements to the testing framework to address the specific needs and risks at an individual country/market level.

    • Drive efficiencies by seeking opportunities for automation

Strategic Nature, Management, Accountability and Scope

  • Results of the work performed by the SFA will be shared with central Internal Controls team, Regional Controllers, Regional and Country Leadership teams.  Ultimately, results of the work performed by the Internal Controls team may be shared with Global Corporate Controller, Senior management, the Audit Committee, Internal and External auditors.

Decision Making and Complexity

  • This position requires significant interaction with business owners, Senior Management, internal and external auditors. The individual is expected to use sound discretion and professional judgment in all such interactions.

  • This position should at all times make decisions on what will be most beneficial to the Company, strive for an optimum balance between the benefits and cost of implementing and executing controls.

Financial and Organizational Scope

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams

  • Ability to work across multiple Regions and multiple time zones.

Reporting Relationships and Interactions

  • This position will be located in Russia and will report to the Director – Financial Internal Controls based in Singapore.

  • Work extensively in a team environment and provide direction to assist other members in cross-functional teams.

Key Competencies

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor.

  • Detail oriented and be able to work well under pressure and accustomed to project work with tight deadlines.

  • Ability to think out of the box, innovate and take a solutions-oriented approach.

  • Excellent business and communication skills with the ability to focus on the big picture, understand key priorities, communicate clearly and concisely, and bring business acumen to leading the Internal Controls function.

  • Strong controls, compliance and/ or auditing background with demonstrated understanding of corporate’s policies and procedures

  • Act with the highest integrity and be accountable for own’s actions and behaviors

  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently.

  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to communicate and actively seek and value the perspective of others

  • Challenge the status quo and be curious and bold to advocate for changes that bring value and eliminates manual tasks.

  • Flexibility to work across multiple time zones with occasional travel.

     

Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree
  • Years of Experience: More than 5 years of experience required
  • Certifications: CISA / CIA / CPA preferred
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