Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest chain of primary and pre-primary schools bringing world-class education to the poorest of the poor, democratizing the right to succeed.
Bridge leverages research, technology, and data analysis in order to standardize and scale the entire lifecycle of high-quality education delivery and to drive c...
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The Associate, Finance plays a critical part of daily Finance functions. The Associate, Finance will play a critical part in implementing Finance policies and interacting with external business partners and internal departments.
The Associate, Finance should expect to work in a very fast-paced environment supporting a company that is constructing 150 academies a year.
The right hire for this position is driven, competitive, analytical, attentive, resourceful, organized and constantly seeking improvement. He or she pays attention to detail and is proficient at ERP systems and excel.
The ideal candidate needs to have a flexible schedule and is willing to put in additional hours.
What You Will Do
Prepare and enter journal entries and adjustments into the accounting system
Checking daily banking and reconciling bank accounts
Participate in the preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliations and reports
Review and management of general ledger accounts
Ensuring purchase order, receiving and invoices are matched
Review and process bank and electronic payments
Ensuring proper documentation and filing of all paperwork
Reviewing all payments requests are in adherence to Finance policies
What You Should Have
At least 2 years of experience in Finance and Accounting
Ability to operate in a dynamic environment with a very unpredictable schedule
Degree in a Business/Finance related field
ICAN/ACCA membership will be an advantage
Proficiency in excel and ERP systems
Strong communication skills
Highly motivated to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
A detailed doer - You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a startup or social enterprise.
A creative problem-solver – Growing any enterprise from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often challenging, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
A customer advocate - Our customers - these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
A life-long learner - You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.