Employment Type: Full-time & Permanent

Location: Remote based in Africa

Salary Range: USD 13,000 per annum


About Cobblestone Energy

Cobblestone Energy is an energy trading company specialising in the European Gas and Power markets. Established in 2017, we are shaping the future of global commodity trading with a focus on deep analytics and technological innovation. Our success is driven by our people, whom we back with real responsibility from the start. At Cobblestone Energy, excellence is valued and extraordinary talent from around the world is welcomed. Our flat organisational structure encourages a culture of innovation, granting team members autonomy and ownership of their work.

Cobblestone Values

  • Lifelong learning with continuous reflection
  • Independent thinking through a meritocracy of ideas
  • The team is more important than the individual.
  • Being the best in any market we enter
  • Hiring and keeping only the most effective people
  • Others must benefit from our existence.

Job Description: 

We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Remote Financial Accountant to join our team. As a Remote Financial Accountant, you will play a vital role in ensuring accurate financial reporting, maintaining compliance with regulations, and providing valuable insights for decision-making. This is a remote position, offering the flexibility to work from anywhere.

What we offer in this role 

  • Challenging work in a 100% remote environment.
  • Fast-paced environment with intellectually stimulating work.
  • Committed and remarkably talented colleagues.
  • An exciting and challenging career with unlimited growth opportunities.
  • An opportunity to build things from scratch and make independent decisions.
  • Opportunity to lead a talented team.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Finance
  • Ability to leverage technology to simplify, improve and innovate finance processes and systems.
  • Entrepreneurial individual ready to take complete ownership of finance processes.
  • Advanced analytical and numerical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and accounting software; familiarity with data query/data management tools is desirable.
  • Independent thinker with a growth mindset.

Responsibilities

  • Manage weekly bank reconciliation and other standard bookkeeping tasks.
  • Coordinate the preparation, tracking, and reconciliation of ledgers, budgets, and financial plans.
  • Examining financial records to check for accuracy.
  • Advise on adoption of appropriate accounting treatments.
  • Manage month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual statements (balance sheets and income statements) to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts.
  • Manage and coordinate compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings in the different jurisdictions in which we have operations.
  • Collaborate with auditing services to ensure proper compliance with all regulations.
  • Prepare and analyse key competitor analysis and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Overseeing the financial liquidity of the company
  • Responding to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data
  • Motivate/lead/train/supervise other team members within the finance function.

Desirable Qualities

  • 2+ years’ experience in one of the large accounting /audit firms.
  • Exposure to finance issues in multiple jurisdictions
  • 1+ years in similar business activities (e.g., Trading / Electricity Trading).
  • Experience with Group accounting and cross border transactions
  • In-depth understanding of bookkeeping procedures
  • Solid knowledge of accounting regulations
  • BSc degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics or relevant field
  • Additional certification (e.g. ACCA or CPA) is preferred

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