About Citizen

Citizen is the No. 1 public safety app in the U.S., with a mission to make the world a safer place. Citizen provides 911 alerts so people can use their phones to keep themselves, and the people and places they love, safe. Citizen has notified people to evacuate burning buildings, deterred school buses from nearby terrorist attacks, and led to the rescue of kidnapped children and missing people.

Citizen’s 911 alerts are accompanied by live stories, real-time updates, and user-generated content so app users never have to wonder why there are helicopters overhead or fire engines flying by. By broadcasting from the scene of an incident, communicating with one another, and reading live updates, communities are empowered by Citizen. We act fast, break news, and give people the immediate information they need to stay safe. And we’re just getting started.

Our flagship paid product—Citizen Premium—is a only-of-its-kind personal safety subscription that allows users to reach a digital guardian 24/7 for $20/mo. Subscribers used Citizen Premium to guide emergency response to remote hiking locations, or travel safely on late-night walks.

Citizen Plus, which sits between the free Citizen app and Citizen Premium at $6/mo, currently unlocks 6 new features. Available for the first time ever, Citizen Plus includes the powerful ability to listen to police and fire radios, customize your alerts, unlock past incidents, create alert zones, view nearby registered offenders, and see crime statistics.

Already relied on by millions of people every day, Citizen will expand even further across the United States this year to keep more users safe and informed. We’re looking for hardworking, mission-driven individuals to help bring Citizen to hundreds of cities nationwide.

Citizen is backed by 8VC, Founders Fund, Goodwater Capital, and Greycroft and has raised $100M+ in VC funding.

About the Role

Citizen is looking for an Accounting Manager to join our team and lead the GL Accounting. The ideal candidate is a detailed-oriented, self-motivated team player, with a solid working knowledge of GAAP, SEC regulations, and internal controls, as well as experience related to operational accounting execution. This role will be responsible for all month-end close activities.

This is a highly dynamic role where ruthless prioritization, comfort with ambiguity, and best-in-class execution skills are crucial to be successful.


  • Prepare revenue accounting close activities, including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations such as deferred revenue, and ensure SOX compliance
  • Perform cost accounting close activities, including journal entries, account reconciliation, review of cost transactions, and preparation of expense accruals
  • Review new products initiatives to determine the revenue accounting treatment and implement respective order-to-cash procedures
  • Perform comprehensive financial analysis, including explaining Balance Sheet and P&L fluctuations, presenting trends, performance metrics, benchmarks, and developing enhanced reporting structures for valuable insights to stakeholders and executive leadership
  • Lead internal and external reporting process to provide accurate and reliable information required for business management and external audits
  • Champion process improvements and automation initiatives to reduce manual work within accounting close and reporting functions, specifically during periodic close cycle
  • Review and maintain the chart of accounts to ensure accuracy, consistency, and alignment with organizational reporting needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and coach cross-functional team members to ensure appropriate understanding and application of accounting guidance and Citizen policies and practices
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of US GAAP accounting guidelines while being a part of a dynamic and collaborative team and having opportunities to enhance technical accounting skills around ASC 606, in addition to SOX related initiatives and hot-topics
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work cross-functionality with internal and external stakeholders align on key priorities and objectives
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to support critical projects and programs, including but not limited to: system consolidation and/or upgrades, gross margin and customer/vendor reporting fidelity, product initiatives and integration, management and/or external reporting changes and improvements, and regulatory and tax compliance needs
  • Provide clear and concise technical guidance on new and emerging accounting and reporting issues from regulatory bodies (FASB, AICPA, SEC, etc.) to internal business partners and management where there are implications for revenue and other accounting

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA strongly preferred
  • Big 4 Public Accounting experiences or accounting experiences in a public company environment subject to SOX
  • 6+ years of progressive accounting experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of GAAP revenue recognition guidance and accrual accounting
  • Proven ability to interpret and apply accounting guidance and prepare well-supported memos and analyses
  • Proficiency in Excel/spreadsheet modeling, experience with Quickbooks strongly preferred
  • Advanced analytical and modeling skills with the ability to interpret and analyze data accurately
  • Ability to work autonomously with a high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for building strong relationships and influencing stakeholders across functions
  • Experience in high-growth technology companies preferred
  • Experience with Tableau and/or BigQuery is a plus

Salary Range & Benefits:

The below represents the expected salary range for this position in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We take a number of factors into account when determining compensation including your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Salary Range: $140,000 to $155,000 annually + equity + benefits

Citizen is a fully-distributed team that offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, company holidays, stock options, and various wellness perks.

Citizen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

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