Accounting Internship (FinTech) at Airwallex

Finance, Internship, AU - Melbourne melbourne finance
Posted 16 days ago

Established in Melbourne in 2015, Airwallex is a global payments fintech company transforming the way businesses move and manage money globally. We have built a global financial infrastructure platform to help businesses transact, collect and pay across 130+ countries and 50+ currencies, without the constraints of the traditional global financial system. 

Airwallex is Australia’s fastest growing fintech unicorn. We've grown to 13 global locations and have raised over $500 million in funding. Airwallex has been recognised in Forbes' Cloud 100 2020, and placed in the Top 50 of KPMG’s Global Fintech100 two years in a row. To support our ambitious growth plans, we’re looking for smart, collaborative and passionate people who are looking to make a genuine impact.

We are looking for an Intern to join us over the summer of 2021. As an intern you will be responsible for helping with the daily finance operations and support the team with financial reporting activities in the organisation as well as a project you will work on throughout the duration of your internship. You will also be exposed to other aspects of life working at unicorn FinTech/startup!

Who you are

  • You’re a problem solver - you love to solve problems, are a critical thinker and have a demonstrated history of working with and understanding complex systems
  • You’re a great communicator  – you’re able to articulate complex concepts in a simple way
  • You’re a multi-tasker – you’re able to prioritise your time and tasks effectively, have the ability to pick up new systems quickly and have a keen eye for detail
  • You’re a great team player – you’ll be working with people across diverse global offices and will need to work collaboratively with them to solve problems
  • You think big - you will have the ability to influence and optimise the financial operations support processes and systems as we grow and scale the team
  • What you will do

  • Driving process improvement. Managing our data processes to ensure accuracy and speed
  • Assist with the handling of daily finance operations including building reconciliations, process improvements & application of technical accounting standards
  •  Support Finance Manager for monthly financial reports & analysis on timely basis
  • Support with for tax reporting at assigned jurisdictions
  • Use data to draw insightful conclusions to help make better decisions
  • Assist with any ad-hoc reports to management when necessary
  • Work on an impactful project & present to Senior Management. 
  • What you will bring

  • Some previous work experience 
  • Desire to work in a start-up & fintech
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • In your penultimate year of studies of a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree in Accounting
  • Be able to work full time over the summer period (10-12 weeks) 
  • Details oriented, entrepreneurial-mindset and self-motivated
  • Have full working rights in Australia ( Australian or NZ citizen or Australian PR)
  • Please add your academic transcript and your CV when applying.

    At Airwallex we like to ensure we create the best environment for our people providing a collaborative open office space, PlayStation and table tennis to unwind, a fully stocked kitchen which includes breakfast, snacks, fruit, beers, you name it! We also organise regular team building events, encourage flexible/remote working and offer learning and development opportunities. Most importantly, we give our people the freedom to be creative.  Our internship program will be a hybrid of remote working and in person in the Melbourne office

    Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.