Technology Startup Accountant at Venture Capital Fund (Temp to Perm)

Location: New York, NY

Type: Temporary to Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Early-stage Venture Capital firm in midtown NY is seeking a temporary member in our CFO Group. The CFO Group provides a full suite of finance & accounting services to ffVC's portfolio of technology startups. We take a hands-on approach to help our companies make better, data-driven decisions and increase their odds of success.

Job Overview

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for candidates who have a significant interest in working in startups and venture capital. This position will have the opportunity to work with CEO's of growing startups and learn first hand how early-stage companies operate. We are looking for passion in this space and the drive to continuously improve what we do.

This individual will work with all levels on our team in our offices in Midtown Manhattan.

While this position is for a defined 6 months, there is opportunity to join our team full time dependent on client demand and your success during the first 6 months.

Responsibilities

Assist with all aspects of accounting from recording transactions through management reporting and ad-hoc analyses:

  • Process AP, AR, and other transactions
  • Perform bank and other reconciliations
  • Update/create supporting schedules for financial statements
  • Process payroll
  • Perform month-end close activities
  • Assist in all aspects of preparation for meetings with portfolio companies
  • Compile and analyze performance and financial data
  • Create/improve spreadsheets to streamline processes to better analyze data
  • Update complex excel-based financial models with actual results and prepare reports
  • Complete ad-hoc projects as needed

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance (Recent Grad)
  • Experience with Quickbooks Online a plus
  • Experience a plus (internships or ~1 year at a big 4 or similar)
  • Working towards CPA a plus
  • Significant interest in working in a startup and/or venture capital
  • High degree of personal motivation and work ethic
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Excel (Required)
  • Team player with desire to participate in an entrepreneurial firm culture
  • Technology savvy and willingness to learn financial software programs (e.g. QuickBooks, Xero, Chargify, etc.) that help startups be more efficient
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