Controller

Organization
Vera Solutions
Location
Cape Town or Mumbai
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
05/15/2018
Contact Information
jobs@verasolutions.org
Tags
Full-time

Key Skills: Accounting, Accounts P/R, Budget management

Supervisor: COO

Location: Cape Town or Mumbai preferred; potentially flexible (depending on right to work)

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 240 organizations in over 50 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 approximately 50 full-time staff based in Mumbai, Boston, Cape Town, Geneva, Nairobi, and New York. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and the Genesis Prize and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview:
The Controller will be responsible for building maturity into Vera’s financial operations as it continues to expand operations into new locations and products.  The Controller will be a key member of Vera’s diverse, international leadership team, providing insight into the financial operations of our hubs spanning three continents, as well as those of our individual business units.

The Controller will own and manage Vera’s bookkeeping, tax compliance, accounts payable, account receivable, budgeting, and financial reporting.  The Controller will oversee the operations of our external accountants in India, Kenya, South Africa, and the US, and support in our expansion, and will build a more integrated system to consolidate our financial reporting.

Primary Responsibilities:
Maintain records of financial accounts
Coordinate, manage, and execute monthly payroll
Manage accounts payable/receivable
Prepare monthly disbursement reports for processing
Maintain Vera’s good standing with Federal and State tax authorities
Manage our external accountants in India, Kenya, South Africa, and the US
Compile consolidated financial reports for the Board of Directors
Prepare quarterly business unit performance reports for Directors
Maintain and update budgeting and forecast reports
Refine and, where necessary, establish financial best practices
Analyze and provide insight and recommendations on key strategic initiatives

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:
At least 5-7 years professional experience
At least 1-2 years managing financial operations for an organization
Diligent, detail- and outcome-oriented workstyle
Excellent time management
Strong written and verbal communication and relational skills

Desirable:
CPA certification
Graduate degree preferred: MBA, MPA or other relevant degree
International Tax experience

Compensation & Benefits:
Vera Solutions offers competitive compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience and cost of living.

How to Apply:
Complete an online application here: https://verasolutions.formstack.com/forms/vera_controller