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Senior Analyst, Platform Underwriting

Checkout.com

Checkout.com

IT
London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Company Description

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. Our mission is to enable businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. We’re the strategic payments partner for some of the best known fast-moving brands globally such as Wise, Hut Group, Sony Electronics, Homebase, Henkel, Klarna and many others. Purpose-built with performance and scalability in mind, our flexible cloud-based payments platform helps global enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love. And it's not just what we build that makes us different. It's how.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Job Description

We're looking for a strong Underwriter with a background in payments and/or financial analysis to join our London team. You will be part of a team that is responsible for underwriting enterprise customer applications with a focus on analysis relevant to Business Model, Credit Exposure and enhanced Financial Analysis. This role offers a unique exposure to our core business areas, collaborating closely with our key internal players (Business Development, Sales, Risk, Legal teams and Top Management) and our high value merchants and partners.

How you'll make an impact

  • Leveraging experience, you will conduct business model analysis in-line with internal policy guidelines and apply complex evaluation techniques to achieve the desired results for complex deals
  • Conduct proficient analysis of P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statements of complex business models and demonstrate a competent understanding of accounting principles
  • Competent in underwriting high risk lines of business including travel, subscriptions, ticketing and events, securities dealers, gambling, amongst others
  • Conducting Customer due diligence checks including KYC and KYB on merchant applications
  • Prepare persuasive summaries to assess micro and macro risks, mitigants and make balanced recommendations to present to management and the Credit Risk Committee
  • Represent Underwriting in attending customer calls and meetings alongside Sales or Account Management
  • Approve teammates’ credit submissions in line with delegated approval authority
  • Identify operational issues and areas for improvement, and make detailed recommendations on how to improve the merchant onboarding experience
  • Preferable if candidate possesses industry expertise, and can act as a subject matter expert in a particular industry
  • Foster a culture of collaboration with key internal stakeholders, in particular Sales, and first and second line Risk personnel and Legal
  • Act as a mentor to junior team members through training initiatives and credit approvals
  • Contribute to Underwriting driven projects as required

Qualifications

  • Subject matter expertise in underwriting and financial analysis with demonstrated ability to make sound judgments, balancing risk and reward
  • Ability to continually monitor and manage competing priorities and adjust accordingly
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, you have a ‘customer first’ approach to delivering creative solutions for our merchants and will contribute to cross team collaboration and building a One Team culture.
  • Competent escalation management - act with urgency to ensure escalations are prioritized, owned, and resolved effectively
  • You have a passion for operational improvement initiatives, and can contribute to broader department initiatives and projects
  • Leading by example, you'll demonstrate our core Values and live out our Operating Principles in everything you do
  • Previous experience coaching, mentoring, or leading teams is desirable although non-required

Experience you'll bring to the role

  • Work in a team that uses qualitative and quantitative targets to measure performance
  • Demonstrable experience related to merchant underwriting, credit insurance and/or commercial lending
  • Expert-level financial statement analysis and credit exposure assessment ability
  • Experience with concise written and oral presentations, and ability to deliver complex messages in a clear and focused manner
  • A highly analytical team player who loves to evaluate financial and business risks
  • Domain expertise within the payments industry will be preferable

Additional Information

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

Take a peek inside life at Checkout.com via

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

Take a peek inside life at Checkout.com via