We are looking for a rock star Accounting Intern

Simple Startup Accounting Intern

Apply by Friday, 21st April

Simple Startup helps entrepreneurs simplify their finances, understand their numbers and make smart, informed business decisions. We make finance FUN (yes, it is possible…).

We offer:

  • Bookkeepingtracking money in and money out!.
  • Financial Planning & Analysis – working out what your key drivers are for growth
  • Cash flow forecasting – nsuring you avoid any nasty little surprises…  
  • HR – setting up and running Payroll plus building a kick ass onboarding process  
  • Financial reporting – make management/board/investor meetings a breeze

We also focus on educating entrepreneurs in the process so they feel empowered discussing their numbers and confident their company is heading in the right direction. No more sleepless nights worrying about cash flow!

We’ve already worked with a variety of startups and accelerators including the Unreasonable Institute, Singularity University, Eco Fuel Africa and the Nike sponsored Girl Effect Accelerator.

Check out www.simplestartup.com for more info.

What we’re looking for:

Someone who wants to get involved with startups, who wants to learn about accounting and finance, perhaps some sales and marketing, and tells great jokes ; )

  • You have great – no, INCREDIBLE attention to detail – you don’t guess, you know or you ASK. You have strong communication skills, and are a master of time management.
  • You will be willing to turn your hand to anything, jump in where needed and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with little direction.
  • Ideally, you will have an accounting background either via what you’re studying at school or in terms of work experience.
  • Hours are flexible – you can fit it in around school or jump in full time – whatever works for you.

What you’ll get:

  • Experience with CPAs, Financial Analysts and a FUN Manager (yes, that’s not a typo). You’ll work on bookkeeping, account management, some financial modelling and potentially a bit of sales and marketing.
  • We’re a small company so if you’re good, you’ll get a lot of responsibility quickly. You’ll be presenting to clients, managing client inboxes and learning how to deal with various bookkeeping/accounting tasks.
  • Our office is in Galvanize in downtown Boulder so you’ll have access to all their events and learning opportunities and will meet a whole heap of Startups both in Boulder and beyond.  
  • You will be seriously considered for a full-time job post-internship should things go well : ) The idea of this internship is that it’s a long-term interview so we’re looking for someone who’s in this for the long haul. Our first intern has been with us for almost 18 months and is now an Associate.
  • We work hard but we also like to have a good time, so expect the occasional hip hop class, trip to the Escape Room or Happy Hour!
  •  -You’ll also get paid a stipend (yay!) but we are a startup so it won’t be megabucks – sorry : (

Application Process:

Apply by Friday, 21st April 2017

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


Step 1: How to Apply

By Friday, 21st April (or sooner if possible) send an email to [email protected] 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- ideally not in standard word format, we’d love something a little outside the box 🙂
  3. Tell us your availability – start date, hours per week, duration etc


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 trial day

Step 3: Our Goal is to Make An Offer by the end of April.
Step 4: We’d love you to start in May.