Senior Accountant at Drift

| Greater Boston Area
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About Drift 

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston in an experienced finance role that will allow you to be exposed to various parts of the business as we continue to scale the Company and expand and develop the finance organization as an important part of that growth.

 

About you:

You will be strongly customer centric and passionate about making a difference in your role. You will be a self-starter, self-motivated, able to think independently and at the same time want to continue to learn and develop your skill set. You will be a thinker and problem solver. You will be a team player, able to work across different departments and different management levels and focused on solving business and financial challenges.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be joining a small and dynamic finance team, reporting to the Controller, on the larger Company Success Team.
  • You will be responsible for accounting close activities, including posting journal entries and preparation of all major balance sheet account reconciliations, and assisting in the Company’s day to day accounting operations.
  • You will assist in the preparation of management reporting, financial statements and supporting schedules.
  • You will be responsible for the preparation of monthly balance sheet and P&L fluctuation analyses in coordination with members of the FP&A team.
  • You will own the cross-functional business partnership with other department owners.
  • You will assist with the preparation of documentation for external financial statement and tax audits.
  • You will be responsible for the Company’s equity and stock-based compensation accounting, including maintaining the Company’s equity data within Carta and preparation of equity information for Board of Directors meetings.
  • You will evaluate the continuous improvement of the Company's accounting practices, policies, control procedures, and system enhancements with a focus on scaling of the Company's processes and educating senior leadership about the implications to ensure continued compliance with US GAAP.
  • You will assist the Controller and senior leadership with the technical accounting treatment for new transactions as they arise.
  • You will provide accounting support for special projects and ad-hoc reporting and analysis as necessary.
  • You will help lead critical accounting initiatives, including the design and implementation of key finance systems, global close expansion (when applicable), and audit readiness.
  • You’ll have the opportunity of a lifetime to help build a dynamic global company.

 

About you and what type of skills you’ll need:

  • 3-5 years of accounting experience within a SaaS technology organization and/or public accounting
  • Experience in high growth companies and comfortable working on a fast-paced team with changing priorities
  • Consistently positive attitude
  • CPA designation a plus
  • Reliable and very detail oriented
  • Independent/flexible problem-solver with the ability to adapt as the business grows.
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and compliance
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to interact with various levels of management and build influential relationships with partners in the business.
  • Tech savvy and eagerness to learn new technology and practices
  • Knowledge and experience with NetSuite, Avalara and Carta a plus

 

About Drift

Drift is the world's leading conversational marketing and sales platform that helps businesses connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. After just two years in market, the company has become one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all-time and was named to the Forbes Cloud 100, LinkedIn Top 50 Startups, Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures, Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work, and SaaS Company of the Year by the NEVCA.

 

Drift is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and support diversity, and work every day to create an inclusive work environment that represents the world that we live in.

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Right in the heart of Back Bay 🙏

An Insider's view of Drift

What are some social events your company does?

Every summer we take a few days as a team and head to Western Massachusetts for Camp Drift! Camp is an amazing weekend where we take a moment to celebrate what we have accomplished, and set goals for the coming year.

Lacey

Public Relations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I feel really lucky because I get to work with the Sales, Customer Success, Product, and Ops team on a regular basis. We say "One team, one dream" un-ironically and are always willing to hop into anything that benefits the customer.

Sara

Conversational Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our leadership principles are the core of who we are and how we operate every day. Bringing these in to your actions, decisions, and how you deliver results is the surest way to be successful here. Walk the talk. Focus on the customer. Deliver results every single day.

Kari

Director of Learning and Development

What is your vision for the company?

Today, all of our lives run in real-time. As a result, our expectations for how we communicate with businesses have changed: we expect answers in real-time too. Customers have all of the power today, and that’s why we put a premium on how we’re treated. Businesses need to adapt to this shift in order to thrive today, and that’s what we focus on.

David

CEO, Co-Founder

What’s the vibe like in the office?

High-energy! From sales, to marketing, to customer success and beyond everyone rallies around one common goal which is putting the customer first. End of month is always exciting for this reason.

Amanda

Customer Success Manager

What are Drift Perks + Benefits

Drift Benefits Overview

Our employees are our greatest asset. To take care of you and your family we offer an extensive employee benefit plan. On top of comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans, we also offer generous PTO, parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, 401K matching, wellness perks and discounts, free lunch, snacks and coffee every day, the Drift book club (one free book of your choosing a month!), a mentor series, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Every other week Inner City Weightlifting comes to the office to teach a fitness class to Drift employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
After working at Drift for three years, all Drift employees are eligible for a month-long sabbatical.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We believe in the power of mentorship and regularly bring external guests into our office to teach us.
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