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Senior Accounting Manager

Brightwheel

Brightwheel

Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Our Mission and Opportunity
Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has a lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $175 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.
Our Team
We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.
We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work. From decision making, to how we operate, we ground ourselves in our Leadership Principles every day.
Who You Are
Brightwheel is seeking a Senior Accounting Manager to join the Accounting team. You love rolling up your sleeves and driving accounting month end close and financial reporting. You understand the nuances of internal controls and compliance needs, and are process-minded with a high attention to detail. You are a team player, and possess strong interpersonal skills to drive effective relationships with colleagues cross-functionally.

What You’ll Do

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements in compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and develop effective internal controls to safeguard accounting close processes and enhance the reliability of financial information.
  • Identify opportunities for system enhancements and lead implementation efforts to ensure the scalability of accounting operations.
  • Validate the accuracy of financial statements through analysis, internal audit, and coordination with cross-functional teams.
  • Review proper inventory controls and costing accounting for reporting accuracy.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide financial guidance and support for various projects.
  • Assist in managing the external audit process, collaborating with auditors to provide necessary documentation.

Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting, preferably in manufacturing and fintech industries.
  • Ideal experience includes a mix of accounting, public companies and startups.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA preferred.
  • Strong understanding of technical accounting guidance such as ASC 842 and ASC 606.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently across multiple projects and systems in a fast-paced team environment with time pressures.
  • Experienced with consolidations (Canada a plus), payroll journal entries, reconciliations, capitalization, IPO, and auditing.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and comfort interacting with all levels of management.
Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.