Staff Accountant (Remote)

Remote, United States of America
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If you love the excitement a fast paced tech company brings and you have Accounting experience, Updater may have the role for you; we’re looking to add an experienced Staff Accountant to our growing team. This will allow the team to provide the best support possible to the business, as well as meet our financial reporting timeline goals. You will also get to have a direct impact on building out and implementing a streamlined A/R process, plus, this role is fully remote and we have flexible PTO!

As one of the fastest-growing tech companies and the leader in revolutionizing how Americans move from one home to another, the Updater team gets pretty busy. We are making technology so good that you won’t move without it and out of the 12 million Americans who moved last year, 25% of them interacted with our technology; so we are busy! We have multiple entities and you will be making a critical impact on the Accounting team.

In this role you will participate in monthly meetings with sales to understand the accounts receivable process, deliver high-quality financial reporting to drive improved decision-making, assist with documentation of accounting processes (including SOX compliance requirements), and assist in enhancing the collection efforts at each division. This position will report directly to the Corporate Controller who builds their team  around respect, collaboration, and partnership.

About the Role

  • Assist in month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial close in compliance with US GAAP
  • Accurately record journal entries with supporting documentation
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance
  • Assist with month-end variance analyses
  • Assist with customer billing and accounts receivable processing, properly classifying remittances, maintaining and organizing accounts receivable ledgers, coordinating with sales/client success on customer outreach of aged receivables
  • Maintain the fixed asset and intangible asset ledgers, including depreciation and amortization
  • Cash management
  • Assist with implementing corporate accounting policies and procedures with particular focus on upkeep of general ledger and reconciliations
  • Participate in the preparation and process of the annual external financial statement audit
  • Perform ad hoc analysis for the Corporate Controller or business

About You

  • Empathy: you strive to put yourself in another person’s shoes and start to think about the problem needing to be solved from their perspective
  • Humility: you have an opinion, but aren’t afraid to be proven wrong, and are open to suggestions on what tool or technique is best to most efficiently solve a problem
  • Strong Communication: you communicate in an easy-to-understand language and build trust with all parties
  • Comfort with Ambiguity: you’re used to being asked open-ended questions and whittling them down to questions that can be answered by data
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP including experience in the preparation of financial statements
  • 2+ years accounting experience
  • Experience working at a Public Company (either internally, or as a client during Public Accounting) is helpful
  • Experience compiling, analyzing, and capturing insights from accounting transaction data (including period over period fluctuations and/or account reconciliations) to identify key drivers in variances.
  • Ability to build relationships and effectively communicate, including cross-functionally, across an organization
  • Experience with Sage Intacct or other accounting systems (Netsuite)
  • Fundamental Excel skills (lookups, pivots)

Bonus Points For:

  • CPA
  • Knowledge of SEC and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance
  • Experience with Floqast a plus
  • Public Accounting experience

About Updater

Updater makes moving easier for the 12 million households that relocate every year in the US. With Updater, users seamlessly forward mail, transfer utilities, connect TV and internet, and much more. Thousands of the most prominent real estate companies in the US (from real estate brokerages to multifamily and relocation companies) rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.

Headquartered in New York City, Updater has raised over $450 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, Vista Credit Partners, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®), and more. Updater has ranked on Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC in 2016, 2018, & 2021. For more information, please visit

Updater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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