Tala
Santa Monica, CA

Finance Manager

| Santa Monica

We are looking for a Finance Manager that is passionate about developing a deep understanding of the business and using data to drive insightful decision-making. This role will lead financial planning and business forecasting across a global organization, as well as partner across departments to drive key business initiatives.

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead annual operational planning and reforecasts, including budgeting for headcount, OPEX, and capital allocation
  • Report on monthly financial performance and analyze variances to plan/forecast
  • Prepare board presentations and investor communications
  • Serve as a proactive business partner across all markets and business functions (e.g., Credit, Growth, Operations, Product, Tech) 
  • Build and scale repeatable business processes to enable better and faster insights - including custom analytics tools and streamlined financial reporting that can leveraged across the organization
  • Monitor and analyze key drivers of the business (e.g. growth, repayment, conversion, CAC, cohort performance, unit economics/lifetime value of customer), and collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive actionable insights
  • Perform industry benchmarking (e.g. ROI, market comparables, market sizing, etc.) to identify strengths/weaknesses in the business and understand market trends
  • Invest in the team - bring your own personality, quirks and let’s have fun while leveling each other, and the business, up!

Who you are: 

  • You have the ability to translate insights into action. You not only build complex financial models, but you’re able to distill key learnings and translate numbers into compelling and clear narratives
  • A collaborative self-starter. You’re excited to pursue new initiatives and love to partner with cross-functional leads to move the business forward
  • A highly effective project manager. You are able to coordinate across teams and time zones, and manage multiple initiatives delegating work and involving the broader team when necessary
  • A highly innovative problem-solver. You approach a problem from different perspectives and use your holistic understanding of the business to see new opportunities/risks 
  • A mentor. You have led teams and are an integral part in the development of their careers
  • Passionate about social enterprise and find meaning in working to make the world a better place

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics or other quantitative degree
  • 5+ years of relevant finance experience in analytical roles - such as FP&A, strategic finance, investment banking, private equity, and/or management consulting. Bonus points for experience at a high-growth tech startup! 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence in an unstructured, cross-functional environment
  • Deeply analytical problem-solver. Bonus points for experience with data analytics languages (e.g. SQL, Python) and/or data visualization tools (e.g. Looker, Amplitude, Tableau)
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel

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.

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Where we are

1633 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Tala Benefits Overview

International Travel - Want to try nyama choma in Kenya, or halo halo in the Philippines, while seeing your work in action? With offices in Mexico City, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Manila and Bangalore, Tala offers Santa Monica-based team members frequent opportunities to travel to our markets to get to know our customers and local team members.

Medical Coverage & Wellness - We believe in people, and empowering each Talazen to be their whole self. With that comes wellness! Tala offers full coverage for health, dental and vision insurance for our team members and their families. We also celebrate wellness days, with opportunities for free massages in the office, and healthy snacks and treats always available onsite. Join one of our intramural sports teams or the running club, and make space for self-care by taking advantage of unlimited PTO and work from home days.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Professional development opportunities – from conferences and online classes to weekly lunch & learns. Company-sponsored health and wellness activities, including local sports leagues and at-work massages! Gender-neutral paid parental leave for 12 weeks.

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Finance Manager

Tala
Santa Monica
1 day ago
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We are looking for a Finance Manager that is passionate about developing a deep understanding of the business and using data to drive insightful decision-making. This role will lead financial planning and business forecasting across a global organization, as well as partner across departments to drive key business initiatives.

Staff Accountant

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1 day ago
+17
Assist with all aspects of Tala’s US accounting function - including, but is not limited to: the company's consolidated financial statements, general ledger, portfolio accounting, 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 handling incoming invoices, obtaining necessary approvals, and facilitating payments to vendors.  Adhere to corporate policies and procedures such as invoice processing, cash management, and expense policies. Ad Hoc projects as they arise, we are a start-up after all!

Engineering Manager

Tala
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5 days ago
+17
Tala is looking for a highly motivated Engineering Manager to successfully lead a team of Back End Engineers in building new platform features which will enable us to provide financial services to millions of people worldwide. Tala is a world leader in providing direct loans and financial services in emerging markets. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds who are singularly focused on using technology, data, and a customer-centric approach to meet the financial needs of the 2+ billion people of the emerging global middle class.

Technical Product Manager

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2 weeks ago
+17
Deliver and set strategy for technically complex initiatives (e.g. platform distribution, integration of new data sources), that impact global engineering hubs. Lead engineering squads to align, prioritize, and execute roadmap against KPIs. Collaborate with the broader PM community on strategy, dependencies, and creating a center of excellence. Map the interdependencies between multiple services and build roadmaps that incorporate impacts to each. Develop product specs that minimize assumptions and ambiguity for developers. Global travel may be required.

Tech Lead (Golang)

Tala
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2 weeks ago
+17
Mission:We’re looking for someone to lead a small team that will build and extend Tala’s backend architecture to support new country launches, new features, and scale to support a fast growing user base. The Tech Lead will work with and push the team towards building a highly available, scalable, reliable, fault tolerant, and performant microservices platform. The Tech Lead will follow and improve upon Tala’s engineering processes and standards

Security Engineer

Tala
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2 weeks ago
+17
This position is responsible for the security and availability of all services across functional teams. You will provide expert advice and consultancy to internal customers on risk assessment, incident triage, threat modeling, and security vulnerability mitigation. Collaborate with engineering teams to drive product roadmaps by providing security requirements that map security controls to service features.

DevOps Engineer

Tala
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2 weeks ago
+17
We’re looking for a SeniorDevOps Engineer to support and maintain the core components of our financial platform and scale it to serve millions of users across the world. The technical scope of the project is broad and leverages a variety of cutting-edge commercial and open source tools to get the job done.

Data Engineer

Tala
Santa Monica
3 weeks ago
+17
We’re looking for a Data Platform Engineer to design and implement core components of our data platform and scale it to serve millions of users across the world. In this role you will lead these vital initiatives.

Android Engineer

Tala
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3 weeks ago
+17
We are looking for a Mobile Engineer to produce life-changing financial services applications. In this role, you’ll be helping develop our Android application as well as contributing to the core architecture of the system. Creating a global credit-scoring platform involves solving problems that are both conceptually and technically hard, so you’ll get a mix of experience including engineering and scaling for a high-volume mobile platform. Enthusiasm and drive for crafting a great user experience is a must. If you enjoy taking a complicated idea/process and simplifying it for the user into a beautiful and compelling experience then our team may be the right place for you.