Accounting Controller - Philippines (Manila)

Who We Are

At, we are driven by our vision of a world where everyone has access to financial services. We place great value on open communication, work ownership, and continuous learning on the job.

We are a fast-growing startup looking to work with passionate, motivated professionals in improving our products and accelerating financial inclusion in Southeast Asia through blockchain technology. is backed by top tier investors such as Naspers

Who You Are

As a Controller, you will be an integral part of the Global Finance team, and will be responsible for managing the daily financial needs of one of the fast growing fintech companies in Southeast Asia. In addition, you will be overseeing multiple entities, creating metrics and performing analysis to support strategic business decisions. This role is based in Manila, Philippines and will be responsible for supporting the senior leaders within the organization.

Successful candidates will be able to communicate effectively and influence at a leadership level, in addition to managing key finance deliverables and leading a team of accountants. You will leverage your work experience to drive planning/reporting of finance functions, as well as identify improvement and prioritization opportunities within these business areas. You will also manage risk and opportunity guidance, and facilitate financial review meetings with the various business groups. 

Core Responsibilities

Corporate Finance

-Responsible for timely closing of monthly financial deliverables for multiple entities 
-Oversee the annual tax filings and financial audit
-Prepare management reports, Board packages, and Investor communications
-Utilize financial systems to retrieve and analyze data, perform advanced research and interpret findings that have financial impact, and draw appropriate conclusions to support divisional performance results
-Develop new reports that will further the Company’s understanding of key operational metrics
-Supervise a finance team on monthly and quarterly tasks as well as assist in the hiring process for new team members
-Ensure compliance to all reporting requirements 
-Drive and implement best practices and continuous improvement across the end to end process, working collaboratively with other non-finance teams
-Working Capital Management
-Help guide the treasury function 
-Manage the cash flow, forecast cash requirements and execute financing decisions
-Manage interest rate, foreign currency and liquidity risk. 
-Implement and maintain treasury policies and procedures, and drive process improvements.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications

-Solid knowledge of financial statements, financial data analysis, and IFRS
-Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including ability to summarize and present financial data and recommendations to all levels of management in a clear, concise, and effective manner to support decision making processes at all levels.
-Solid organizational and project management skills, including ability to define tasks and milestones, identify resources, project timelines and costs, oversee completion of project tasks, and manage project team meetings.
-Able to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment while managing multiple priorities and shifting deadlines
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills
-Able to understand and support technical reporting systems and software
-Comfortable with using a range of database, reporting and Business Intelligence technologies
-Able to critically evaluate processes and identify opportunities to streamline work
-Ability to influence cross-functional teams to accomplish set goals
-Strong initiative and assertiveness

Education and Experience

-CPA with at least 8 years of experience including experience from Big 4 accounting firm
-Prefer candidates with prior experience as a controller in a MNC organization
-Minimum 2 years experience in demonstrating leadership capabilities
-Experience in a financial institution preferred
-Experience working with various financial reporting systems

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