Fixed Term Contract - 12mths


The story of Zai


Zai is boldly transforming the future of financial services and powering our customers by making innovative financial services accessible to all.

The Zai brand focuses on mid-market and enterprise-level business customers in the world of integrated financial services, including payments, FX, fraud management, reconciliation and more.

Zai’s payment APIs are a core capability within its suite of embedded finance products and services, helping businesses manage multiple payment workflows and move funds.

Zai has over 150 employees, across APAC, Europe, the Middle-East, and the US. We are looking for skilled, motivated and passionate people who want to be part of the next generation of financial services.

Our Zai Culture values moving quickly, productivity and hard work and we achieve this through a sustainable work-hours environment which we strongly support through our People Leaders. We also focus on having fun across the Teams while we deliver great customer solutions.

To find out more about the 10-year history of Zai visit


The role

Are you an experienced Senior Financial Accountant looking to join an expanding global team? You will have extensive experience in a variety of financial tasks, including accounting, financial analysis, and reporting. As a key member of our finance team, you will work closely with other members of the team to ensure accurate financial reporting, compliance with regulations and standards, and provide support for the company's financial operations.


Key Responsibilities

Supporting the Group Financial Controller and the CFO in the delivery of timely and accurate financial information.

Manage monthly financials including P&L, balance sheet and cashflow.

Manage accurate and timely accounting journals, bank recs and controls along with balance sheet reconciliations at month-end.

Ensure reconciling items are followed up and managed within expected timelines. 

Ensure financial records are organised and filed in line with the agreed process across the group.

Management of the payroll process, liaising with HR and outsourced service provider to ensure accurate and timely payroll payments

Provide an analytical interpretation and commentary on monthly financials, budgets & forecasts.

Assisting auditors’ inquiries during the interim and at the year-end auditing time. 

Supporting the development of integrated financial processes and business systems that support financial activities including migration to new ERP system in due course.

Meeting all regional financial and risk compliance requirements in respect of taxes; risk management; internal/external audits; funding acquittals, insurance and regulatory arrangements.

Mentoring junior members of the finance team.

Supporting Group Financial Controller and the CFO with ah hoc tasks and projects.


The Person

Bachelor's or equivalent majoring in Commerce/Finance 

Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA with a minimum of 3–5-year PQE, with some experience in the Fintech or financial services sector.

Strong quantitative abilities

Able to solve complex problems.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships

Strong influencing and interpersonal skills with a can-do attitude

High level of commercial acumen

Exceptional organisational and time management skills and ability to work under pressure - due to the international time zones - flexible availability at times will be required

Experience in model creation and platform migration would be a bonus

Advanced computer software skills, including writing macros in Excel and other accounting packages


In return, Zai are offering

Competitive salary packages & benefits while ensuring constant professional development with your line manager & our L&D programs

A fun and flexible Hybrid work environment

Global market exposure in an agile & flat organization where your ideas and contributions will have a strong impact on the company’s growth and success

A company culture with an innovative, inclusive & collaborative mindset where you will learn something new every day, alongside amazing professionals 


Our Equal Opportunity Employer Commitment 


 Zai are equal opportunity employers committed to creating a diverse environment for its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without bias to education, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.


If you require any specific assistance or a reasonable adjustment due to a disability please let your recruiter know as part of your application and we will be happy to provide dedicated support. 

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