Financial Accountant at Dovetail

Computer Software, Accounting/Auditing, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney finance full-time
Posted 21 days ago

As Dovetail continues on its rapid trajectory of growth there is now a need for the first dedicated finance role to join the Business Operations team. This role will be bringing our finance function in-house and will have the ability to make and support decisions that will enable the business to scale quickly. You'll be excited by the opportunity to be part of growing a finance function from scratch and tackling diverse technical and strategic accounting problems.


As the first dedicated hire in Finance at Dovetail, you'll be responsible for:

  • All aspects of financial control. Everything from and including revenue accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, reconciliations and manage our fixed asset register. Work closely with Kanav, our Business Operations Manager, to set up processes and systems to ensure accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting. Ensure Dovetail is always audit ready.
  • Financial and tax compliance. From GST reconciliations to quarterly BAS and annual tax lodgements, you'll be responsible for ensuring we're compliant in each jurisdiction from which we operate (currently NSW, Australia and Texas, US).
  • Payroll and Employee Share Scheme. Ensure our employees are paid on time, and own administration of our employee stock option plan, including managing cap table, NTA valuations and compliance with ATO Employee Share Scheme requirements.
  • Management accounting. Own cashflow modelling including runway projections, the budgeting and re-forecasting cycles. Prepare information on SaaS metrics performance, and insights for internal company events, board meetings and shareholder updates.
  • Supporting treasury management. Be involved in execution of future capital raises, own financial due diligence and handle ongoing investor information requests and requirements.
  • Cross-functional collaboration. Own and work closely with our Product team to drive filings of R&D claims, and support sales operations with credit control.
  • Provide ad hoc strategic support. From international expansion to office footprint and headcount growth, we may look to you to provide additional financial insights to validate company direction.


Your background

  • You're a numbers person. You strive in spreadsheets and building systems, and love geeking out over technical accounting, tax and management accounting. Ideally you'll be CA qualified (or equivalent) with 4+ years experience in a financial control and/or tax based role. Experience in a high growth SaaS startup is desirable.
  • Excellent eye for detail. Being detailed orientated is one of your strengths and you value quality assurance. You are good at noticing small but important things that may pass under the radar in a high growth environment.
  • Pragmatic problem solver and self-starter. For every bit you're a genius going deep with INDEX matches and VLOOKUPS, you're able to zoom out and prioritise expertly. You'll understand that fires are a reality of startups and not every problem is immediately solvable.
  • Transparent communicator. We're open by default, including in how we share financials and business performance with all employees. Honest, thoughtful, and transparent communication is critical to our success as a business. You'll need to build strong relationships with people across the team and be a trusted business partner.
  • A great attitude. The right attitude towards a sense of urgency, risk, and uncertainty about the future that comes with working at an early-stage startup. This is an opportunity to be involved in an exciting journey from the very start. You'll need to bring big energy and a positive attitude to work every day.
  • Nice to haves. Working experience with financial and revenue systems such as Stripe and Xero. Experience with SQL would be advantageous.



  • Competitive base salary plus equity. Even though we’re a small startup, we pay salaries that can hold their own against big tech companies.
  • KitKat days. We understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing. These are extra paid days holiday for the whole company where everyone can take a break.
  • Generous equal parental leave.
  • Floating public holiday leave. You can choose to work public holidays and use that day another time in the year.
  • Flexible working hours and location. We value work-life balance, especially right now. While we’re mostly back in the office, you’re free to work where you want, when you want.
  • Personal learning and development budget. We’re a big fan of personal development, and prefer to home-grow leaders rather than filling leadership / management externally.
  • A brand new architecturally designed office in Surry Hills. With free snacks, beer on tap and drinks, three different coffee machines, social areas, and a rooftop.
  • TGIF events. Monthly company wide activities on Fridays for the whole team.
  • Salary sacrifice. We have a salary sacrifice policy for work related items.
  • Ergonomic office. Sit-stand desks, 4k 27” monitor, ergonomic chairs, quiet spaces, and collaboration spaces, to suit all kinds of working styles.
  • Pet friendly office! We love dogs and often have dogs in the office.
  • Personal development. Regular lunch and learn events, opportunities for presenting at webinars and conferences, and networking through our investor community.
  • Annual company retreats. We try to go away every year!