Strategic Finance Analyst


Santa Monica, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 02/21/2021
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  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About Tala

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone. Our first product is a lending app that instantly underwrites and delivers credit to customers who have little or no formal borrowing history. Tala has disbursed over $1B to more than 4 million customers across East Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, and India who use Tala loans to start and expand small businesses, pay school fees and bills, and build more stable financial lives.

Job Description

Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally. More than 5 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India. 
The Role
We are looking for a Strategic Finance Analyst to join our Finance team at Tala! This person will quickly develop a deep understanding of the business and is adept at using data to drive insightful decision-making across the organization. In this role you will drive and own business analysis and modelling initiatives that will play a key role in global corporate planning.

What you'll do:

    • Serve as a proactive business partner across all markets and business functions (e.g., Credit, BI, Growth, Operations, Product, Tech) 
    • Dig deep and analyze complex business problems that will aid in driving strategic business decisions Build, update and monitor dashboards for different parts of the business and report insights from your analysis
    • Monitor and analyze key drivers of the business (e.g. growth, repayment, conversion, CAC, cohort performance, unit economics/lifetime value of customer), and collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive actionable insights
    • You will turn these insights into digestible and actionable material for the rest of the team Investigate anomalies or unexpected business, operational and financial outcomes with a mindset to solve these issues

What you'll need:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or another quantitative field
    • 2+ years of relevant experience in analytical roles - such as, strategy and operations, strategic finance, investment banking, private equity,  and/or  management consulting.
    • Bonus points for experience at a high-growth tech startup! Excellent to Advanced proficiency in Excel and/or GSheets.
    • Bonus points for completing a financial modeling courseExcellent in SQL and/or data visualization tools (e.g. Looker, Amplitude, Tableau), you will be sourcing data for operational and financial models
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence in an unstructured, cross-functional environment
About Tala
Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.