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Accounting Manager

at Algolia

Posted: 9/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4b1ad7e4-6cab-4daa-9d3f-bd8f9c2cfa2a

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Accounting Manager

San Francisco
G & A

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Are you a resilient problem solver who isn't afraid to think outside the box and get their hands dirty? If so, Algolia is looking for an experienced Accountant to support our fast growing team. This person will own our day to day accounting and finance needs for our U.S offices (San Francisco, New York and Atlanta). Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy must be a part of your DNA as well as exceptional communication and customer service skills. This person must be autonomous and self- motivated while closely collaborating with our CFO.

You would be expected to take ownership of your projects, show grit (one of our values), and be able to execute at a high level without pre-defined processes nor explicit direction. We're looking for candidates who hold themselves to a higher standard while raising the bar of all of our teams with their work ethic and collaboration. You should value and practice transparency, have the humility and eagerness to want to improve both personally and professionally, and want to work in a constantly evolving environment. Are you ready for the challenge?


Maintain general ledger and produce accounting info to prepare periodic financial statements and reporting documentation

Manage regular entries including: accounts receivable & accounts payable, bank reconciliations, journal entries, prepayments and accruals, payroll, intercompany transactions
Own our accounting processes, develop and implement new accounting procedures such as monthly/quarterly/annual closing, accounts reconciliation, revenue recognition, internal controls and compliance
Assist in administrative tasks such as local taxes and licenses follow-up
Assist in tax returns preparation
Perform other accounting & financial tasks that get thrown onto your plate on short notice by our CFO


3-5+ years of accounting experience (software and/ or SaaS industry a plus)

Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent work habits, organization and attention to detail
Knowledge of MS Office and QuickBooks, Netsuite a plus
Bachelor’s degree


GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment

TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership
CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback
CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company
HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside


Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family

Life insurance and disability benefits
Paid parental leave
Relocation support
401(k) plan
Flexible work hours and unlimited time off


Competitive pay and equity

Your choice of computer, phone, keyboard, headphones, you name it. Everything you need to be efficient
Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents.
Charitable contribution matching
Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
Corporate flats available for the first months of relocation and when you travel to different offices
Fully stocked kitchens
Team workouts
Meals & happy hours

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