Senior Financial Analyst – Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) - Level 5

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

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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.

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  • 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 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.

Reporting Relationships and Interactions​​​​​​​:

  • This role will be based in London, reporting directly to Head of Internal Controls – Controllership, Finance.

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


  • 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.

Required Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree
  • Advanced finance experience and knowledge required
  • Certifications: CISA / CIA / CPA preferred

Additional Information

Training & Development:

Visa are committed to your professional development and growth.  Our Europe Finance (London) has received both trainee and professional accreditation from ACCA and CIMA.

These accreditations recognise Visa Europe’s high standards of staff training and development. As such we want to ensure our new hires are aware of the opportunities to them, as well as the on-going support they will receive.

Trainees and Professional Qualified Individuals can take advantage of the following to support their career development:

  • Wide range of learning opportunities offered by Visa to employees
  • Supported learning through ACCA and CIMA
  • Simplified CPD and performance objective sign off
  • Dedicated assistance when needed from the Professional bodies
  • Discounted prices on a range of qualifications and support

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.

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