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Senior Accounting Manager



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 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 Accounting Manager to help build a world class finance & accounting team!

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.

General Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of key accounting functions
  • Review month end reconciliations, expense accruals and other accounts as part of our close process
  • Work closely with the Philippines' General Manager 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, Collective Accounting, Xero etc. desirable
  • Support in ad hoc projects and be able to work collaboratively within finance and other departments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and manage processes to ensure that books handled by the Accounting teams meet required specifications for accuracy, completeness, and tax compliance.
  • Act as problem solver for complex Accounting issues.
  • Give advice to Accountants on complex bookkeeping questions
  • Standardize and formalize accounting processes to ensure consistency
  • Review that explanations and documentations were obtained from members (customers) to justify entries in the general ledger, based on requirements provided by tax department (sample basis)
  • Ensure each team are performing uniformly, and consistently across the month
  • Assess, on a sample basis, the quality of individual books
  • Meet Accounting Service Level Agreements set by Management for the Accounting teams and ensure the SLA’s are appropriate. Constantly review and update
  • Apart from Philippines' General Manager, be the main contact with the tax Department to resolve issues on a monthly basis
  • With other Senior Manager in the team be responsible for monitoring SLAs for teams
  • Ensure Desktop Procedures are in place and accurate
  • Investigate unexplained variances in members books
  • Accountability for team discipline under the direction of HR and Philippines General
  • Lead team training and meetings
  • Manage Accounting team. Work closely with the Quality Assurance team.

What we want you to bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • CPA or CMA certification or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • 8+ years of experience as an Accounting Manager or similar role, preferably in a fintech space or startup/fast-paced environment.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of 10 Accountants
  • Strong knowledge of US accounting principles (GAAP) and financial regulations.
  • Expert in cloud accounting software and systems (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero, Hurdlr) desirable
  • Hands-on experience in managing client relationships (inquiries, escalations, etc.)
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to mentor, hire, train and motivate a team.
  • Proven track record in delivering projects
  • Proven track record in automation
  • High ethical standards and a commitment to confidentiality and integrity.

What we offer in return:

  • 100% WFH (work from home)
  • A diverse and collaborative team culture
  • Competitive base salary + Stock options
  • Employee health, vision and dental benefits
  • Philippine holidays observed + PTO & sick leaves
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellness bonus
  • Home office stipend
  • Performance Bonus based on performance reviews
  • Team events and virtual gatherings

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.