Job: Senior Finance Manager

Focus: Supervising accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting departments, serving as a liaison to external auditors, managing the general ledger, financial planning and strategy

Supervisor: CFO

Location: Cape Town or London

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 Senior Finance Manager to oversee the daily financial and accounting operations for our international organization. The Senior Finance Manager will lead the improvement and maintenance of the financial close and forecasting results, and will drive ad-hoc improvement projects as needed. This role will allow you the opportunity to stretch and grow, gaining experience to financial operations of a growing global company. You’ll be exposed to financial reporting, financial close and forecasting, and overseeing payroll across Vera’s global entities. 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

  • Responsible for international consolidation and foreign currency conversion
  • Managing all aspects of the general ledger
  • Manage journal entries, invoices etc. and reconcile accounts for the monthly or annual closing
  • Providing monthly, quarterly and year-end analyses
  • Analyzing and reporting cost variances
  • Serving as a liaison to external auditors
  • Supervising accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting departments
  • Directing financial planning and strategy
  • Update and implement financial policies and procedures
  • Analyzing and reporting on financial performance
  • Assist in company-wide budgetary planning

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field is preferred
  • 8-10 years experience in a finance management, senior finance position, or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Understanding standard cost calculation
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially excel) and ERP software
  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize
  • Expert problem solver, analytical thinker, and decision-maker
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort working in a visible role (working with employees across the globe)
  • Energetic, self-starter, and exemplifies an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Attention to detail

Preferred

  • CPA or other accounting certification
  • Expertise in internal controls and technical accounting, particularly software license revenue recognition
  • Familiarity with local, state, federal, and international tax regulation
  • Experience with managing international entities
  • Experience using Salesforce
  • Experience using NetSuite

Compensation and Benefits

Vera Solutions offers fair compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience and cost of living.

To apply, complete 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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