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Accounting Staff

at Seedstars in Porto, Portugal

About the Job

Who we are

Seedstars is an organisation headquartered in Switzerland with operations in emerging markets. By connecting key stakeholders, transferring knowledge, supporting the development of innovative solutions and investing and/or building companies, the group’s goal is to improve people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.

About the job

Your main responsibility will be to make sure all finance processes run smoothly across different ventures and across the group. You will help to deliver to, at any given time, an accurate financial position of all Companies and to interpret and analyze financial data to make decisions.

Your tasks include:

  • Ensure bank statements reconciliations by gathering and balancing bank statements with accounting books;
  • Verify and approve or decline purchase orders ensuring that they are properly recorded on accounting system;
  • Maintain general ledger accounts by reconciling accounts receivable and accounts payables detail and respective control accounts;
  • Document classification with a proper management tracking in order to provide financial numbers support for a proper finance and planning analysis;
  • Keep all databases properly updated;
  • Book and reconcile online tools reports on/ with accounting books;
  • Support month-end and year-end closing process;
  • Perform regular critical reviews of the Balance Sheet and P&L;
  • Advise the Management on accounting issues and special transactions;
  • Assist the Management and the teams by providing accurate financial information.

Your profile

  • Between 1 to 3 years of work experience in accounting, ideally with a bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Competent written and verbal English communication
  • Excel/Spreadsheet skills
  • Close attention to detail
  • Customer orientated
  • Proactive, strong critical thinking, problem solving and efficient communication skills
  • Accounting system knowledge: Xero/ Quickbooks/ or other software, a plus!
  • Experience in a multinational/consulting environment, a plus!

Why do our team members say they love working with us?

  • We are on a mission to impact people's lives in emerging markets
  • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you're surrounded by a young and diverse team
  • We strive by giving autonomy and flexibility to our teams. We have a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to their work when and how they want
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and since we have more than 30 nationalities represented in our company, we truly value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Qualifications

Your profile

  • Between 1 to 3 years of work experience in accounting, ideally with a bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Competent written and verbal English communication
  • Excel/Spreadsheet skills
  • Close attention to detail
  • Customer orientated
  • Proactive, strong critical thinking, problem solving and efficient communication skills
  • Accounting system knowledge: Xero/ Quickbooks/ or other software, a plus!
  • Experience in a multinational/consulting environment, a plus!

To apply

Seedstars

Seedstars is a company builder and impact investment fund with HQ in Switzerland and offices in Portugal, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and a presence in 70+ emerging markets.

Our mission is impacting people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship