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Finance Manager | UAE

Taptap Send

Taptap Send

Accounting & Finance
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024
Our Mission
Reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home, and become the leading cross-border fintech for emerging markets.
The Team
-> 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).
About Us
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. 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. Our mission is to reduce inequity by helping immigrants move money home, and become the leading cross-border fintech for emerging markets. And that’s just the beginning...
Our Investors
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
*We charge fees for transfers on fixed exchange rate corridors (e.g., XOF, XAF).
Reporting into our Finance Director and working closely with the UAE Country Lead, this role will take ownership of all financial, tax, and regulatory compliance and reporting for our UAE entity. They will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial data, maintaining compliance with UAE tax and regulatory requirements, and proactively identifying opportunities to optimise financial processes both within the UAE entity and throughout the business.
Our UAE business launched in 2023 and is the newest (and, relatively, the fastest growing) business in the TapTap Group. Taking the lead on Finance for the entity, this role will also be heavily involved in new product launches and development as the UAE business continues its rapid growth trajectory.


  • Manage and maintain the UAE entity balance sheet and income statement
  • Oversee the preparation of timely and accurate financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead our UAE entity audits, serving as primary point of contact for auditors and delivering from planning through to signing.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance, providing insights and recommendations to the management team.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP and company accounting policies
  • Collaborate with global finance teams to ensure alignment and consistency in financial reporting practices
  • Coordinate with external tax advisors to complete tax filings accurately and on time.
  • Handle all aspects of UAE tax reporting and compliance.
  • Primary Finance contact with the DFSA for all Finance-related compliance and reporting requirements
  • Ensure regulatory compliance as the UAE business grows and expands its product offering
  • Continuously review and enhance financial reporting processes, seeking opportunities to streamline operations and improve efficiency.
  • Implement best practices and automation tools to optimize financial data analysis and reporting.


  • Minimum 4 years post-qualified accountant with internationally recognised qualification (ACA, ACCA, CPA, ICAS, other as applicable)
  • Prior experience in a Finance team with a focus on tax compliance and regulatory reporting
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a proactive and solution-oriented approach.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office or Google Suite applications (Excel, GSheets, etc)
  • Experience with Netsuite is desirable
  • Experience working with big data and using data visualisation tools (Mode, Looker, PowerBi) is desirable
Impact first.
Team next.
Accept reality.
Propose solutions.
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Own it.
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.