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Full time
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Accounting Manager
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CommonBond | New York, NY
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Job Description

CommonBond is building a values-driven, customer-centric financial services company. Our mission is to change the way people think about student loans. We accomplish this with lower interest rates, a state-of-the art technology platform, and caring customer service. We also are the only financial services company with a 1-for-1 social program: For every loan funded, we fund the education of a child in the developing world. CommonBond has been named to the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, the 50 Best Places to Work by Inc., and the Forbes Fintech 50. We are backed by great investors, have an awesome team, and are looking for our next great team member.

We are at an inflection point and are seeking an accounting manager to work with our Controller and accounting team to assist with the accounting, control and risk functions, define and elevate accounting policies, maintain fiscal records, build and help manage financial infrastructure, and prepare budgets, projections and financial reports in compliance with overall reporting requirements and operational procedures. S/he will bring the vision, energy, and drive necessary to lead and develop a passionate, high-performing and collaborative team of finance professionals. It is imperative that this person is proactive, hands-on, and collaborative while maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit. S/he should have experienced success in other fast-paced and ideally, growth stage organizations. S/he will be able to adeptly navigate changing and/or ambiguous situations at this growing company and will be motivated to shape and influence both the team and business they are helping to build.

Responsibilities Include:


* Help to maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
* Assist with management of outsourced functions
* Contribute to the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
* Help to manage the accounting operations of subsidiaries/SPV's, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
* Hire, motivate and develop a growing team of finance/accounting professionals


* Insure issuance of timely and complete financial statements
* Help with preparation of the annual audit/report
* Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
* Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
* Contribute to the production of budgets and forecasts
* Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management along with recommended solutions
* Achieve budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyze variances; initiate corrective actions
* Help to maintain system of management cost reports
* Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations


* Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
* Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
* Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
* Process payroll in a timely manner
* Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed and that cash is managed in a responsible manner
* Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
* Assist with maintaining the chart of accounts, an orderly accounting filing system, and a system of controls over accounting transactions


* Assist with the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
* Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
* Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
* Help to guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
* Contribute to the development of finance systems, infrastructure, and world class orientation towards flawless execution of financial management
* Assist with budgeting, planning and overall analysis of CommonBond's finances and controls including revenue, expenses and cash flow, partnering with Executive Management and various stakeholders across the organization
* Assist with monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting and forecasting; identifying key drivers and quantifying financial risks and opportunities
* Perform quantitative data analysis necessary for determining company strategy, financial and otherwise
* Ensure management and investor reporting is timely, accurate, and complete
* Present coherent analysis to management and thus help inform value-driven solutions

Desired Qualifications:

The accounting manager will likely have 6 -8+ years of experience in Accounting and FP&A. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to execute and will excel in measuring results, managing the company's books, and all accounting related reporting.

* Prior experience that includes:
* 4+ years in accounting at one of the Big 4 or another accounting firm
* 2+ years of operational experience at a mid to large size company
* 2+ years of NetSuite experience

* Integrity is a must
* Exceptional communication skills
* Roll-up-your-sleeves mentality - we're a small team, everyone including our executive team gets their hands dirty to get stuff done
* Professional but not stuffy - we're sharp and competent, but also fun
* Nimble - able to handle changing tasks and priorities and adapt quickly
* Strong excel skills
* CPA and experience in the financial and/or lending industry required

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.