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Have you ever spent hours tracking down facts and data for a research paper? Do you like puzzles or figuring out riddles? If yes, then you might just be the Staff Accountant that we’re looking for to join our team!

We’re looking for an extremely organized, self-motivated, and hard-working individual who genuinely loves working as part of a team. Our ideal candidate will have excellent analytical and communication skills, be able to succinctly summarize and communicate complex ideas in simple, easy-to-understand language, and have the ability to manage a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment. If you place emphasis on accuracy and love thinking outside of the box, then this is the role for you.

A typical day will include assisting with the management of daily operations and strategic objectives of the company’s accounting team. You will work closely with the Controller, CFO and Senior Accounting and Finance staff, as well as many other personnel at Updater to assure timely and accurate financial statements and reporting. This position will report directly to the Controller. 

About the Role

  • Participate in monthly financial close processes ensuring accurate and timely results
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements
  • Provide the necessary analysis to explain budget and forecast variances
  • Maintain ownership of part of the company’s general ledger accounts and related accounting
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations on various balance sheet accounts
  • Assist in coordination and preparation for the annual audit with outside CPA firm
  • Assist in developing and documenting accounting policies and procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ad hoc reporting or projects as assigned by the CFO or Controller
  • Cross-train and backfill for other accounting team members
  • Best yet, you’ll work alongside an extremely dedicated and motivated team

About You

  • Empathy: you strive to put yourself in another person’s shoes and start to think about the problem needing to be solved from their perspective
  • Humility: you have an opinion, but aren’t afraid to be proven wrong, and are open to suggestions on what tool or technique is best to most efficiently solve a problem
  • Strong Communication: you communicate complex ideas in simple, easy-to-understand language and build trust with stakeholders 
  • Comfort with Ambiguity: you’re used to being asked open-ended questions and whittling them down to questions that can be answered by hard data
  • At least 3 to 4 years’ experience dealing with general ledger accounting, revenue recognition and accounts receivable management, preferably in a large organization
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct or similar ERP
  • Expertise with Microsoft Excel 
  • Customer centric, with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders’ expectations and priorities
  • High level of initiative, attention to detail, and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA and / or public accounting experience

About Updater

Updater makes moving easier for the 17 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly forward mail, transfer utilities, connect TV and internet, and much more. Thousands of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised over $200 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. Updater ranked #3 on Crain's 2016 Best Places to Work in NYC, ranking as the highest rated tech company on the list, and ranked #7 in 2018. For more information, please visit www.updater.com.

Updater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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