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Financial Analyst

| Greater Denver Area

Our purpose
Small business makes the world go round – it's the heart of the global economy. At Xero we want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice and connections. We aim to make being a small business more efficient and profitable, and more enjoyable too.
How you'll make an impact
We are looking for a Finance and Accounting ninja that will play a critical and visible role through proactive ownership of the daily financial activities for Xero in the US. You will hold broad ownership over our consolidated P&L budgeting, variance reporting and forecasting processes. You will work to help us understand our historical financial performance and maintain a rolling forward outlook. In this role you will interact with a broad range of leaders and become a critical partner to them as you advise them on their financial matters.
To succeed in this position you should have a solid foundation of accounting and finance expertise, the ability to investigate and communicate variances, a passion for building accurate forecasts, and you really do need to know your way around Excel.
In addition to these "technical" skills you should have an innate drive that makes you take a great deal of pride in your work.
Most importantly, you MUST have a service perspective. This role exists to help others and so your success needs to be measured by their successes.
And finally, please have a great sense of humor!
What you'll do

  • Financial Planning: Manage the consolidated budget/forecast model and supporting processes for the Americas Business unit within Xero. (you pull together the Big Picture)
  • Management Accounting: Work closely with the Accounting team in New Zealand to ensure Americas related expenses are properly recorded, including assisting with accruals and reviewing the soft close for needed corrections
  • P&L Review: Drive the monthly P&L review process that includes leveraging data from the company's GL system and partnering with budget owners to understand the root cause of variances
  • Reporting: Author daily, weekly monthly and quarterly financial and KPI reporting that will be used by the US executive and international, global headquarters teams
  • Advising: You will work closely with a broad range of senior leaders as you assist them with all things finance related
  • Tax Compliance: Support the tax team as required with all tax filings, including income & franchise taxes, sales & use tax, property tax, employer tax and any other matters that may arise
  • Support the Global Treasury team with US related banking requirements, including preparing and signing checks
  • Other compliance: Ensure compliance with other regulatory bodies and requirements, including coordination with Global HQ and external parties

Success looks like

  • Regularly demonstrating Xero's core values
  • Maintaining a highly accurate rolling outlook on the Americas business
  • Research and provide a clear understanding as to the root cause of any unexpected results
  • Successful relationships at all levels across the business
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate financial advice
  • Appropriate reporting provided to Global HQ
  • Contribution to the management of the US compliance obligations for Xero
  • Ability and desire to assist in broader areas as required
  • When those you advise are successful

What you'll bring with you
Critical competencies

  • Incredibly detail oriented
  • Solid accounting and finance background
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to weave a sense of humor and fun into your work life


  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Finance or Accounting
  • Passionate about delivering world-class level work, every day
  • Experience with cloud-based financial platforms, familiarity with Netsuite and Adaptive Insights is an advantage
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA and/or Big 4 Experience a plus

Helping us find you

To give you a chance to stand out from other applicants and for us to begin getting to know you, we have a request for you. In your cover letter please briefly describe one accomplishment in your current role that you're truly proud of. The intent of this request is to help us see beyond your resume and a formal cover letter and get a sense of who you are and what drives you.

Why you'll love Xero

Diversity of people brings diversity of thought and we like that. A collaborative and inclusive environment is important to us. Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge and support you to have fun while you do the best work of your life. We are a place where personal development, innovation, and change are not only inspired but also celebrated. We value our people and want them to enjoy and take pride in their work.
We have a unique and special culture based around our values (#ownership, #challenge, #beautiful, #human and #champion) and offer a number of other great benefits and perks including Xero shares.
So if you want to hear more and get the opportunity to help shape the next phase in the Xero success story please apply!
Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • SalesforceCRM


Just a quick walk from Union Station, our US HQ is located in the heart of Denver's LoHi neighborhood surrounded by local shops and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Xero

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Getting things done for our customers is always top of mind, but Xero understands that starts from taking great care of ourselves as well. Having the ability to work from home when needed, wellness days, and events like office walks and 10 minute massages show that life (and living it!) helps us contribute and innovate better at work.


Product Owner

What projects are you most excited about?

Right now, I'm most excited to work on our Denver Roadshow. I've worked with our Colorado Account Manager to connect with Colorado's leading accounting and bookkeeping firms and drive attendance to this event right here in Denver. Our goal is to build up our network and educate the community on all Xero has to offer!


Partner Development Representative

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you’re hungry to learn more, have a brilliant idea, or are passionate about a particular project, just dive in head first. Xero values people who are do-ers, who want to roll up their sleeves and #champion an initiative through from beginning to end.


Integration- GTM Lead

What is your vision for the company?

Xero is on a mission to support our communities by helping small businesses succeed. To do that well - we hire passionate people who engage directly with our customers every day. Leveraging innovative technology to simplify accounting isn't enough – we want to build beautiful experiences that solve the most pressing needs of our customers.


Chief Platform Business Officer

What are Xero Perks + Benefits

Xero Benefits Overview

Xero offers a variety of benefits aimed at helping our employees maintain their physical, financial and mental wellbeing, allowing them to bring their best selves to work each day

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Xero allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for medical and dependent care expenses. $2,650 annual limit for healthcare FSA
Disability Insurance
Xero's long and short term disability plans provide income protection at 60% of annual base salary
Dental Benefits
Cigna dental PPO plan
Vision Benefits
VSP vision plan
Health Insurance Benefits
Xero offers a variety of health plans including Cigna HSA, Cigna PPO, and Kaiser HMO for Colorado and California employees
Life Insurance
Provided to Xero employees at no cost. Coverage for each employee of 2x annual base salary up to $500,000
Wellness Programs
Xero will fund up to $300 annually in employee health reimbursement account to be used toward a health improvement activity including gym membership, mental, physical or financial health
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Xero will match 100% on the first 3% contributions plus 50% match on next 2% of contributions
Company Equity
All Xero employees are granted Restricted Stock Units at a certain percentage of their base salary which vests over a 3 year period
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Eight weeks paid leave for primary caregiver. Two weeks of paid leave for secondary caregiver
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Xero offers 21 days of paid time off, 5 wellness days, as well as 11 paid holidays per calendar year. We also participate in a company wide shut down between Christmas and New Years Day
Paid Volunteer Time
Xero encourages employees to give back to our communities by providing 8 hours of paid volunteer time per year
Paid Holidays
11 paid holidays per calendar year
Paid Sick Days
Each employee is granted 5 wellness days per year in addition to our generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
You'll typically catch our employees rocking jeans and a Xero t-shirt!
Commuter Benefits
Set aside pre and/or post tax dollars for commute related transit, parking and bike expenses
Company Outings
Annual holiday party, as well as a summer celebration!
Game Room
Video games and ping pong table in lounge
Stocked Kitchen
You find a variety of fruit, chips, nuts, snack bars, sodas and iced tea in the Xero kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Breakfast each Tuesday and lunch every Thursday from a variety of local vendors
Happy Hours
Happy hour starts every Friday at 4!
Fitness Subsidies
Our monthly health reimbursement plan can be used towards your fitness membership or a variety of other health related wellness programs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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