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Staff Accountant or Senior Staff Accountant

| Greater Denver Area

Guild, the leading education benefits platform and one of Denver's fastest growing startups, is increasing economic mobility for working adults in America and providing education and support to help every student survive and thrive in the economy of tomorrow. Our platform helps employers offer education as a benefit to their employees by connecting employers' workforces with our network of nonprofit universities and education institutions that focus on serving the needs of working adults. And, our team of retention coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through graduation. In order to accelerate our growth and achieve our mission to serve 1000s more students, we've raised over $70 million from top tier investors including Felicis Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Redpoint Ventures (among other social impact and VC partners!). One of the most critical roles that will support our immediate, near and long term goals is a Staff Accountant.

As our first Staff Accountant, you will report to Guild’s Director of Accounting, Charity Long. You’ll manage the performance of accounting transactions and systems to ensure the company’s accounting infrastructure and reporting is built on a solid foundation of scalability, integrity, and accuracy to support our rapidly growing business. This role will have a meaningful impact on the business and our students given the mission-critical nature of our invoicing and payments functions.

A day in our open, collaborative workspace will look a little like this:

  • Facilitation of timely revenue accounting including revenue recognition, accounts receivable including direct billing between corporate partners and learning providers, and reconciling cash received to outstanding invoices
  • Maintaining financial accounting under GAAP accounting standards
  • Supporting AP and general accounting activities (journal entries, close, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, payroll)
  • Supporting monthly accounting close process
  • Providing support on special requests and ad-hoc projects as necessary
  • Supporting audit preparation and execution
  • Supporting creation and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures

In this role, you’ll grow and expand your expertise by:

  • Taking on a cross-functional role that will expose you to the ins and outs of Guild
  • Developing new ideas and best practices to improve / evolve accounting processes to support growth and scale
  • Building relationships with our learning providers and corporate partners as you facilitate direct billing and invoice processes

You’ll know if you’re successful by:

  • Ensuring critical accounting work-flows are compliant and effectively, accurately, and efficiently completed to support our business and teams
  • Partnering cross-functionally to ensure maintenance of employee data (including headcount reconciliations), QCing data, and developing improvements to the system
  • Anticipating problems, coming up with creative solutions, and helping refine our accounting processes and systems to drive continuous improvement
  • Receiving feedback through our learning-focused twice annual Structured Growth Conversations

You’ll join a team:

  • Of learners & problem-solvers dedicated to our dual mission of changing education in America while building a successful, high-growth company
  • Committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that you’d support every day

What you’ll add to Guild - as an individual and part of the broader team:

  • A solid understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • A growth-oriented mindset reinforced by your enthusiasm for rapid iteration and prototyping
  • ~2-4 years of experience in similar or related roles in a fast-paced SaaS startup environment
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting, revenue recognition, and financial reporting procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of full-cycle general ledger accounting and internal controls
  • ERP and Microsoft Office suite experience -- specifically Excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, meet and establish deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of information and exercise good judgment and discretion in handling and disseminating information
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves, action-oriented mindset to have an impact in a fast-paced, rapidly changing growth environment
  • A drive to work hard and a plan for how you can refresh and recharge while working in a startup
  • Experience at a Big 4 and CPA a plus
  • Something else? Wonderful, we’re curious to learn more about you!
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Location

370 17th St., Suite 3400, Denver, CO 80202
370 17th St., Suite 3400, Denver, CO 80202

What are Guild Education Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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