Senior Accountant (Full Time, Remote)

30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
Job role
Contract type
Full time

VeraSafe is a small, successful, U.S. headquartered privacy and cybersecurity compliance firm. We have a presence in multiple European countries and in South Africa. Due to rapid growth we are searching for a business–minded CPA to join our team to lead our accounting, tax, payroll and related functions. The successful candidate will also be a trusted advisor to the business more generally.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in general ledger/bookkeeping and administration with knowledge of accounting, tax, as well as the business aspects of professional services.

We are a remote team, offering our team members a comfortable, flexible work life. We'll collaborate closely (i.e., you won't feel like you're working in isolation). The successful candidate will report directly to the company president and will have the benefit of advice from an experienced U.S. tax consultant who we also retain.

Note: We may ask you to participate in a short skills assessment as a first step in the selection/interview process.

Representative Responsibilities of the Senior Accountant:

Representative accounting/tax responsibilities:

  • Maintain relationships with outside accounting firms in all jurisdictions in which we operate
  • Oversee and coordinate with responsible parties to ensure that all tax payments and tax filings are made on time
  • Maintain company secretarial/tax calendar
  • Process correspondence from tax authorities (and similar) in all jurisdictions in which we operate
  • Coordinate with outside accounting firm to file VAT returns in the Netherlands

Representative bookkeeping responsibilities:

  • Record expenditures from various sources (bank, credit card) into the proper category in the accounting system
  • Maintain the general ledger, charts of accounts, and revenue categories in the accounting system
  • Reconciliation of the company's bank, credit card, and investment accounts
  • Properly match bank deposits with open invoices
  • Organize and file travel receipts and other miscellaneous expense receipts
  • Create monthly accounting accruals
  • Tracking past–due receivables, and following up with clients accordingly
  • Miscellaneous correspondence with clients in regards to payments / invoices

Representative payroll and payables processing responsibilities:

  • Manage the payroll processing by payroll vendors in the United States and South Africa
  • Process certain payroll forms outside of the scope of the payroll service provider's duties, e.g., W9s for any independent contractors
  • File vendor/contractor invoices and helping to prepare batch files for vendor payment processing

Representative administration responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain process documentation related to all of the assigned responsibilities Note: Process documentation is considered strategically important at VeraSafe, and we put more emphasis on excellent business process documentation than most other organizations. A strong desire to work with and improve process documents is essential to success in this role.
  • Maintain relationships with office service providers in several countries in which we operate
  • Coordinate and oversee outside accounting firms in regards to preparing and filing annual reports for legal entities
  • Maintain relationship with registered agents for various legal entities
  • Conduct final approval of client invoices
  • Audit our internal invoice creation procedure
  • Send approved invoices to clients
  • Help to prepare the batch of monthly invoices to bill our clients for our professional services
  • Accounting file maintenance

What we need from you:

  • Great personal skills and fluent in English
  • Authorization to work in USA
  • CPA preferred
  • Be a business–minded leader and team player; interested in taking ownership and helping to grow our organization together
  • Detail–oriented individual with a highly organized/structured work ethic and top–notch organizational skills
  • Process oriented mindset –– VeraSafe is significantly more interested in developing and maintaining excellent business process documentation than most other organizations
  • Tech–savvy and comfortable using a variety of software applications, including Xero and Quickbooks, Google G Suite, Slack, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Must be able to perform successfully in a fast–paced, intellectually intense, service–oriented environment

What you'll gain from joining us:

  • Freedom of working remotely, permanently
  • Location independence
  • Competitive compensation, generous paid leave, and a full benefits package
  • Tremendous professional development growth opportunities
  • The chance to have a long–lasting effect on a small but growing international business
  • Work in an open environment with a team that respects your ideas and contributions
  • Occasional opportunities to travel in North America and Europe

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