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Senior Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA · Remote · Fairfax, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Hi, we're Brigit! A holistic financial health company helping every American build a brighter financial future. With a business model that is aligned with our customers, we create transparent, fair, and simple financial products that put money back in the hands of our members, help them spend wisely, avoid unfair fees and build their credit quickly. If autonomy, ownership, and having meaningful input at the company you work for is important to you, come join our growing team!

Brigit is doing innovative and exciting work, but don’t just take our word for it, our work is being recognized by others:

Role overview

The Senior Accounting Manager will report directly to the VP of Finance and have overall responsibility for Brigit’s accounting function. This role will be primarily responsible for the execution of all aspects of accounting including: month/quarter/year-end close, technical accounting/policy development, debt & cash management, AR and AP cycles, financial reporting, financial controls, payroll, tax, and audit. This hire will be our first dedicated accountant expert, and will build the team, processes, and systems that can scale and support us through the next phase of transformation and growth.

What you’ll be doing

  • Own day-to-day accounting operations, including but not limited to: financial close, reporting, cash management, AR, AP, tax, account reconciliations, etc.

  • Implement improvements in processes, controls, and systems to drive operational efficiencies and automation

  • Continuously improve the quality and timeliness of financials for internal and external reporting

  • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting and regulatory standards

  • Hire, manage, and mentor an internal accounting team

  • Manage the external audit process and prepare audited financial statements

  • Enhance technical accounting policies, such as revenue recognition, capitalized software, etc.

  • Manage current financial systems and tools, such as Quickbooks, Bill.com, and Ramp.com, while exploring opportunities for other vendors

What you have

  • 7+ years of experience spread across public accounting and in-house, high growth startups

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related degree

  • History of implementing new accounting processes and scaling a team

  • Experience managing an audit and external consultants

  • Knowledge of technical accounting principles and how to operationalize them

  • Proficient in accounting software (ERP) and Microsoft/Google suite (Word/Excel/Powerpoint)

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to effectively collaborate cross-functionally

  • Comfortable analyzing detailed data and summarizing findings to executive stakeholders

  • Bonus points for: fin-tech industry experience, subscription revenue experience, hiring/scaling a team, CPA license and/or “Big 4” accounting, ERP implementation experience, familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Looker, Periscope

The anticipated annual base salary for this position is $135,000 - $160,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits for which an individual may be eligible. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

Our Benefits & Team

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Equity participation

  • Flexible PTO Policy

  • 401k plan

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Physical and mental wellbeing benefits including Gympass for access to virtual workouts and discounted gym memberships, and Headspace for covered virtual therapy sessions and unlimited on demand health support

  • Monthly reimbursements to use against wifi and cell phone bills

  • Annual reimbursement for Learning & Development

  • Help hard working Americans build a brighter financial future

  • High-growth company at an early stage

  • A dynamic, flexible and collaborative start-up work environment with a highly talented team

Brigit is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy (including breast feeding and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.