Sr. Accountant at InStride

| Greater LA Area
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InStride is a public benefit company whose mission is to develop the workforce of the future by helping employers provide career-boosting education opportunities to their employees through a network of high-quality academic institutions. We believe the most enduring way for companies to achieve transformative business and social impact is by investing in their people.
Role Overview
InStride is looking for an ambitious, organized, and hard-working Senior Accountant to manage the day-to-day accounting responsibilities and help establish scalable processes that impact the entire organization. As a Senior Accountant, you will collaborate with teams across the organization to review, enter, and manage InStride’s accounting transactions as well as ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial systems and reporting. You will also be integral in the company’s billing activities and will be regularly interacting with our partners to provide world-class service.
The ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment and be able to prioritize
responsibilities in a rapidly growing and dynamic company. The Senior Accountant should have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills, as well as a passion for continually learning and being proactive in identifying and assisting with the implementation of processes to strengthen the accounting function. The Senior Accountant should also have great attention to detail and a professional presence when interacting with partners. This position will be a part of the accounting team and will report to the Controller.


  • Lead the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable cycles, including establishing system records, reviewing contracts and invoices, maintaining documents, entering data, acquiring approvals, and processing payments
  • Interact with internal teams and external parties for billing and inquiries in a timely manner and with a dedication to quality and experience
  • Create, improve, and document general operations for accounting transactions and functions
  • Manage the monthly expense report process, including reviewing, communicating, resolving, and approving expense reports
  • Prepare, review, and approve journal entries, account reconciliations, and support schedules as part of the monthly close process
  • Assist with identifying risks, implementing controls, and maintaining supporting documentation to ensure compliance with GAAP
  • Provide support for our year-end audit and tax requests, as well as the company budget
  • Complete special requests and ad-hoc projects, as needed

Ideal Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar or related role in a dynamic or startup environment
  • Knowledge of general accounting practices and US GAAP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm for designing and building processes and systems
  • Able to effectively prioritize, meet established goals, and perform in a fast and dynamic environment
  • Adaptable and comfortable in a growing and flexible company
  • Familiarity with NetSuite or similar ERP and API integrations
  • Expertise using Microsoft Office (Excel) and Google Drive
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information and exercise good judgment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent critical thinking
  • A strong work ethic and desire to continually grow and develop professionally

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.

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Our DTLA office provides easy access to public transportation, great restaurants, museums, and other attractions.

An Insider's view of InStride

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At InStride we operate in a fast-moving environment, which makes it really fun. There’s a lively energy in the office and a sense that we’re all in this together.


VP, Academic Partnerships

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The nice thing about InStride is that we’re really empowered to take the initiative and collaborate with other teams to think through solutions. Everyone is comfortable around one another and is open to sharing ideas–it doesn’t matter what team you’re on or what level you’re at.


Manager, Engineering

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.


Executive Assistant

What are some social events your company does?

We have the InStride Supper Club where every month we try a new restaurant. As a big foodie myself, that’s something I really enjoy.


Manager, Growth Marketing

What are InStride Perks + Benefits

InStride Benefits Overview

We want InStriders to thrive and feel supported. Here are a few perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
On a weekly basis, we have yoga, guided meditation, HIIT, Pure Barre classes to name a few.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room is shared and includes ping pong, pool and a wine fridge.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Our clubs are growing but here are a few. Our Supper Club for foodies. Our Give Back program to support our local community. Our weekly Creative Juices on Wednesdays to think outside the box.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

As part of our mission to enable lifelong learning, we provide full tuition coverage for InStriders to earn a degree or credential from a university online within our network.

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