Senior Accountant
9h ago

Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally.

More than 5 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India. Tala is looking for a detail-oriented and dynamic Senior Accountant with experience working with global companies in an accounting shared services environment.

This position requires excellent communication, an ability to think critically and creatively, attention to detail and a team-oriented attitude.

This role will eventually lead the regional accounting back office of the company supporting all our global entities.

What you'll do :

  • Lead and / or support the centralization of accounting processes for the global organization, including accounts payable, bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, and more
  • Process and code invoices and other related documents timely and accurately Adhere to all corporate internal practices and policiesHandles inquiries of internal and external stakeholders / vendors
  • Perform and resolve usual issues related to areas of responsibility
  • Coordinate with in-market accounting teams for the timely and accurate payment of all payables
  • Prepare month-end / year-end journal entries and supporting schedules as required
  • Performs such other accounting related functions that may be assigned from time to time
  • Help build out and manage accounting back office for the global organization
  • Manage accounting staff as we scale and grow the back office team
  • What you'll need :

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, preferably a major in Accounting or Finance or other related fields.
  • 5+ years of working experience in shared service center / accounting back office
  • Experience working and managing junior staff in a BPO / Shared Service environment
  • Basic knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP, and general taxation rules
  • Comfortable working across various time zones as needed
  • Enjoys working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • About Tala

    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.

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