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Staff Accountant

About the Job:
We are looking for a detail-oriented, hungry to grow and quick to learn operational junior talent to join our accounting team as a Staff Accountant. The ideal candidate has at least 1 year of accounting experience and deep understanding of GAAP. As a staff accountant, you will have exposure to multiple key general accounting functions with heavy concentration on liabilities/expense related accounts. 
 
What you’ll do:
 
Personnel Expenses/Employee Payable 
  • Prepare personnel related entries and calculation (payroll, bonuses, commissions).
  • Review and process payroll and contractor payments through our PEO company.
  • Assist with 401(k) processing and management. 
  • Collect, review and book T&E reimbursements requests in alignment with the company policy.
  • Assist in improving the migration to new T&E software and implementation of new process.
  • Assist in booking other personnel related expenses to complete month-end processes.

Vendor Expenses/ Accounts Payable
  • Review, classify and record payable invoices (vendors, contractors) and record subsequent payments. 
  • Prepare weekly vendor payment run schedule for review and process approved payouts. 
  • Book and track prepaid assets and its amortization. 
  • Assist with vendor contract management to ensure expenses are aligned with budget and forecast. 
  • Assist in annual 1099 filings 

Credit Card Payable
  • Record and reconcile corporate credit card charges.
  • Assist in improving the current credit card reconciliation process and migrating to a new credit card software. 

General Accounting and Responsibilities
  • Build, maintain and reconcile internal schedules such as prepaids, accruals and asset depreciation.
  • Perform contract review and approval for direct sales and other major accounts. 
  • Send out customer billing and assist with responding to billing inquiries, book lockbox payments and other related cash entries. 
  • Support other accounting and finance department deliverables such as annual audits and tax filing.
  • Complete other ad-hoc projects as needed 
 
What you'll bring:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA or CPA Track (not required but preferred) 
  • Extremely strong excel skills
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau or Power BI (not required, but preferred)
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and the accounting cycle
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience, preferably with exposure to month-end close processes 
  • Equally strong excel skills and, written and verbal communication skills
  • Massive attention to detail with extreme follow-through 
  • Excitement to learn, roll-up the sleeves and prioritize in a fast-paced environment 
 
What you’ll love about us:
  • We are a team composed of hard-working but fun loving people. "Patchy" as we often describe ourselves - you'll have the opportunity to join and work with a deeply committed, tightly-knit and talented team of news editors, technologists, salespeople and product managers working tirelessly toward our core mission of strengthening communities. 
  • We identify, grow, and promote talent. The right candidate for this role can expand exposure to other operational functions and experience major career and professional development.
  • We offer competitive health insurance plans with HSA/ FSA eligible options, commuter benefits, and monthly reimbursements for qualified expenses to our full-time employees.