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Senior Accountant

ABOUT THINKCERCA
ThinkCERCA is an education technology startup that helps educators teach critical thinking through argumentative writing. Named a "game-changing" education tool by Bill Gates, our product is proven to help students achieve two years of academic growth per year. We're on a mission to make these results a reality for all students across the
country.  We’re looking for someone who is ready to join a fast-paced startup as an accounting and finance leader.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all accounting and finance related functions, including financial reporting, month end close and reconciliations, tax, payroll, invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue recognition, general ledger, expense management, etc.
  • Perform & lead the team in preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting
  • Responsible for the month, quarter and year end close processes, including all journal entries and reconciliations (cash, revenue between company CRM and accounting systems, etc.
  • Support FP&A and long-term financial planning activities
  • Prepare internal and external financial reporting for management team reviews, board meetings and investor presentations
  • Set the strategic direction for the implementation, improvement and maintenance of finance and accounting systems and processes to scale with business growth
  • Lead local, state, and federal government tax and business filings and requirements
  • Lead and serve as the key relationship manager for external financial reviews, annual audit or other compliance activities
  • Guide financial decisions and accuracy by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Build relationships with leaders and operators cross departments to QC data and develop improvements to the system

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • 3+ years of relevant accounting experience in either a public accounting or startup environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field; CPA preferred 
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and extensive experience with financial statement preparation
  • Experience in QuickBooks Online or Xero accounting platforms a plus; experience with supplementary SaaS based platforms also preferred (Bill.com, ADP, Expensify, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Data-driven and analytical; proactive in identifying problems and arriving at a variety of creative solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable interacting and building relationships with a diverse group of senior leaders
  • Ability to multitask and deliver on a high volume of projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented and works well in a fast-paced environment
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