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Head of Finance LATAM

Sistema.bio

Sistema.bio

Accounting & Finance
Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

HEAD OF FINANCE LATAM | LATAM TEAM | CDMX.

Sistema.bio, we are creating value from waste

At Sistema.bio, we firmly believe that the transition to renewable energy, the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the adoption of regenerative farming are crucial for ensuring a thriving world for both current and future generations.

We manufacture and distribute high-quality, cost-effective biodigesters across Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Our biodigesters empower farmers to convert waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer, allowing them to reduce their carbon footprint, increase productivity, and operate more efficiently.

By providing access to innovative biodigester technology, Sistema.bio is dedicated to addressing the interconnected challenges of poverty, food security, and climate change.

We are on a mission to reduce 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions 🌱 🌏.

You have the opportunity to become an integral part of this impactful story!

Your mission at Sistema.bio:

Reporting to the Country Director Latam, the Head of Finance is responsible for the financial activities of the organization within the Region, ensuring financial health, compliance with local regulations, and alignment with the company's overall financial strategy. This includes planning, directing, and controlling financial operations to optimize performance, manage risks, and support strategic decision-making.

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Financial Reporting & Audit
    • Report monthy complete and reliable Financial Statements as well as annual audits on time.
    • Changes to previous periods only in case of limited exception (audit adjustments, significant event requiring modification of previous period)
  • Ensure the development of robust, documented processes and controls.
    • Monthly closing process (accuracy of entries, documentation in SAP)
    • Process for reimbursment, procurement to pay process, and authorization matrix enforcement
    • Accounts receivables reconciliation (SAP, Salesforce, Referenced payment), credit reserve control.
    • Oversee the factory inventory management
  • Ensuring compliance with local tax regulations, financial laws, and internal policies while identifying and mitigating financial risks, including currency exchange and interest rate risks.
  • Team Management
    • Supervise day-to-day operations of the Regional Finance team. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and high performance.
    • You will lead a team of 5 people: Accountant, Treasury and AP Specialist, AR Assistant, AR Specialist & Admin Assistant
  • Finanancial Strategy, Planning and Analysis
    • Bring valuable contribution to Strategy with other regional Leaders on a regular basis (India, Kenya, Colombia, etc).
    • Develop a precise and consistent Budget (every year) and mid-year forecast prepared in conjunction with the regional Leadership team, CFO and Financial Analysts.
    • Review and contribute to timely and quality reporting and analysis on Unit Economics evolution
    • Adhoc pricing studies for some projects
  • Budget Management
  • Cash Flow Management, Control & Analysis
    • Ensure cash transactions are processed safely with the adequate control level
    • Invest excess cash in accordance with Investment policy
    • Control Cash Flow files, reconciliation on a weekly basis and report on time the monthly file
    • Contribute to Cash Flow analysis and Working Capital analysis
  • Contribution to SAP B1 evolution


More about YOU:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 8 -10 years in Financial roles ideally in international companies, previously reporting to the CFO.
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Team management experience.
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office, SAP, and other financial planning software.
  • Commitment to drive the company toward improved financial results
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Desire to positively impact the environment
  • Deep commercial awareness, strong numeracy skills, and a keen interest in the growth, efficiency, and profitability of an organization.
  • Honest & Resourceful
  • Analytical
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-Driven
  • Energetic
  • Results oriented


What we offer:

✨Passion and Purpose: Join a dynamic social impact company, certified B Corp and immerse yourself in an environment where passion, a strong mission and collaborative spirit converge.

🌍 Global Team, Local Impact: Be part of our incredible international team comprising over 360 colleagues across 3 continents. Experience the power of working together toward a common goal that transcends borders.

🍃Balance matters: We understand that your best work comes from a rested and healthy state. Embrace our commitment to work-life balance with a flexible and accommodating work environment designed to suit your needs.

👐 Embrace diversity: Join a vibrant workplace with colleagues representing more than 17 nationalities. At Sistema.bio, inclusivity and diversity are not just values; they are the essence of our culture.

🌱 Grow with us: We foster an autonomous work environment that empowers you to contribute, develop, and take ownership of your projects and work. Join our team of doers in a fast-paced environment where there are plenty of opportunities to grow and learn.

🐄 Farmers are at the heart of what we do: Dedicate meaningful time in the field to develop a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the farmers. Get ready to have your boots on the ground, making a tangible impact where it matters most.

Your journey with us is not just a job; it's a chance to make a lasting impact.

Other important details:

  • This is a full-time position, based in México City.
  • Starting date, as soon as possible.
  • Salary range: 60-75K MX, according to professional experience.

Eager to witness how we passionately solve humanity's most important problems?

  • Immerse yourself in our Youtube channel featuring customer testimonials, mini documentaries and videos showcasing our impact work.
  • Don’t miss CACA, our award-winning documentary illustrating how our efforts contribute to combating climate change.
  • Check this page to learn more about our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sistema.bio is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.