Job: Accounts Receivable Manager

Focus: Accounts Receivable, process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures, monitor the processing of invoices, collate and analyze account data and generate financial reports

Supervisor: Finance Manager

Location: Cape Town or Mumbai

About Vera

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients — more than 300 organizations in over 70 countries — include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze, and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform. Vera is a growing organization, with more than 75 full-time staff based in Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented Accounts Receivable (AR) Manager to process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures. The AR Manager will be responsible for managing the accounts receivable end-to-end process, reviewing business transactions for proper supporting documentation, and contributing to the month-end close and account reconciliations. The ideal candidate must have the ability to build relationships with international clients and internal departments as the AR Manager will also be responsible for processing invoices to clients, and communicating with internal departments on billing issues to improve current processes. We’re looking for someone who demonstrates excellent attention to detail, communication, and time management skills, experience, problem-solving capabilities, and eagerness to learn. We want someone with a demonstrated ability to coordinate competing priorities with finesse, professionalism, and enthusiasm.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Maintain up-to-date general ledger
  • Ensure timely collection of payments
  • Generate financial statements detailing accounts receivable status 
  • Collate and analyze account data and generate financial reports (Generate monthly, quarterly or annual financial reports detailing paid and unpaid invoices and other accounts receivable activity)
  • Manage accounts receivable end-to-end process
  • Review business transactions for proper supporting documentation
  • Contribute to the month-end close and account reconciliations
  • Monitor the processing of invoices
  • Process invoices to domestic and international clients on a timely and accurate basis
  • Organize records of invoices, bills and deposits
  • Resolves collections by examining customer payment plans, payment history, credit line; coordinating contact with collections department.
  • Communicate with internal departments on billing issues to improve current processes
  • Reconcile, research, and resolve billing variances when they arise
  • Ad Hoc Operations/Finance Support Projects

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • 6-8 years experience in an accounting or finance role
  • Professional full-cycle accounts payable or accounts receivable experience
  • Familiarity with GAAP principles
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Technical aptitude and confidence with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
  • Proficient at Quickbooks Online plus one of the commonly used accounting ERP systems, such as Oracle, SAP, NetSuite etc.
  • Ability to build relationships with international clients and internal departments
  • Ability and comfort working in a dynamic team-based environment
  • Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines

 

Advantageous

  • CPA/SAICA/CIMA or other relevant accounting certification (full or partly qualified)
  • Experience with managing international entities
  • Experience using NetSuite
  • Experience using Salesforce

Compensation and Benefits

Vera Solutions offers fair compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience.

To apply, fill out an online application (attaching CV)

For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

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