Oh Snap!
This job is no longer active - but you can still view the details below.

Senior Accountant

| Greater NYC Area
Motivate is looking for three diligent and enthusiastic Senior Accountants ready to hit the ground running on the Finance team. You will play a crucial role as you will be responsible for executing both accounting and finance related tasks over multiple business entities within Motivate. You will work across disciplines such as payroll, inventory, expense accruals, intercompany transactions, and banking. Reporting to the Assistant Controller you will provide critical support to the overall team and in the monthly close process.
About Motivate
Motivate is North America’s leading bike share firm, operating systems in 8 cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Since being acquired in 2014 by a group of investors, including the CEOs of The Related Companies and Equinox, it has successfully undertaken multi-year, major expansions in both New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Chicago, and launched Nike’s BIKETOWN in Portland. After integrating with 8D Technologies in early 2017, Motivate has also been building its in-house product portfolio, beginning with the Motivate bike. We have been working closely with vendors—themselves some of the leading names in bike share—to co-develop products including new docking mechanisms, eBikes and Smart Bikes.
Led by a group of seasoned urban visionaries, creative leaders and technology innovators, our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of our cities. In an effort to completely transform the urban experience, Motivate is leading the way in making cities more accessible, healthier and sustainable. We create safe and dependable systems that help make cities great by connecting individuals to the people and places they love.


  • Analyse monthly financial data and made sure all monthly activity has been recorded and reconciled.
  • Review/Prepare entries to record Payroll and necessary accruals for entry at time of payroll (biweekly)
  • Record all elimination entries between entities.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of the 13-week cash forecast
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts (various payroll accounts, accrued expense accounts, fixed assets, intercompany, and other accounts as needed)
  • Work with team to ensure ACH/Wires are approved and released in a timely manner
  • Support team with creating and documenting improvements to processes and procedures
  • Assist with year-end financial audit
  • Ensure all systems are properly receiving Inventory to validate proper expense recognition vs capitalization
  • Confirm inventory levels are accurate to ensure proper cycle counting.
  • Prepare required Financial Reporting (Revenue & Cost Reports, System Profit / Loss) for Municipal partners.
  • Be able to provide assistance with Ad Hoc request for Financial Information.
  • File periodic sales/use/property tax filings for jurisdictional taxing authorities where the company has a tax nexus.
  • Assist with the monthly review of Bike Systems performance by the FP&A and explain unusual variances/transactions. 


Required Skills and Experience

  • BS degree in Accounting, Business, or related field
  • 3-7 years of accounting experience
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with ERP platform
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter and problem solver


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with NetSuite
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, growing, startup organization


Motivate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy or any other legally protected status under applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law, as well as individuals who need an accommodation because of pregnancy. If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the application process, please contact [the Human Resources Department or the hiring manager].


Read Full Job Description