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Staff Accountant

Ethos Life

Ethos Life

Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

About Ethos

Ethos was built to make it faster and easier to get life insurance for the next million families. Our approach blends industry expertise, technology, and the human touch to find you the right policy to protect your loved ones.

We leverage deep technology and data science to streamline the life insurance process, making it more accessible and convenient. Using predictive analytics, we are able to transform a traditionally multi-week process into a modern digital experience for our users that can take just minutes! We’ve issued billions in coverage each month and eliminated the traditional barriers, ushering the industry into the modern age. Our full-stack technology platform is the backbone of family financial health.

We make getting life insurance easier, faster and better for everyone.

Our investors include General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Google Ventures, SoftBank, and the investment vehicles of Jay-Z, Kevin Durant, Robert Downey Jr and others. This year, we were named on CB Insights' Global Insurtech 50 list and BuiltIn's Top 100 Midsize Companies in San Francisco. We are scaling quickly and looking for passionate people to protect the next million families!

About the Role

Ethos is seeking a highly motivated Staff Accountant with CPA firm experience, public company, or start-up experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with cross functional teams to fully understand Ethos’ business, supporting month end financial close, and helping implement changes to our systems, processes, and controls.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries, reconciliations, and analyses in accordance with U.S. GAAP and internal company policies
  • Consistently meet month-end close deadlines for assigned tasks
  • Support month end/ quarterly / year end operations, AP, cash, credit card management, and support ad hoc projects as needed
  • Perform operational accounting tasks to support overall business including: coding invoices, reconciling vendor accounts, bank accounts and monitoring corporate credit card transactions
  • Develop and maintain documentation of current accounting policies
  • Support other accounting team members by researching accounting issues
  • Participate in special projects to review and improve control environment and drive efficiencies
  • Partner with the Finance team to analyze historical results and improve information quality

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 2 – 4 years of relevant transactional accounting, industry experience, or audit experience
  • Understanding of U.S. GAAP
  • Self-starter and self-motivated to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized, detail-oriented and deadline-driven
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and experience in working with stakeholders across all levels within cross-functional teams
  • Strong Excel skills (V look ups, Pivot Tables) and ability to work with large data sets
  • Education: B.A./B.S. in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university
  • CPA or CPA candidate considered a plus



The US national base salary range for this full-time position is $54,000 - $90,000. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include applicable bonus, equity, or benefits.

You can find further details of our US benefits at https://www.ethoslife.com/careers/

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At Ethos we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion and look for applicants who understand, embrace and thrive in a multicultural world. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records.

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