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Accounting Manager, OPEX



Accounting & Finance
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Zūm has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our
integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern service for school districts
purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Zūm provides one
seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and
operators, to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Our
multi-sized vehicle approach includes an electric vehicle-first commitment, reduces student
commute times by up to 20%, and coupled with our marketplace, delivers added fleet efficiency
and optimization. We have been driving the industry forward since 2015, and with more than 8
million miles completed to date, we are leading a new era of safe, reliable, efficient, and
sustainable transportation.
Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Accounting Manager, OPEX is responsible for
ensuring the integrity of accounting and reporting by providing process knowledge, technical
expertise, business collaboration, and reporting leadership, with a strong desire to improve
processes and controls. The candidate must be a leader, have experience in managing teams,
be detail oriented, have strong organization and communication skills, and be hands-on. The
position requires management capabilities to communicate with and educate finance and non-
finance personnel on financial policies, reporting requirements and business trends and
- Prepare and/or review month-end and quarter-end accruals and reconciliations; prepare and
review flux analyses as needed.
- Assist in managing the monthly end quarterly close process, including financial statement
reviews of our locations, to ensure integrity of the consolidated financial statements
- Assist in managing all day-to-day general accounting matters, joint venture accounting,
accounts payable and the general ledger, including journal entries, reconciliations, month-
end close, analyses and schedules
- Maintain financial accounting policies for areas impacting financial reporting
- Lead the implementation of new initiatives including ensuring the accounting, processes,
and controls are accurate, effective and efficient
- Initiate processes and streamline existing processes for efficiency and to sustain future
growth of the company.
- Primary interface with external auditors in the planning and execution of annual audits
including PBC deliverables, ongoing coordination of audit activities, and financial statement
preparation and reviews
- Develop and maintain working relationships across all internal organizations
- Develop, document and maintain a strong internal control environment; provide leadership
in establishing a SOX-compliant control structure
- Lead and participate in special projects as necessary
- At least 7 years of hands-on working experience showing consistent progression
- A mix of venture-backed and medium to large publicly listed cleantech, software or SaaS
companies, and Big 4 experience is highly desired
- Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC rules, especially around lease accounting, joint
ventures, and equity-related matters including stock-based compensation
- Strong NetSuite ERP system knowledge
- You are a Critical Thinker with the ability to understand issues, proactively resolve problems
and can identify process improvements and efficiencies.
- Attention to detail, organized and thorough with desire for continuous improvement
- Ability to effectively manage critical deadlines
“Self-starter" with a can-do attitude and a serious desire to have a positive impact on our
- Strong day-to-day project management skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team, yet function well with independent
- BA/BS degree in Accounting
- CPA certification is desired but not necessary