Financial Operations Specialist – London

Financial Operations Specialist

Symphony Communication Services, LLC.



Financial Operations Specialist

at Symphony Communication Services
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About us @Symphony

We’ve spent the last 8 years building the financial markets largest, most trusted communication network. Over 500 market participants across the buy-side, sell-side, securities servicing, and beyond. Over half a million users from trading desks to operations and custody teams interacting securely and in real-time on Symphony.

But that was only chapter one. We’re now using our technology foundation to accelerate far beyond secure collaboration to become the standard connective layer that enables more efficient and automated workflows across the industry to bring the future to financial markets.

The opportunity and our ambition are huge.But we need passionate, dedicated individuals to get there. At Symphony we work hard and fast. Our unique blend of technology and financial services makes it an environment you won't get elsewhere.

Ready to join a fast paced, dynamic global accounting and finance team? At Symphony, we are changing the way people collaborate for critical business processes. Our customers are using Symphony as the centerpiece of their digital transformation initiatives. Symphony’s finance team is growing, and we are looking for a Financial Operations Specialist to oversee the payroll and expense reimbursement functions. If you have proven experience in global payroll and exceptional people skills, we should talk!


  • Process and own US and international payroll processing for 300+ employees and growing
  • Coordinate with HR and third-party payroll providers to ensure compliance with US and international jurisdictions and data accuracy for both new and existing employees
  • Partner with HR to conduct bi-weekly new hire orientation
  • Oversee electronic timesheet submission as applicable
  • Respond to employee inquiries and serve as liaison between employee and third-party payroll providers
  • Prepare payroll journal entries and assist with monthly and annual accounting close activities
  • Review and manage employee expense reports (including corporate cards) to ensure that expenses are within company policy and adequate documentation is maintained
  • Reconcile all credit card and expense payable accounts 
  • Develop and implement processes, policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls, efficiency and a great employee experience
  • Document policies and procedures on internal Confluence page
  • Review processes and systems to streamline and reduce processing time where possible
  • Assist with year-end annual audits
  • Assist in any ad-hoc projects, as needed 


  • 3 years experience in accounting with at least 1 year in payroll processing; start-up experience preferred 
  • Experience with payroll providers such as ADP, WorkDay, and Blue Marble preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite and Concur preferred 
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Human Resources or relevant field
  • Strong attention to detail, learns quickly, adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to resolve open issues to closure
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under conditions of pressure and adjust to urgent situations
  • Ability to work in a creative and dynamic environment with a high volume of transactions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel


  • Competitive Salary.
  • Bonus Plan
  • Benefits and Perks vary based on location

Benefits and Perks:

  • Regional specific competitive benefits
  • Build your own Benefits (BYOB) perk
  • Fully stocked kitchen and catered or reimbursed lunches
  • Many other fun and exciting benefits and activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.