Staff Acocuntant
LearnVest - New York, NY

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LearnVest is seeking a highly motivated and energetic Staff Accountant to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow with a fast-paced personal finance startup. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Finance Department. This position requires strong familiarity with general ledger, A/P, journal entry processes and month-end procedures.

At LearnVest, things move fast - if you're competitive, want to work with smart, creative, energetic people and possess the initiative, confidence and good judgment to make independent decisions every day - then you're probably a perfect addition to our burgeoning Finance Team.

  • Improve departmental processes and procedures to expedite the close process
  • Review client contracts and prepare billing and revenue recognition schedules
  • Book, record and review daily transactions while managing accounts payable and accounts receivable function
  • Assist with financial reporting, month-end close, and tax compliance
  • Support various ad hoc projects and analysis for the CFO
  • Understand the business model and challenges the company faces and develop financial models to forecast revenues, costs, and operating metrics
  • Create journal entries and maintain supporting documentation, schedules, and reconciliations (cash, intercompany accounts, accruals, deferrals, prepaids, fixed assets, etc.)
  • Contribute to departmental budgeting process
  • Reconcile, post and process semi-monthly electronic payroll

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years experience in an Accounting or Finance function
  • Prior experience with QuickBooks is preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly organized team player
  • Strong Analytical skills, organized, and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP