Accounting Manager

Mexico City /
Finance /
Full-time
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for four years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 6 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

Tala’s mission is to improve the financial lives of millions of people in developing markets by creating new, accessible financial services. We are quickly growing in Mexico and looking for a hands on and highly motivated Accounting Manager to join us.

Responsibilities:
Assist with all aspects of Tala’s accounting department - including, but is not limited to: the company's consolidated financial statements, general ledger, portfolio accounting, payroll, accounts payable, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses or projects.
Build and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations
Follow corporate policies and procedures such as invoice processing, cash management, and expense policies.
Manage internal practices, policies, and all accounting to ensure compliance within Mexico
Implement or enhance processes to further streamline and enable a more accurate and timely reporting.
Ensure accurate and timely production of all financial information.
Ad Hoc projects as they arise, we are a start-up after all!

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
5+ years experience in the accounting and finance sector.
Experience and current knowledge of local tax regulations and payroll management.
CPA or CPA candidate, or equivalent.
Proficiency in English, both verbal and written.

Preferred Requirements:
Experience with Netsuite and/or SQL
Experience in public accounting
Experience working in consumer finance
Experience working with US GAAP / IFRS reporting
Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product.
Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner.
Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same.
Exceptional work ethic.

About Tala:
We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. Millions of people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant, personalized credit to underserved customers in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Tala is backed by leading venture and impact investors including PayPal, Revolution Growth, IVP, and Lowercase Capital. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Mexico City, and Bangalore.
Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.