Staff Accountant

Date Posted: 30+ days ago
Sydney NSW

Job Description

About Akuna:

Akuna Capital Australia is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.

Our Founding Partners, including Akuna's CEO Andrew Killion, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm's first office in the USA in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from offices in Sydney, Shanghai, and Boston.

Akuna Sydney opened in early 2018 and is at the center of Akuna's Asian trading operations. Akuna's focus in Asia is currently trading HK, cryptocurrencies and US night markets and is looking to expand to trading on all major Asian exchanges. Employees will work together towards achieving Akuna's goals across all areas of the business, including trading and desk buildout, cutting-edge research and data analysis, strategy creation, and building ultra-low-latency trading systems that are tailored to local market conditions.

What you'll do as a Staff Accountant at Akuna:

Akuna is seeking a Staff Accountant in our Sydney office to join our global Finance department. We are looking for a proactive self-starter who can work independently to achieve both individual and team goals. This individual will work closely with other team members from both Finance and Middle Office. As Akuna continues to expand by opening new offices and entering new markets, this position will continue to gain exposure and experience within international accounting and the trading industry. In this role, you will:

  • Assist with the month-end close process by preparing journal entries and managing various asset and liability accounts
  • Work together with Middle Office to facilitate the reporting of internal trading information
  • Perform daily reconciliation of trading revenue and expenses
  • Perform daily reconciliation of trading capital
  • Maintain complete and accurate accounting records including General Ledger reporting
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts and profit and loss accounts, following up on discrepancies
  • Assist with the financial audits
  • Support accounts payable activities to ensure accuracy and timeliness of invoice creation and entry
  • Work together with other members of the Finance and Middle Office teams to find opportunities to support and add value to the business

Qualities that make great candidates:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or similar
  • 1-3 years of professional accounting experience
  • Public accounting or trading industry experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proficient in MS Office software, specifically intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with a strong commitment to preparing accurate work

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