Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home by becoming the leading cross-border fintech for immigrants.
-> Founded by Harvard grads / 3rd-time founders --- also founded Segovia (successful exit) and GiveDirectly (>300M revenue, fastest-growing NGO).
-> Top performers from top and varied organizations (e.g., Bain, Bolt, Google, McKinsey, SafeBoda, Uber, Zipline) --- we like moving fast, and we hire people that do as well.
-> Driven by mission, guided by values (see below) – in deed, not just word.
-> Team as global as the mission, >30 languages from 25 countries (i.e., if you’re interested in learning to make Chicken Moambe, we’re the place).
Taptap Send is backed by top VCs (Spark, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital, etc.), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words or TechCrunch article
Launched in 2019, Taptap is tapping into a transformative shift in global finance: from banks to phones. While this has affected wealthier countries as well, it has been nothing short of a revolution for the emerging markets where the overwhelming majority of population had been unable to access digital finance previously. Its first product, Taptap Send, allows immigrants to send money home instantly and with no fee, saving money in the process. With a formal market size of >700B alone, we’ve got a lot more saving to do for our users. And that’s just the beginning….
Spark Capital, Canaan, Reid Hoffman, Breyer Capital (Jim Breyer), Unbound (Shravin Mittal), Wamda (Fadi Ghandour), Firstminute Capital, Slow Ventures (Sam Lessin), Helios Partners (Souleymane Ba), Crossbeam Ventures (Ali Hamed), Nikesh Arora, Samih Toukan, and many other context-specific angels
This is a crucial role for Taptap Send as we continue to grow at a triple digit rate over the coming years. It’s a true #2 role in Finance - leading our controls and FP&A teams. It’s wide ranging- we’re a financial company so the finance team sits at the heart of what we do. You will be responsible for making sure the tablestakes are done in a seamless way - reporting, controls, processes, audit, tax. But beyond that you’ll be a strategic leader - playing a critical role in how the business decides on its future, and how it executes on those decisions. And you’ll have the opportunity to continue our work on building out a world class team to support the business on its journey.
Lead the TeamLead and motivate finance team - build out a world class finance team, who own the reporting and FP&A, deeply understand the business, enable growth and play a critical role driving the strategy and operations Build out the team - TTS is growing quickly and our team will need to as well. You are able to identify talented individuals and move swiftly to add them to the team
Build out Foundations
Management reporting - oversee monthly close and AP for a group of companies processing millions of transactions a year in different currenciesRegulatory reporting - oversee daily safeguarding reporting, monthly regulatory capital reports, and various financial reports required by our regulators in the UK and abroadTax and audit - collaborate closely with our tax advisors and auditors in various countries and ensure our returns (incl. income tax, share options, VAT, R&D, etc.) are filed on time and that we are following local requirements; identifying advisors and auditors in new markets and setting Financial systems and process improvements - build on our recent transition to new accounting software - implementing controls around bank accounts, credit cards, and spending
Drive business strategy
FP&A - you’re responsible for ensuring that business strategy is driven by rigorous analytics, using both internal and external data to generate competitive advantageBusiness partner - you’ll be highly visible across the business as you interface across functions, using data to advise and to hold to account. You will swiftly become a trusted advisorInvestor and lender interface - responsible for complying with our financial reporting obligations to investors and lenders, including monitoring compliance with our covenants. Work closely with the CFO on building strong relationships with existing and potential finance providers. Have the team in a state of readiness to answer their questions quickly and accurately
Experience as VP Finance/Director (#2 in finance) of a high-growth start-up, preferably in the FinTech spaceExperience handling high volumes of transactions in different currenciesExperience overseeing international operating entities - preferably regulated entitiesExperience building and leading a teamUS GAAP experience preferred; IFRS experience requiredDetail-oriented -- you sweat the small stuffHighly organized and able to balance competing priorities, including across teams and with external partners
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Create positive energy.
Maybe, even have fun.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Taptap Send is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, experience and business need. We strongly encourage applications who are members of underrepresented communities to apply.
If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let us know. Any information you provide us in this respect will only be used to accommodate your requirements.
Note: we recognize imposter syndrome is real - any candidate that does not perfectly fit every characteristic of this role is still strongly encouraged to apply.