Folklore is hiring an Accountant

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Folklore Ventures

September 24, 2021

About us

Folklore is a team of investors, founders, and builders committed to supporting Australian and New Zealand tech founders. We’re a first cheque to forever investment firm, and we believe in the power of founder vision and the potential of teams, right from the start. Founded in 2013, we’ve proudly invested in companies like Auror (crime-fighting technology), HealthMatch (revolutionising clinical trials with AI), Swoop Aero (autonomous aeromedical drone logistics) and Arli (providing dedicated addiction support), and we're currently closing our third fund. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of the Finance team and the impact Folklore can have more broadly.

About the role

The Accountant position is an exciting opportunity to be part of Folklore’s future as we continue to grow and build out the financial operations at the core of our firm. This is not your typical finance role as you will also be involved in the operations of the business. Working alongside the Financial Controller and the Partners, you will have a flexible approach, be able to handle complexity, show demonstrated attention to detail and thrive working in a close-knit team environment.

You will be a dedicated Accountant with experience working in a hands-on environment and be comfortable working on all aspects of the finance function, including fund reporting, controls & compliance, working with our auditors and external stakeholders and operational accounting aspects including accounts payable. In addition to this, we are enhancing processes and you will play a key role in mapping these out and contributing to  improvements.

The role also requires engagement with the team across our business  and as such you will require excellent communication skills. You will have a service ethic and a quality focus applied in the way you operate and the work you produce.

Core responsibilities

Reporting & Reconciliation

  • Work with our outsourced providers to compile monthly management reporting;
  • Balance sheet account reconciliations;
  • Preparation and review of year end statutory accounts;
  • Assist with the EOFY process including preparing financial statement, compiling working documentation for external audit purposes and liaising with Auditors; and
  • Investor reporting.


Tax & Compliance

  • Compliance with ESVCLP regulatory requirements and AFSL licence requirements; and
  • Tax work including the preparation and review of distributable income calculations, withholding tax and BAS/IAS.


Analysis & Planning

  • Producing analysis and forecasts to incorporate into short and long term operational and investment planning.


Other

  • Validating and processing payable invoices through the approvals process and preparing periodic supplier payments;
  • Continuously improve processes by exploring and evaluating new data sources, tools, and capabilities;
  • Provide operational support and problem solving solutions to ongoing business operations; and
  • Ad hoc duties as delegated by the Financial Controller.

About you

  • You have a Degree in accounting or finance, and experience working in an Accountant role;
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and are comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels;
  • You are comfortable working across operational aspects - including supporting and improving with processes;
  • You have high attention to detail and are able to work with conflicting deadlines;
  • You have strong to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and have been exposed to Xero; and
  • You have a strong interest in Venture Capital and would relish the opportunity to work around startups.

What you can expect from us

Each Folklore employee is considered an integral member of the team, taking on a range of internal and external aspects of the firm’s activities in order to facilitate optimal investment performance.

We embrace:

  • Flexible working arrangements in exchange for a culture that is not ‘9 to 5’ in practice;
  • Paid parental leave — 12 weeks for the primary carer and 4 weeks for a secondary carer, subject to a 12-month minimum tenure;
  • An additional 1 week parental/personal leave per year; and
  • An annual budget for your learning & self-development.

Our values

Our culture revolves around values that guide our decision-making and define who we are as a firm.

  • We believe in long-range ambition;
  • We believe diversity makes us whole;
  • We believe in founder vision;
  • We value the catalytic power of teams;
  • We believe greatness is born from uncertainty; and
  • We are eyes wide open, not fingers crossed.

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