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Accountant

More than 4 million users and 70,000 paying customers depend on Buffer, and we share all our growth metrics with the world. We’re looking for an accountant with a deep knowledge of U.S. accounting principles to join our People & Finance team. Are you interested in strengthening Buffer as the financial backbone of our company? We’d love to have you join us!

FULL-TIME · REMOTE

More about the role

We are looking for an Accountant with a deep knowledge of U.S. accounting principles to keep the accounting and financial processes of the company up to standard and to ensure accurate financial reporting and control. 

You will report to the Director of Finance and work closely with the People and Finance team. 

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Process all regular accounting processes such as A/P, journal entries, maintaining G/L and chart of accounts, and A/R from multiple payment gateways

  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities including reconciliations of bank and credit card accounts, participation in annual audits, and preparing financial reports/support as necessary

  • Report on financial status including income statement variances, communicating financial results to management, and budget information

  • Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions

  • Manage state and federal tax payments, associated reporting, and abide by federal regulations

  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies

  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements, budgets, forecasts

  • Help in development of reports for management or external partners

  • Ownership of A/P, A/R, and Payroll

Skills and experience we're looking for:

Ideally, we're looking for someone who has some or all of the following as a background:

  • Past experience as a financial controller, assistant controller, and/or accountant
  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience

  • Understanding of SaaS metrics such as MRR, ARR, LTV, CAC, etc. 

  • Attentive to accuracy in details

  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Well-organized with ability to prioritize

  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)

  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations

  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process

  • SaaS experience and understanding of subscription based business models is preferred but not required

  • BS/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field is preferred but not required

  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA) is a plus but not required

What we value as a company

Clear communication, transparency, and empathy are just a few of Buffer's cultural values. We are looking for a person who understands this culture and will thrive within a team of people passionate about self-improvement, honesty and openness. 

Buffer is an equal opportunity employer with teammates all around the world. We are actively working to create an inclusive environment and value diverse and non-traditional backgrounds. We're united by Buffer's values, and we celebrate our unique differences.

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you're excited by all the possibilities that come with working at Buffer! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

💻 Technology: Get hooked up with a laptop to do your best work.

🎼 Learning & Development stipend: To encourage our teammates to be their best selves, we offer a small stipend for any course or training they'd like to do.

🤒 Health Insurance: We offer Health insurance for all of our team members, international or US based.

💰 Salary: Our salary formula adjusts to your cost of living and experience. For this role, the range is $65k - $85k per year.

🏝 Work remotely: Live and work from wherever you feel happiest.

📈 Stock options: Joining the Buffer journey means you can choose to own part of the company.

⛺️ Unlimited time off: Our only policy is that you give yourself a break regularly enough.

✈️  Retreats: Join us on annual international company retreats! Our last retreat was in Madrid, Spain.

📚 Free books (and Kindle): We'll send you free books and a Kindle, no questions asked.

🍼 Family Leave: If your family grows during your time at Buffer, we recommend taking 3 months of family leave, regardless of when you joined.


Where You'll Work

Buffer is a fully distributed team, which means that we’re spread across the whole planet. We have Bufferoos across 15 countries, 11 timezones and 42 cities, scattered around the world to build a better culture and product. As a member in our team, you will work in the place that makes you happy, that inspires you daily, and helps you to become the person that you wish to be.

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Here's our tentative transparent hiring timeline:

  • July 30-August 24: Apply to join the team!
  • August 27-31: We'll spend time reviewing applications
  • Sept. 3-21: Follow-up interviews with the team