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Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

About Collective:

Collective is on a mission to redefine the way businesses-of-one work. Collective’s technology and team of trusted advisors enables our members to achieve financial independence by taking care of everything from business incorporation to accounting, bookkeeping, tax services and access to a thriving community, all in one integrated platform. We believe in empowering self-employed people to enjoy the same tax savings that big companies get.

Featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Techcrunch and more. We’re backed by General Catalyst, Sound Ventures (Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary), QED Investors, Google’s Gradient Ventures, Expa and prominent investors who have financed and built iconic companies like YouTube, Substack, Twitch, Box, Hims, Instacart, Lyft, and more.

About the Role:

Collective is looking to hire a Senior Accountant to help build a world class finance & accounting team! As the second hire in the finance department, this will be a foundational role that will help the company scale efficiently and set the company's finance department for success in the future. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a role that is both operational, but also strategic as we are constantly thinking about how to shape and set goals for the finance department.


  • Ownership of key accounting functions which includes month end close reconciliations, our accounts payable process, and administration of our expense management platform
  • Review month end reconciliations, expense accruals and other accounts as part of our close process
  • Work closely with the Controller to help draft and propose accounting policies and procedures to help scale the department and company
  • Partner cross-functionally with other departments to execute on company wide initiatives and be able to think through ways to improve on processes
  • Assist in the administration of our financial operations softwares such as QBO, Ramp, Stripe, etc.
  • Support in ad hoc projects and be able to work collaboratively within finance and other departments.

What we want you to bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 4+ years of experience in preferably a startup environment or a mix of public accounting and industry experience
  • Strong knowledge of general financial accounting and understanding of accounting rules and procedures of US GAAP
  • Ability to quickly understand systems and be able to streamline processes
  • Proficiency with previous accounting systems and expense management systems such as QBO, Remote.com, Ramp and Stripe
  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative startup environment
  • Attention to detail but can also see the big picture. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and manage relationships with key stakeholders
  • Thrives in a less structured environment and is able to work well with multiple departments
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and coordinate multiple conflicting priorities and meet strict deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

What we offer in return:

Compensation Range: $103,000-$130,000 USD annual base salary.

The salary ranges for the roles are posted for your convenience and review. Please understand that if an offer is presented, the offer compensation package will be based on the relevant position related skills a candidate demonstrates during our formal interview process.

  • A remote first environment.
  • A diverse and collaborative team culture.
  • Stock options package.
  • 14 company holidays + unlimited PTO.
  • 401K.
  • Employer paid Health, Vision and Dental Insurance.
    • 100% coverage for employees
    • 75% coverage for dependents
  • PC or Mac laptop + $750 Home office stipend.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Team events and virtual gatherings.
  • $600 wellness bonus.
  • Out of State Medical Care Travel Stipend

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Collective, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Collective is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.