Senior Accountant - New York, NY at Cockroach Labs

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Databases are the beating heart of every business in the world.

Cockroach Labs is the team behind CockroachDB, an open source, distributed SQL database. We aim to build infrastructure that keeps pace with the world, so developers can focus on what matters most: building the best products. Join us on our mission to Make Data Easy. Are you ready to aim high and build to last?

About the Role

We are hiring an experienced Senior Accountant to help us continue to scale our finance and accounting operations. You have a proven track record of working collaboratively with different business teams and implementing scalable and efficient solutions to meet our business needs. You will have the opportunity to be a key contributor to a high growth environment and strengthen your understanding of operational accounting processes. The ideal candidate for this role will develop strong working relationships with cross-functional partners to keep the business ahead of emerging accounting issues. 

You Will
  • Own the month-end and overall accounting process, by:
    • Executing on all aspects of accounting operations, including but not limited to bank reconciliations, A/P, A/R, fixed assets, prepayments, and maintaining the general ledger
    • Preparing journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting models as a key participant in the financial close process
    • Performing flux analyses as part of the close process
    • Preparing monthly and quarterly financial statements for internal use
  • Assist in field work for interim and annual audits, as well as any other statutory audits that may arise
  • Assist with researching and resolving technical accounting issues, including ASC 606 and ASC 842
  • Document and maintain the Cockroach Labs’ processes and procedures
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new systems and internal controls that meet expectations of business growth and culture
  • Maintain compliance with filing and completing required tax-related matters and documentation
The Expectations

In your first 30 days, you will learn all about Cockroach Labs and the team's policies and procedures and systems. We believe that it's essential for you to take this first month to become familiar with our accounting process, technology, and our company.

After 3 months, you'll be integrated into the team and will be a hands-on contributor to the Company's day-to-day operations and month end close procedures, working closely with the Accounting Manager.

After 6 months, you will complete the functions of the senior accountant with limited supervision and will help continuously shape best-in-class processes and procedures as the team continues their pursuit of excellence! 

You Have
  • A passion for detail and can operate in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Experience as a self-starter with outstanding analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • A positive attitude and self-motivated team player
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and v-lookup formulas
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 3+ years of experience, including public accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Experience with NetSuite a plus
The Team

Reporting to Austin Wernecke - Accounting Manager

Austin is an Accounting and Finance professional with a decade of experience in the field. Prior to joining Cockroach Labs, Austin worked in audit for RSM for 8 years, focusing on small to mid-sized technology companies in the NYC area.  He has familiarity with private company and SEC guidelines from his time at RSM and maintains an active CPA license. He hails from Baltimore originally but has grown to love New York over the last 6 years of living there. Outside of work he enjoys running, playing piano, and playing squash (when not nursing an injury).

Our Benefits
  • 100% health insurance coverage (for you and your dependents!)
  • Paid parental leave (with baby bucks)
  • Flex Fridays
  • Flexible time off & flexible hours
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation support

Cockroach Labs is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you need additional accommodations to feel comfortable during your interview process, please email us at [email protected].

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CockroachDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • AirtableManagement


53 W 23rd St , New York, NY 10010

What are Cockroach Labs Perks + Benefits

Cockroach Labs Benefits Overview

Flexible Working: You are free to arrange your work schedule to meet your individual circumstances.

Wellbeing for All: We partner with Spring Health and an Employee Assistance Program to provide free counseling and support mental health on our team.

Flex Fridays: Focus on what drives and motivates you outside of core work responsibilities. This is your day to self-manage and grow in whatever way you choose.

Having Fun Together: We dedicate company time to bond over everything from trivia and karaoke to paint-alongs and fitness classes (even online!)

Team Trips: Twice a year we voyage beyond Manhattan’s shores. These might be trips to the Caribbean or to the mountains. The connections made in these environments build friendships and deepen the ties which make working together fun and productive.

Flexible Time Off: We care about productivity, not face time. Take time off when you need it.

Learning is Good: We provide $2500 annually to support learning and development through workshops, conferences, and networking events.

Paid Parental Leave (with baby bucks): We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents after 30 days with us, individualized transition time and re-entry support, plus $500 in baby bucks.

Health & Retirement: 100% health insurance coverage for you & your dependents; One Medical membership; Gym discounts; free Citibike membership; FSA; 401(k).

Volunteer in local community
Cockroach Labs does at least two bi-annual team-wide volunteer days, partners with BUILD NYC, and for every referral that gest hired, we donate $2,500-$5,000 to the referrer's charity of choice.
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Cockroach Labs' CREWS are groups to foster inclusivity and connection, including [email protected], Women of CRL, Infinite Colors (for neurodivergent people), and Roacher Pride. New Roachers can start one, too!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've built a fairer hiring process including resume-blind, exercise-based interviews, implement rubrics across all of our hiring processes, and conduct regular unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
100% Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance for You, Your Spouse, Partner, and Dependents.
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Cockroach Labs partners with Spring Health to provide complementary therapy sessions to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Equity compensation is determined by the impact we expect an individual to have in their role paired with the risk that earlier employees took in joining the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
8-12 Weeks of Family Leave + $500 Baby Bucks
Flexible Work Schedule
Cockroach Work Week: In-office Monday thru Thursday, with the option to work remotely on Fridays. Core Office Hours: 10am-4pm (except Tuesday Team Meeting from 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Pre-tax Commuter Account & Paid Citi Bike Membership
Company Outings
Monthly Company Activities & Bi-Annual Company Trips
Free Daily Meals
Lunch Monday thru Thursday & Team Dinners Every Other Tuesday
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Relocation Assistance for You and Your Family to Move to NYC
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We provide each Roacher with a $1,000 budget to improve their work-from-home setup.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1500 Learning & Development Stipend + $1500 for Associated Travel
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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