Senior Accountant at Brightwheel | Powderkeg

Location: Remote (US Only)

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Finance

Our Mission and Opportunity

Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.

Our Team

We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US, and a small hub in Austin. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer- focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.

We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.

Who You Are

Brightwheel is seeking a Senior Accountant to join the Finance team. This position is for you if you love rolling up your sleeves and driving accounting, reporting, internal controls and compliance needs, and are process-minded with a high attention to detail. We are looking for a team player that possesses strong interpersonal skills to drive effective relationships with colleagues in People, Operations, and cross-functionally.

What You'll Do

  • Prepare financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement and other reports, according to schedule, including consolidation and reporting
  • Prepare journal entries related to payroll and other transactions, account reconciliations
  • Update employee nexus filings, sales tax analysis as needed
  • Assist with audits and tax returns as needed
  • Drive month-end and year-end close process
  • Document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities

  • BS degree in Accounting or Finance; (CPA) preferred
  • 3-5 years of public accounting experience
  • Accustomed to multitasking, prioritizing and meeting multiple tight deadlines in a fast-growing environment with frequently changing priorities
  • Knowledge of GAAP and familiar with financial accounting statements, including consolidation and reporting
  • Experienced with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Process improvement mindset

Brightwheel offers a competitive compensation package (base salary, equity and benefits) with a strong emphasis on equity-based compensation (ownership in brightwheel). For cash compensation, brightwheel sets standard ranges for all roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. In alignment with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual cash compensation for this role in Colorado is targeted at $87,000 - 120,000. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including geographic location as well as candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above. If you are applying from a different location and have questions on the compensation band for your region, please ask your recruiter.

Our benefits package includes premium medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid parental leave, a flexible paid time off policy, a monthly wellness and productivity stipend, and a Learning & Development stipend.

Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Accountant
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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