Senior Accountant

Washington, DC
Full Time
Finance
Mid Level

  

 About CharterUP

We aim to be the leading charter bus platform in the world and are looking for people that want to be along for the ride! We are currently disrupting the highly fragmented bus industry in North America by connecting supply-side bus companies to demand-side clients (corporations, non-profits, and governmental entities) with our cutting-edge technology. We strive towards having as many enthusiastic customers as possible, which leads to increased group travel and a greener earth.

About this role

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team to provide technical accounting expertise and help with strategic financial planning. This role will have a high level of exposure to the CFO and other members of CharterUP's management team.

What You’ll Do

  • Apply working knowledge of technical finance and accounting functions, state taxes in various states, and experience with LLC Partnerships including managing step-up basis accounts
  • Contribute to oversight of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable processes 
  • Develop and document processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure standard-operating-procedure documentation is complete, accurate, and updated timely for areas of responsibility 
  • Seek and identify opportunities for operational improvement 
  • Oversee operating expenses across the firm
  • Support internal and external audits
  • Assemble financial models and diligence requests
  • Continuously refine reporting processes so that they can scale with the growth of the company
  • Compute mission-critical KPIs for each department and provide budget insights
  • Setup and execute experiments to drive business growth

What You’ll Need

  • Expert comfort with Microsoft Excel and financial concepts 
  • Articulate and concise communication style coupled with great listening skills 
  • Conscientious approach to duties and responsibilities
  • Relentless work ethic, mental toughness, and focus
  • Passion for CharterUP's mission and intellectual curiosity about CharterUP's business
  • Systems integrations and internal controls experience preferred 
  • BS in Accounting or related field required. Related fields include Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or Accounting/Management Information Systems
  • Corporate experience in tech industry OR working with technology clients preferred
  • CPA license required 
  • 2+ years of Big 4 public accounting preferred 
  • Logical foundation to understand underlying fundamentals of a problem
  • Outstanding academic credentials from a top national university or standout corporate experience

Location

  • We are a remote first company where employees can live anywhere they choose
  • Post-pandemic, CharterUP will have optional satellite hybrid offices in Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco, and Austin

Application Process

  1. Candidate submits CharterUP online application
    • Resumes encouraged to be at most one page in length
    • Answers to all initial application questions thoroughly reviewed
  2. Initial evaluation
    • Brief general aptitude assessment (Wonderlic)
    • Intro interview
  3. Interviews
    • Quantitative reasoning
    • Behavioral and cultural
  4. Offer
    • Thorough background and reference checks prior to formal offer

CharterUP Principles

At CharterUP, we don’t compromise on quality. We hire smart, high-energy, trustworthy people and keep them as motivated and happy as possible. We do that by adhering to our principles, which are:

  1. Customer First
    • We always think about how our decisions will impact our clients; earning and keeping customer trust is our top priority
    • We are not afraid of short-term pain for long-term customer benefit
  2. Create an Environment for Exceptional People
    • We foster intellectual curiosity
    • We identify top performers, mentor them, and empower them to achieve
    • Every hire and promotion will have a higher standard
  3. Everyone is an Entrepreneur / Owner
    • No team member is defined by their function or job title; no job is beneath anyone
    • We do more with less; we are scrappy and inventive
    • We think long-term
  4. Relentlessly High Standards
    • We don’t accept “that’s how it’s always been done”; we constantly innovate and question established routines to improve processes
    • We actively push to be proved wrong and welcome different ideas; the best idea wins
    • We don’t compromise on quality
  5. Clarity & Speed
    • When in doubt, we act; we can always change course
    • We focus on the key drivers of a process that will deliver the most results
  6. Mandate to Dissent & Commit
    • We are confident in expressing our opinions; it is our obligation to express our disagreement
    • Once we decide, we enthusiastically move together in the agreed upon direction

   

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