Position

Finance Associate

Team

Finance

Location

Singapore

Job Description

Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm, is seeking a Finance Associate to join our global finance team. This role offers a unique experience to work with finance teams across the world in group financial reporting. Details below!


About Antler

Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. Antler is on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by identifying, investing in and challenging the world’s most exceptional people to build groundbreaking technology companies.

We believe anyone with the right grit, spike, drive, and ambition can change the world. Antler is present in most major startup ecosystems across five continents, including in hubs such as New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bangalore, Singapore, Seoul and Sydney. Since launching in 2017, we have invested in over 350 companies across the world, and our portfolio represents over 30+ different industries, such as healthtech, proptech, deeptech and fintech.

The aspiration for Antler is to be the world’s leading early-stage VC, and to add tremendous value as a partner for exceptional founders from pre-idea to IPO.

 

The Antler Team

We have a strong focus on people. We believe that building an exceptional team is critical to our success, and target building a team of mission-driven, ambitious people.

 

The Antler team comprises entrepreneurs, VC investors, and operators with strong track records of building and investing in fast-growing companies. The team has built companies such as fashion e-commerce company Zalora, e-commerce marketplace Lazada, music streamer Spotify, to name a few. Examples of team members include:

 

Magnus Grimeland, CEO: former co-founder of Zalora (exit to Global Fashion Group), former Norwegian Navy Seal and McKinsey Junior Partner.

Stefan Jung, CIO: founder of Venturra Capital, among the highest-returning funds in Southeast Asia. Invested in unicorns such as Grab, Traveloka, Carro and Lazada at Seed/Series A.

Winnie Khoo: Partner and co-head of Antler Singapore, operating and leadership roles with tech and media giants like Alibaba, PropertyGuru, Carousell

Anne Tutar: Partner and co-head of Antler Norway, founder / CEO of FutureFoods, Turkey’s first health food FMCG, expanded across five markets, exit in 2017

KC Agerup: co-founder of Hugin (SaaS company acquired by Euronext), and later co-founded Northzone, the leading European VC fund that invested in e.g. Spotify and iZettle. Co-founder of StartupLab and the Norwegian Founders Fund.

Teddy Himler: former investor at SoftBank, invested in e.g. Dialpad ($1.2bn valuation) and Tokopedia ($18bn valuation, merged with Grab).

 

The Opportunity

Since Antler’s inception in 2017, we have grown our platform to ~150+ amazing people in 16 markets across five continents around the world. To empower and sustain our expansion aspirations, we now seek an exceptional Finance Associate who is solutions-oriented to own and drive the full range of finance and accounting practices. You thrive and are fueled by the ethos and pace of a fast-scaling organization on a mission to fundamentally change the world.

 

This is a highly impactful, visible, and exciting opportunity for the right person. Antler is growing incredibly fast, and from day one you will have a front-row seat at a global VC in hyperscale mode. You will be joining a finance team that serves as the core operational finance function to Antler. If you are ready to get on board, we are excited to get to know you!

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or related field
  • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply
  • Knowledge in MS Excel, MS Office or Google Suite
  • Knowledge in International or Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS / SFRS)
  • Experience in XERO or other similar accounting software e.g. QuickBooks is a bonus
  • Positive personality with excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and able to multitask
  • High level of integrity, takes accountability of work and good attitude
  • Able to thrive on challenges in a very fast-paced and high-volume environment

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Support in invoicing, accounts receivables, payment functions, including payroll
  • Support in performing day-to-day financial accounting and bookkeeping, general ledger entries, monthly/quarterly accounts closing, bank reconciliations
  • Support the finance teams in the preparation of annual financial statements, external audit requirements and tax/GST filing with regulators
  • Support the monthly group reporting process for subsidiaries
  • Support in onboarding entities to XERO
  • Support in the execution of ad-hoc projects
  • Interact and problem-solve with finance teams across geographical regions
  • Other ad-hoc administrative duties as required

 

 

 

What we offer

  • You will have an opportunity to be part of a fast-growing finance function and help our team to effectively execute the function
  • You will have an opportunity to learn and gain knowledge in various areas of finance and accounting and progress in your career as the function grows
  • You will have an opportunity to interact with different teams across geographies
  • You will have an opportunity to work remotely and have a high degree of flexibility and autonomy in your schedule
  • You will have an opportunity to build an understanding of venture capital, early-stage investing, and what makes early-stage companies successful

 


Compensation

We offer a competitive salary with a potential future track to a leadership role

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