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Fully Remote: Accounting Associate



Accounting & Finance
South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Purpose of the job:

As an Accounting Associate at VALR, you will be an integral part of our finance team, supporting the Finance Manager in day-to-day accounting tasks. The primary objective is to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of financial operations, contributing to informed decision-making and the company's long-term financial health.

What will you be doing:

  • Assist with various accounting and finance administrative tasks, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable and bank account reconciliations as well as general ledger maintenance.
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly/monthly reports and management accounts according to best practises and financial guidelines.
  • Post and process journal entries to accurately record all business transactions.
  • Perform corporate credit card reconciliations and obtain the necessary invoices or source documents.
  • Perform credit card deposit reconciliations and collaborate with the fraud department on necessary actions.
  • Review expenses, internal transfers, and funding events, ensuring compliance with company policies.
  • Update financial data in the ERP system to maintain accurate and readily accessible information.
  • Manage user access to bank accounts and issuance of corporate credit cards.
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset Register.
  • Support the Finance Manager in monthly/yearly financial closures and other accounting projects as needed.

What we look for in you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field preferred.
      • Prior experience in accounting roles is advantageous.
      • Strong organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
      • Proficiency in MS Office suite and familiarity with accounting software such as Xero.
      • Analytical mindset with a solid understanding of accounting principles and practices.

        What can you expect from VALR:

        • Competitive salary: Get paid well to work in an exciting industry.
        • Leave: Compliance with statutory leave required by individual countries, in addition to flexible leave.
        • Remote work: Work from wherever you like - Employees to ensure that there is secure, stable internet connectivity to effectively work remotely.
        • Home office setup: Mac laptop and a discretionary allowance to buy all the extras needed to work happily from home - all of it yours to keep after 3 years. Terms and Conditions will apply.
        • Learning fund: An annual upskilling budget of R20,000 per employee, which will be converted to the respective currency of the employee's payment, in addition to scheduled VALR training.
        • Performance bonus: When you contribute to VALR’s success, you’ll be rewarded with discretionary bonuses.
        • Regular get-togethers outside of work.
        • Annual company retreats.