We are looking for a rock star Accounting Manager

You Are:

An awesome accounting manager looking to become part of a high-energy team in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. You love to communicate, are obsessive about the details, and do all this with a big smile on your face!

You Have:

  • Proven experience working with clients in various accounting systems (You must be certified in Quickbooks, QB Online, Bill.com and be Expensify approved before the employment start date.Working knowledge of Avatax is also preferred.) These will be tested as part of the interview process : )
  • Strong working knowledge of Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Gmail etc.)
  • Phenomenal attention to detail. You don’t guess, you know. If you don’t know, you seek greater understanding.
  • Self awareness – you know when you are making assumptions and you validate (or invalidate) these assumptions. Only then do you move on
  • An addiction to process. You love that sh*t.
  • An obsession with numbers.
  • Proactivity. You think like an owner. You go out and independently research ways to serve our customers better, improve the processes/systems we use and do whatever it takes to treat them like rock stars!
  • Ability to manage and delegate. You will be coordinating a full accounting team to service our clients.

We Are:

Changing the face of finance!

We help awesome entrepreneurs simplify their finances, understand the numbers and make smart, informed business decisions. We make finance FUN for them (it is possible…..).

We are committed to making your role fun, rewarding and challenging. We even have a Fun Manager whose job it is to make sure everyone is happy : )

We work right slap bang in downtown Boulder in an awesome office at 10th and Walnut. We also give 25 days Paid Time Off each year.

Your role:

Your primary role will be as a Client Account Manager providing strategic bookkeeping and accounting support for the kick-ass clients we serve. You will be the point person for at least 7-10 clients. This includes:

  • Developing and managing a team of bookkeepers and associates both in Boulder and remotely to serve the needs of our clients
  • Coordinating the collection, consolidation, reporting and evaluation of financial data.
  • Maintaining accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts and defining accounting policies and procedures (i.e. helping the client create an accounts department ‘how to’ handbook)
  • Offering observations and recommendations on operational issues where pertinent
  • Contributing accounting information and recommendations to clients’ strategic plans
  • Preparing and completing action plans for clients’ on-boarding and on-going service – and sticking to those plans like glue!
  • Helping clients resolve accounting and financial related problems – many of which are urgent
  • Identifying trends and opportunities for system improvements and helping implement those changes
  • Assisting clients in the budgeting and forecasting process; preparing budget; analyzing variances; making recommendations on corrective actions.
  • Executing month-end and year-end close process
  • Managing and processing client AR/AP
  • Reconciling bank, cash and credit card accounts
  • Telling awesome jokes
  • Managing client expense reporting, payroll transactions and payroll allocation
  • Preparing financial statements (balance sheet, P&L, cash flow)
  • Reviewing and troubleshooting inventory management and COGS issues
  • Mentoring, teaching and supporting team members to assist in their professional growth
  • Having FUN!!!!

More about you….

  1. Ambitionyou are in this for the long-haul. We want someone to help us grow our business and as a result grow with us. You jump at new projects and put your hand up first to volunteer to solve a problem. ‘That’s not my job’ are words you’d NEVER say.
  2. A people lover – you’re a friendly, helpful and professional individual who is able to build personal relationships.
  3. An autonomist – you are comfortable making decisions. We’re growing fast so things can get pretty hectic.  
  4. A great communicator – you love striking up conversation at the grocery store (but not in a weird way!) and your greatest desire is to put people at ease.  
  5. A good teacher – someone who takes joy in helping OTHERS understand finance and accounting concepts, particularly those with minimal or no experience. It gives you a kick to watch as the person you’re helping begins to really GET what you’re talking about.
  6. Highly focused – you are organized and have the ability to multi-task effectively. You also thrive under pressure and can juggle multiple tasks without breaking a sweat!
  7. Ideally a CPA – this is highly valued but not a deal breaker

Pay and all that good stuff:

For the first two months, this will be a contract position paid at an hourly rate equivalent to the proposed annual salary. If at the end of the two months this proves to be a good fit for both parties, you will be offered a full time position with a salary from $55 – $75k depending on experience, qualifications and performance.

There is a genuine opportunity for partnership for the right person. What does the timeline for this look like?

  • 0-6 months – get to know each other, see if we’re a good fit
  • 6 months – have a conversation about what partnership might look like for you, what your aspirations are within the business.
  • 6 months – 1 year – Put together a partnership opportunity that works for you
  • 1 year – Partnership begins if all KPIs have been met

Application Process:

Apply by Wednesday 1st March 2017

Thank you for your interest in applying for this  role!  We look forward to reading your application.


Step 1: How to Apply

By Wednesday 1st March 2017 (or sooner if possible) send an email to verity@simplestartup.com with the subject line “[Job Title]: [Your Name]”. In the email, please include the following:

  1. Put together a one-page story (instead of a cover letter) that tells us why you are the perfect fit for Simple Startup.
  2. Include your resume


Step 2:  If you move on to the next round, we will have you do the following:

  1. Have an interview with Simple Startup
  2. Carry out a small trial project
  3. Provide at least 2 references
  4. Come visit us for a day to carry out a variety of in-person trial projects and see if you like hanging out with us : )

Step 3: Our Goal is to Make An Offer ASAP and get you started on our awesome onboarding process!