Accounting Manager

Babylist is looking for an Accounting Manager  to join our growing finance & accounting team. As the Accounting Manager at Babylist, you will report directly to the Controller and assist with monthly close activities, process & policy implementation,  support audit requests, ERP implementation initiatives, scaling the business and other aspects of operational accounting. The successful candidate will be detailed and deadline-oriented, operational, and can operate in a fast-paced and collaborative startup environment. 

What You’ll Do 

USGAAP Technical Accounting

  • You will work closely with the Controller to maintain or develop accounting policies, procedures and process documentation in accordance with US GAAP
  • Assist with technical accounting assessments as well as developing estimates & maintaining proper documentation, as needed

GL Accounting & Financial Reporting (the day to day)

  • Own certain aspects of the monthly close process and activities including assisting the FP&A team with the monthly budget to actual analysis
  • Create and review journal entries in the GL along with excellent supporting schedules during the month related to daily activities and month end close
  • Provide guidance to coworkers regarding financial practices, implications, and policies
  • Provide ad hoc analysis support to business leaders and key partners for complex accounting questions
  • Prepare certain aspects of quarterly investor reporting
  • Flex between doing tactical work and supervising team members as needed
  • Lead, motivate, coach, develop and manage a team of accountants

Financial Data & Systems

  • Work closely with the internal data analysts and engineers to enhance financial reporting & systems implementation that will scale as the business grows
  • Aid in integrations between our ERP and additional software tools to modernize and scale the business

Financial Audit

  • Play a key role in preparation for our annual audit including process documentation and recommendations
  • Help manage the audit by providing audit requests and preparation of certain schedules within the financial statements 

Who You Are

  • You’re curious about answering the WHY
  • Demonstrate interest in consumer goods; direct-to-consumer & retail
  • Technical understanding of US GAAP including inventory accounting with the ability to summarize proper accounting treatment and be able to document these conclusions
  • Consistently demonstrates a high degree of accuracy 
  • You can communicate complex insights in an easy-to-understand way for a wide range of audiences
  • You're self-directed, proactive and able to define and execute projects independently
  • You have strong business acumen, and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work cross functionally with other departments
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic high growth environment where change is constant

What You’ve Done

  • BA/BS/Master’s in Accounting or equivalent work experience; CPA license preferred  
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting/finance experience
  • 1- 2 years of people management experience is preferred 
  • Experience in the retail/e-commerce industry is preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
About Babylist
 
At Babylist, we help expecting parents get exactly what they need for the arrival of their new baby. Founded in 2011, Babylist is a popular baby gift registry in the US. We serve millions of families every year to help them make the journey to parenthood less overwhelming and more fun. Families can add any item from any store to their registry, including products Babylist directly sells, alongside meaningful gifts like babysitting and meals, which they can’t buy in stores. The baby retail market is underserved and Babylist is well positioned to be the trusted brand that helps new families through this monumental life stage. In the US alone, 4 million babies are born every year and we have over 1.5 million new families signing up to create a baby registry with us annually. This year, 10M loved ones will give the perfect gift using Babylist. 
 
Why You Will Love Working at Babylist:
  •  We get stuff done
  •  We have a real impact on people’s lives
  •  We're passionate about our users and we genuinely appreciate them
  •  We work at a sustainable pace for long-term success (yes, we’re profitable)
  •  We are growing and have meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  •  We’re a technological and data-driven business
  •  We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  •  We have experienced leadership that is always open to new ideas
Benefits:
  •  Competitive pay
  •  Competitive health benefits including company-funded medical, dental, and vision
  •  401(k), FSA plans, and disability insurance
  •  Flexible, paid parental leave policy
  •  Flexibility to work from home and prioritize home life as we navigate the impacts of COVID-19
  •  Easy access to BART and commuter assistance (when we return to the office)
  •  We work at a sustainable pace; in general we don't work late or on weekends, and most employees WFH on Wednesdays
If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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