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Vice President of Finance

Job ID: 7947


We have been retained to find a VP of Finance based in San Diego by our client, a 15-year-old company that provides near-shore call center staffing and technology solutions for U.S, based companies from their Call Centers within Mexico.  Our client manages over 3500 employees from 5 Call Centers locations in Mexico and Sales north of $100 Million USD annually.


Job Summary and Responsibilities:

As a result of growth, our client seeks a VP of Finance who will lead a cross border team of accounting professionals consisting of 12 in Mexico and up to 3 in the U.S. Accounting / Finance group. The VP of Finance will also manage external accounting and legal firms and be part of the Executive board.

The Mexico team provides general accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable, and accounts receivable from U.S. Clients. They are also responsible for Mexico taxes, Mexico payroll and benefit processing and reporting.  The U.S. team works with outside Accounting firms for tax preparation, financial planning, insurance requirements, risk analysis and U.S. payroll & benefits processing.
The VP of Finance will be responsible for oversight of all accounting and finance teams and their processes, goals, initiatives, improvements, tax planning, margin optimization, cost controls, audit checks and financial reporting need to these ends.

As the business continues to grow (target over 100% growth in the next few years), the VP of Finance will be tasked with developing more robust Mexico controls, U.S. financial reporting and financial planning and analysis (budgeting and forecasting), drive cost reductions and improve efficiencies. To this end the VP of Finance may need to hire additional staff in the US corporate office in San Diego, California (Mira Mesa).  The position is based in San Diego, CA but will also have to travel weekly (one day per week or as needed) to an office in Tijuana, Mexico and very occasionally to Guadalajara and Mexico City. 


Candidate Requirements:

  • 4 Year Finance / Accounting Degree; Masters a plus
  • 10+ years of Finance and Accounting Experience
  • Experience with Monthly and Quarterly financial results presentation (preferably to a board or similar).
  • Experience with status & goal reporting, FP&A ( budgeting and forecasting), risk analysis and strategic planning 
  • Cross Border (U.S. / Mexico) Experience required (i.e. US GAAP’s, familiarity with Mexico Accounting, Mexico Payroll)
  • Relevant Work experience managing $50m+ P/L and U.S./Mexico Tax planning.
  • Proven record of being a Team player, leading by example, clear communication messaging, goals setting, and team accountability.
  • Systems: NetSuite, QuickBooks & Microsoft Suite, EXCEL (or similar).
  • Other knowledge: Cross Border Exchange (Hedging), SOC, PCI, Insurance, Labor Laws, C and S Corp Regulations, Managing Inside and Outside Accounting Teams, Accounting verification check points, fraud mitigation, risk analysis, & audit management.
  • Bilingual English / Spanish is highly preferred. 
  • Able to travel to Mexico once per week, or as needed.
  • Only US legal work status candiates will be considered.

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