Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
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  • Company Address: 1100 Northeast Campus Parkway Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98105

About Karat

Karat conducts first-round technical interviews on behalf of companies like Indeed, Intuit, Pinterest, and Citrix. Our network of experienced Interview Engineers have conducted tens of thousands of technical interviews with software engineering candidates.

Job Description

Great interviews are engineered. Come help Karat make every interview predictive, fair and enjoyable.

The status quo for technical interviewing doesn’t meet the needs of candidates or hiring companies. Haphazard interview experiences, subjective evaluations, and lack of capacity and expertise mean too many companies miss their hiring goals and miss out on great software engineers. At Karat, it's our mission to create better outcomes for companies and candidates by making every interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable.

Karat conducts first-round technical interviews on behalf of companies including Indeed, Atlassian, Intuit, Peloton, The New York Times and Wayfair. We do this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat's interviewing platform, battle-tested questions, and data-informed best practices.

The result is highly predictive and fair interviews at scale that candidates truly enjoy. Karat has amassed the largest and most robust dataset of structured interview intelligence to produce never-before-seen hiring analytics.

As the world continues to transition to virtual work, and the fairness of hiring practices in the tech industry come under greater scrutiny, Karat is uniquely positioned to be a valuable, strategic partner as companies transition to 100% remote hiring.

Founded in 2014, Karat is a privately held and venture-funded company based in Seattle.

Accounting at Karat

Our Accounting team is committed to ensuring accurate and compliant finance practices. We partner with all internal Karat teams and support clients throughout the world by prioritizing operational excellence and consistency in everything we do.

As our Controller, will build the accounting team, processes and technology to achieve the goal of developing a world-class function that can support our company’s hyper-growth and international expansion. You will be responsible for accounting, audit, tax, internal controls and financial reporting, and will be the people manager of our lean (but growing!) accounting team.

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington. For this particular position, we are actively pursuing remote candidates within the U.S., with the ultimate goal of building an accounting hub around this emerging accounting leader.

Core Responsibilities

Be a Partner:

  • Develop Best In-Class Accounting: Develop and maintain accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure timely and accurate financial statements in accordance with accounting principles and company policies.
  • Tell the Story: Use the data to help us understand how our business is evolving and how to improve it.

Create the Future:

  • Own the Plan: Use your expertise to create and execute a roadmap that can support our hyper-growth.
  • Build a World-Class Team: Build out Karat’s small, but mighty accounting team. Ensure development plans are built for each member of the team. Create the vision and mission for the team to execute on as we scale the business.

Own It

  • Iterate to Excellence: Own, continuously iterate and optimize the day-to-day accounting functions, billing, payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, revenue recognition, tax compliance, banking and cash management
  • Streamline the Close: Don’t just manage but monitor and review the month-end closing process, help us streamline the process to ensure accurate, rich and timely accounting records are maintained. Let’s get the close consistently <5 days with >95% accuracy.

About you

  • 10+ years of accounting experience with at least 3+ years of public accounting experience at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; CPA required
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging GAAP and tax
  • Consistent track record building and leading accounting organizations to support rapid growth
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to distill sophisticated and/or technical financial concepts, while providing strategic viewpoints
  • Self-starter who excels in a fast paced, quick-change environment, adapting and re-prioritizing as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate a philosophy of strong controls and accountability into an entrepreneurial culture
  • Working knowledge of our current tech stack including: Sage Intacct, Salesforce, Expensify, and Carta

Benefits of joining Karat

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits for all our full-time employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Medical / dental / vision insurance 
  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Laptop and other equipment fundamentals (monitor, keyboard, and mouse if you need it!) 

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

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