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Financial Controller



Accounting & Finance
Sofia, Bulgaria
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

SumUp is a leading financial technology company that empowers small businesses by providing them with simple and affordable payment solutions. The company's vision is to create a world where small merchants can be successful doing what they love. SumUp believes in the everyday hero – that each person should be able to start their own business.

We believe that every business should have access to affordable, easy-to-use payment solutions, no matter their size. Today, over 4 million businesses rely on SumUp to get paid.

As a Financial Controller at SumUp, you will support the Controlling function in overseeing the company's financial operations and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting. You will play a crucial role in financial reporting, and assist in maintaining robust controls over quality of information.


Financial Reporting

  • Financial controller for middle tier entities within the group responsible for the statutory financial reporting

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in compliance with IFRS/GAAP

  • Coordinate and prepare internal financial reports, management accounts and financial statements

  • Review month end results together with variance analysis for the material movements

  • Lead standalone audits and assist in the Group audit

  • Oversee the timely and accurate submissions of monthly reporting and the month end closing process

  • Oversee annual closing activities applicable for the legal entities in scope

General Ledger Management

  • Oversee the maintenance of the general ledger, ensuring accurate and timely recording of all financial transactions

  • Review of critical accounting entries of the accounting function

  • Review key reconciliation performed by accounting function as part of the month end closing process - reconciliation of bank accounts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other balance sheet accounts

  • Review significant contracts and assess correctness of accounting records

Process Improvement

  • Identify and recommend improvements to financial processes and systems to enhance efficiency and accuracy

  • Assist in the development and implementation of new accounting policies and procedures

Team Collaboration

  • Work closely with other finance team members to ensure cohesive and comprehensive financial management

  • Key liaison between FP&A, Tax, Treasury, Technical Accounting, Internal and External Audit teams

  • Navigate complexity and strategic directions, in view of transfer pricing and collaborate with internal tax experts for proper reporting

  • Provide guidance to junior accounting staff as needed

  • Exercise critical judgment and remove critical blockers for the teams

  • Support ad hoc projects around due diligence, tax or internal restructuring projects


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) or Master in Accounting is required

  • Qualified or in a process of acquiring ACCA or equivalent

  • 3 - 5 years of increasing financial responsibility in a similar position

  • Relevant experience in accounting or finance, within a fast-paced, high-growth environment

  • Experience in Big 4 would be considered as advantage

  • Robust knowledge of IFRS/GAAP financial reporting standards and financial reporting

  • Sound general legal, tax and compliance knowledge

  • Proficient in accounting software (e.g., SAP, Oracle) and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

  • Fluent English, both written and spoken

  • Second language is a plus (French, German, Italian)


  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Critical thinking and attention to detail

  • Result oriented focus on outcome over activity

  • Ability to weigh up options and produce practical and workable solutions

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, keeping manager appraised of progress

  • Business acumen

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Self-disciplined, self-driven and proactive


🌍 You’ll play akey role in a scale-up that in turn is part of a truly global team of 3000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 4 continents.

🚀 You'll have the opportunity to make an impact irrespective of your job description. You'll have the space to drive your career and take ownership of projects.

🌴 You’ll receive 25 days’ paid leave, increasing with tenure, and paid vacation for certain occasions. You’d enjoy a paid 1 month Sabbatical vacation.

📚 You’ll receive an individual learning budget and can take 10 days educational leave to expand your skillset.

👶 You’ll enjoy a child birth/adoption bonus and subsidized childcare services.

You'd enjoy other great benefits such as additional health and life insurance, online fitness classes, subsidized Multisport card, Babbel language platform subscription, free shuttle buses from Joliot-Curie metro station, a long list of discounts and more.


We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

Job Application Tip

We recognise that candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the job criteria in order to apply for a job. Please note that this is only a guide. If you don’t tick every box, it’s ok too because it means you have room to learn and develop your career at SumUp.


Job Application Tip

We recognise that candidates feel they need to meet 100% of the job criteria in order to apply for a job. Please note that this is only a guide. If you don’t tick every box, it’s ok too because it means you have room to learn and develop your career at SumUp.