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Control Desk and Credit Lead



Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Clara is the leading spend management platform for companies in Latin America. Our end-to-end solution includes our locally-issued corporate cards, Bill Pay, financing solutions, and our highly-rated software platform used by thousands of the most successful companies across the region. Clara is backed by top global and regional investors such as Coatue, GGV, General Catalyst, DST Global, monashees, Kaszek, Canary, A*, BoxGroup, SV Angel, GFC, Picus Capital, Avid Ventures, ICONIQ Growth, Goldman Sachs, and prominent angel investors.
We’re creating the future of how company finances are run and helping our customers be more successful. We aspire to empower companies to operate with agility and financial clarity, ultimately increasing the economic competitiveness of Latin America. We’re looking for the best talent in the region (and beyond) to join us on this journey.

We are looking for a Control Desk Lead who will:

  • Be in charge of all the onboarding process and credit line maintenance (KYC, KYB, AML checks and credit Score validation, and credit origination)
  • Responsible for the control desk team
  • Make sure that all the prospects comply with all the requirements (legal, cashflow, credit score, risk)
  • Review and approve all the credit lines authorized
  • Monitor approval rates per segment and design actions to align with Clara´s strategy
  • Credit line maintenance, monitoring and reporting
  • Optimize, simplify and automate the onboarding process and extract business insights to enhance CX with the product team

Our requirements for this position are:

  • 8+ years working in the financial sector in risk management or middle office departments.
  • 2+ years of experience as Credit Manager
  • Deep knowledge in corporate credit analysis and credit scores in the Colombian Market
  • English professional proficiency (B2+)
  • Attention to details focused on results, data-driven, analytical
  • People management skills
  • Experience working in fintechs in LATAM a big plus

Additional Skills & Plus

  • Entrepreneur mindset
  • Google suite experience
  • Zendesk
  • Hubspot or similar



The way we do things is as important as what we do. That is why we operate on a set of carefully-identified values. They are what we expect from ourselves and each other in our day-to-day.

We value

* Clarity - Open and direct communication
* Simplicity - Pare things down to the essential
* Ownership - We're all owners and act like it
* Pride - Make quality products we're proud of
* Always Be Changing (ABC) - Continuous self-improvement
* Inclusivity - Every voice counts; we value each other for our shared mission and contributions

We are

* Shaping business finances in Latin America
* Driven by our 6 core values
* Proud of our inclusive and caring culture
* Certified as Top LinkedIn Startup

We offer

* Competitive salary & a robust stock ownership plan
* 100% flexible work model
* A set of benefits that are adaptable to your needs & way of life
* Opportunities for growth in a fast-paced environment
* A chance to shape B2B payments in Latin America and increase the region’s economic competitiveness