Staff Accountant - Cash

| Santa Monica

Leaf Group is looking for a Staff Accountant - Cash to work from our Santa Monica, CA office.

Leaf Group is a house of digital brands, creating and cultivating digital-first companies in growing lifestyle categories, including Fitness & Wellness (Well+Good, and MyPlate) and Art & Design (Saatchi Art, Society6 and Hunker). Our media and marketplace brands are authentic and authoritative, reaching a large and growing passionate, creative audience.

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We look for proactive, accountable people focused on continuous learning and growth to push themselves and our business forward. Check us out here:


You’ll Report To: Sr. Manager, Accounting

A typical day as a Staff Accountant - Cash might include:

  • Record transactions related to cash such as deposits, fund transfers, cash related activity etc. Timely administration and constant monitoring of cash management system. Work closely with Accounts Payable team in order to cross check payables against withdrawals from bank accounts.
  • Participate in month-end close processes, including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations of accounts. Set up accrual analysis files as assigned.
  • Analyze large volumes of data by developing Excel spreadsheet reports to track items. Ability to analyze financial information and summarize financial status. Communicate discrepancies and variances to appropriate teams in order to make adjustments.
  • Work closely with Oracle team to research and investigate reconciliation issues as data moves between systems. Troubleshoot data feeds and provide recommendations for process improvements.
  • Identify opportunities to improve business processes and related systems. Assist implementation efforts as required.
  • Assist external auditors by providing support and ensuring all information is delivered in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of accounting processes for Sarbanes-Oxley purposes. Assist SOX internal control reviews.

You’ll be successful if you are a positive, proactive accounting professional with experience handling day-to-day accounting.

What You Have:

  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance 
  • Qualified candidates will have 1-2 years of progressive work experience preferred. Accounting and financial analysis experience desirable.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel is required. Oracle knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to research discrepancies and solve problems.
  • Skilled in analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Aptitude for data mining and manipulation, utilizing multiple data sources to create basic and advanced reports.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with business partners.
  • Strong team player who works well in a in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Willing to work extra hours during quarter-end and year-end closes in order to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large.
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way.

What We Have:

  • Leaf Group is Built In LA's 2019 Best Companies to Work for in Los Angeles
  • Leaf Group is Comparably's 2018 Best Company Los Angeles Award and 2017 Best Company for Diversity Award
  • Well+Good is the 2018 winner of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company Award
  • MyPlate is the 2018 winner of the Webby Award for Best Design
  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (i.e., Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K)
  • Cool office environment and culture
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art, Society6, and Deny Designs

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

What are Leaf Group Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 3% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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