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Finance Director, Americas

Airwallex

Airwallex

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

At Airwallex (airwallex.com), we’re building the future of global finance on one platform. Founded in 2015 in Melbourne, Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses to grow beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all on one single platform.

If you’re excited to do the most ambitious work of your career and change the way money moves around the world - join us!

This role will be a key member of the Airwallex Controllership Organization and Americas leadership. As Finance Director, Americas you will be responsible for both the regional North America and South America (overseeing our key entities in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil). You will play an important role in overseeing the accuracy of financial reporting of the entities within your scope, and you will also be a key driver in strategic projects like acquisitions, expansion, and license applications. This role will also be a very important contributor on the projects to support our future IPO ambitions. You will lead a team across various locations and have the opportunity to further build on your leadership capabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the controllership team in delivering financial reporting, driving an efficient monthly close process, streamlining finance operations, building a control framework, and managing audits

  • Empower your team by leading, mentoring, and developing a strong team of high performing members

  • Support the integration of the Mexpago acquisition into the existing Airwallex process and lead the financial side of further geographic expansions in your region

  • Collaborate with the Global Tax team on tax compliance for your region

  • Support a wide range of strategic projects to enable Airwallex to continue its growth into new products

  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvements within the finance domain to increase efficiency or collaboration

  • Closely collaborate with product or business teams that require finance support on new product developments

  • Close collaboration with other finance teams on department wide projects and change management

  • Provide cross-functional leadership across the Americas teams by collaborating with Sales, Marketing, People. Product, Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance teams

  • Develop and improve policies, benefits, and systems to scale our fast growing team across the Americas

  • Responsibilities of the role will develop and evolve over time

What you bring:

  • 10+ years of finance experience; Big Four experience is advantageous

  • Master's degree in accounting, business, or related field; CPA or equivalent qualification preferred

  • Strong technical understanding of financial services, fintech businesses, and regulatory environments

  • Extensive experience in a financial controlling role and proven track record of building and expanding these capabilities within an organization

  • Strong knowledge on local accounting standards and ability to apply them in practice

  • Proven experience in managing complex local or international projects focused on process improvement initiatives

  • Confident, creative, and innovative thought leadership and communication skills to deliver impact in a hyper growth environment; ability to interact with all levels within the organization

  • Experience working independently and navigating ambiguity

  • Experience in US Tax compliance and structures is preferred

  • Mergers & Acquisitions experience is a plus

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.