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Financial Operations Manager, Latin America

Executive | Bogota, Colombia | Full Time

Job Description

 

Lenddo Financial Operations Manager, Latin America


The position is based in Bogotá, Colombia


About the company


We have a goal to change the world and so should you.  Our vision is to help create an economically empowered and thriving middle class in developing countries around the world.   To accomplish this, we are building the world’s first online platform that empowers the emerging middle class to use their online social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services.


This is a fast-paced, startup work environment. You'll have a lot of latitude with how you complete your projects but also high expectations of the output - we have a culture focused on results.   


Role: Financial Operations Manager, Latin America


Lenddo’s finance team members are a savvy bunch who handle the core accounting and finance responsibilities at Lenddo. As a member of this team, you know your accounting and finance principles and understand the full accounting process end to end. You'll advise on financial reports required by governmental regulations, and you'll review, analyze, and interpret financial and budgetary reports -- and all this sounds like fun to you.  Every day is a new challenge, and you're continually looking for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our global team, evangelize best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in when it's all hands on deck. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support Lenddo’s business objectives.


In the Financial Operations Manager role, you will be primarily responsible for overseeing the financial operation for Lenddo’s Colombia and Mexico businesses.  This includes documenting and enforcing policies and procedures related to the loan accounting, general ledger accounts closing process, use of cash, document storage and invoicing clients and customers.  You will manage team members in Colombia and, eventually in other locations, to ensure their compliance with the procedures, timely completion of their tasks, and compliance of all regulatory, tax and accounting regulations in the respective country.  You will report to the Director of Finance, based in New York City.  Working with the Director of Finance you will establish daily, monthly and quarterly closing processes for both businesses and provide accurate and compliant financial statements to the Director of Finance.  On an ad hoc basis, you will assist the Director of Finance in recommending new systems and technologies for the streamlining the financial operation.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


Financial Operations


  1. Review daily and weekly reconciliation of bank statements with loan accounting software

  2. Oversee monthly closing of accounts for Lenddo Colombia including reconciliation of loan accounts with general ledge

  3. Manage relationship with local auditor and accounting consultants

  4. Make recommendations to Director of Finance for tax and accounting strategies for the benefit of the Lenddo Group, specifically pertaining to accounting practices in Colombia and Mexico

  5. Manage relationship with Mexico bookkeeper including transmitting all policies and procedures, chart of accounts and account booking policies

  6. Develop procedures for invoicing clients each month and ensure proper booking, collection, and reimbursement within Lenddo group of companies (with Director of Finance)

  7. Assist with audit, regulatory and tax paperwork

  8. Ad hoc tasks and projects assigned by Director of Finance to make the financial operation for streamlined, accurate and efficient


Candidate Requirements


  • BA/BS degree with excellent academic background. MBA preferred.

  • 5-7 years experience in a professional setting in finance or operations

  • Familiarity with accounting principles in Colombia.  In other Latam countries, a plus.

  • International business experience, ideally in English-speaking, multinational environment.

  • Experienced with and ability to learn new technology

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal

  • Interest in Lenddo’s mission and desire to make a contribution to its success