Director, Accounting and Controller at Justworks

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Who we are 

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

The job

As Director of Accounting and Controller, you’ll help implement and maintain a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, SEC requirements and US GAAP. You will have the opportunity to work closely with multiple business partners while communicating and translating financial data into value added business  information to enable the business to better identify growth opportunities, address gaps and manage risks, as well as participate in the development of Executive and Board level presentations.

What you'll do 
  • Determine the proper short-term and long-term structure of the Accounting team
  • Provide planning and prioritization for accounting team delegating and assigning projects, duties, and objectives that drive high performance
  • Communicate with Executives, Senior Management and various internal departments regarding Accounting initiatives and interests
  • Determine and communicate career path of team members
  • Ensure that the team’s work is conducted with integrity at all times and that behavior aligns with Justworks' policies, procedures, and core competencies.
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and ensure expenditure control
  • Oversee preparation of financial reports and monthly closing
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit firms and review company performance
  • Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all internal stakeholders
  • Ensures that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP.
  • Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records
  • Successfully blends regulatory requirements and business strategy in the decision process
  • Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place in relation to AP to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected
  • Involved in validating/designing suggested changes to ensure accounting requirements continue to be met in relation to AP
  • Supervise the completion of Federal and State tax reporting requirements (including income, property, sales and use, payroll and other local taxes), insurance reports and other reports required by government regulation
Who you are
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field
  • Ideal candidate has 5 to 10 years of experience in field, preferably at a public company
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) license required
  • Previous experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager (preferably at a Big 4)
  • Excellent computer skills; experience in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite; Access, database, or other system knowledge
  • Proficiency with accounting software and experience with a software system implementation
  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations
  • Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work well with senior executives and team, as well as mentor/lead other team members

Visa sponsorship for this role is currently not available.

Diversity at Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

All positions are based at Justworks’ headquarters in the historic Starrett Lehigh building, which overlooks the Hudson River at 601 West 26th Street,

What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Partners with Nonprofits
Through Partnerworks, our team provides learning and development, recruitment, and networking opportunities to groups that are typically underrepresented in our industry.
Friends outside of work
Get to know your colleagues and make new friends during outings to local NYC events, our annual summer camp retreat, and monthly random lunches.
Eat lunch together
Monthly random lunches help us all take some time out to meet people from across the company.
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer weekly onsite yoga and meditation classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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