Accounting Intern

We’re looking for…

An Accounting Intern to join our growing team and help us deliver impeccable accounting support to the awesome entrepreneurs we work with. This internship is the real deal – no coffee runs here. There is strong potential for a full-time opportunity post-internship for the right person.

To help us with…

  • Handling AR/AP Liaison (liaising with our customers’ vendors and clients via email and phone, applying customer payments, making collection calls)
  • Processing payroll and handling payroll transactions/payroll allocation
  • Managing our client inbox – making our clients feel awesome and supported
  • Reconciling bank, cash, and credit card accounts
  • Managing client expense reporting
  • Preparing GAAP compliant financial statements
  • Other special projects as they arise – anything from helping us to solve a bank connection error for an onboarding client, to researching and implementing an improved inventory recording process, to helping the team prepare for a client close meeting

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 (it is possible…)!

 We’re focused on helping awesome entrepreneurs grow their business and their impact on the world. We go beyond the numbers, analyzing the financial data many find boring to help our clients make better, more metric-focused decisions for growth. We have packages for companies of all stages and sizes, from idea to IPO, and offer everything from day-to-day bookkeeping to strategic accounting to financial modeling, fractional CFO support, online finance workshops and more.


Our values are:
  • Have fun!
  • Treat everyone like rockstars
  • Do good
  • Eat the frog (do the hard thing!)
  • Use all our strength
  • Kaizen – continuous improvement

Our perfect candidate:

  • Is a rising Senior pursuing a degree in the field of accounting, or is a recent graduate or master’s student with their bachelors in accounting or a related field.
  • Has great – no, INCREDIBLE, attention to detail – you don’t guess, you know or you ask.
  • Has strong communication skills and is a master of time management.
  • Is willing to turn their hand to anything and jump in where needed, and thrives in a fast-paced environment with little direction.

What you’ll get:

  • Experience – Hands-on accounting and startup experience in a young and growing accounting and finance firm here in Boulder – this is NOT a coffee making, paper pushing type of internship, and it’s NOT a Big 4 type of firm. We’re very much a startup so you should expect to get a wide variety of experience 🙂
  • Learning – The opportunity to work with and learn from accounting professionals with a variety of experience – from Staff Accountant to CPA.
  • Free drinks and grub – Free coffee, snacks, happy hours, and networking through our awesome co-working space!
  • Paid! – This is not an unpaid internship. Our rate for this position is $15/hr. We expect this internship to be full-time, i.e. 40 hrs/week.
  • Full-time opportunity – The chance to be seriously considered for a full-time job post-internship should things go well.
  • Fun team & events – 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!

Application Process

If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, we can’t wait to see your application!
Step 1: Application
Send an email to careers @ with the subject line “[Job Title]: [Your Name]”.
In the email, please include:

– Your resume

– A one-page story (instead of a cover letter) that tells us why you are the perfect fit for Simple Startup.

Step 2: Interview with Simple Startup and provide 2 references
Step 3: Become an official member of the Simple Startup team!