Plaid

Accountant (GL)

Plaid

March 19, 2021

San Francisco, CA, US

At Plaid, our mission is to empower innovators by delivering access to the financial system. Since 2012 we've helped tens of millions of consumers live a better financial life and over a thousand customers build a new financial future. Our customers range from startups like Stripe and Coinbase to Fortune 500 enterprises like American Express and PayPal. Founded in 2012, Plaid has raised $300M of capital from major venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Index, Spark and NEA, as well as global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Citi.
Plaid’s Finance team plays a critical role in intelligently managing our risks and implementing the proper long-term business strategy. The Accountant will be responsible for GL functions including month end close activities, policy documentation, and assisting with the accounts payable process. The person in this role will have the chance to serve as 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. What You'll Do:
    • Perform month end close activities, including managing accruals and prepaids
    • Prepare account reconciliations and supporting schedules for journal entries
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly flux analyses for balance sheet and income statement accounts
    • Review GL coding of AP invoices, process weekly payment runs in accordance with vendor terms, and proactively seek opportunities to improve AP process
    • Assist in managing corporate card program
    • Identify and implement improvements to accounting processes, systems, and controls
    • Provide support for financial statement audits and tax filings
    • Perform other ad hoc projects as assigned
What excites us:
    • 3+ years of experience, public accounting a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
    • Knowledge and experience with accounts payable, accrual, and prepaids
    • Self-starter with outstanding analytical and organizational skills
    • Efficiency in problem-solving and responding to internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong time management and ability to execute to tight deadlines
    • Experience working in a high-growth environment
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Experience with NetSuite and procure to pay systems such as Coupa is preferred
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.