Overview of Role

ZwitterCo has an immediate opening for a Staff Accountant seeking a high-impact role in a rapidly expanding, venture-backed, cleantech startup. This newly-created position will report directly to the Senior Accountant and support the build-out of ZwitterCo’s accounting group and financial operations. Candidates must have strong accounting skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment assisting with multiple projects, and ability to work both independently and contribute to team projects. Additionally, candidates must have a strong desire to grow with the company and be excited to learn new concepts and tasks at a rapid pace.

Responsibilities

The role will offer opportunities for career growth, and will interact with team members across Finance, R&D, Sales, Manufacturing, and Engineering. The key responsibilities of the role include:  

  • Responsible for accounts payable and invoice processing, including review for accuracy and proper coding
  • Provide assistance and support for monthly accounting close with account analysis and reconciliation processes
  • Collaborate with Senior Accountant on monthly expense trend and budget vs. actual analyses for review with key department personnel and members of the management team
  • Assist in ad hoc projects, including budgeting, federal grant reporting, and preparation of quarterly/annual financial statements and investor reports
  • Assist with research regarding technical accounting issues as needed
  • Communicate with vendors, research and resolve issues

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 1-2 years' accounting experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently as well as be collaborative in team environment
  • Strong desire to work in a start-up/cleantech industry
  • Big 4 public accounting experience and CPA license are desirable, but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, competency in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with NetSuite a plus

Reporting Structure

This position will report to the Senior Accountant with dotted-line reporting to the CFO.

Location & Compensation

The position is located at ZwitterCo’s HQ in Cambridge, MA. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and may include equity. A comprehensive benefits package will also be available. 

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