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Senior Financial Accountant (f/m/d)



Accounting & Finance
Vienna, Austria
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024
About Prewave

Do you want to be part of one of the fastest-growing AI companies in Supply Chain Risk Management?

At Prewave, we are dedicated to unlocking an unprecedented level of efficiency, transparency and resilience in the supply chain for our customers. We pioneer supply chain risk management with our AI-powered solutions, analysing traditional and social media in 100+ languages and predicting risks and disruptions all over the world. We help our clients to achieve a sustainable supply chain and to prevent any setbacks.

We are already a trusted partner of AbInBev, BMW, Kärcher, PwC, Porsche and many more. With the increasing importance and attention to supply chain due diligence in Europe, we grow every day, and so does our team!

We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant in our Finance team to join us on this exciting journey!

Our Finance team has played a key role Prewave’s journey and we continue to scale, we’re now looking for an experienced Accounting specialist to help us focus on our local accounting efforts in Austria. You will work directly with the centralised Finance team located in our HQ in Vienna. The Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for local compliance and reporting for our entities, but the role will also include taking initiative to up our scalable accounting processes.

What makes the Finance team so special is our ‘partner first’ approach to the job - we create strong communication loops with the wider business, so that bottlenecks are minimised and that things get done quickly and efficiently.

Your mission

As our Senior Financial Accountant at Prewave, you will…

  • Participate in all accounting aspects of Prewave GmbH; accurate and timely monthly reporting, annual financial statements and other statutory reporting required

  • Prepare internal and external financial reports, including analytical commentary and analysis

  • Support our Director of Finance build an accounting operation bottom up, including GL, APs and ARs processes & structures, tooling implementation

  • Oversee booking of accounts payable and receivable

  • Maintain the General Ledger by reconciling internal accounts and ensuring timely journal entries

  • Take part in the delivery of local and global finance initiatives, financial process implementation and ensure the compliance on global policies

  • Maintain and strengthen the key internal and external relationships including local auditors, authorities and senior management both locally and internationally

Your profile

Must haves

  • Good experience with local statutory accounting- and tax compliance

  • Solid background in relevant bookkeeping or accounting roles - min. 8 years

  • Masters degree in accounting or CPA / ACCA, or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrable experience of autonomous problem-solving in a fast-paced environment

  • Comfortable in undertaking both hands-on daily tasks as well as impacting bigger picture projects and roadmaps

  • Excellent skills with MS Excel and Google sheets

  • Fluent in German and English, both spoken and written

Bonus points for

  • Experience with IFRS is an advantage

  • Based in Austria or Germany

  • Well rounded accounting experience in a fast growth scale up

  • Having worked with SaaS businesses in the past

What we offer you
  • An extensive compensation package
    According to our collective agreement, the minimum salary for this role is EUR 3,724 gross per month, however the higher packages are likely based on your qualifications and experience.

  • A dynamic team in an open and inclusive work atmosphere
    As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re dedicated to building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.
  • Various opportunities to develop your career within the company
    We are committed to building our team spirit based on mutual respect and support. We help each other achieve personal and shared goals.
  • Opportunity to be part of a highly innovative Austrian tech startup
    We blaze the trail in our field, and we strive to help large firms ensure ethical and sustainable practices throughout their entire supply-chain processes.
  • A family-friendly environment
    We offer flexible working hours and home-office possibilities to support a healthy work-life balance.
About us
We, at Prewave, take pride in encouraging and ensuring a sustainable, transparent and resilient supply chain for all. In our platform, our clients can utilise several tools to understand, analyse and anticipate any risks coming their way. We are using AI technologies to identify and predict these risks.

Our passion for more ethical business practices carried us to be one of top 10 startups in Austria in 2022 by LinkedIn, the best idea spot in 2023, and #7 in best startups list in Austria in 2024 by Trend Magazine.

We are based in Vienna, Austria, and we already have our first office in Paris. We enjoy our work with our team members from all around the world. We are a huge community from more than 35 nationalities already, and counting!

If you crave to belong to a fast-moving and diverse environment, we are one click away. Let's start chatting!