Stake is looking for a Financial Accountant to join our team in Sydney. Stake is more than a brokerage, we’re a global brand that stands for progress. This is true for our customers but also for our team members.

Stake is changing the game in share trading. We make it simple and cost-effective to buy and sell US listed shares – opening up the US stock market to those outside the US like never before. We are growing quickly and have expanded outside of Australia to New Zealand, United Kingdom and Brazil. This role is an opportunity to work towards the Stake mission of providing seamless access to global investment opportunities to everyone.

Stake offers an exciting working environment where everyone is challenged to work with a focus on high-quality execution. It’s collaborative and high energy. It’s a supportive environment where people are encouraged to take ownership, try things and grow from them. Our internal mantra is ‘never settle’ and we all share an ambition to do whatever it takes to grow this business forward. This is your opportunity to join a global brand rocketing forward and a team hungry to shake up a category.

So if you’re a passionate person who’s looking to join a team that shares these values and are laser-focused on building something epic; Stake is for you.

About the role

The Financial Accountant will own the business-as-usual accounting processes and help develop a best-in-class financial control function for Stake’s global operations. This role will have exposure to business functions such as marketing, technology, customer service, operations and corporate services. You will play a key role in supporting the build out of the accounting function as we rapidly scale, ensuring the robustness and accuracy of information to support strategic decision making and business growth.

This role is based in our Sydney office and you will have close contact with our regional offices in Sao Paulo and London. The role reports into the Group Financial Controller and it requires you to lead on all day-to-day accounting processes across the business, working closely with our Management Accountant.

In this role, you will:

  • Own the recording of all transactions and the month-end close process including close of sub-ledgers, accruals, journals and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Support in preparation of management reporting packs
  • Oversee the accounts payable process, payroll function and management of costs
  • Assist in developing and implementing internal controls and building out the group’s financial policies and frameworks
  • Ensure compliance with internal financial policies, procedures, controls and systems
  • Be curious and challenge the status quo; identify and recommend process improvement initiatives
  • Liaise directly with external stakeholders; auditors, finance institutions and regulatory bodies as required, including external accountants for the preparation of financial statements
  • Maintain control of the general ledger, chart of accounts and master data
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting across the group
  • Prepare year end consolidated accounts & financial statements

A bit about you

  • You are a qualified accountant CA or CPA (or equivalent)
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • You have a commercial acumen
  • You have experience working in a fast-paced environment

Let us know if you also have some experience in the financial services industry but if you don't, we'll show you the ropes!

Our benefits

  • An Employee Stock Ownership Plan that reflects Stake’s high performance culture and recognises that employees aren’t only contributors to the business but are owners of Stake’s success
  • An annual discretionary performance bonus (cash or options)
  • More to come as we grow!

Stake is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We aim at providing an inclusive work environment and do not discriminate based on race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

So what happens next?

If you believe this is a role you want to jump into head first and be part of our mission, please apply and let us know why in your cover letter! Once we've received your application, we'll give it as much attention as it deserves and you'll hear from us either way. If we think you will be a good addition to our team, we will give you a call and from there, you'll cruise through our recruitment process.

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