Senior Accountant Manager, LATAM

Mexico - Remote (Jalisco/Mexico City)

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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LocationPlease note that this role is currently 100% remote through 2021, due to the pandemic. However, there is an option for this role to be remote or in our Mexico City office, based on the company policy and candidate fit.
Job Profile SummaryWe are looking for a fluent bilingual Accountant Manager to add a new member to the accounting team located in the Mexico City office.
The Manager position will be responsible for the Accounting and minor Treasury functions and provide support for the Payroll, Tax, and Billing functions. The Mexico City office oversees the Rackspace presence in Latin America. Currently, this footprint consists of Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Each country will have a third-party vendor who is providing payroll and/or accounting services.
The Senior Manager will be responsible will be supporting the payroll processes and support the local payroll specialist who reports to the Americas Payroll team located in the US. It is expected for this position to work closely with the local Tax Manager to ensure compliance and prompt completion of all tax returns.
In addition, the position will be responsible for adherence to all internal controls in place and support the office and its general requirements to function efficiently and remain in compliance with policies set by the local regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Review of the work product of these third parties and the final production of financial statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP and the local GAAP for all countries. The submissions are in the form of monthly and quarterly reporting packages to include but are not limited to, variance analytics, rent schedules, wage metrics, capital expenditures, and project statuses.
  • Review vendor invoice and payment complement electronic process for completeness-working with Global Accounts Payable team for resolutions.
  • Review all journal entry transactions and ensure a complete and accurate financial package is presented for month-end close
  • Prepare or review balance sheet reconciliations for month-end close
  • Manage the relationship with and review the work of third-party vendors responsible for certain accounting and/or payroll services
  • Prepare or review PBC schedules for both the internal SEC reporting team and external auditors as well as ad hoc reports requested from our Financial Leaders.
  • Review and ensure all financial data are submitted to authorities accurately and timely.
  • Actively review related processes and procedures for improvement and collaborating with other impacted teams to implement.
  • Ensure all deadlines are met (with a high level of accuracy) for the Monthly and Quarterly financial period closes and their related processes (controls, schedules, and reporting packages)
  • Be on point and responsive to external and internal audit requests
  • Actively evaluate third party Accounting/Payroll/Tax vendor
  • Assist in the processing of payroll (Mexico headcount is 360, semi-monthly pay / Colombia headcount is 11, monthly pay / Brazil – No employees yet) prepared by America’s payroll team in the US and local third-party vendor for accuracy.
  • Understand and review treasury functions and processes. Review disbursements made via wire transfer and entered into banking portal
  • Be able to articulate Compliance requirements, Local GAAP vs US GAAP differences, and strategies.
  • Assist the tax team with preparing or gathering information need for tax filings and other related matters

Knowledge

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment that requires the management of multiple projects at one time.
  • Understanding of accounting processes and required documentation
  • Experience with Excel, Subledger, and GL systems, Oracle a plus.
  • IFRS knowledge and application is mandatory
  • Strong Knowledge of US GAAP preferred
  • Excellent time management, decision-making, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Effective communicator in Spanish and English.
  • Enjoys interacting and collaborating with team members and business partners who may be in different countries
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to critically analyze financial data and prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to create efficiencies or solutions for existing or unexpected situations.
  • Resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

Education/Expierence

  • Accounting or Finance degree required
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
  • 10+ years of related corporate or public accounting experience.
  • 7+ years of leadership responsibility (maybe coterminous with accounting experience)
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to provide expedient and professional support to internal business partners and the US team.
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