Careem is hiring a

Finance Executive (Islamabad)

Islamabad, Pakistan

Do you want to help build a world-class institution from the region, experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, and improve people’s lives?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organisation and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organisation that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 31 cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.


ABOUT THE ROLE

The main purpose of the role is to cover different aspects of the accounting function for our Pakistan office including; GL maintenance, bank and fund management, sending out copy of statements and invoices through to collection, resolving queries, and reducing debtor days. The role will also manage the payable by dealing with all aspects of the Accounts Payable function, from supplier inception through payment and query handling.

Key responsibilities include:

Accounting System

  • Posting Journals on the ERP
  • Reconcile the banks at the designated frequency
  • Accounts Receivables

  • Raise corporate invoices and send to customers on a monthly basis.
  • Issue credit notes and post to Sales Ledger and customers’ accounts.
  • Reduce the DSO by ensuring outstanding balances are collected in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Allocate bank transfers, card payments, and Cheque Payments to customers’ accounts against due invoices.
  • Ensure customers reconciliations are performed regularly, and underline overdue accounts.
  • Deal with customers queries regarding invoices via telephone, and email / Zendesk.
  • Handle all credit card and PayPal disputes and communicating with the bank.
  • Liaise with sales and operations team to resolve any issues.
  • Accounts Payable

  • Process and manage suppliers’ invoices, credit notes, data entry and scanning invoices.
  • Ensure all invoices are coded and booked to the correct GL code in Xero, by city and department.
  • Process captain payments, salaries payments, and petty cash requests.
  • Be the main petty cash holder for region and reconcile all payments and receipts weekly.
  • Setup online payments and ensure the payments are approved and released timely.
  • Maintain the DPO as per payment terms to ensure there is always sufficient funds.
  • Reconciling suppliers’ accounts and sending out statements to suppliers to obtain balance confirmations.
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