Senior Accountant

| Greater LA Area | Remote
Aspiration is the first VC-backed neobank on a mission to be the leading consumer financial services brand and company focused on sustainability and the environment. At Aspiration, we created the category of sustainable, socially responsible retail consumer finance. We offer unique financial products to let people save, spend, and invest their money in ways that make them more financially secure and align with their personal values. Unlike other financial institutions, Aspiration is committed to building a relationship with our customers based on trust and aligning the customer’s success with our own. Aspiration has raised over $200M in funding to date, and is growing quickly.

Aspiration Values

Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders.

Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform.

Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star.

Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it.

Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as the accounting lead and own the monthly close process, ensuring timely and accurate report and financial statements on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Prepare/Review reconciliations for balance sheet accounts and analyze income statement accounts
  • Assist with all internal and external financial statement reporting, including preparation of statements of cash flows, drafting of financial statement footnotes, and preparation and maintenance of tie-out binders
  • Implement processes and procedures for identified areas of risk and where control gaps exist
  • Act as the liaison between the Finance and Accounting team and external stakeholders, including vendors and tax agencies
  • Oversee all AP/AR duties including billing, payment application, and collections
  • Support year-end tax preparation and audits
  • Provide support as needed to department and business managers
  • Prepare white papers and complex accounting memos to be reviewed by the controller
  • Assist with other ad-hoc or project-related responsibilities as needed to support the Finance Department
  • Actively cross-train with other accounting staff and serve as a backup for such duties

What You'll Bring

  • 4+ years experience in Accounting or Finance roles, experience in both public and private accounting preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA (or working towards) preferred
  • Big 4 Experience preferred
  • Financial services experience a plus
  • Robust understanding of US GAAP and accounting principles
  • Strong project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize work in a high-growth environment 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Prior experience with an ERP system preferred (NetSuite, Quickbooks)
  • Proficient in MS Office, strong working knowledge of Excel; knowledge of Word and Powerpoint a plus 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Driven to learn fast, be creative, and win as a team
  • Able to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner
  • Train and mentor junior staff

What You'll Get

  • Work for a mission-driven company to transform the lives of millions by building a better, values-oriented financial firm
  • Competitive Salary and Equity Incentives
  • Robust Healthcare Plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401K & Unlimited Vacation Time
  • Diverse & Inclusive Culture

#BI-Remote

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • AdjustAnalytics
    • LucidchartsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • After EffectsDesign
    • ProcreateDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ClickupManagement
    • SmarshManagement
    • ZenDeskCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • IntercomEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • IterableEmail
    • Impact RadiusLead Gen

Location

We're located in Marina Del Rey, steps from bars, shops, and restaurants. On Fridays there's a local farmer's market right on our block!

An Insider's view of Aspiration

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Aspiration has some of the smartest, most hard-working, and fun people I have ever worked with. The vibe is very fast-paced and exciting, and management is good at adjusting to different people’s work styles, allowing employees to work remotely and even bring their pups in on Fridays.

Jordan

Data Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We use cutting edge technology to solve both dated financial problems and problems that impact our environment. Aspiration is unique in that we are a financial firm focused on environmentalism while putting people before profits. For every solution we have to a banking problem, we're challenged with having an equal or greater impact on the world.

Chloe

Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Aspiration as an Account Manager. Now, I manage an affiliate program of 80+ accounts and support our direct media partners. In 1 year, I've grown beyond my own expectations. From leading a large product implementation to planning off-site activation events, my need of not being in a complacent position has been met from the moment I joined

Andre

Affiliate Manager

What are Aspiration Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Aspiration has participated in several volunteering activities, including Heal the Bay beach clean ups, LA Tech Gives Back beautification projects, and card making for Children's Hospital of LA.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aspiration partners with Accion, a nonprofit specializing in microloans. We give 10% of every dollar we earn to low-income Americans, funding up to $5,000 per person to jumpstart new businesses.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aspiration has a communication committee that works to organize all-hands meetings, lunch and learns, and team-building events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aspiration employees can contribute up to $2600 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to the maximum plan limit for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 90% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Aspiration covers 90% of premiums for vision coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Aspiration's health insurance policy covers 90% of medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Aspiration pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000 Basic Life & AD&D.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Stock options are available to fulltime employees
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Aspiration provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Parking
Pet Friendly
Aspiration's pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Aspiration hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
More Jobs at Aspiration30 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR + Recruiting
Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Content
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Design + UX
new
Los Angeles
Marketing
new
Los Angeles
Project Mgmt
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Finance
new
Los Angeles
Finance
new
Los Angeles
Marketing
new
Remote
Finance
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Data + Analytics
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Developer
new
Los Angeles
Design + UX
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Product
new
Los Angeles
Data + Analytics
new
Los Angeles
HR + Recruiting
new
Los Angeles
Operations
new
Remote
Operations
new
Los Angeles
Project Mgmt
new
Los Angeles
Finance
new
Los Angeles
Marketing
new
Los Angeles
Product
new
Los Angeles
Content
new
Los Angeles