Staff Accountant at InStride

| Greater LA Area
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As the premier global provider of Strategic Enterprise Education (SEE), InStride enables employers to provide career-boosting degrees to their employees, through leading global academic institutions across the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Australia. InStride helps organizations achieve transformative business and social impact by unlocking the power of education, through advanced technology-enabled experiences for learners and corporate partners alike.
Role Overview
InStride is looking for an ambitious, organized, and hard-working Staff Accountant to bolster the accounting team in downtown Los Angeles. As a Staff Accountant, you will work alongside the accounting team and interact 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 and accounts receivable processes and will be regularly interacting with our stakeholders to provide world-class service.
The ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment and be able to prioritize responsibilities in our rapidly growing and dynamic company. The Staff Accountant should have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills, as well as a desire to continually learn and be proactive in identifying and assisting with the implementation of processes to strengthen the accounting function. The Staff Accountant should also have a great attention to detail and a professional presence when interacting with stakeholders. This position will report to the Controller.


  • Oversee the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders for billing and inquiries
  • Maintain documentation for accounting transactions and functions
  • Manage the monthly expense report process
  • Research and correct account discrepancies
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Assist with period-end close processes and reconciliations
  • Update support schedules, including cash flow, prepaids, and fixed assets
  • Meeting processing and reporting deadlines
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP
  • Support year-end audit requests and inquiries
  • Process special requests and ad-hoc projects, as needed

Ideal Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 2+ years of experience in similar or related role in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of general accounting practices
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Familiarity with NetSuite or similar ERP and API integrations
  • Expertise using Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, meet and establish deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • 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.

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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
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity Manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
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
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
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and Learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from Within

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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