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International Controller



Accounting & Finance
Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Blend is a diverse team of problem solvers who believe that the world’s financial resources should be more accessible. Our cloud banking platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and over 330 other financial services firms to acquire more customers, increase productivity, and deliver end-to-end digital experiences. Our software enables our customers to process an average of more than $5 billion in loans per day, making it possible for consumers to reach their financial goals faster and lead better lives. Come do work that matters.

As an International Accounting Controller, you will help build the Mexico subsidiary to support the center of acceleration for Blend’s G&A functions. In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing the accounting operations for Blend while ensuring compliance with local regulations and corporate policies. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including finance, payroll, tax, HR, IT and legal, to support decision-making and provide accurate financial information. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in accounting, exceptional analytical skills, and a strong understanding of international accounting standards.

How you'll contribute:

  • Manage and supervise the accounting activities of our international subsidiaries, ensuring compliance with local statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate with the finance team to ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing processes
  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures in line with international accounting standards, ensuring consistency and accuracy across all entities
  • Assist in developing best-in-class shared services functions, with a focus on automation
  • Monitor and review financial statements, general ledger, and other financial reports to identify discrepancies and propose corrective actions
  • Collaborate with tax advisors and legal teams to ensure compliance with tax regulations and transfer pricing policies
  • Prepare and review consolidated financial statements for international entities, ensuring accuracy and adherence to accounting principles
  • Participate in the budgeting and forecasting process for international operations, providing financial insights and analysis
  • Implement internal controls and maintain documentation to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requirements
  • Liaise with external auditors and oversee the annual audit process for international subsidiaries
  • Stay updated on changes in international accounting standards, tax regulations, and reporting requirements, ensuring compliance and implementing necessary changes as required
  • Provide guidance and support to the accounting team, including training, mentoring, and performance evaluations

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A master's degree or professional accounting certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA) is highly desirable
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting, with a focus on international accounting and consolidation
  • Strong knowledge of international accounting standards (e.g., IFRS, US GAAP) and experience applying them in a multinational environment
  • Proven experience in managing accounting operations for international subsidiaries, including month-end and year-end closings, financial reporting, and audits
  • Proficient in accounting software and ERP systems; experience with NetSuite is preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial data and provide strategic insights
  • Strong understanding of tax regulations and transfer pricing principles
  • Knowledge of internal control frameworks (e.g., COSO) and experience implementing internal controls
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Fluency in English and Spanish; additional languages are a plus

Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable laws.