Paddle • London

Interim Financial Controller (Fixed Term role)


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

What do we do?

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

In May 2022, we joined forces with ProfitWell. ProfitWell provides BI solutions that improve retention and monetization automatically through unmatched subscription intelligence. As one team and one platform, we offer the "done for you" approach to SaaS payments, billing, and growth.

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:

We are looking for an experienced interim Financial Controller to initially support Paddle’s strategic accounting integration, partnering with our current Controller to optimally position our accounting structure, reconciliations, and integration of a newly acquired company. When our FC goes on maternity leave later in the year you will step into her role as leader of our finance and accounting team for the duration of her leave.

Finance is absolutely fundamental to Paddle’s product offering, with payments and tax at the core of our reseller model. This is a unique opportunity where our finance team also works closely with our product and engineering team to build our product, and ensure global compliance. You will report into the Financial Controller working towards our strategic team goals.

What you'll do:

  • Support onboarding a new company acquired unto our existing accounting structure and controls.
  • Partner with our financial controller to streamline processes, optimise operations, enhance controls and compliance.
  • Grow towards full interim finance and accounting coverage
  • Offer leadership to the accounting team, support strategic direction, audit deliverables, automation and optimisation of the existing processes according to GAAP.
  • Support drive continuous improvement to our accounting closing period and reporting deliverables
  • Partner with Treasury and FP&A to support cash flow analysis and critiques.
  • Develop and report KPIs. Report actual vs. budgeted/planned results as required.
  • Hiring, training, and retaining accounting staff. Oversee and direct all aspects of the accounting function and ensure accuracy and timeliness of all data relating to AP and AR, payroll, GL, account reconciliations, and expense variance analysis.

We'd love to hear from you if you:

  • Have proven experience as a Controller or Accounting Manager
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance - CPA or MBA preferred (not required)
  • Have a strong focus on controls and processes and a high attention to detail.
  • Have experience in building and managing a high performing team.
  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and adaptable to our fast-changing environment.
  • Are passionate about solving problems and always identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Are passionate about people, processes, automation, scalability and innovation.

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 passion for learning and what you’ll bring to the table. 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’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 wellbeing 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 4 months paid family leave regardless of gender. We love our casual dress code, annual company retreats and much more. 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
Work from home allowance
Mental Health Support
Office disability facilities
Faith and meditation space

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Paddle provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Paddle is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Paddle

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, NYC, Boston, Salt Lake City and Argentina

Funding levels

What employees are saying

"Paddle have always offered a flexible working from home policy, and with the impact of COVID-19, they have strengthened their approach to this culture. We have an office available if we want to work around the team, or we can work from home whenever we like. It's a great balance! The parental leave is also awesome, we're super dog friendly and have some excellent benefits. I never feel pressured to work particular hours or stress that I have to be in an office."

Anonymous Accounting Team Member at Paddle

Awards & Achievements
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