Title: Finance Associate

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Focus: Financial Reporting, Accounts Receivable/Payable and Payroll Processes
Supervisor: Global 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 55 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 65 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 Finance Associate to oversee the daily financial and accounting operations for our international organization. The Finance Associate assists and supports the Finance Manager with Financial Reporting, Accounts Receivable/Payable and Budgeting processes. The Finance Associate will also have the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to other elements of Operations/Finance by driving and participating in various business support projects. This role will allow you the opportunity to stretch and grow, gaining experience to financial operations of a growing global company. 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

  • Maintain up-to-date general ledger
  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Draw up financial statements (trial balance, income statement, balance sheet)
  • Collate and analyze account data and generate financial reports
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Prepare payments and bank deposits
  • Review business transactions for proper supporting documentation
  • Assist with audit schedules and inquiries
  • Contribute to the month-end close and account reconciliations
  • Process invoices to domestic and international clients on a timely and accurate basis
  • Communicate with internal departments on billing issues to improve current processes
  • Reconcile, research, and resolve billing variances when they arise
  • Assist with payroll preparation
  • Assist with budget preparation
  • Maintain complete filing system to support financial records
  • Ad Hoc Operations/Finance Support Projects

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 1-2 years experience in accounting or finance
  • Familiarity with GAAP principles
  • Business, or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Professional full-cycle accounts payable or accounts receivable experience
  • Ability and comfort working in a dynamic team-based environment
  • A detail-oriented focus
  • The right to work in India or South Africa

Advantageous

  • CPA/SAICA/CIMA or other relevant accounting certification (full or partly qualified)
  • Expertise in internal controls and technical accounting, particularly software license revenue recognition
  • Familiarity with local, state, federal, and international tax regulation, especially in a US company
  • Experience with managing international entities
  • Experience using Salesforce

Compensation and Benefits

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

Complete an online application (attaching CV and cover letter).

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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