Billing Analyst at InStride (Greater LA Area, CA or Remote)

| Greater LA Area | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: $61,000-$86,000 Annually
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Employer Provided Salary: $61,000-$86,000 Annually
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At InStride, we’re pioneering a new approach to workforce education. Our mission is to enable employers to provide life-changing education to their employees in partnership with the highest-quality global academic institutions. We unlock business and social impact to transform companies and people for the future. 

We believe that a company’s richest resource is their employees, and that investments in people yield the highest returns for individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. That’s why every InStride employee is eligible to enroll in 1,700+ online certificate and degree programs through our Step Forward program. Unlike traditional tuition reimbursement programs, InStride covers your tuition upfront, regardless of your course of study, degree type, or school. The Step Forward program, along with InStride’s best-in-class employee benefits, are available to all employees from the day they join InStride. 

Read further to see how you can be part of the movement to drive businesses and society forward through life-changing, best-in-class workforce education.
 

Role Overview

InStride is seeking an experienced Billing Analyst who can elevate the team by finding solutions and implementing processes that support strategic billing opportunities. The Billing Analyst will assist with the implementation and execution of billing processes, systems, policies, and procedures to bring maximum value to InStride and its partners. This position requires acute accounting knowledge and the ability to perform in a fast-paced, fun and dynamic environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the completion, accuracy, and timeliness of complex day-to-day billing operations including invoice creation, delivery, and collection
  • Analyze contracts and billing information to ensure understanding of requirements and proper billing procedures and execution
  • Prepare revenue and cost entries in compliance with accounting policies and US GAAP
  • Ensure timely month-end closing of billing and AR
  • Provide input and recommendations to improve existing billing processes, systems, training needs, and resources
  • Maintain alignment with AR policies and procedures
  • Assist in billing presentations and discussions with partners
  • Work cross-functionally with internal and external teams on billing-related issues, workflows, automation and scaling initiatives, etc.
  • Support the closing of new and expansion sales opportunities as required
  • Assist with annual audit and tax engagements as required
  • Complete special requests and ad-hoc projects as required

Ideal Profile

  • 2+ years prior work experience in Accounting, Finance, or related fields
  • Understanding of current US GAAP standards, including ASC 606
  • Previous billing and AR experience
  • Demonstrated history of building out and implementing billing automation and scaling projects
  • A track record of collaborating with cross-functional teams on complex processes
  • Experience with NetSuite or similar ERPs
  • Able to effectively prioritize goals and perform in a fast and dynamic environment
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information and exercise good judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Adaptable and comfortable in a growing and flexible company
  • Conscientious attention to detail and critical thinking
  • Possesses solid Excel skills and comfortable working with complicated billing models
  • A strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Excited by the challenge of building a world-class business that delivers a compelling return on investment and a meaningful impact on society
  • High EQ, comfort with ambiguity and a “no job too small” startup mentality
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field

InStride is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please discuss your requested accommodation with our HRBP.

Effective November 1, 2021, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the People & Talent team in writing.

InStride is a Los Angeles based company, but for certain roles we are open to hiring remote employees. If you are looking to apply to one of our remote opportunities, please know that InStride is only able to employ candidates from the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

For questions on how we use personal information of job applicants, please refer to InStride's Job Applicant Privacy Policy.

Our base compensation amount for this role is targeted at $61,000 - $86,000/yr. All roles include a variable annual bonus amount. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

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An Insider's view of InStride

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

This group of smart, highly motivated people work with such a shared sense of urgency and purpose that it makes it easy to navigate the day-to-day challenges of operating a rapidly growing business. I love working and collaborating with colleagues who push me to be my best and who value diversity, integrity, and accountability the way I do.

Stephanie

Vice President, Education Partnerships Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Lifelong learning is core to the mission of the company but also the goal for our staff, and I think that’s really important. The Step Forward program means a lot to me because I never thought I would go back to school for my master’s and thanks to InStride I’m super excited to enroll.

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