Staff Accountant (Expense & Financial Reporting)

Namely New York , NY 10007

Posted 9 months ago

Staff Accountant (Expense & Financial Reporting) at Namely (View all jobs)

New York

We're looking for an eager Staff Accountant to join our growing Finance team!

At Namely, our mission is to build better workplaces. We believe this starts with our own workplace where we are creating an open and inclusive space that celebrates everyone for being themselves. Everything we do is around the employee experience (of our people and our client's people!) and living up to our values of being human. It's who we are and it's what makes us different.

The Finance team at Namely is at the core of this mission, ensuring the financial foundations of a great workplace are in place for scale. They work diligently to provide accurate and timely information about company performance to help drive business decisions and oversee internal controls to safeguard the company. We're building our awesome Finance team for exponential growth and want you to become a part of it.

As a Staff Accountant at Namely, you'll build the groundwork to excel in an accounting career by learning internal controls, leveraging your GAAP knowledge, and working to build financial statements. You'll also support our financial audit and find areas to create process improvements and efficiencies. A critical component to your role is speeding up the accounting close-cycle to provide leaders the financial information needed to run the business faster. Some of the key attributes that make you successful in your role are having a keen eye for detail, a strong work ethic, a drive to push for results, and most importantly, a passion for accounting.

What you'll do

  • Execute on all aspects of accounting operations, with a focus on invoice processing and expense recognition

  • Ensure month-end close deadlines are met; prepare related journal entries and reconciliations for all assigned balance sheet and expense accounts, as necessary

  • Support the maintenance and improvement of the current accounting infrastructure, ensuring that all financial systems and files stay in sync with the GL

  • Support process improvements, controls initiatives, and documentation of standard operating procedures

  • Assist with the development and implementation of new systems and internal controls that meet Namely's evolving business model and culture

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly schedules for external auditors

  • Partner with FP&A team to help explain variances and fluctuations in the business

  • Partner cross functionally with several teams to build partnerships and increase the effectiveness of the team

  • Work directly with independent audit firms to support issuance of annual audit report

  • Assist with compliance related schedules such as income tax, franchise tax, etc.

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • A minimum of 1 year in public accounting (Additional Internships are a plus)

  • Advanced Excel skills including Vlookup, Pivot Tables and IF Statements

  • Experience in both the Public and Private sector is a plus

  • Experience working with an ERP system preferred (NetSuite is a plus)

  • Strong understanding of GAAP accounting concepts

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a deadline driven environment

  • Aspiring CPA is a plus, but CPA is even better!

About Namely

Namely is the first HR, payroll, and benefits platform employees actually love to use. People are at the center of everything we dofrom our platform to our staff. Why join us? We believe every company and every employee deserves a great workplace, supported by HR technology they use and love. Most importantly, we believe in giving you the tools you need to do the best work of your career.

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