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The Ingenico Northern Europe finance department oversees financial planning and management activities, including budgeting and forecasting, reporting and compliance, and creation of value. Some of these responsibilities help the company meet compliance obligations. Others contribute to profit-building for the company.

At the base level, the finance department is responsible for all the day to day transactional accounting for the business. This includes the tracking of all transactions right through to preparing the financial statements.

The finance department is also responsible for management of cash flow and ensuring there are enough funds available to meet the day to day payments. This area also encompasses the credit and collections policies for the company’s customers, to ensure we are paid on time, and that there is a payment policy for the company’s suppliers.

In addition, we contribute to the management and improvement of our various operations, by measuring and reporting regularly on key numbers crucial to the success of the organisation.

Looking forward, the finance department works with senior managers to prepare the organisation’s budgets and forecasts, and to report back on the progress against these throughout the year. This information is used to plan investments, staffing levels, asset purchases, and cash needs, before they become necessary.

Finally, the finance department provides information to assist managers in making key strategic decisions, such as which markets, products or projects to pursue, or the payback periods for large capital purchases. The team assists in customer RFP’s and RFI’s, as well as helping to put together commercial propositions. The finance department contributes an objective perspective based on our independent vantage point.

What areas do we interact with?

Our key purpose is to serve our internal and external customers.External customers include those that buy our products and services. Other external stakeholders include suppliers, tax authorities, auditors, insurance companies, Government, and other external agencies.

Internally, we provide business support to all departments, Directors, Managers and Employees – we have a touch point with the whole business. We also interact with our European counterparts.

Find out what Christina thinks of working in Finance

Christina O'Brien, Credit Controller

My role at Ingenico encompasses the management and administration of cash flow into the business through our clients. Essentially, I manage the financial aspect of customer accounts.

Within Finance we are responsible for ensuring cash flow from all our customers. The responsibility, pressures and targets ensure awareness of financial risk including certain failures which could be detrimental to the business. During a typical day I cover a wider variety of tasks ranging including invoicing, reconciliations and HMRC reporting. I also work closely with the members of staff responsible for the other aspects of the client accounts in a Customer Service capacity.

I have worked with Ingenico for over seven years now and enjoy the friendly working environment. The camaraderie within the Finance team and the wider organisation is the best that I have experienced in my career.

The Finance roles that we have, include:

  • CFO
  • Head of Finance
  • Finance Manager
  • FP & A Manager
  • Management Accountant
  • SAP Dev & Support Lead
  • Credit Controllers
  • Accounts Payable Administrator
  • SAP Support Business Analyst
  • Trainee Accountant

Find out what Arkadiusz thinks about working in Finance at Ingenico

Arkadiusz Pienkowski, Trainee Accountant

Every day is different in our Finance department. The size of Ingenico NER and the number and variety of operations mean that there are always new challenges and matters to look at. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job has been to learn about how the business works, obtaining information from different areas and tying them together to see the whole picture including how they correlate and affect each other.

As a Trainee Accountant I get to learn from all of the Senior Accountants and familiarise myself with the different aspects of their roles. These vary from Business Analyst and Management Accountant to Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer. Each offers a unique area of learning and is giving me the necessary experience to become a fully qualified accountant myself.

The team spirit here is brilliant! People tend to think that Finance is boring… but this is not the case at Ingenico.