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Assistant Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Australia · New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

We build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

About the role

Buildkite’s mission is to unblock every developer on the planet. And our CI/CD platform is used by the best engineering teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, PagerDuty, and Lyft.

The Assistant Accountant will report directly to the Financial Controller and will be responsible for assisting with maintaining the company's financial records and helping prepare financial reports. The ideal candidate will have some experience in accounting, accounts payable and receivables, as well as excellent organisational and communication skills.

A typical day may include:

  • Reconciling bank accounts across the group of companies\
  • Assisting in the month-end close process including balance sheet reconciliations, prepayments, accruals, consolidation and revenue recognition
  • Entering AP invoices and preparing fortnightly payment runs
  • Running accounts receivable to ensure our customers are billed correctly and paying us on time
  • Assisting with billing enquiries working with the customer and sales teams
  • Assisting with global payroll processing
  • Processing expenses across the group of companies
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting as needed

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field (or currently pursuing)
  • Relevant experience in accounting / financial roles with a strong understanding of fi and month end processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and working experience credit card and expense processing systems, Google Suite, MS Office, Xero and Weel will be advantageous
  • Detail-oriented and able to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Basic knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards and tax regulations
  • A high level of agility and time management skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

Nice to have

  • Working towards Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) designation
  • Experience working in a SaaS company or technology industry
  • Familiarity with venture capital and startup financing structures

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, superannuation, and flexible paid time off.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centered, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚