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Accounting Principal

Stori Card

Stori Card

Accounting & Finance
Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

About Stori

Stori is a fast-growing, venture-backed financial technology company, on a mission to democratize credit access for 400 million underbanked LatAm consumers. Stori currently operates in Mexico and has a global team with offices in Arlington Virginia, Mexico City, and Asia. We have quickly made our mark as one of the top digital banks in Mexico with more than two million applicants for our credit card product since launching.

Stori is one of the top-funded startups in the region with US$250 million raised to date. We are backed by top global venture capital funds, such as GGV Capital, GIC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Goodwater Capital, Mexico’s Tresalia Capital, Vision Plus Capital, BAI Capital and Source Code Capital; who have successfully invested in startups such as Affirm, Airbnb, Alibaba, Stripe, and TikTok.

Stori has a standout founder team among fintechs, leveraging 100+ years of accumulated experience in consumer finance, banking and technology across Mastercard, Intel, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, GE Capital, and HSBC in the U.S., Mexico and Asia. The team has launched and managed many multi-million-customer credit card products globally, providing a wide breadth of experience and knowledge to our team.

We welcome diversity of background, experience and thinking. Storians are passionate about our mission and take pride in the products we build. Our culture thrives off of a flat structure and an inclusive environment where all of our employees can be their authentic selves, with boundless opportunities for professional growth.

The Role

The Principal Accountant will play a pivotal role in issuing and integrating reports for internal and external users, including Financial Statements to auditors. Also, will play a key role in the processes and technology improvements for the accounting team and leading strategic projects that would be able to automate several operations. Beside that work this person will provide support to the regulatory team for the accounting requests of CNBV and the Federation. This position reports directly to the Sr Accounting Manager.

Main responsibilities

  • Preparation of reports for internal and external users.
  • Prepare Financial Statements for companies of the group.
  • Reconcile Ledger accounts.
  • Support for regulatory, internal and external audit processes.
  • Process improvement activities.
  • Financial system automation.
  • Perform assigned internal controls and financial procedures across all offices.
  • To lead different initiatives inside the Accounting team that will have an impact on the daily operations.
  • Help implement financial and accounting processes, tools and controls under the direction of the Sr Accounting Manager.
  • Help with the maintenance and upgrades to the ERP.

What we are looking for

Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA or MBA is a plus.
    • Proven experience (minimum 5 years) in accounting and regulatory matters. Could be Big4 (with solid background in Financial Industry), Banks, SOFIPO, SOFOM. This is a must to have requirement.
    • Strong understanding of Mexican accounting and regulatory environment.
    • Experience in managing projects within the international scope.
    • At least 5 years of experience working with any of the following: general ledger, reconciliation, month-end closing, preparing financial statements, regulated environment.
    • Fluent in English and Spanish (written and spoken).
    • Preferred if have knowledge of setup in ERP systems (NetSuite is a plus).
    • Experience working in fast-paced, dynamic environments and can easily adapt to change and re-prioritize.

  • Skills and attitudes
    • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling sensitive accounting and regulatory information.
    • Ability to adapt to changing accounting regulation environments and implement necessary adjustments.
    • Strong analytical skills to identify and address complex accounting issues.
    • Exceptional attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in accounting processes.
    • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team towards achieving common objectives.
    • Excellent customer service skills and focus on clients.
    • Proficient in Excel.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and other soft skills.


Bonus Points

    • US GAAP understanding for Financial Industry

What we offer

  • Make a positive impact on the lives of our customers via financial inclusion
  • Professional development opportunities
  • International exposure & work experience
  • Company swag
  • Legally required benefits