Payments Controller

Payments Controller

Why is our Payments team the next step for you?

Interested in being part of a world-leading global payments business?

Worldpay process almost 50% of payments on the UK high street, on a typical day, we process 36 million mobile, online and in-store transactions – that’s about 415 each and every second. In 2015 we handled c.13.1bn transactions, supporting c.400,000 customers, 126 currencies, 146 countries, and over 300 payment methods. We are the leader in payments in the UK, where we process approximately 42% of all transactions.

We are passionate about supporting our merchants and internal WorldPay customers, therefore great customer service and taking ownership of your contribution will also lead to success in this team

Our Payments teams in Manchester are part of the growing Operational Finance function, along with Settlements and Reconciliations. The team is responsible for ensuring that our customers (merchants who use our services) are paid for transactions. They handle 17 currencies and make payments in excess of £850m per week.



How will you add value on a day-to-day basis?

As a Payments Controller you will responsible for preparing, checking and releasing these payments to our customers domestically and globally. You will reconcile currency accounts as well as preparing, checking and releasing payments in various currencies (eg GBP, EUR, USD, AUD) ensuring they are made in accordance with deadlines & SLA's. You will use various payment methods including BACS, CHAPS & SWIFT as well as setting up bank transfers to ensure accounts are funded for the automatic processes.



What will make you the ideal candidate?

We are looking for analytically minded individuals with a passion for attention to detail and getting it right first time. Ideally with some experience of working within a high volume transaction processing environment or a deadline driven finance environment. Attention to detail is key for this role as well as speed, given the high value and volume of funds which transfer between accounts. Technically, you will have a good working knowledge of Excel.

We are happy to consider either recent graduates with high levels of enthusiasm, positivity and ambition looking to make their first career step.


How is Worldpay changing the world?

Worldpay (LSE: WPG) is a leader in global payments. We provide an extensive range of technology-led payment products and services to over 400,000 customers, enabling their businesses to grow and prosper. We help our customers to accept more than 300 different payment types.We serve all types of businesses – big and small. You may interact with Worldpay several times a day, without realising it. We are the trusted payments partner of many of the UK’s largest retailers, and hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses in the UK and US, including over 16,000 hairdressers, in excess of 24,000 restaurants and more than 9,000 pubs.



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Manchester / England

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Fixed term- Full-time


February 24, 2017