Operations / Global

Finance Manager, Mexico City


Generation is seeking a talented Finance Manager based in Mexico City that will work closely with the global and local leadership in strategic and operational financial management as well as overseeing accounting systems and procedures.

This is a full-time position and is available immediately.

This role is based in Mexico, working from home for the near future. You should have a quiet, private workspace with the ability to connect to reliable internet. Once we are able to return safely to our CDMX office, you would be expected to work from it between 2-3 days per week. Generation México is not able to sponsor relocation or temporary work visas – all candidates must be Mexican nationals or permanent residents residing in Mexico. Benefits will be offered according to Mexican Labor Law.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing why you are interested in Generation and how your experience has prepared you for this position via email to digital@generation.org with the subject line Finance Manager, <NAME>. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


To be successful you'll need:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in financial management
  • Bachelor’s degree with Mexican accountant certification (CPC)
  • Experience managing financial operations for an AC (donataria autorizada)
  • Experience managing grant reporting for private and corporate foundations in the US and Mexico.
  • Strong knowledge of small business accounting software (e.g. Sage Intacct)
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong customer service orientation
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude with a drive for excellence
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners across borders and cultures

What you'll do:

As a Finance Manager, you will oversee Generation’s finances in our operations in Mexico, which entails overseeing two legal entities, an SA that provides professional services to our global organization and an AC (donataria autorizada) that runs our local program operations in Mexico and

You will be responsible for maintaining and improving internal controls and quality assurance, developing and performing financial risk assessment and mitigation strategies, and manage all aspects of accounting and coordination with outsourced accounting firms and other external service providers. Also, you will lead financial planning and monitoring, both for internal purposes as well as reporting to donors. Finally, you will be responsible for the tax compliance for both entities and any additional reporting to maintain our AC status as a donataria autorizada.

Strategic Finance Management – You will work closely with the Global Finance Director in this area of work

  • Coordinate with different internal stakeholders from the Global Finance team to ensure timely budgeting and reporting
  • Liaise with the Global finance team to provide monthly cash flow reviews
  • Prepare, manage and monitor budgets, ensuring expenditures are consistently aligned with related budgets
  • Oversee the annual statutory audit and fiscal reporting for both companies
  • Assist Global Finance in annual audit process and other financial management aspects
  • Assist Global Finance and Generation Mexico’s Country Director with selection and ongoing relationship with outsourced accounting services and other fiscal service providers

Operational Finance Management – You will work closely with the Global Digital Team Director and the Mexico Country Director on this area of work

Reporting:

  • Ensure accurate and compliant record keeping in accounting system, and bank, cash and credit card reconciliations
  • Ensure timely month-end and year-end closing
  • Develop high quality financial report materials for government, corporate, foundation, and individual grants and ensure they are delivered on-time and according to requirements
  • Monitor cash flow and operational spending to meet expected needs
  • File, maintain, and distribute accounting documents, records and reports

Accounting and Payroll:

  • Manage the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
  • Coordinate and oversee payroll processing
  • Establish and maintain adequate internal controls and safeguards for cash management

Taxes:

  • Manage tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local tax jurisdictions
  • Manage all tax deductible contributions to the AC in compliance with the law

Programmatic Finance Leadership – You will work closely with the Mexico Country Director on this area of work

  • Build sample program budgets for possible new programs with Generation Mexico
  • Actively track and manage current program expenses, monitor cost allocation for 4-5 philanthropic funders who require reports on spending by category
  • Create models for program budgets and grant management
  • Participate actively in Generation Mexico’s program discussions (e.g. changes in model, expansion plans) in order to identify budget implications of potential program changes

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—142 cities and 368 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.