Your all-in-one digital platform for trade across the Americas

Accounting Lead

Mexico City / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

The opportunity for you:

As Accounting Lead, you will help build a world-class accounting team to ensure timely and accurate invoicing and accounting You will participate in critical accounting projects, including the implementation of new system logic or improvements, new revenue standards, and support new product launches. You will act as a cross-functional business partner to implement automation and create improvements to optimize the month-end close. You should work well in a dynamic environment, be able to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently, and prioritize and deliver on tasks at hand.

Who are you:

  • You have a track record. Big 4 experience or relevant technology organization experience and foundational understanding of fundamental accounting concepts, including a deep knowledge of US GAAP accounting principles. CPA certification is a plus.
  • You speak both English & Spanish fluently. For this particular role at Nuvocargo, seamlessly switching between English & Spanish is a must.
  • You are low ego. Collaboration is your best method. You don’t care or remember who came up with the best idea. Internal and external stakeholders love working with you because you hear their ideas and quickly execute on pragmatic initiatives to solve them.
  • You are both a great communicator and listener. You are great at synthesizing inputs from different sources; you speak and write clearly, concisely, and with a structure that gets everyone on the same page when things feel messy.
  • You enjoy solving complex problems. A systems-thinker. You do whatever it takes to solve the challenge in front of you. Like we do, you believe that when there is a will, there is a way.
  • You are self-driven and proactive. You are a self-starter who is not afraid to step out of the comfort zone in the quest for improvement and innovation.
  • You are open to relocating to Mexico City. If you are already here, great!

What you'll do in a typical week:

  • Oversee your team to ensure timely and accurate invoicing and accounting
  • Prepare journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and lead the month-end close process
  • Review reconciliation of intercompany accounts, and coordinate the settlement of intercompany balances in accordance with the IC agreements
  • Perform analysis on the effects of foreign exchange to the P&L and balance sheet
  • Participate in critical accounting projects, including the implementation of new system logics or improvements, new revenue standards, and support new product launches
  • Improve existing processes and controls, perform and maintain assigned internal controls
  • Work on automation projects to improve the speed and efficiency of the monthly revenue close
  • Collaborate with key cross-functional partners including finance, engineering, internal audit on a variety of projects

This will NOT be a good fit for you if:

  • You need to be "managed". You don't need handholding, but you also know when to ask for inputs and advice from key stakeholders. We will rely on you to lead key business initiatives with extreme ownership and autonomy.
  • You do not want to get in the weeds. We are a scrappy, fast-paced, and early-stage startup; that means everyone needs to be willing to get their hands dirty.
  • You struggle with ambiguity and change. Things are constantly moving at Nuvocargo, from new processes to new products. This will not be a good role for you if you prefer to work in highly structured environments.

What we offer: A unique & fun culture at the intersection of the freight and technology industries as well as between the USA and Latin American work cultures. Above market salary to make you an owner and partner of the business. The opportunity to shape the foundations of a venture backed technology company aiming to modernize a trillion dollar industry. A chance to join the ground floor of a well-funded, fast-growing startup that is modernizing an industry critical to the global economy.

Why you should join Nuvocargo

Tech-enabled freight forwarding between USA and Latin America, starting with USA-Mexico cross-border trucking.

Nuvocargo is reinventing the $2 trillion freight forwarding industry. We are a digital-first freight forwarder using a mix of technology and exceptional service to help companies seamlessly move products across the Americas, starting with the biggest trade lane in the world: Mexico <-> USA cross-border trucking.

International logistics is the multi-trillion dollar connective tissue of the world economy, but it's been slow to leverage the power of technology; it's finally going digital, and Nuvocargo is playing a big role in driving this historic shift.

We believe that true expertise in logistics cannot be automated and is incredibly valuable; however, we think software and technology can give logistics professionals superpowers to help provide shippers with the best service, and make everyone's lives easier.

We’re growing quickly, and are backed by some of the world’s best investors from both Silicon Valley and Latin America such as QED (founders of $60B+ Capital One), NFX (Silicon Valley fund with $10bn in exits), the founders of Nubank ($25B+) and Rappi ($3B+), ALLVP (Leading Mexico & LatAm fund), Y Combinator (~1% acceptance rate, created $300bn worth of startups), and angels who have built, exited, or currently sit on the board of companies worth over $100 billion.

Our DNA is comprised of four very distinct worlds and cultures: Silicon Valley, Logistics, Latin America, and USA. If you are excited about being at the intersection of these worlds and laying the foundations for hyper-growth at one of the most tech-forward 3PL's in both the US and Mexico, then read on...

Team Size:150
Location:Mexico City, Mexico
Deepak Chhugani
Deepak Chhugani