Accounting Manager

 Help Scout - Company site
 June 14, 2021
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Help Scout is a remote-first company with 120+ employees working from 40+ cities all over the world to build helpful, human customer support tools. Our mission is to build a world-class team full of diverse, talented people that are united by an enthusiasm for great products and being helpful to others. Together, we build tools that enable more than 12,000 customers in 140 countries to communicate with customers in the most human, helpful way. 
We are currently looking for a humble, hard-working, independent, meticulous, self-motivated Accounting Manager to join our small, but mighty Finance team. Our Finance team works primarily in Eastern Time Zone, but our stakeholders live all over the world! As a remote company, we look for folks who can adapt and learn quickly, are eager to work in a fast-paced environment, have excellent attention to detail, great communication and time management skills. If you read this and got excited about the impact you can bring to our team, then we’d love to talk to you!

About the role

  • Lead monthly close and prepare financial reporting package 
  • Assist Controller with the preparation of annual financial statements
  • Manage daily accounting activities including, but not limited to, cash, accounts payable, accounts receivable, accruals and T&E 
  • Liaise with external tax accountants to ensure completion of tax filings and prepare statutory reporting
  • Review bank reconciliations and GL coding prepared by outsourced shared services provider
  • Partner with the business to accurately reconcile accounts, summarize activity, and resolve reconciling differences timely
  • Support the annual external financial statement audit by providing information accurately and timely
  • Research technical accounting(e.g., revenue recognition) guidance
  • Assist with compliance audits as required(e.g., banking, taxing agencies, insurance)
  • Assist Finance team with the budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Establish and maintain accounting policies and procedures, as well as identify new policies and areas of improvement
  • Continuously identify and develop solutions for process efficiency to improve operations and productivity
  • Salary: We have an internal transparent salary matrix for each team. Read more about how we approach compensation here! For this role, we have $100,000 to 111,000 USD slated in the budget.
  • Experience you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 5+ years experience in accounting and finance roles; public company preferred
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Combination of accounting firm and corporate setting preferred
  • NetSuite experience preferred
  • Experience with a SaaS company is a plus
  • Who you’ll work with

  • Jenny Rush, Controller, will be your manager
  • Shawna Fisher, the CFO and our fearless leader
  • Kyle Reid, Finance Operations. He takes pride in wearing many different hats and currently splits his time between day to day finance operations and FP&A
  • KJ Lee, Strategic Finance. He is our financial analyst and loves spreadsheets
  • Benefits
    Competitive salary – Our salary formula is public to all employees (but doesn’t divulge your specific salary) and we update it at least once per year. Your salary is the same no matter where you live. Our goal is to pay at or above the market rate of a US-based tech hub like Boston or Seattle.
    Health and dental insurance – We cover you and your family’s health/dental insurance 100%. If you are based in the US, we’ll cover you on our Aetna policy. If you’re based outside the US, we’ll reimburse your out-of-pocket health and dental insurance costs.
    Long-term/short-term disability insurance & life insurance – we cover 100% of the premiums for LT/ST disability insurance and base life insurance. You also have the option to purchase supplementary life insurance through our provider (currently US only).
    Flexible vacation – Take time off when you need it! We recommend 3-4 weeks in addition to public holidays, but there are no firm rules. We trust you.
    Sabbatical – After you’ve been at Help Scout for 4 years, you get a month of paid vacation (in addition to regular vacation) and $2,500 to spend towards travel, learning, projects or anything else during your time off. Read about what our CEO did.
    Paid parental leave, including adoption – 12 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.
    401k with 1% match– via Betterment for Business (currently US only)
    Personal Development stipend – Up to $1,800 per year to improve your craft
    Bonuses – everyone is eligible to receive a quarterly bonus up to 8% based on shared company revenue goals.
    Set you up for success — we’ll get every new teammate a Mac laptop or equivalent of their choice, and provide a $1500 stipend so you can feel ready to work from home. We also cover up to $350 USD per month if you’d like to rent a co-working desk somewhere.
    Complete transparency – Everyone has full access to business metrics and financial information about the company.
    About Us
    Help Scout is made by roughly 110 people in 80+ cities around the world, all with a passion for helping others. We come from diverse backgrounds and are united by an enthusiasm for great products and delightful customer experiences. Help Scout launched in 2011 and today we have more than 12,000 paying customers in 140+ countries.
    Why Help Scout?
    We’re remote. It doesn’t matter if you’ve worked remotely before — we’ve been doing it for nearly a decade and are helping to write the playbook — we’re happy to show you the ropes. Most folks that get a taste of working in a “remote first” company have a hard time going back to the old way of doing things.
    We’re passionate about diversity and inclusion. The data is abundantly clear about diverse teams being more successful, and we’re dedicated to setting the team up for success. Today our leadership team is 62% women, and that’s just the start. Here’s our DEI Dashboard where you can see all of our team demographic data and read about our commitment to this work.
    We’re committed to SMBs for the long term. Help Scout is focused entirely on serving small and midsize businesses, typically up to 500 employees, because those companies view customer service differently. It’s not a cost to be optimized, it’s their most effective marketing tool and a key differentiator from the competition. We built Help Scout for companies that truly value being customer-centric (like us) and want a product that shares their values.
    We’re leaving the world better than we found it. Did you know Help Scout is a certified B Corporation, with a mission to give away at least 1% of our product through Help Scout for Good? Our company exists not just to help ourselves, but to invest in our team, our customers, our community, and our environment.
    Our commitment to you
    We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a company that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We have read the studies and understand that diverse teams build better products, bring more perspective to the table, contribute to a company’s financial success and help foster a more inclusive environment for all employees, but the bottom line is that it’s the right thing to do.