Senior Accountant

Appfire is an enterprise collaboration software company that enables teams to plan and deliver their best work. Since launching in 2005 as one of the original Atlassian ecosystem partners, Appfire has built a portfolio of top-selling apps for more than 30,000 customers — including 55% of Fortune 500 companies. As a product-led company, Appfire identifies gaps in industries serving developers and client support teams and then builds solutions that drive productivity and efficiency. 

Appfire continues to grow exponentially, with teams spanning 20+ countries. We are financially strong, continuously meeting or exceeding revenue targets, and we invest heavily in strengthening the foundation of our organization. Being philanthropic is integral to operating our business, so we donate 1% of employee time, product, profit, and equity as part of our Pledge 1% commitment.

Come join our team!

The Finance team is expanding under the guidance of the new CFO to both support Appfire’s explosive growth and prepare the Company to be public ready. The team has grown to over 30 globally in the last 9 months and is making significant investments across global ERP (Netsuite), procurement, and CRM (Salesforce) platforms to elevate our abilities and set the example as a world-class global finance unit. Each member of the team will receive mentoring from the CFO and Appfire strives to ensure each of our employees constantly learns, grows and levels up in their career while passionately applying themselves towards exciting company goals.

We are a passionate, dedicated team who care about delivering supreme quality work, elevating the Company through our output, improving ourselves and having fun working together!  We are a collaborative team, who help and trust each other. We always strive to optimize where possible, challenge the status quo and look for new ideas to improve our ways of working. We learn and grow together, and you can expect regular 1:1s with your leader, coaching from the Assistant Controller, flexibility and earned autonomy in your role, and frequent catchups with your team

 

Job Purpose and Overview

We are looking for a Senior Accountant in Poland to report to the International Finance Director to execute Appfire’s world class financial reporting process, streamline Appfire’s financial systems, prepare Appfire to be public ready, and support Appfire’s explosive growth strategy. The Senior Accountant supervises the daily activities in the Polish accounting department, analyzes, records, tracks and audits financial information, and manages accounting staff members. The Senior Accountant is responsible for providing accurate financial data and recommendations based on their findings. This means they must be able to analyze numbers quickly while being well-versed enough with company policies to avoid making costly mistakes.

 

What You Will Do

Strategic/Growth Initiatives:

    • Build out the financial reporting capabilities of our two Polish entities to support rapid growth including into different sales channels (direct, partnership, marketplace)
    • Support the development, implementation, and execution of company-wide accounting policies and controls
    • Drive internal process improvements; help to measure and assess key performance metrics and work to identify and implement opportunities to standardize, simplify and automate accounting-related tasks at scale
    • Work cross-functionally with international teams to improve accounting processes and reporting to ensure efficient and accurate flow of information between teams
    • Support the financial reporting and financial operations integration of domestic acquisitions
    • Involvement with NetSuite implementation in late 2022 
    • Support Appfire’s initiative of 4 business days close for both Polish entities (total headcount approx. 250)

Accounting:

    • Lead general ledger, accounts payable and payroll functions for our Polish entities
    • Coordinate and execute period-end close activities of our Polish entities including preparation and submission of journal entries, analytical analysis over key accounts (cash, AR, fixed assets, prepaid expenses, revenues, OPEX), balance sheet reconciliations, and reporting schedules for internal and external stakeholders
    • Prepare, process, and file monthly VAT returns
    • Manage payroll, social security and benefit program
    • Maintain accurate and complete financial records and participate in audits or reconciliations, as needed
    • Oversee the daily activities of the accounting department and ensure that all major projects, month-end, and year-end reports are completed accurately and on time
    • Ensure that all accounting processes align with local statutory legislation
    • Provide research and support on the implementation of accounting policies and the accounting for complex transactions

What We Would Like To See

    • 5+ years of responsibility and execution within a Polish finance or accounting function, ideally with Technology related experience (SAAS software a plus), including demonstrated success as an accountant, financial professional or auditor
    • Demonstrable accounting skills including payroll, social security, VAT and corporate income tax
    • B.S. in Accounting
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to optimize operational processes and sustainably increase the efficiency of the Polish accounting department
    • Ability to summarize and present information concisely, both written and verbally
    • Desire to receive feedback and implement changes in a highly iterative manner
    • Impeccable integrity and empathy; words and actions must continually reinforce this characteristic
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment
    • Ability to persevere and demonstrate resilience to obstacles and persist tirelessly towards set goals
    • Proficiency with computers, especially bookkeeping software and MS Office
    • Native Polish speaker and fluent in English, every other language is a plus

What We Offer

    • contract signed for an indefinite period,
    • 26 days paid holiday/year 
    • 12 paid, wellness days/year
    •  training budget (from level I5 individual) 
    • English lessons 
    • access to O'Reilly and Appfire University platforms 
    • Phantom Incentive Units – shares in the company's capital 
    • extended medical package with psychological support 
    • cafeteria system – PLN 150/month for cinemas, restaurants, gyms, etc. 
    • Social Benefits Fund – PLN 1,660/year as an addition to the cafeteria system (additional PLN 138/month, i.e. up to PLN 288 in total in the cafeteria system) 
    • Home Office supplement – PLN 200/month for electricity and internet 
    • Lunch Card – PLN 300/month for groceries (excluding alcohol and other excise goods)
    • life insurance (0.01% of salary) 
    • maximizing the author's tax deductible cost

 

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