Paddle • UK

Assistant Global Controller (UK)

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

What do we do?

Paddle offers SaaS companies a completely different approach to their payment infrastructure. Instead of assembling and maintaining a complex stack of payments-related apps and services, we’re a Merchant of Record for our customers. That means we take away 100% of the pain of global sales tax compliance and payment fragmentation. It’s faster, safer, cheaper, and, above all, way better.

We’re backed by investors including KKR, FTV Capital, Kindred, Notion, and 83North and serve over 3000 software sellers in 245 territories globally.

The Role:

The Assistant Global Controller will report directly to the VP, Global Corporate Controller, and will play a key leadership role in advancing and optimising the overall accounting function. The two key areas of responsibilities will be 1) leading cross-functional projects that drive operational efficiency, or process and reporting improvements, and 2) leading a team that handles the majority of the month-end close processes.

What you'll do:

  • Optimise and automate accounting processes to drive a faster monthly/quarterly close cycle.

  • Partner effectively with cross functional department leaders to drive process enhancements and improved controls.

  • Make decisions, prioritise effectively and meet deadlines while balancing that with the need for completeness and accuracy.

  • Work with the team to assess and report on the status of existing accounting and reporting standards, procedures and internal controls to identify areas of improvements and lead the execution of remediation efforts.

  • Provide leadership, coaching and development of your team that drives higher engagement and job satisfaction from the team.

  • Manage nearly all of the accounting close cycle and own preparation of statutory financial statements.

  • Lead Paddle’s accounting policy function, to ensure consistent compliance of corporate accounting principles and procedures with FRS 102. In the future, this could include leadership over the support of a conversion to US GAAP or IFRS reporting standards.

  • Lead a fully remote team of 5 based in the UK.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven experience of driving a high-performing accounting team in a rapidly scaling business environment.

  • Leadership experience in a software and/or global technology company.

  • A strategic vision and best-practices to guide the team.

  • Tactical approach to enable effective implementation of new structures and processes.

  • Strong business judgement applied to routine and complex financial and accounting issues.

  • International experience working with numerous foreign legal entities.

  • Over 10 years of experience dealing with complex accounting matters.

  • A CPA, or international equivalent.

  • Significant technical accounting background.

  • Willing to get into the details to understand business processes at a deep level with the ability to drive efficiencies.

  • Proven ability to drive change in accounting processes to achieve a faster month-end close cycle.

  • Self-motivated team player who can credibly communicate with and relate to people at all levels in the finance and accounting organisation, with experience to mentor the team.

  • Bias towards direct, open and honest communication to drive execution

  • Experience with Netsuite is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally and to succeed in a dynamic environment.

Everyone is welcome at Paddle

At Paddle, we’re committed to removing invisible barriers, both for our customers and within our own teams. We recognise and celebrate that every Paddler is unique and we welcome every individual perspective. As an inclusive employer, we don’t care if, or where, you studied, what you look like or where you’re from. We’re more interested in your craft, curiosity, passion for learning and what you’ll add to our culture. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t match every part of the job ad, especially if you’re part of an underrepresented group.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to better support you through the application process and in the workplace. We will do everything we can to support any accommodations needed. We’re committed to building a diverse team where everyone feels safe to be their authentic self. Let’s grow together.

Why you’ll love working at Paddle

We are a diverse, growing group of Paddlers across the globe who pride ourselves on our transparent, collaborative and respectful culture.

We live and breathe our values, which are:

Exceptional Together

Execute with impact

Better than Yesterday

We offer a full suite of benefits, including attractive salaries, stock options, retirement plans, private healthcare and well-being initiatives.

We are a ‘digital-first’ company, which means you can work remotely, from one of our stylish hubs, or even a bit of both! We offer all team members unlimited holidays and enhanced parental leave. We invest in learning and will help you with your personal development via constant exposure to new challenges, an annual learning fund, and regular internal and external training.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Work from anywhere scheme
Unlimited annual leave
L&D budget
Equity packages
Work from home stipend
Mental Health Support
Office disability facilities
Faith and meditation space
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Paddle

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, UK

Funding levels


Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
1st – Medium companies

1st – Medium companies

Flexa100 2023
Saas & Dev Software

Saas & Dev Software

Industry awards 2022

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