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Staff Accountant



Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

About Figure

Figure is revolutionizing financial services with its disruptive, scaled, and rapidly expanding technology platform. By capitalizing on the loan origination activities on its platform and extensive network of partners, Figure is poised to deliver and scale new products that enhance efficiency and transparency in the industry. Through the integration of cutting-edge technology, Figure’s platform fosters more transparent and efficient capital markets, bolstered by the growing pool of assets originated on its platform. This transformational journey is fueled by a dedicated team at Figure, characterized by their drive, innovation, collaboration, and passion for building from scratch. We value individuals who bring an entrepreneurial mindset to every task and will embrace our culture of innovation.

Every day at Figure is a journey in continuous learning yet a daily focus on getting work done that makes a difference. Join a team of proven leaders who have already created billions of dollars in value in the financial technology space.

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About the Role:

Figure is looking for a highly motivated Accountant with an eye for accuracy and determined to make an impact. In this role, you will perform monthly accounting functions as well as help define processes as we build and scale quickly. Ownership and pride in your work are key to being a part of a team that is changing the financial services industry. We are looking for someone who is inquisitive and willing to jump in and contribute. This is a great opportunity to work at a rapidly growing start up alongside some of the brightest minds and experienced leaders in the Fintech and blockchain space.

What you'll do:

  • Record journal entries and perform account reconciliations for specific business domains including verifying data accuracy, identifying any discrepancies, and proposing resolutions as necessary
  • Provide assistance and support during the month-end close process including preparing journal entries, accruals, and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Lead daily financial operations, including AR, AP, cash management, lending, and general accounting tasks
  • Prepare financial statements, analysis, integrity validation, and reconciliation processes
  • Create and implement accounting policies and procedures and update as needed to be in compliance with GAAP and enhance internal controls
  • Assist in managing the external audit, including preparation of documentation and ongoing support
  • Partner with cross-functional teams on a regular basis to identify areas for improvement and solve problems
  • Drive process improvement and design of automation solutions to further streamline real-time financial data for decision making
  • Ad hoc projects as we scale

What we look for:

  • BA/BS in Accounting
  • 1+ years relevant work experience in an accounting function; tech startup experience and/or public accounting required
  • In-depth knowledge of US GAAP
  • Excellent management skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate initiative, sound judgment, and ability to work independently with minimal daily direction and tight deadlines
  • A flexible approach and ability to prioritize tasks to thrive in a startup environment
  • Keen sense for process improvement to streamline operations
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with SAGE, Paycom, bill.com, and Expensify a plus

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and growth opportunities
  • Company quarterly performance based bonus
  • Equity stock options package
  • Employer funded comprehensive health, vision, dental insurance and wellness program for employees and their dependents
  • Employer funded life and disability insurance coverage
  • Company HSA, FSA, Dependent Care, 401k, and commuter benefits
  • Up to 12 weeks paid family leave
  • In office, remote, and hybrid work location options
  • Home office and technology stipend for those working outside of a traditional office more than 75% of the time
  • Flexible time-off plan to empower employees to take the time off that they want and need
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Routine Team swag deliveries!

For CO, NY, CA and WA residents, the salary range for this position is $58,800 - $71,000/year with a 25% Bonus and Equity. Actual compensation may vary based on individual candidate experience and location.

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Figure will not sponsor work visas for this position. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.