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Staff Accountant

Company: Skilljar
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Skilljar is looking for a Staff Accountant to join our fast-growing team. The ideal candidate will be an analytical problem solver that uses data to inform the business. They will support our high-growth trajectory and will work closely with our accounting team to help Skilljar achieve our goals.
This role will be very hands-on for the entire accounting process and performing a variety of accounting staff functions. This individual will work cross-functionally with other team leads to ensure that we have a scalable process in place to manage Skilljar's accounting in a GAAP-compliant way while the organization continues to rapidly grow.
We're searching for a motivated, self-starter who is comfortable wearing multiple hats and thrives in a dynamic environment. You are a forward thinker, highly-collaborative, and able to think on your feet. This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly accelerating startup that has dozens of Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients on its roster.

  • Assist with month-end close processes, including recording journal entries, timely preparation, and review of reconciliations and reporting.
  • Manage accounts receivable, collections, corporate credit cards, and accounts payable programs efficiently to maximize the cash position of the business.
  • Perform accounting tasks, including assisting with banking transactions, GL coding of invoices, credit cards, and expense reports.
  • Review revenue transactions, resolve discrepancies, and work with management to develop processes, procedures, and controls necessary to book transactions appropriately.
  • Manage prepaid expense amortization and accrued liabilities schedules and prepare related journal entries
  • Assist with fixed asset management, including accurate recording, tracking, and appropriate depreciation.
  • Prepare timely and accurate departmental reports, including analysis of monthly expenses.
  • Help with preparing for financial statement audits, including pulling documentation, preparing audit schedules, and tying out financial statements.
  • Work on accounting initiatives, including system implementations and enhancements.
  • Use accounting concepts, experience, analytical skills, and industry knowledge to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.


    • Minimum of three years of experience in accounting or finance-related field required.
    • Bachelor's degree with accounting emphasis required and CPA preferred.
    • Working knowledge of GAAP, accounting theory, current accounting issues, and accounting systems.
    • Proficient with Salesforce, NetSuite, and ERP systems.
    • Maintains a high level of time-sensitive work prioritization, accuracy, organizational, and communication skills.
    • Self-directed work style; thrives at being resourceful and embodies a strong work ethic
    • Comfortable in a virtual environment.
    • Desire to expand accounting skills and knowledge.
    • SaaS experience is strongly preferred.

      Don't meet every requirement? We are committed to building a team that embraces a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Even if your previous experience doesn't perfectly match the job qualifications listed, we encourage you to apply.
      Skilljar Base Pay Philosophy:
      At Skilljar, we strive for salary range transparency in our hiring process. This is a major step towards not only complying with state and local regulations where required, but also to make sure Skilljar is putting pay equity and DEIB top of mind during the hiring process. Base salary is only a part of the total rewards package - this role will also be eligible for a new hire equity grant in the form of stock options. Below is the base salary range for this role:
      All Remote US: $73,000.00 - $93,000.00
      Our Benefits:

      • Comprehensive Medical Coverage: Skilljar pays 100% of our employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
      • Flexible Time Off: We believe in a healthy work/life balance and trust our employees to take the time off they need to bring their A-game to work.
      • Paid Parental Leave: For our employees starting or growing their families, Skilljar offers paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing parents.
      • Benefits Package: Skilljar employees receive a monthly technology reimbursement for remote work, 401(k) savings plan, stock options, and access to an Employee Assistance Program.
      • Inclusive Culture: We are intentional about creating a culture that is fun and inclusive. Join us for Fun Committee events, trivia nights, Bingo, and more!

        The Company
        Backed by prominent financial institutions, including Mayfield, Shasta Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners, and Insight Partners, Skilljar is the leading enterprise customer training platform, transforming the way organizations onboard, engage, and retain their customers. Trusted by leading global companies like Slack, Tableau, Liberty Mutual, Cisco, Verizon, and U-Haul, Skilljar provides the essential tools and foundation for successful customer and partner engagement and enablement.
        We are a team of forward-thinking, dedicated Skillets with startup drive and passion for education. Founded in Seattle, Skilljar is now a fully distributed company that exclusively hires in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New York and Virginia.
        Skilljar is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.
        Skilljar does not accept nor are we responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes, LinkedIn bios, or any other candidate introductions.

Keywords: Skilljar, Seattle , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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