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Staff Accountant

Irvine, CA (Currently Remote)

On January 3, 2019, we launched Numero. We didn’t have customers. We didn’t even have code. But we did have an idea: what if we could build financial software that powers our democracy? 

Running for office is hard work – the outdated software that runs campaigns makes it even harder. We believe it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why we built Numero, a modern financial platform that Democratic elected officials and candidates at all levels of public office can use to manage the $4.5 billion in annual contributions to their political campaigns.

There’s been a 40% increase in the number of people running for office in recent years. Inspired by the current state of politics, people from every background imaginable have stepped up to run, including our CEO, Brian, who ran for Congress in 2018. Our other two co-founders, Susie and Karan, led the finance and technology arms of his campaign. They learned firsthand the painful process of manually stitching together critical finance and compliance data using outdated campaign software.

In our first two years, we’ve already helped more than 200 campaigns raise $832 million. And there’s much more room for us to grow. The US has more than 500,000 elected officials, and many more candidates run for office at all levels of government. 

Admittedly, we’re surprised at how quickly Numero has grown and inspired by how much more we could do. Numero is being used by the biggest campaigns in the country, and we need your help to expand it to everyone else. 

About the Job

We’re hiring for a Staff Accountant to help us as we build a best in class finance and accounting team, supporting our growing business and providing pivotal financial insights.  We’re especially interested in accountants who want to learn how a business (and its financials) run from all of its underlying details, up through its high level reporting requirements.  As a foundational member of the finance and accounting team, the support you provide will help the team develop and execute its ongoing financial strategy.

We are looking for someone who we can count on to learn about our products, customers, and business model, to help establish best practices for our accounting processes, financial reporting, and financial forecasting.

Within the first month, you’ll learn about our products, customers, and business model by:

  • Joining product sales demos to see why our customers love our products and get familiar with the demo to sales process, and customer on-board meetings to understand our customer profile;
  • Preparing daily revenue and expense entries;
  • Reconciling and coding all cash deposits;
  • Reading and responding to customer billing inquiries to minimize accounts receivable balances and days outstanding.

Within the third month, you’ll be supporting our CFO and founders by starting to provide weekly and monthly financial reporting packages:

  • Preparing general ledger entries by maintaining records and files;
  • Reconciling accounts for monthly close, including sub-ledger to general ledger account balances;
  • Developing and implementing accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes.

Within the sixth month, you’ll understand our company and work with the CFO to strengthen financial reporting and analysis for the company by:

  • Performing monthly balance sheet, income statement and changes in financial position and budget variance analyses;
  • Monthly financial review with CFO, including trial balance against all reconciliations to confirm all balances have been reviewed and procedures complete.
  • Assisting CFO with developing reporting dashboards and monthly financial packages for the founders and department directors;
  • Answering accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data;
  • Performing special projects as assigned.

About You

We’re looking for someone who loves the details, problem-solving, and is passionate about helping the team have the financial visibility to make the best possible decisions to make the business thrive.  You are an eager, excited learner, and understand the importance of protecting confidential information.  You are a teammate, helping the engineering, sales, and customer success teams serve our clients.

We’re looking for someone who wants to help grow our Finance & Accounting team at Numero, working directly with the co-founders who will provide regular feedback and mentorship.  Skills that will be important to your success are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from a four year university;
  • At least 2 years of successful experience in a Staff Accountant position or other related field;
  • Strategic and creative thinking ability;
  • Proficient Excel skills;
  • Knowledge of US GAAP;
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize multiple tasks; and
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

About Us

We’re a team of technologists, software engineers, and financial professionals who have previously founded and scaled several startups. Our CEO, Brian, served as a Senior Tech Advisor in the Obama White House, taught at MIT, and co-founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua. Our CTO, Karan, oversaw the technical infrastructure of 80 campaigns and is a 3x startup CTO. Our CFO, Susie, was the Corporate VP of Finance & Accounting for AECOM, an 87,000-person company.

We’re backed by Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, 776, and prominent angel investors including the co-founders and leaders of Instagram, Reddit, Codeacademy, Netflix, and WIRED.

We believe our democracy is strongest when it’s represented by the diversity of our country. Similarly, we believe the strength of our company will come from the diversity of our employees – that's why we've worked hard to ensure that our cap table is fully diverse and that half of our angel investors are women. If you share our values and enthusiasm for strengthening our democracy, you’ll feel at home at Numero!

What We Offer

We are a small, tight-knit, and diverse team, building products that are used every day by some of our country’s most important elected leaders and their staff. In addition to offering challenging projects and rewarding work, we offer competitive salaries and generous equity.

We know that early employees like you are taking a chance on us as much as we are on you, so we compensate you accordingly.

  • Salary Range: $65K - $75K + Equity

We also want to empower you to do the best work of your career. To do that, we provide the following benefits:

  • 🏖 Flexible PTO (including a minimum of two weeks of required leave each year);
  • 🏥 High quality medical, dental, and vision benefits;
  • 🐣 Eight weeks of paid parental leave;
  • 💻 A premium tech set up - laptop, monitor, and accessories
  • 🏡 $500 for your work-from-home setup (we currently work remotely); please note that while we currently work remotely, future office work or travel for company events and meetings is to be expected.

Most exciting of all, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely with our founding team and angel investors who have deep experience at the intersection of politics and technology.

Interested?

To apply, we'll ask for your resume and short 3-4 sentence answers to each of the following questions:

  • What is most appealing to you about this opportunity?
  • Why do you want to work at Numero and not somewhere else?
  • What is the favorite software product you use (or have used), and why?
  • A time you taught yourself a new skill to complete a job or project?
  • Your favorite excel or google sheet formula or hack and why?

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