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Catanzaro, Italy

About the Role

As Katakem's Junior Accountant, your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring all accounting and first note entries in the management system

  • Being responsible for keeping our creditor/debtors master data updated

  • Making sure our supplier invoices are correctly approved to secure payment on time

  • Handling bank reconciliations

  • Supporting the creation and maintenance of an HR archive

  • Managing relations with external consultants

  • Ledger accounting entries (active and passive cycle)

  • Fulfilling periodic tax obligations/deadlines

  • Collaborating in the registration and filing of administrative - accounting documents.

You will use your expertise to brainstorm with the team and implement ideas to further optimize internal processes.


A pleasant, detail-oriented, sociable self-starter with the following essential qualifications will have an opportunity to grow with us:

  • +2 years experience in a similar position

  • Experience with Excel

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and tax principles

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software like Xero, Contabilità in Cloud, or similar

Other requirements:

  • Growth mindset

  • Exceptional integrity

  • Ownership

  • Critical thinking

  • Strong organizational skills


  • Experience with Mexal Passepartout

What we offer

We do not have an internal gym or breakfast offered every morning as we are still early stage.

But we are growing fast: if you join us now, you will have a say in what benefits we shall adopt, how we will organize the spaces in the office, etc.

We offer you an environment full of stimuli, freedom to test your ideas, and clear goals for both the team and yourself.

The initial salary is commensurate with your experience and will increase as you achieve your goals and the value you bring to your team grows.

About us

Every day, a research chemist wakes up knowing that they will work with the same tools as Natta and Curie.

On the one hand, this is very romantic; on the other, it is very frustrating: can you believe that only three times out of ten a researcher is able to replicate their own experiments? And the percentage drops to 13% for someone else's experiments (source Nature).

In Katakem, we consider chemists heroes and work to help them become superheroes.

To unleash their full potential, we invented a robot to automate their manual labor, which causes mental fatigue and mistakes.

Katakem was founded in 2019, and we are now supported by Berkeley Skydeck, Cariplo Factory, and LendLease on our growth path.

The team of founders has a solid experience in this sector:

Manuela has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. She currently teaches and is a researcher at UMG, where she studies new methods to make chemistry more sustainable.

Marco has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and has worked as a researcher at IIT, KAUST, UMG, and SISSA.

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