Accounting Manager

| Boston, MA, USA
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About Gradient AI:  

Gradient AI is a fast-growing startup, bringing state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions to the trillion-dollar insurance industry. Founded in 2018, we have raised over $20M+ from top Insurtech investors to continue fueling our growth. Our software-as-a-service platform provides bias-free, data-driven insights, enabling insurance companies to profitably run their business and expand their offerings to underserved people and markets. Our team is made up of Data Science and Insurance Technology experts with a history of building wildly successful technology companies. If you are passionate about making a difference for customers and collaborating with driven colleagues, then Gradient AI might be the right place for you. 

About the Role:  

The Accounting Manager will be a critical senior member of the finance organization, with a broad set of responsibilities. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in technical accounting and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment. A “roll-up-your sleeves” mentality, strong problem-solving attitude and willingness to be intimately involved in all aspects of the company is essential and critical to the role. If you’re looking to join a great team at a growing company, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.  

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Assist and drive the timeliness of the month-end close process, including management of the month-end close checklist, creating journal entries, and performing balance sheet reconciliations.  
  • Prepare the monthly, quarterly, and annual external financial statements and internal financial profitability reports for management or the board of directors. 
  • Manage daily, weekly, and monthly financial transaction processing including disbursements, fixed assets, cash, credit cards, debt, equity, stock options, general ledger, and chart of accounts. 
  • Prepare journal entries, monthly bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, and reconciliations of support ledgers to general ledger and cashflow reports.  
  • Manage accounts payable activities including processing invoices, routing invoices for approval and executing payments via our AP automation software. 
  • Take ownership of the company’s credit card processes to align with company policy and budget.  
  • Review employee expense reports to ensure alignment with company policies; providing feedback to employees as needed.  
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reporting of financial analytics and business metrics versus business plan / budget to management. 
  • Interface with third party auditors and tax professionals to ensure timely audit/review including development of supporting schedules and compliance with internal controls. 
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures for vendors, employees, treasury, and general ledger. Maintain current knowledge on accounting trends and best practices. 


  • 6+ years of related experience with 3+ years of public accounting experience; CPA license is preferred but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles including closing a set of books. 
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP / IFRS.
  • Expert level MS Excel skills, including advanced formulas. Ability to design, create, and report on complex financial transactions which require manipulation and extraction of large amounts of data. 
  • Positive attitude and team player with a "no job is too big or too small” mindset. 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting systems; experience with NetSuite preferred. 
  • Strong project management skills: ability to effectively interface with all levels and departments within the company. 
  • Prior experience with FP&A at a growing company or startup environment a plus. 
  • BS in Finance or Accounting or MBA. 


What We Offer: 

We are an equal opportunity employer that offers several benefits and perks to accommodate all types. Bring your authentic self to work in our supportive workplace where we offer:  

  • A fun, fast-paced team-oriented startup culture. 
  • A culture of employee engagement, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Competitive salary and generous stock options - we all get to own a piece of what we are building.  
  • Unlimited vacation days and ample holidays. 
  • Flexible schedule that supports working from home.  
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, disability, life insurance, and more. 
  • Exponential career growth provides many opportunities to learn and take on new responsibilities. 
  • Ample opportunities to learn and take on new responsibilities.  


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Our headquarters are in the Seaport area with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops close by. Plus, it's easy to get to from public transportation.

An Insider's view of Gradient AI

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Gradient AI supports work-life balance by letting local employees choose whether they want to work from home or come into the office. We can work remotely from anywhere in the US & adjust our schedules to accommodate life outside of work. Additionally, unlimited PTO, which allows us to travel, see family, & do things we enjoy is the cherry on top!


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being in HR and recruiting, I collaborate with almost every department to understand their hiring needs, goals, and ways we can partner successfully. It's been great to get to know colleagues from Sales on the West Coast to local Engineers!


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Collaboration and support amongst all members for the success of each individual is what makes our team successful. We are encouraged to listen and learn from one another by asking questions, giving and receiving feedback, and adjusting our approach every step of the way. We also support each other when working toward our goals


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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Being present and accessible for the Gradient AI team is incredibly important to me. I’m in our headquarters office regularly, often grab lunch with the team, and walk around to catch up with everyone. It’s also important for me to meet personally with every candidate prior to joining Gradient AI.



What are Gradient AI Perks + Benefits

Gradient AI Benefits Overview

Startup perks with big-company benefits. We offer competitive salaries, bonus plans, all-inclusive health care including medical, dental, & vision, 401k, an employee assistance plan, and equity participation. We also have unlimited vacation along with 11 paid holidays, MacBooks for every new employee, and much more!

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Open door policy
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Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person revenue kickoff
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
We offer 12 weeks of 100% paid paternal leave after a year of employment.
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Professional Development Policy that increases skills and enhances contributions to the organization.
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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