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Lead Staff Accountant

Company: dscout
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

We are dscout. At our core, we are People Nerds. We empower our customers to meet the people who matter to them in the moments that matter most. Customer-obsessed companies and agencies like Salesforce, Sonos, Groupon, and Best Buy use dscout to build better products and services because of people like you. We are building a smart and driven team, and we would love for you to join us.We are looking for a Lead Staff Accountant to join the finance team. We are a small team currently, but we're growing! The finance team manages all day to day accounting/finance tasks and we work with all departments across dscout. We manage all accounting and finance processes, from planning to month end close. If it relates to accounting or touches cash, we're all about it.In this position you will be working on tasks in all accounting areas. You will be a player-coach, helping with core transaction processing, but also helping to develop junior team members, work with external providers (audit, tax, contractors), and help to improve processes and procedures. Over time, there is potential for this position to assume managerial responsibilities for portions of the team as well.What you will do (let's call them Responsibilities):* Assist with month end close, monthly financial reporting, account reconciliations and various analyses * Support the AR, AP and GL functions * Assist with developing various finance and accounting policies and procedures, and help to write approachable, easy-to-understand training documents * Implement process improvements across numerous functions * Assist with annual budgets, revenue and expense modeling* Handle various annual tax filings and work with external auditors to file timely * Assist with any future sales/use tax and payroll tax filings outside of IL * Handle fixed assets and review monthly depreciation and amortization * Assist with audit requests and help to manage the audit process What you need to have (we can call them Desired Skills and Background):* Accounting degree with 6+ years experience* Strong proficiency in NetSuite -- at least 2-3 years of experience* Strong analytical skills and detail oriented * Proficient in Excel and Google Sheets, and Salesforce experience is helpful (internally, we work on Apple computers)* Desire and ability to potentially manage other accounting staff in the future as the company and team grows* Able to maintain high levels of integrity and confidentiality through your workNote: As a result of COVID-19, the dscout team has decided to work remotely for the time being. Therefore, we are now interviewing, hiring, and onboarding remotely for all open roles! While our office is temporarily open for teammates who feel comfortable coming in, no current or future employees will be required to come back into our office until (at least) July of 2021.What will you get?Here at dscout, we are a team of passionate research, sales, technical, marketing, design, success, and operations professionals. We are driven by the power of research-how in-context insights from real people can build products and services that are more people-centric. We value learning, sharing, and building. We deeply value being a diverse and inclusive team and company, and we are looking for team members who align with that belief. We are proud of what dscout is today and we are excited to build our future with you.In addition to joining a smart and passionate team, you will get:* A strong compensation package with bonus structure. Your success is tied to company success. We are all in this together.* An incredible set of core benefits as well as a 401k with match, solid PTO policy, and generous company holidays. We are committed to supporting our team. * Exposure to the inner workings of a growing company, including open, transparent communication within our team. You will know what is happening and why it matters.* An education stipend. We are committed to helping build your future.* A beautiful workspace along the Chicago Riverwalk, that is temporarily open for teammates who feel comfortable coming in and working from there. Read more about our new office space here!dscout is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate based on identity- race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged or sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.Powered by JazzHR5Dypfo9abx

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