Zipline is 100% remote and accepts applicants from anywhere in the U.S.

Hi. We’re Zipline! We’re helping put technology into the hands of those that need it most - - retail workers. If you have worked in a store, you know the drill. You’re helping customers, ringing up orders, and trying to do the 30 tasks that HQ wants you to do. Some pertain to you. Some don’t. But that’s for you to figure out… all while putting out fires and keeping shelves tidy.

That’s where we come in! We turn the grind of retail communications into an engaging, effective, aha solution. The Zipline platform ensures that the right people get the right information in the right way. Everyone is on the same page, tasks are tracked and life feels less like a perpetual game of hair on fire.

We love helping retailer workers love their jobs because we know how much better life is when you love your work. This year, Retail Zipline became a Great Place to Work-Certified. 97 percent of our employees say Zipline is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. What’s even more impressive is that 100% of employees say, “I can be myself around here”, “I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position” and “People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.” 100 percent! You can’t beat the Zipline culture.

Our perfect Senior Accountant - U.S. has 3+ years experience in public practice (an accounting firm) or has broad experience working in small-medium sized growing companies. The Senior Accountant - U.S. will be responsible for the execution of day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including managing AP, AR, Payroll, reconciliations, and reporting, among others. And, they’ll work closely with the Director of Finance as we scale the accounting systems and processes. Ready to roll up your sleeves and help spread the power of Zipline? Keep reading!

Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of a Senior Accountant - U.S. include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Sales Tax filings.
  • Supporting the payroll function with state registrations and related tax filings.
  • Participate in the monthly closing processes.
  • Maintain records and monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc financial reports.
  • Implement internal controls to mitigate risk, and enhance accuracy and efficiency.
  • Document all processes as requested and keep the documentation current.
  • Receive and process incoming mail.
  • Provide direct support to the Director of Finance & CFO as needed throughout the year.

Must-haves

  • 3+ years of professional full-cycle accounting experience
  • Excellent working knowledge in US Payroll and Sales Tax
  • Bachelor’s degree or certification in Accounting, Finance, or related field, or sign-on-the-job experience in accounting
  • Detailed oriented
  • Diligent to figure things out and carry projects through to the end
  • Highly responsive to colleagues and pressing business needs
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and dedicated.
  • Outstanding listening and writing skills, and a keen ability to translate complex concepts into simple, persuasive language.
  • Team player with excellent collaboration skills to build relationships across the company with both ours as well as our customers.

Nice-to-haves

  • CPA license (or working towards it)
  • Experience in a SaaS company
  • Experience in the tools we use:
    • Accounting: Xero, QBO, Excel and Bill.com
    • Payroll/HR: Gusto, BambooHR, and Remote.com
    • Communication: Zoom, Slack, and Basecamp
    • Other: Brex & Carta

What's In It for You:

  • Remote office: Join an effective remote team and work where you’re comfortable
  • Flexible hours: We’re able to work asynchronously, with the exception of a couple of (regular working hour) meetings.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, nice people who are committed to making a difference!
  • And Much More!

The “Extras”

  • Remote Work: Join a flexible, effective remote team and work where you’re comfortable- literally anywhere! We’ve had Zipliners join us from vans, RVs, sailboats, and AirBnBs around the globe.
  • Computer accessories and office setup: There’s a science to being effective at home and we help you get there with the right equipment and accessories that you need.
  • Company off-sites: Every year we come together (IRL!). Past retreats were held in Santa Cruz, New York, Mexico City, and Costa Rica.
  • Education stipends: We believe in perpetual learning! If there’s a class that you want to take or a book that will help you expand your horizons, we’ll support it!
  • Wellness allowance: To encourage breaks and a change of scenery, we provide a small stipend each month to get you out of the house and relax at your favorite coffee spot.

We value diversity of all kinds and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Got More Time, here’s more about Zipline!

How do we work? Remotely. We have been 100% remote since the company was founded and we have it down to a science - - a people science. We huddle as a team weekly and as a company 3 times a week. On Fridays, we come together to learn from each other. One week it might be about opossum rescue. Another week it might be an update on our product roadmap or the results of our customer satisfaction survey. We are all masters of Zoom and love the freedom of working from home - - or vans - - or sailboats.

With Zipline, employees feel more connected, understand the role they play in the brand’s mission, and can feel good about the work they’re doing. This is important to us because retail is one of America's most populous workforces but also one of the most underserved. Through Zipline, we can touch on one in four American workers who are often minority, women, and working part-time while studying or taking care of the family.

The word is getting out. We are featured regularly in the press, mostly because of the results we get from our customers. Here’s a look at just some of the articles published recently. We also picked up some awards in 2020. CBInsights ranked us one of the 100 most promising B2B retail tech companies in the world. And, our CEO was a TechTrailblazer finalist. (Check out her articles on Forbes to see her passion for retail and solving its biggest challenges.)

We have made incredible progress but changing the industry is hard. We are well funded by leading venture capital firms like Emergence Capital and ready to scale. We need your help to improve the way that this 4.4 trillion dollar industry communicates with its store employees. Cumbersome, slow, and inefficient systems should not be the status quo. Help us retool retail.