Financial Accountant

We believe customer obsession builds the best products, so our mission is to 'enable product teams to make better decisions through the power of customer understanding'. We think what we're building is an exciting, brand new category of software. Our product-led growth strategy has seen us expand to thousands of customers like VMware, Shopify, Autodesk, GitLab, Porsche, Canva, and more.

With strong ongoing business growth we're now looking for a financial accountant to join Dovetail's small yet growing BizOps & Finance team. As the first dedicated financial accounting hire, this is an incredible greenfield opportunity to immerse yourself in our day to day financial accounting whilst also experiencing opportunities to shape and scale our accounting workflows and system capabilities.

This role would suit a passionate accountant interested in making their mark in a high growth, early stage SaaS startup. You'll be joining a small team with previous experience working in organizations such as PwC (Sydney and San Francisco), Monitor Deloitte, and AgTech startup Granular. In the next few years, we have high aspirations to build out a world class finance function at Dovetail, and we're looking for a superstar to join us and be a core member in the journey.

Who you’ll work closely with

Bradley Ayers
Co-founder / CTO / COO

What you’ll do

  • Work on month-end activities. You'll work closely as part of a tight knit team on closing the monthly financials and ensuring their integrity and accuracy.

  • Building scalable process and systems with appropriate internal controls. As someone actively involved in workflows, we'll look to you to challenge the status quo and be a part of building out lean and automated processes with the right level of system capabilities.

  • Running payroll. You'll support our People team with onboarding employees, preparing our fortnightly pay runs, and managing payroll data.

  • Supporting key accounting workflows. You'll be working on our accounts payable and accounts receivable processes including making sure timely vendor payments, coding invoices, customer billing and collection duties, and bank reconciliations.

  • Tax compliance and reporting. You'll work on the preparation of our local and international tax returns including GST, FBT, PRT, BAS, IAS, and US sales tax/VAT.

  • Maintaining our accounting playbook. You'll help keep our procedural documentation and accounting policies updated for any relevant changes.

  • Getting involved with high-impact finance initiatives. You'll have the opportunity to be involved in financial accounting projects as and when they come up (e.g. external audits, technical accounting assessments).

  • Anything else that comes our way! We're a high growth startup and there may be additional opportunities to roll up sleeves and work on other key business initiatives (e.g. budgets/forecasting, R&D tax incentive claims), especially whilst we continue to build out our BizOps & Finance teams.

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Your background

  • You love accounting! You'll have completed or are currently working towards your CA or CPA qualifications, and have at least 3 years experience ideally in a financial accounting, audit or private clients advisory role.

  • Working experience with finance systems and tooling. You'll have working knowledge of core accounting systems such as Xero and/or Netsuite, and good proficiency in the use of general tooling including MS Excel and Google Suite.

  • Great communicator. Being able to break down and communicate accounting concepts to non-financial stakeholders and actively listening and engaging our staff who interact with our accounting processes.

  • Incredible attention to detail. Financial accuracy is incredibly important, so you'll need to be thorough and precise when reviewing records or high volume transactions and preparing information for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Not afraid to challenge status quo. You'll feel comfortable in unpacking our ways of working and challenging the status quo with a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Dynamic and flexible. You'll thrive in a fast paced environment and you'll be able to work towards deadlines but also re-prioritize dependent on changing needs.

As an added bonus, it would be incredible if you had:

  • Experience with tax compliance and accounting. You have some working knowledge about Company taxation including FBT and GST calculations.

  • Experience with consolidation accounting. You have some working knowledge about consolidation accounting including preparing consolidation entries and eliminating inter-company transactions.

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Sydney, Australia
Full time
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Competitive salary and equity for all

12 weeks equal paid parental leave

KitKat days, extra paid leave to take a break

Personal learning and development budget

Flexible working hours & work / life balance

Great office complete with pool table and lounge

Monthly social events and annual retreats

Dog friendly – bring your pooch to work

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