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Senior Accounting Analyst



IT, (Campaigning & Organizing), Accounting & Finance, (Data & Analytics)
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
<h2> <strong>Join us to solve real world problems while shaping the future of global trade.</strong> </h2> <h4> <strong>The opportunity:</strong> </h4> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Flexport has an immediate opening for a Senior Accounting Analyst to join our Finance team. Finance plays a central role in our success by creating transparency of the company's performance, financials, risks, and internal controls, and building the people, process, and product needed for the future of Flexport.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Accounting Analyst with a mission to recommend and drive new initiatives and support our fast-growing organization. As a Senior Accounting Analyst, you will have the opportunity to build personalized relationships with key stakeholders across multiple functional departments within our dynamic finance organization. Your innovative ideas and results-oriented approach will be essential to our continued success, and you will play a critical role in driving improvement and innovation as we grow.</span> </p> <p> <strong>What you’ll do:</strong> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Key contributor in the monthly close processes for revenue and cost of sales by preparing journal entries and reconciliations</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Create insightful monthly managerial reports and conduct analytical reviews that inform strategic decision-making across the organization</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborate with managers and cross-functional teams to identify revenue opportunities for specific products, modes, or service lines, and develop innovative ideas to improve accuracy and efficiency</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Update and maintain the company's revenue recognition policy, ensuring compliance with evolving business processes and accounting standards</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Develop a deep understanding of revenue and ASC 606, particularly as it applies to the complex world of freight forwarding</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Help implement process improvements that streamline month-end closing and reporting processes, maximizing efficiency and accuracy</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Contribute to the development and implementation of tools, systems, and processes that ensure accurate revenue recognition and facilitate business growth</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Act as a trusted liaison with external auditors regarding revenue recognition, proactively resolving issues and ensuring compliance</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight:400;">Work cross-functionally with our FPA and operations teams on exciting ad-hoc projects and initiatives, leveraging your financial expertise to drive business success</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>What you’ll need:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">A minimum of 4 years of accounting experience</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Python and SQL experience preferred</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience with analytic tools such as Power BI, Power Pivot, etc.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Freight forwarding experience preferred</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong acumen for detail</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong financial analysis skills and problem-solving skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Excellent communication and interpersonal skills</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Desire to build strong, cohesive relationships within the team</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>About Flexport:</strong> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.</span> </p> <h3> <strong>Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?</strong> </h3> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Don’t! be We’re building the first Operating System for Global Trade. That’s why it’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">What’s freight forwarding and why does it matter? Listen to Ryan, our CEO explain what freight forwarding is and why improving global trade can help to connect the world and break down economic barriers in this Fast Company Freethink Original Series video.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.</span> </p> <p></p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">#LI-Hybrid</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;"></span> </p> <p></p>
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