May 10, 2021

Finance & Accounting Lead

Please email recruiting@forkast.news with your resume to apply.

The Role

Forkast.News is looking for a Finance & Accounting Lead to join our team, with an immediate start. This role reports directly to the COO and would have the opportunity to lead day-to-day finance and accounting functions for a venture-backed early-stage media startup. Forkast.News is a revenue-generating company and rapidly expanding both the team and projects, with a need to streamline all current financial operations in order to position itself for a new phase of growth.

Forkast.News speaks to an audience of professionals and corporate decision-makers who are interested in developing a point of view on blockchain technology, digital assets, and web 3.0.

This is a remote position. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Job Duties

  • Work closely with the COO to lead daily finance and accounting operations, maintain daily/monthly bookkeeping, manage accounts payables and receivables, process monthly payroll, complete end-of-month close, and manage year-end auditing and tax preparation

  • Facilitate communications related to finances with staff, outside vendors, commercial business partners, and legal/accounting providers

  • Manage Forkast's current financial software systems (e.g. Wise, AirwalleX, Xero, etc) and create/introduce new workflows for increased efficiencies

  • Develop and manage quarterly and annual budgets; prepare and maintain monthly cash flow analyses and financial statements

  • Reconcile monthly bank accounts and general ledger accounts and assist in reconciling balance sheet and income statement accounts on a quarterly basis

  • During periods of capital fundraise, work with COO to prepare the data room and all financial documents necessary for due diligence, as well as lead all financial modeling

  • Act as a critical resource and point of organization for finance and operations and ensure all financial records are organized and completed

  • Upon demonstration of skills and leadership, there is a path to a manager/lead position

Qualifications

  • Degree in finance, accounting, or related discipline

  • At least 2-3 years in a finance and/or accounting role; 5+ years preferred

  • Familiarity with setting up and managing accounts using Xero

  • Familiarity with Excel and building financial models

  • Desire to improve systems and create more efficient workflows is a must; willingness to monitor and learn about new fintech solutions applicable to our workflows

  • Must be highly detail-oriented, responsive, and have excellent time management skills

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, decentralized startup environment – hungry and willing to roll up your sleeves

  • As this would be a remote position, our ideal candidate must be a self-starter who can work independently

  • Hunger to learn and iterate with any feedback

About Forkast.News

Forkast.News (www.forkast.news) is a digital media platform covering blockchain and emerging technologies at the intersection of business, economy, and politics. From Asia, to the world.

Since our founding in 2018, our proposition has been different: to bring credible journalism and deep-dive analysis into this emerging space. Emerging technology and digital transformation will re-shape our world, and we speak to an audience of professionals and corporate professionals who are interested in the bigger picture of blockchain, digital assets, and web 3.0. Today, Forkast.News serves as an end-to-end media ecosystem bridging the blockchain community and a Fortune 500 audience.

Forkast.News has become the authority voice in Asia in providing a global perspective on blockchain, partnering with organizations like OECD, EY, IBM, Swire, and the UN General Assembly to lead the most important conversations on blockchain regulation, financial inclusion, digital innovation, and industry impact.

The Team

Based in Hong Kong, Forkast.News supports a growing team across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The team is led by Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau, a 20+ year veteran journalist most recognized for her role as Bloomberg TV's lead anchor in Asia, with her flagship morning show "First Up with Angie Lau."

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